Acquisition creates major Pan-European energy consultancy


Source: RealWire

EnergyQuote acquires John Hall Associates Limited

EnergyQuote announced today that it has acquired John Hall Associates Limited (JHA) to further expand its capability, expertise and strengthen its position within the energy sector. The combined company is now one of the largest energy consultancies in the UK and Europe, employing 200 energy specialists who deliver services to over 800 customers across the UK and Europe.

Together, EnergyQuote and JHA possess a strong combination of UK and European expertise, systems capability and talented individuals in the energy commodity market. This blend of expert resources will help customers more effectively understand and benefit from the growing complexity and volatility in today’s energy markets. The new and expanded portfolio of services means that EnergyQuote can now provide a far more resilient, quality offering to customers across a greater range of services and countries.

EnergyQuote’s combined product suite will offer a range of integrated and cost-effective solutions in Procurement, Risk and Strategy, Market Analytics, Trading Desk, Bureau, Carbon Reduction and Energy Usage management.

The new EnergyQuote team will consist of John Hall, operating as Chairman of the combined group, Christopher Lydiard-Wilson, EnergyQuote’s founder, will be the Chief Executive Officer and Gary Worby will serve as the Managing Director.

The UK based JHA team of 40 employees has been delivering procurement solutions to its European energy consumers for over 35 years. These services cover all aspects of energy procurement, with specific expertise within the fields of risk management, energy contracts, market reports, contract management, energy research and procurement strategy.

Commenting on the deal, Gary Worby, Managing Director of EnergyQuote said, “John Hall Associates Limited’ people, technology and European and North American relationships are an important addition to EnergyQuote's portfolio of businesses and complement our existing products and services. The company brings us a broad range of advanced products and technologies, as well as a management team and employees with a deep customer understanding. We expect the combination to strengthen our market position globally and drive further growth for EnergyQuote going forward.'

John Hall, Chairman of John Hall Associates Limited said, “JHA and EnergyQuote are two long serving and highly experienced consultancies in both the UK and Pan-European markets. Our synergy will further enhance the services available to our combined clients and the overall energy market. I have gladly accepted the role of Chairman of the new company and I look forward to working with both existing and new colleagues and clients in to the future.”

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