Kunal Patel

VP, Head of Partnerships & Corporate M&A
Kunal Patel Picture 2020

Kunal is a Vice President and Head of Partnerships Corporate M&A in Ørsted, responsible for M&A, structuring and financing in relation
to Ørsted's offshore wind assets as well as corporate M&A activities Kunal has been with Ørsted since 2012 primarily focussed on the
farmdown activities within the company, looking to create and execute structures that attract new investors to the sector Among other
projects Kunal has most recently overseen the divestment and financing of the Walney Extension, Hornsea 1 and Greater Changhua 1
Prior to joining Ørsted Kunal worked in the infrastructure and project finance team at Barclays, working across the renewables and UK
PFI/PPP sectors Kunal holds a degree in Economics and Philosophy along with being a CFA charterholder

07 Dec
 - 14:50 GMT
Panel Discussion

This panel will look at changing ownership profiles within the sector. As we see a rise in investment funds with ambitious ESG targets and oil and gas companies interested in renewables, what impact will these players have on the sector? Is wind becoming more of a game for larger players? How are current asset owners planning for the future and what looks attractive from an acquisition perspective?

  • What trends emerged in 2021 – a move towards acquiring development platforms or pipeline?
  • What kind of assets are buyers looking for to compliment existing portfolios?
  • How are pipelines or projects being valued? What’s changed in 2021?
  • How big an impact has the onus on ESG had on fundraising?