Grant Thornton advises Next Energy Solutions Certas Energy has invested in Next Energy Solutions

May 2024
Next Energy Solutions
Adviser to Next Energy Solutions on their investment by Certas Energy
Grant Thornton team
Energy and natural resources
Sell side
Corporate finance
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We are delighted to have advised Next Energy Solutions on their investment by Certas Energy

Next Energy is a North-West based specialist provider of energy efficient installation solutions to the domestic market, including solar panels, air source heat pumps and insulation.

It is one of the fastest growing energy service businesses in the UK and the shareholders wanted to realise value they had built in the business and find a strategic partner to help unlock the next growth phase.

Our Corporate Finance team was engaged by the Next Energy shareholders to provide a full suite of tailored Corporate Finance advisory services, running a focused process aimed at both trade and Private Equity providers to find the right strategic partner for growth. 

We leveraged our specialist sector knowledge to strategically position the business and emphasise its key value propositions, while targeting select strategic partners with the appetite and capabilities to present compelling offers that matched the shareholders' requirements.

We introduced Certas as the ideal partner for the business, offering a deal structure that facilitated a realisation of value for the shareholders while enabling their ongoing participation in the business's future growth.

Tailored, hands-on support was provided at every step in the process, from negotiating headline deal terms to protecting value in the completion mechanism and driving the deal to a successful conclusion with a great outcome for all parties.

The Grant Thornton CFA team managed a structured process to deliver a great strategic partner for the business and an outstanding result for us as shareholders. The transaction with Certas provides the business with the right platform to continue its growth journey and achieve its full potential
Lee McNally Co Founder, Next Energy