With the news that Solarcentury is eyeing up a potential £250 million sale, Liam Stoker looks at the M&A momentum in the solar sector and why British developers score highly on energy company wish lists.
Solarcentury, one of the UK’s longest running and most prolific solar developers, could be sold in the coming months, reports today have claimed.
Retig, the parent company of solar installer The Pheonix Works, has sealed a multi-million-pound capital investment to power its renewables ambitions in the UK.
Energy and commodities investor ComPro Investments has acquired UK renewables installer ISO Energy.
BayWa r.e. has bolstered its operations and maintenance (O&M) capabilities in the UK through the purchase of service provider Becon Consultancy.
Gresham House has agreed a deal to acquire fellow investment fund manager FIM Services for £25 million.
Foresight Solar Fund has announced the addition of five new solar parks to its portfolio, totalling 53.3MW in capacity.
Technical advisory and asset management firm Greensolver has acquired UK-based asset manager ENTAP.
Irish utility SSE Airtricity has acquired a 40% stake in Activ8 Solar Energies, one of Ireland’s leading rooftop solar installers.
Nominations for the Solar Power Portal and Energy-Storage.News Awards 2018 are now open, and among this year’s brand new categories is our Transaction of the Year award.
Greencoat Capital has won the race to acquire the highly sought-after portfolio of UK solar assets developed by Canadian Solar.
Renewables distributor CCL Energy has set its sights on significant turnover growth after acquiring Firefly Solar Generators.
Solar PV distributor Libra Energy has sold a majority stake in its business to the Dutch wholesaler group Rensa.
Investment group NextEnergy Solar Fund has agreed to acquire a 5MW solar farm in Essex, the first of many it is thought to be close to adding to its portfolio.
Directors at Bluefield Solar Income Fund (BSIF) have provisionally approved a UK solar asset portfolio totalling 68MW as the asset management group prepares for one last rush under the Renewable Obligation scheme.
Renewables developer Devon Power has stepped in to rescue Beco Energy Solutions after its parent company Rame entered administration.
French renewables firm Voltalia has completed its acquisition of Martifer Solar in a move which the two companies said had resulted in the “birth of a global renewables champion”.
Building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) firm Romag has been bought by glazing company Clayton Glass from social housing provider Gentoo, which is seeking to focus more heavily on its core housing activity.
Austrian solar company ENcome has announced the acquisition of abakus solar and in the process said it intends to “expand strongly” its O&M division in the UK.
French renewables developer Voltalia has confirmed it is in exclusive, advanced-stage negotiations to acquire Martifer Solar.