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NRG Energy purchases Vivint Smart Home for more than $5 billion

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Utah-based company Vivint Smart Home is being purchased by Houston-based NRG Energy for more than $5 billion.

Vivint Smart Home specializes in the selling of home security seasons but the company also has its name on the Utah Jazz’s basketball arena. As of now, it’s unknown of the arena will change its name following the transaction.

According to a report by NRG, the total transaction came out to $5.2 billion with it being composed of $2.8 billion cash and an assumed debt amount of $2.4 billion. The agreement between the two companies sold Vivint shares at $12 a piece, equaling the $2.8 billion.

A press release from NRG Energy reveals that the company intends to maintain a significant presence in Utah following the completion of the transaction. It’s estimated that about 11,000 people who work for Vivint live in the United States and Canada with one-third of that total number being workers in Utah.

The NRG report also announced that the sale will close in the first quarter of 2023.

Jared Gereau is pursuing a Journalism major with an emphasis in Social Media at Utah State University. He is planning on using his experience to pursue a career with USU Athletics sometime after he graduates. In his free time, Jared enjoys watching movies, playing games and creating content for his YouTube channel.