Nothing but negotiation

 
The Gap Partnership

International Power enters international business negotiations

UK energy firm considering partnership with GDF Suez

19 July 2010

International Power has reopened international business negotiations with rival energy company GDF Suez.

The potential deal would result in GDF becoming a major shareholder in the British firm, while operations outside Europe and certain assets in the UK and Turkey would be merged to form a new energy group.

A statement from GDF claimed there are still obstacles which could scupper any potential deal.

"There can be no assurance that, even if reached, any such agreement will be completed," it read.

A merger between the two firms has been mooted before but previous negotiations collapsed as GDF refused to offer the required amount of cash.

GDF have hired Goldman Sachs, NM Rothschild and Lazard to be their mergers and acquisitions consultants, while Nomura is advising International Power.

International Power has six energy plants and provides electricity to four million households in the UK, while GDF is the fifth-largest energy producer in Europe.

Gap News

March 2014

The Negotiation Roadshow 2014

Generating value through creative negotiation

Read more


July 2013

Trading Global: Negotiating in the Far East

The Gap Partnership are hosting a complimentary Lunch & Learn seminar in association with UK Trade & Investment

Read more


April 2013

GroceryAid Negotiation Event Raises £26,550

The Gap Partnership, in conjunction with Asda, SC Johnson and Waitrose, host one-day negotiation workshop

Read more


February 2013

Trading Global - Negotiating in the Far East

What is the impact of cultural differences on your negotiations?

Read more


December 2012

The Gap Partnership Release New Negotiation Video

The Nothing but Negotiation video series continues with collaborative negotiation

Read more