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Energy and Resources

After a strong period of growth, the Energy sector has been through difficult times in the past year. The price of oil falling to as low as $27 a barrel in 2015 has affected the sector, but the development of renewable energies has given a real boost to the sector. In the past few years, HMT has advised on some of the major deals in the Energy sector including HMT’s first £100m+ deal: the disposal of Swift Worldwide Resources to Wellspring Capital. Key trends in the market are:

  • Activity in the Energy sector has decreased in the past few years but the price of oil coming back up and the development of other sustainable energies is likely to generate growth for the 2016-2018 period
  • Market dislocation created by fluctuating energy prices has created the opportunity for those acquirers with robust balance sheets
  • Although the market has been difficult recently, the deal activity in the Energy sector is increasing with over 180 deals completed in the South of England in the past 18 months. These deals include, the MBO of the EPI Group, the acquisition of Energy Solutions by Surrey-based WS Atkins Plc, and the development of private equity backed Blue Water Energy
  • The boom of renewable energies is likely to be one of the major trends for the next few years

Our corporate finance team has recently advised on some significant deals in the Energy sector in the Thames Valley and the South of England. To learn more about our expertise in this sector, contact us on 01491 579 740.

What our clients say

‘HMT’s sharp mind, commercial experience and deal know-how, has enabled us to compose a great deal for vendors, management and Palatine alike. I am particularly grateful to the team at HMT for their exceptional support, unwavering loyalty and uncompromising dedication to his clients. ’
Edward Bowen, CEO at The EPI Group
We are delighted to have completed our investment in GEV, and would like to thank Paul and the team at HMT for the excellence of their work during this project. They quickly got under the skin of the business and provided a thorough and insightful report detailing all of the key issues.
Andrew Ferguson, Partner at Maven


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