Renewable-energy investment strategy
Oil & gas

Evaluating renewable-energy value chains to identify optimal investment opportunities for a large Middle East national-oil company


  • The client wished to evaluate alternative-energy plays to create revenue streams and a new national capability. 
  • Arthur D. Little was therefore asked to assess investment opportunities in the renewable energy that would best accomplish the ambition.


  • Three distinct phases covered both the external market opportunities and internal capabilities to recommend the most optimal strategy for the client:
  • Phase 1: market assessment 
  • Phase 2:  investment opportunity assessment
  • Phase 3: strategy and capability assessment.


  • Three distinct technologies and a cache of companies were identified for acquisition in the solar industry. 
  • The client awaits government approval to move ahead in this regard.