Reply To: NRG Energy to Buy Vivint Smart Home in $5.8 Billion Deal


For NRG, VVNT will diversify its customer base while adding a subscription-based model to the mix. There will also be significant cross-selling opportunities that increase the customer lifetime value.

Overall, though, this acquisition adds considerable risk to a steady, dividend paying stock, and that isn’t going over too well with NRG’s investors.