• Service: Advisory, Transactions & Restructuring
  • Industry: Energy & Natural Resources, Power & Utilities, Renewables
  • Type: Survey report
  • Date: 18/05/2012

Green power: KPMG renewable energy M&A report

Green power: KPMG renewable energy M&A report
KPMG's annual review of global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the renewable energy sector.

Green power 2012: KPMG renewable energy M&A report 

This report provides insight into global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the renewable energy sector and was written in collaboration with Clean Energy Pipeline, a specialist renewable energy research, data and financial news provider. The findings are based on a survey of 500 senior executives in the renewable energy industry worldwide.
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Key findings

  • Outbound Asian M&A increased by more than 50 percent from 2010, with 29 acquisitions announced totalling $2.1bn of assets acquired outside Asia in 2011. In line with this, over 40 percent of survey respondents believe than new investors and acquirers in renewable energy are most likely to come from China.
  • Corporates and investors are targeting solar PV (27 percent), biomass (21 percent) and onshore wind (18 percent), whilst debt providers’ principal investment focus is on onshore wind (56 percent), solar PV (46 percent) and hydro (26 percent).
  • 70 percent of respondents indicated that it is now harder to secure debt financing to fund acquisitions of renewable projects and companies than 12 months ago; however, the majority of respondents (85 percent) expect renewable energy deal flow to remain robust in the next five years.

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