Columbia Pipeline Floats IPO, Hopes for Upward of $1B

Last September NiSource announced they would spin off subsidiary Columbia Pipeline Group into its own company (see NiSource Splits in Two: Columbia Pipeline Will be Separate Company). It took a few months, but the two operations finally determined which executive would go with which company (see Who Gets the Kids in NiSource/Columbia Gas Divorce?). Earlier this week we finally learned the details of the initial public offering (IPO) for Columbia–how much money they plan to raise. NiSource said the IPO will float an initial 40 million “common units” (think shares of stock) with an option to add another 6 million to the pot. They hope to get between $19 and $21 per unit, meaning a total of between $760 million on the low side, to $966 million on the high side…

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