We have been leading advisers in the onshore wind industry since 2002 when we developed the wind farm valuation models that are now accepted as standard across the industry. We helped create the first ever large private equity backed onshore wind transaction (the 300MW RWE-Innogy Zephyr transaction in 2004) and from there to today, both on a “per MW” and “number of projects” basis, we have successfully transacted on more onshore wind than any other adviser.
Since those pioneering days we have sold or raised capital for over 5GW of onshore wind projects across Europe (as at 31 March 2017). With detailed knowledge of the regulatory regimes as well as the local dynamics of individual markets, we have successfully closed equity investments and portfolio sales in all of the large and most of the smaller territories in Europe.
Whether a transaction involves a capital raising for development pipeline or the sale of a mature operating portfolio, the key strength which an adviser brings to a client is the ability to demonstrate and communicate stable, long term, equity value and defend that value through the due diligence process and detailed and complex negotiations with multiple buyers.
Augusta’s unrivalled success in wind industry M&A is built on international reach. With a 14 years engagement in onshore wind transactions, we have built a unique insight into a genuinely global renewable energy investor base.