Future Energy Overview
In conjunction with Clean Energy pipeline we have prepared the latest European Renewable Energy Investment Review, analysing activity in the first quarter of 2014.
This is a succinct analysis of European deal activity covering venture capital and private equity investments, M&A by sector and country, project finance deals by sector and country, and major public market deals. Every quarter we publish the latest data on this site for your easy reference.
Q1.14 was most notable for a 51% quarterly surge in public markets activity to $1.5 billion. This is the largest volume of funds raised on the public markets on a quarterly basis since Q4.10. The most notable deals were Vestas’ $598 million secondary offering and Suez Environment’s $481 million convertible notes issuance.
Access to energy is a key ingredient for economic growth. The increasing energy demands of emerging markets, coupled with a requirement to replace aging power generation plant and grid infrastructure in many parts of the world, signal the need for significant investment in the sector. However, concerns about climate change, depleting fossil fuel resources and energy security have lead to a desire to develop and commercialise alternative energy sources such as wind, solar, hydro, marine, biofuels, biomass, geothermal and waste-to-energy, as well as encouraging further exploration of carbon capture and storage and a possible new generation of nuclear energy.
The Taylor Wessing Future Energy Forum aims to stimulate debate around important issues facing the energy sector and those who are dependent on it. Through a combination of events, reports, round table discussions and this website, we aim to provide an additional resource for those who are active in developing, financing and commercialising these energy sources.
As corporates and investors are becoming actively involved in this sector in their own right and not merely as consumers, our programme will seek to involve a number of new players in this initiative.
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