30 Jan '12, 10pm

Renewable Energy Deals Hit Record Level in 2011, But Is Rise Sustainable?

A new report from PriceWaterHouse Coopers (PwC) says the value of global renewable energy mergers and acquisitions jumped 40 percent from $38.2 billion in 2010 to a record high of $53.5 billion in 2011. The report, “Renewables Deals: 2012 Outlook and 2011 Review,” says much of 2011’s deal activity was due to the renewable energy industry “undergoing a growing maturity and consolidation phase.” This trend indicates that deal activity will remain significant in 2012, but depends on how the European Union financial crisis unfolds. Wind, Solar, Biomass, Energy Efficiency Deals Outnumber Hydro 7:1 in 2011 In addition to the sheer volume of deals in 2011, the type of renewable energy mergers and acquisitions was also notable. Hydropower has historically dominated the renewable energy deal sector, but “big deals” of $1 billion dollars or more have now become more common in wind, ...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/01/30/renewable-energy-deal...

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