Burges Salmon the most active clean energy global M&A team over last six years

Burges Salmon once again ranks strongly in Clean Energy Pipeline’s 2018 global league tables for clean energy M&A and Project Finance

18 July 2019

In 2018, Burges Salmon’s transactional energy lawyers completed an impressive 47 M&A deals with an aggregate deal value of over $1.1 billion. This secured the team another strong ranking as one of the top two most active energy M&A teams globally (by deal volume) in Clean Energy Pipeline’s annual review. This result brings the number of clean energy deals completed by the team since the start of 2013 to 283, which also makes the team the most active energy M&A team globally over the last six years (by aggregate deal volume).

2018 also saw the firm shoot up Project Finance rankings, from 10th to 6th place, for a 100% increase in the number of deals it has advised on (24).

Some of the highlights of client work that the firm carried out in 2018 include:

  • Being appointed by Marine Energy Wales to advise on the Marine Energy Test Area (META) project in the Milford Haven Waterway.
  • Advising funders Downing LLP and project developer Pivot Power on the installation of a behind-the-meter battery storage system (BSS) at Emirates Stadium.
  • Being appointed to Bristol City Council's 'City Leap' initiative, which is a series of energy and infrastructure investment opportunities that represents a huge step towards the ambition of making Bristol a carbon neutral city by 2030.
  • Advising Zenobē Energy, one of the UK’s largest independent battery storage firms, on its latest equity raise.
  • Advising Anesco on the completion of its largest utility-scale battery storage site to date.

Clean Energy Pipeline Global is an online daily news and data service that provides independent news, data and analytics on the clean energy sector. Its league tables rank the most active investors, law firms, financial advisors and project debt finance arrangers and lenders in the global clean energy sector.

Burges Salmon partner Camilla Usher-Clark says: “To feature so prominently in these tables, with some good improvement in rankings this year, is testament to the fantastic work put in once again by the team here.

“It also further highlights our increasing reputation and visibility in the UK energy sector M&A market and shows that we continue to be one of the leading firms for renewable energy projects.”

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Camilla Usher-Clark

Camilla Usher-Clark Partner

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