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NextEra to buy some Southern Co assets for $5.08 billion

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(Reuters) – U.S. power company NextEra Energy Inc <NEE.N> said on Monday it would buy certain assets including Gulf Power Co and Florida City Gas from Southern Co <SO.N> for $5.08 billion (3.8 billion pounds).

Including debt, the deal is valued at $6.48 billion, NextEra said.

Southern Co said it plans to use the proceeds from the transaction to reduce its debt.

(Reporting by Laharee Chatterjee in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel)

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