Rigorous preparation and execution of
optimal business transactions.
Ensuring smooth and optimal transactions for streamlined finance
Increasing shareholder value requires in-depth corporate and project finance experience with an intimate understanding of renewable energy market trends and dynamics – and that’s exactly what Apricum offers clients. With a vast, high-level network of investors and banks around the world, we help you open doors and achieve the most favorable transactions. By operating businesses, overseeing mergers, and executing transactions, our financial expertise brings an innovative dimension to our transaction projects, which we execute for both investors and government authorities’ funds.
M&A – Strategic acquisitions and divestments
For buy-side execution, we follow a systematic and analytical process tailored to our clients’ business objectives and assist them in finding and contacting targets. By providing due diligence reports, we ensure a solid foundation and negotiate and close the agreement. On the other hand, sell-side execution also requires a carefully structured and targeted approach. To that end, we create the teaser and investment memorandum for investors, select and approach investors, coordinate and monitor the due diligence process and structure the deal while moderating negotiations and preparing the closing.
M&A services at a glance:
- Defining the desired characteristics for the target
- Finding and contacting targets
- Providing due diligence reports
- Negotiating and closing the agreement
- Creating the teaser and investment memorandum for investors
- Selecting and approaching investors
- Coordinating and monitoring the due diligence process
- Structuring the deal, moderating the negotiations and preparing the closing
Joint ventures – Collaborating with the ideal partner
We help clients join forces with the ideal partner to match their capital, expertise and risk appetite objectives
- Partner search
- JV business plan
Our experienced transaction advisory team supports you at every stage from screening prospective partners, conducting a thorough due diligence to establish credentials, to structuring a detailed strategic business plan for the partnership that ensures both long-term as well as short-term success. As cleantech specialists, our technology expertise and deep understanding of the dynamics in cleantech markets maximize your JV’s competitive advantage.
Fundraising – Raising the venture capital for success
We raise venture capital and private equity from both strategic and financial institutional investors to support our clients’ growth ambitions:
- Investor identification
- Investor roadshow
- Negotiation support
We jointly define the target investors and/or partners and work on a compelling storyline for the investor approach. We organize and lead meetings with you and high-potential investors to select the most suitable candidates for further discussions and provide ongoing negotiation support to close the best possible deal. Committed to transparency, we only introduce your company to potential investors who have been explicitly approved by you beforehand.
Due diligence – Knowing the real value of a deal
We ensure our clients have the decisive information they need to assess the real value of a deal.
Our team of business and technology experts examines each business opportunity in detail, evaluating all relevant commercial and technical aspects.
Market/Commercial due diligence
- Scrutinizing market, competition, sales and marketing, operations, systems and processes
Our commercial due diligence covers a thorough company analysis including its business model, operations, supply chain, manufacturing, sales & marketing, management and corporate structure.
Technical due diligence
- Investigating manufacturing, R&D and intellectual property issues
Our range of comprehensive technical due diligence services supports the decision-making of our clients in technology investments; we assess the maturity and future potential of the technologies and their competitiveness.
Project finance – The most advantageous financing structure
We advise our clients on the most advantageous structure of financing renewable energy projects around the world
- Financial structuring and non/limited-recourse debt raising
- Project equity stucturing and raising
- Project M&A
- Financial modeling
To support your goal of securing the optimal financing solution for renewable energy projects, we offer a number of key advantages. Our global network, our know-how – which we apply when judiciously optimizing the deal structure; and our experience and partners in foreign markets – to ensure local regulatory and banking requirements are met.
We support project developers to successfully navigate complex international financing requirements with multiple currency cash flows involving governmental and private sector lenders locally, regionally and internationally. We help you mitigate risk and build innovative and highly-structured deals with the optimum mix of equity and debt aligned to your strategy.
IPP (sell-side) – Maximizing local value creation
We help governments to structure their renewable energy procurement programs and maximize local value creation.
- Design and structuring of IPP procurement programs
- IPP program tendering and implementation
- Management of refinancings
Developing and implementing an effective long-term renewable energy program is a complex task for governments involving many stakeholders and a myriad of economic and legal considerations. With a successful track record in advising governmental institutions in Europe, the USA and the MENA region, we offer a full range of services including the evaluation and selection of the most suitable support scheme, the structuring of local content regulations, effective grid integration, and the development of optimal procurement, industrialization and cluster strategies. We advise governments on embedding renewable energy into their broader energy strategy, achieving competitive pricing and maximizing local value creation.
Bid support and management (buy-side) – Optimizing your energy project
We manage all stakeholders at every step to optimize the success of your renewable energy project
- Financial and commercial advisory, project management in support of competitive tenders
- Optimization of project returns and bid competitiveness
Our integrated project development services for renewable energy projects, ensure an optimized return-risk profile of the project through our clear understanding of the operating environment and seamless coordination between all stakeholders and regulatory authorities.
Our team has vast experience in working with bidders, developers and procuring authorities. Along with excellent local contacts and local partners, we offer a holistic view and can optimize all commercial, financial, technical and legal aspects, mitigating risk and maximizing the project’s success.
We can support you from the bid preparation stage and will see you through until you have achieved financial close of the project. Post financial close, we can supervise construction of the power plant and commissioning up to the date of commercial operation.
Charles LesserPartner, Apricum – The Cleantech Advisory
“The energy transition is a policy transition. But it will fail without merchant risk: this requires new capital pools as well as its traditional investors. It is Apricum’s extraordinary network of global investor relationships spanning risks, industries and geographies which differentiates our results, whether in corporate equity or assets.”
Frank BeckersPartner, Apricum – The Cleantech Advisory
“In an environment of new technologies and changing regulations, project structures and financing solutions must adapt to meet our clients’ goals. We help our clients to navigate these new territories successfully and achieve their objectives.”
Read what our clients say about us
“We were very impressed by the high caliber investors Apricum brought to us as well as their transaction expertise and deep understanding of the power grid industry and its technical complexities. Their professionalism and dedicated support throughout the entire process were instrumental in concluding this fundraising round so successfully.”
“Apricum helped HV during our SPV DD in assessing the quality of Enpal’s SPVs. With Apricum’s deep expertise we were able to holistically look at both the technical and financial quality of Enpal’s portfolio and make an informed decision with regard to an investment into Germany’s largest residential PV installer.”