TRANSACTION OVERVIEW

  • On January 18, 2017, Schneider Electric (“Schneider”)
    announced its acquisition of Renewable Choice Energy
    (“Renewable Choice”) for an undisclosed amount

RENEWABLE CHOICE OVERVIEW

  • Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Boulder, Colorado,
    Renewable Choice is an integrated renewable energy
    advisory platform providing comprehensive sourcing and
    advisory services to commercial and industrial customers
  • Renewable Choice supports corporate clients’ sustainability
    goals by recommending and developing portfolios of
    Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) and verified emission
    reductions (carbon offsets), as well as assisting with
    sourcing and execution of Power Purchase Agreements
    for renewable energy
  • Clients have included 160 of the Fortune 500 companies
    and other large global energy users, and Renewable
    Choice has connectivity to more than 115 major renewable
    energy project developers

SCHNEIDER OVERVIEW

  • Schneider is a EUR 38.4 billion market capitalization
    company established in 1836 and headquartered in
    France focused on energy management and automation
    solutions, spanning hardware, software and services
  • Schneider’s strategic objectives include combating climate
    change and helping to solve the global energy challenge
    by providing customers with smart energy solutions
  • Schneider serves customers globally in the Oil & Gas,
    Mining, Food & Beverage, Water & Wastewater,
    Healthcare, and Cloud & Service Providers sectors
  • Schneider generated EUR 26.6 billion of revenue in 2015
    and has over 160,000 employees

GCA’S ROLE

  • GCA served as exclusive financial advisor
    to Renewable Choice and was closely
    involved in all aspects of the transaction,
    including structuring, valuation, due
    diligence and negotiation
  • GCA’s deep industry relationships and
    extensive transaction experience allowed
    Renewable Choice to attract both strategic
    and financial buyers and run a highly
    competitive process

WHAT THE TRANSACTION MEANS
FOR THE ENERGY SERVICES SECTOR

  • Schneider’s acquisition of Renewable
    Choice highlights the continued efforts
    of energy services providers to position
    themselves as trusted energy advisors
    covering the entire renewable energy
    landscape
  • This transaction also shows the increased
    interest by Corporates and C&I customers
    to diversify their energy strategies through
    renewable energy procurement