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TLT among top clean energy advisers globally

TLT has been ranked among the most active clean energy advisers in the world by Clean Energy Pipeline magazine, a leading trade publication.

The global league tables put TLT at number four for the volume of M&A deals it completed in 2017, with the firm having advised on 25 deals valued at $770m. 

The firm was also ranked eighth for the number of project and asset finance deals completed last year, advising on 20 deals worth $177m. 

Notable projects include advising Santander on the first debt funding facility for energy storage in the UK, totalling £28.5m; The Renewable Infrastructure Group on a £20m investment in one of the first large-scale energy storage projects in the UK, based in Scotland; and Triodos Bank on a £17.9m investment in two major solar farms in the south west of England. 

Maria Connolly, head of energy and renewables at TLT, says: "The clean energy market has remained buoyant over the last year and we are seeing some very interesting developments as the industry evolves. TLT continues to attract some of the best talent in the clean energy market and our leading position is testament to the great work done across the whole team."

Gary Roscoe, banking and finance partner at TLT, adds: "The project finance market has remained strong with mature sites returning to secure longer-term funding structures – particularly those that were initially funded on an equity basis. In the last year, we have also seen the first debt funding for energy storage and I would expect to see more projects of this nature over the coming year." 

Kay Hobbs, corporate partner at TLT, comments on the highly active M&A market: "M&A activity has remained high and there has been considerable investment in the secondary market with some of the largest deals the industry has seen closing in 2017. This is a trend that will continue into 2018 as more projects are consolidated into portfolios."

TLT's energy and renewables team is based across TLT's UK network including in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The firm acts for all parties including developers, banks, equity investors, contractors and suppliers and has advised government departments on the implementation and operation of energy efficiency and renewables policy. 

The global league tables rank the most active investors, law firms, financial advisers and project debt finance arrangers in the global clean energy sector.

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