The Energy and Infrastructure sector specialists at Clairfield Belgium provide all services with respect to (project) finance, M&A and valuations. Specifically, we are well equipped in structuring and obtaining financing as well as transaction advisory in both PPP’s and (renewable) energy (on/off shore wind, solar, heat, energy efficiency).
The energy sector is characterised by an ongoing shift towards sustainable production and distribution. This has far reaching consequences for energy storage as well as for the use of networks, implying business models are shifting for energy providers. This energy transition changes the way that industrial players design and operate their own production processes.
In infrastructure, the current dynamic is that large projects are usually tendered; this demands creativity and flexibility from the competing consortia in the financial structuring of the project.
We combine our knowledge with an independent and entrepreneurial mindset. We know the market and its players, on the equity and debt side, and as part of Clairfield International, our reach is global.
Proof of our success is our role as financial adviser to the winning consortium in the Brabo 2 PPP. Besides this, our sector specialists have been involved in the sale of a high voltage network to Tennet, the sale of Spanish wind assets (400 MW) and German wind assets (100 MW). At the end of 2017, we concluded an important fundraising through a bond issue, rated by Moody’s. We structured this as a project finance transaction and were in charge of both the Modelling (FAST standard) as well as the negotiation.
Team members responsible for Energy & Infrastructure
Energy & Infrastructure related transactions
Advisor to seller
In December 2020, Alertis, market leader in the Belgian fire safety and security market, acquired Gas Applications & Services. We are proud having advised Gas Applications in the sales process. Gas Applications & Services is a reference in gas detection and has more than 1000 active clients in its portfolio.
Circular Industries is an integrator of proven technologies that enable the sustainable circular and economically feasible recovery of critical raw materials from secondary sources. In November 2020, we advised Circular Industries on the Project Finance structured fundraising for a new plant that recycles precious metals from used printed circuit boards.
Public Private Partnership
Tramcontractors Brabo II
In November 2015, TramContractors, a consortium comprised of BAM PPP-PGGM and Cofely Fabricom, reached financial close on the Brabo II project. With three concession contracts combining two fundamentally different philosophies, the only successful approach to a winning financing structure was to be a creative one.
TramContractors received financial advice from Clairfield Benelux and was assisted by Linklaters and Clairfield Benelux in the negotiations with the contracting authorities and the lenders. The funders club included: AG Insurance, MUFG, Crédit Agricole CIB, and KBC.