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Fast track to the next era of retail energy


With the energy market consolidating, suppliers have an immediate opportunity to hit and exceed growth targets through M&A activity. As well as providing additional revenue, M&A can create value through strategic positioning and operational synergies. It is also a good time for businesses looking to exit. However, over 80% of transactions suffer from poor strategy and delivery due to a lack of M&A experience.  


Our clients value our ability to deploy highly experienced energy M&A specialists who work at pace to deliver successful outcomes. As the leading energy market advisor BFY knows where businesses are in their cycle, can quickly assess strategic alignment, and is able to initiate M&A conversations with the right people.


Our depth of M&A experience means we have the processes needed to guide M&A programmes to the outcome promised to stakeholders.​ In the last year alone, BFY has supported 12 successful M&A transactions in the energy market.  

Deploy energy experts to deliver your strategy

We achieved our M&A strategy and met our growth target thanks to BFY's expertise and energy market connections.

Buy side advisory

Hit your growth targets and expand your market reach with M&A. Buy side initiatives deliver that outcome across four stages.

Sell side advisory

When selling a business you want it to be acquired, not just sold. Our sell side advisory delivers that outcome in three stages:

B2C portfolio acquisition

Lead buy-side adviser for a significant B2C portfolio by a fast growing energy supplier

Cash-flow and gross margin modelling, and deal negotiation advisory to deliver a winning bid for a 47% increase in revenue. Completed customer transition in three weeks with transition planning and integration advisory.

B2C equity disposal

Joint-adviser for an accelerated disposal of a B2C challenger supplier for their senior secured creditor

Our accelerated M&A team completed the transaction within 8 weeks and mitigated £20m of potential losses.

B2B equity acquisition

Energy market adviser supporting the acquisition of a B2B energy supplier by an international energy company


Due diligence of the acquisition target and synergy modelling to identify value creation potential. The acquisition provided full reach into the UK's B2B energy market.

B2B portfolio acquisition

Lead buy-side adviser for a B2B portfolio acquisition for a listed energy supplier


Due diligence, financial modelling, valuation and bid support helped our client win a B2B portfolio, leading to a 40% increase in revenue.

Recent transactions

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Ian Barker
Managing Partner
Rachel Littlewood
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Ian Barker
Managing Partner
Ben Bugg
Head of Strategy and Transaction Advisory