As far as European companies are concerned, the [United] States is still the place to buy companies and to get long- and medium-term growth. What you've got is a utility in the U.K. that is very much constrained by government price caps and regulations and is looking to expand into freer and faster-growing areas and it's clearly looking at the U.S. This is the third deal they've done in the States and I think it's a good one.
David Thwaites
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