“M&A leads the way from survival to growth!”
- General consensus in global and major energy markets forecast that energy commodity prices are going to remain depressed still for a while. In this context, M&A activity is expected to get momentum in the next 3 to 5 years as company restructure asset portfolios, seek scale economies, look to diversify the business and act opportunistically.
- While the spike in M&A activity has been characterized and supported by large M&A transactions, deal-making is increasing across all company sizes. In particular we see a strong appetite for companies in the industrial services linked to the energy and environment sectors.
- The signing of the final contracts for the construction of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in UK by the French-Chinese consortium EDF Energy- CGN relaunches the construction of new nuclear power plants in UK and Europe.
- We see strong tailwinds downstream most of the supply and value chains and in particular in the power supply customer-tailored services, conventional and renewable asset maintenance, energy efficiency in commercial and retail markets and in the WEEE recycling business.
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