The power and utilities sector is undergoing some significant changes, with renewables altering energy demand, and technology potentially changing the way energy is delivered. Given these issues, companies are looking more to M&A to help them thrive in this evolving market.
According to an E&Y survey in 2020, 58% of companies in this sector expected to actively pursue M&A in the next 12 months. While that could involve buying or selling businesses outright, it may also include asset exchanges, asset swaps, the purchase or sale of specific electricity infrastructure, land deals and much more.
Making deals in this regulatory-heavy industry can get complicated, which is why it’s important to work with a firm like Osler, which understands the many M&A-related issues that can arise. We have experience handling all types of transactions in every area of this market, including helping clients sell interests in projects, purchase energy-focused technology firms and develop strategic partnerships with other industry players.
If your company wants to take advantage of many new opportunities in this space you need a team that can help you create the right M&A strategy for your business.