M&A Advisory: Energy

The energy sector is facing another fundamental revolution, not least due to the energy transition. Decarbonisation, digitalisation and decentralisation are changing the traditional energy industry and consequently the way energy is generated. An inescapable climate protection policy continues to drive the global trend towards renewable energies and innovative technologies. The generation of electricity from decentralised renewable energy plants, such as wind, solar or photovoltaic, in combination with the use of energy storage solutions, will become significantly more important. In the long term, electricity production with renewable energies will replace the centralised fossil fuel generation of electricity. In sales, the demands on market participants are shifting – away from pure energy supply products towards smart behind-the-meter customer solutions such as smart homes or the Internet of Things.

This means that established business models in the energy industry will change fundamentally and sustainably. This development is also being intensified by competition with new players from outside the sector. Energy companies are rising to this challenge and adjusting their corporate strategy accordingly in order to successfully shape this transformation. Partnerships and strategic alliances, even with companies previously outside the sector, will gain in importance. Focusing on profitable businesses will be another key driver for transactions in the energy market – whether it's an acquisition, merger or carve-out, our team will assist you throughout the process. We want to actively shape this transformation jointly with you so that you can take on the role of pioneer and successfully seize the opportunities.

What we can do for you

We offer you tailor-made services and solutions in transaction advisory. We use our methodical, stringent and practice-oriented advisory approach to guide you through the right initiation, efficient execution and successful completion of your deal in the energy sector. 
You will be fully supported by our experienced and interdisciplinary Deals Energy team, made up of engineers, natural scientists, economists and lawyers. The team has advised on a large number of transactions in the energy industry and has long-standing and up-to-date industry know-how.

An overview of our services

  • Carrying out market and competitor analyses

  • Preparation of corporate valuations

  • Identification of suitable transaction opportunities from the seller’s and buyer’s perspective

  • Strategic and operative M&A advice for sell side and buy side mandates (e.g. project coordination, document preparation, SPA advice, negotiation strategies & negotiation management) 

  • Financing advice for sell side and buy side mandates

  • Provision of due diligence services in the areas of commercial, financial, legal, human capital and tax.

  • Carve-out and integration services

Contact us

Marc Schmidli

Marc Schmidli

Partner, Deals Leader, PwC Switzerland

Tel: +41 58 792 15 64

Frank Minder

Frank Minder

Partner, Transaction Services Leader, PwC Switzerland

Tel: +41 58 792 14 57