Undertaking Due Diligence on an Indonesian ESCO

An investment fund looking to make a strategic move into energy efficiency needed commercial due diligence on a proposed investment into an Energy Service Company.

The project

An early stage clean energy fund in South East Asia selected ep group to undertake commercial due diligence on its first proposed investment into energy efficiency.

Despite operating entirely remotely during Covid we were able to thoroughly review the company’s operating systems and contracts and provide a clear view back to the clients.  In this particular case, no investment was made, but using its global network we were able to introduce potential partners.  We also advised on how to make the ESCO more investable.  


Desired outcomes

Clarity over the operation of the business in order to make an investment decision while operating remotely during Covid in a new market.


How did we help?

We used our extensive experience in starting and growing ESCOs and the nature of energy service companies to: undertake a commercial review of the company’s energy performance contracts; review the organisational structure and staffing; analyse and make suggestions for improving the project evaluation processes.


What are the benefits?

Being able to access the combined experience of the ep asset management team, who between them have started and run major energy service companies up to £600m revenues, developed and built > £1 bn of energy infrastructure, and pioneered new contract structures.

Contact us if you are considering an investment into an energy efficiency company or individual project, or developing new forms of energy service offerings.

Our team

Leo is a former army officer, civil engineer, and seasoned financier, with a specialist interest in sustainability and the delivery of social goals alongside financial ones. Leo’s conviction is garnered from pathfinding roles in military engineering, disaster relief, regeneration, and impact investing, where he has witnessed the power of collective ambition. 

Matt is a public speaker and a lifelong sustainability practitioner in the net zero and circular economy, with experience working in both corporates and SMEs. He built a sustainability and energy services business for a FTSE100 to deliver energy efficiency, renewables, and resource recovery projects for a variety of public and private sector clients. He was involved in putting the Zero Waste concept into practice in New Zealand in the 1990’s and from his first job with Greenpeace, he has maintained a passion for sustainability with a goal of making it mainstream. 

Mike has 30 years commercial and corporate experience in the development of businesses and projects in distributed energy and the built environment. His career has spanned start up, early-stage business through to the large corporate arena having worked at executive board and divisional level for a FTSE 250 outsourcing and energy services company. Mike joined ep in 2016 to support the firm’s strategy of catalysing and investing directly into businesses and developments which create demonstrable impact in the UK’s energy transition.

Steve is an author, public speaker, and global pioneer, driven in the pursuit of net zero and a regenerative economy. Steve has had significant impact on the energy transition in the UK and beyond with his work with corporates, investors, public sector bodies and governments. Steve is committed to implementing strong leadership and governance based on equitable and ethical business principles.