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Energy and Resources Algonquin Power buying Bermuda utility for US$365-million

Ian Robertson, chief executive officer of Algonquin Power, says the deal for Bermuda Electric Light builds materially on the company’s international growth program.

Christopher Katsarov

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. has signed a deal to buy Ascendant Group Ltd., the parent company of Bermuda Electric Light Co., for US$365 million.

Algonquin chief executive Ian Robertson says the deal builds materially on the company’s international growth program.

Bermuda Electric Light serves 63,000 residents and businesses in Bermuda.

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Under the deal, Ascendant will maintain its headquarters in Bermuda.

Algonquin also says it is committed to retaining and developing the existing management and operations team at the company.

The deal, which is subject to shareholder and regulator approvals, is expected to close late this year.

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