We manage investments in hydropower

At enso, we aim to boost the sustainable development of hydropower. Our know-how enables us to assist investors interested in hydropower as an investment class by identifying suitable investment objects. Additionally, we provide support to project owners to develop their projects in financial, operational and project management matters.

Due to our extended expertise in the asset class hydropower we provide our customers with professional advice in the selection of their hydropower investments in Europe and South America. Specialising in particular in hydropower plants with a capacity of up to 50 MW we offer transaction know-how for the acquisition of operational plants as well as comprehensive competence in the entire project development process.

We closely cooperate with development banks and various European institutions operating in the field of hydropower. Backed by many years of international experience in implementing hydropower portfolios we provide our customers with professional support in their search for financial partners – be it private equity or loan capital. 


Successful M&A Advisory for Mayr-Melnhof Karton Gesellschaft m.b.H. - Sale of 3 Austrian hydropower plants

“After group restructuring activities, Mayr-Melnhof decided to sell three hydropower plants in Lower Austria. In addition to reach an interesting sales price, a buyer was searched who would operate the power plants in a way that a sustainable energy supply for our company on site can be ensured also in future.

The engaged enso GmbH team has fully convinced through excellent and professional management, good networking and high technical expertise. The close integration with other plants at the site has made the transaction technically complex, however, with a structured approach and experience in power plant operation enso has ensured neat solutions.

We have achieved all sales goals with enso GmbH! "

Thomas Gschwendtner
Managing Director Operations Cartonboard Division
Mayr-Melnhof Karton Gesellschaft m.b.H.
September 2021

European award for enso GmbH: "Best Hydro-Power Investment Partner Europe 2020"

Raaba-Grambach/Austria, December 9th, 2020 - Capital Finance International (CFI) annually honors companies and organizations that play a pioneering role in their respective economic environment. enso GmbH was awarded the “Best Hydro-Power Investment Partner - Europe 2020” by CFI as an international asset manager in the area of the hydropower asset class. enso GmbH, an Austrian company established by the initiator Dr. Gilbert Frizberg, works as an ASSET Manager in the hydropower plant investment area and currently manages 35 international hydropower plant investments in Norway, Albania and Turkey with a total annual production of 381.6 GWh. In addition to the enso group’s investment company enso hydro GmbH, third-party power plant operators also rely on the know-how of enso GmbH's international Team. 

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