29 Jan '13, 3pm

Cheapest Wind Energy Spurring Renewables Deals in Brazil

“We’re seeing more deals in execution by us and other companies than this time last year,” Perona said in a telephone interview from Sao Paulo. “The biggest driver of M&A activity will be wind.” Brazil is in the early stages of a renewable -energy boom, and most of its roughly 80 wind farms were built in the past four years, Perona said. Consolidation will take place as it did in the U.S. and Europe, he said. Iberdrola SA of Spain and EON SE of Germany already have made purchases in Brazil. Need for Growth Wind-energy developers in Brazil probably will need scale to be profitable after agreeing to sell power for record low rates at a December auction, Assaf said. That will help drive mergers and acquisitions after deal volume in the industry fell 61 percent to $1.1 billion last year, the lowest since 2008, according to data compiled by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Enerfin...

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