Gartner Research

The Repeal of the Public Utility Holding Company Act Will Result in Significant CIO Difficulties

Published: 19 December 2005

ID: G00136341

Analyst(s): Zarko Sumic, Kristian Steenstrup


As of February 2006, the U.S. energy bill will lift restrictions on the purchase of public utilities. Holding companies will no longer be required to divest nonutility businesses, and geographic limitations will be removed, as well as restrictions on the number of holdings.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Predictions
  • Impact of PUHCA Repeal on M&A in the U.S. Energy Market
  • A Profile of Acquirers
  • Use Gartner's Pre-Acquisition Checklist to Help Guide IT Interrogatory
  • M&A Impact on Energy IT Business Units and Service Providers
  • In Mergers, the Benefits Come From Managing the Data
  • CIOs Will Need Multiple Long-Term Solutions
  • Recommendations
  • Gartner's Pre-Acquisition Checklist
  • General IT
  • Policy Structure
  • Organizational Structure
  • People (IT Staff Structure)
  • Infrastructure Standards and Architecture
  • Financial Structure
  • Business Architecture and Value Chains

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