Starwood Energy targets investments in hard assets with a promise of strong cash flows. Starwood Energy believes that this approach reduces downside potential, provides financial flexibility and broadens exit alternatives. Starwood Energy also targets greenfield and brownfield development opportunities where it can add value through its development expertise. Starwood Energy is actively pursuing solar, wind and other renewable energy projects in response to the rapidly rising need for green energy in North America.
Starwood Energy seeks to enhance value by pursuing negotiated transactions when possible. To identify such opportunities, Starwood Energy executives leverage long-standing relationships with developers and asset owners. Starwood Energy executives have a demonstrated history of successfully originating transactions through proprietary channels rather than agent-led auctions.
Starwood Energy believes that a clear understanding of regional power markets is key to its investment strategy. By understanding the sources of demand for energy and capacity, the unique aspects of state and federal regulations, and the regional opportunities to address demand, Starwood Energy strives to make targeted value-add investments.
Starwood Energy’s equity investments typically range from $50 million to $200 million or more, the “middle market” that Starwood Energy believes affords more diverse opportunities, negotiated transactions and attractive values.