European Power & Renewables Deals: Quarterly M&A outlook, Summer 2012

Summer 2012

The successful sale of Open Grid Europe highlights the appetite for quality assets in the European power market. It is one of a number of large deals flowing through the pipeline in the power and utilities sector. We take a look at what’s gone through, what’s coming up, and the prospect of major changes ahead in Europe’s gas transmission networks.

Despite a background of continuing economic and financial market uncertainty, significant deal activity is taking place in the power and utilities sector. As we predicted in our previous quarterly report, the deal lull of the first three months of 2012 proved only temporary.