Transactions: Energy, Utilities and Resources

The energy sector is facing a revolution that is not just being driven by the energy transition: Decarbonisation, digitisation and decentralisation are also challenging the traditional energy economy and changing the way energy is generated. The unavoidable rise of climate protection policy is accelerating the global trend for renewable energy and innovative technologies. The market can expect to see a clear increase in the importance of producing electricity from decentralised renewable power plants that rely on wind, solar power or photovoltaic technologies in combination with the use of energy storage solutions. It is likely that renewable energy will eventually replace traditional centralised approaches to generating electricity from fossil fuels. These changing expectations are causing market participants to shift away from energy supply products and towards smart behind-the-meter customer solutions like the smart home or Internet of Things.

This means established business models for the energy sector will fundamentally change – for the long-term. This development will be amplified by competition with new players from other sectors. Energy companies are adjusting their business strategies to adapt to this challenge and successfully respond to this market transformation. Partnerships and strategic alliances, including those with companies from different industries, will take on additional importance. The focus on profitable business areas will also drive an increase in the number of transactions in the energy sector. Whether this involves takeovers, mergers or carve-outs, our team supports you at every stage in the process. We want to work together with you to actively shape this transformation and position your company as a leader in this market by successfully taking advantage of new opportunities.

Drive your growth and secure your future

We offer customised services and solutions for transaction consulting. With our methodical, rigorous and practice-orientated consulting approach, we support you from the planning phase through to efficient implementation and successful conclusion of your deal in the energy sector. Our experienced and interdisciplinary Deals Energy team of engineers, scientists, business experts and lawyers is on-hand to support you. We’ve gathered experience from a significant  number of transactions in the energy sector, and we have deep and up-to-date industry knowledge.

An overview of our services

  • Conducting company valuations
  • Identifying suitable transaction opportunities for buyers and sellers by gathering information on key acquisition activities
  • Strategic multidisciplinary M&A advice for buyers and sellers (e.g. project coordination, target screening, target valuation, SPA advice, negotiations strategies including execution)
  • Financing for sell-side and buy-side clients
  • Effective and detailed due diligence services for areas including commercial, financial, legal, human resources and tax
  • Carve-out and integration services and support evaluation of ongoing operating and financial performance after transaction

"Transactions: Energy, Utilities and Resources" is part of our consulting service. An overview of all our transaction processes you can find here

Global M&A Trends in Energy, Utilities and Resources: 2022 Mid-Year Update

Capital availability, energy transition, supply chain security and value opportunities will support robust M&A activity in the near to medium term.

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Steffen Apfel

Steffen Apfel

Partner, Corporate Finance | M&A Energy, PwC Germany

Tel: +49 172 6518099

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