Report: U.S. Most Attractive Country For Renewable Energy Investors

NAW Staff, Wednesday 05 June 2013 - 13:34:05

Deals involving North American wind and solar energy projects were not only the most valuable but the most plentiful in 2012, according to a report from accounting, tax and advisory firm CohnReznick.

The report, "Green Energy 2013: Renewable Energy M&A Activity in the Americas," focuses on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the renewable energy sector in the Americas, based on a survey of more than 800 senior executives in the renewable energy industry worldwide.

The report found that the U.S. is by far the most attractive country for investors with almost 45% of survey respondents planning to invest or acquire renewable energy sector in the U.S. during the next 18 months, more than double the number targeting Germany, the No. 2 target.

Globally, a total of 591 acquisitions valued at $37.8 billion were announced in 2012, a 58% increase by number on the 375 deals totaling $42.1 billion announced in 2011.

Among other highlights, the survey concluded:



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