Zenergi acquires Powerful Allies to further sustainable energy support

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Zenergi, the energy and sustainability services provider backed by ECI Partners, has welcomed Powerful Allies, a leading provider of 100% renewable electricity contracts for schools and businesses, into the Zenergi family.

Powerful Allies was founded nearly 10 years ago by James Robson, who wanted to “make things better” and be a truly trusted partner for clients needing energy supply support.

Powerful Allies currently supports a number of customers in different sectors, including over 130 leading independent schools and 170 single and multi-site Academies across the UK, providing services including energy cost and carbon emission reduction strategies, energy consumption monitoring and reporting, and LED and Solar PV solutions.

The acquisition of the business is fantastic news for Zenergi and is the second acquisition undertaken following our investment in Zenergi in February 2022. In March the business acquired DB Group, enabling Zenergi to grow its regional presence and support customers in Scotland.

Powerful Allies will continue to trade under its own brand as part of the Zenergi group for the immediate future.

As we all move to a greener future, Powerful Allies is a natural fit for the Zenergi offering – the firm’s ethos, focus on renewables and clear strength in customer service match our core values as an organisation. The firm’s own Open Competition Charter is a standout example of how they really care for and empower their clients.
We are all looking forward to welcoming James and the team and seeing what we can achieve together.

Graham Cooke

CEO, Zenergi

I founded Powerful Allies ten years ago to give customers more transparency, clarity and honesty around their energy contracts. I am delighted that as part of Zenergi we will be able to reach more customers and support the movement towards a greener future. I look forward to working with Graham and the Zenergi team to deliver on that ambition.

James Robson

Founder, Powerful Allies

We’re delighted to have further supported Zenergi’s growth with a second acquisition in 2022, marking the firm’s seventh M&A transaction since 2018. Powerful Allies is a fantastic partner to support Zenergi’s clients navigate their complex energy needs in a sustainable way and we’re excited for the future of the combined group.

Richard Chapman

Partner, ECI

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