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Renewables lending and the merchant risk crucible

Lenders to renewable energy projects are finding their feet in the post-subsidy world, with corporate PPAs often providing a degree of revenue certainty. However, debt providers may also have to evolve their merchant lending strategies in the coming months to retain dealflow, at least while long-term offtake deals remain in short supply. That being said,… Read More ›

Energy Rev 2020 projections: France to remain one of Europe’s most buoyant markets

Recent quarters have seen strong French corporate M&A activity, with entities including Axpo, EDF, EnBW, Engie, ERG and Total all picking up renewables operators and pipelines. However, 2020 could well see an upswing in financial investor-backed acquisitions, with multiple French fund managers having recently raised fresh funds and international institutionals also continuing to target the… Read More ›

Energy Rev 2020 projections: While PPA usage is set to proliferate, investors’ merchant appetite will also increase

The European market will see a continued rise in the financing of PPA-backed renewable energy projects over coming months. However, investors may also push to increase their merchant exposure, both due to a desire to capture higher returns and in the face of a potential shortfall in available offtake deals  Europe’s renewables market saw a… Read More ›

Energy Rev 2020 projections: UK EfW sector set for M&A spike

Wheelabrator UK and Viridor are both forecast to go on the block in 2020, while additional, smaller-scale secondary activity has also been mooted. At the greenfield stage, developers will continue to face challenges pushing through projects 

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