Mercatus, a leading asset and investment management platform for Alternative Asset Investors, today announced the achievement of a major milestone: on path to cross 5.0 GW in energy assets being managed in its platform by Japanese companies by end of year.
Mercatus formally entered the Japanese market in 2016. Initially focused on Renewable Energy developers and asset owners – primarily those developing solar, wind, and biomass projects – Mercatus has increasingly been adopted by investors in traditional energy asset classes such as Oil and Natural Gas.
“In the post-tsunami economy, Japan has been undergoing an epic energy transformation in an attempt to shift away from its reliance on Nuclear power generation,” said Haresh Patel, CEO of Mercatus. “Almost overnight the market became extremely competitive as both local and international developers looked for opportunities to deploy capital. As these firms have grown, however, they have faced similar market dynamics as peers in other regions: increasing competition, margin pressure, and increased risk. As executives come under pressure to continuously grow their portfolios without increasing headcount, they look to technology providers like us to help them continue to achieve scale and profitability in this new, dynamic market economy.”
Why is the 5.0 GW threshold important? It indicates Mercatus is now a leading provider of purpose-built technology solutions to energy project developers and asset owners servicing the Japanese market with a proven ability to rapidly implement technology solutions that increase profitability and manage risk.
“We are extremely committed to the Japanese market,” says Haresh. “When we first entered, we knew we had to make improvements to both our technology and our support infrastructure. Japan is a very unique and dynamic business environment, and companies who wish to participate must make large investments to be successful. Over the past few years we have done just that. Today, we have a diverse network of partnerships available to support our local clients.”
Mercatus systematizes and centralizes asset and portfolio data across the development, execution, and operations lifecycle to give users and executives accurate, real-time analytics on performance, risk, ESG, and more. Clients who adopt the platform consistently report they are able to grow their portfolio size 2-3X, while keeping headcount flat, and are better able to monitor and manage the risks inherent to these types of investments.
To learn about Mercatus, its Investment Lifecyle Management Platform, and how it can help accelerate the achievement of operational excellence and ESG performance tracking, mitigate risk, and deliver the level of data-driven granularity and insights your investors demand, visit www.gomercatus.com.
Mercatus is the leading provider of alternative asset and investment management solutions, helping investors maximize returns, accelerate growth, and mitigate risk. Mercatus is the only platform to systematically consolidate asset and portfolio data, automate and control financial analysis, and streamline decisions and collaboration across the entire investment lifecycle. Many of the leading global Independent Power Producers (IPPs) and funds leverage Mercatus to manage over $540B of assets and investments across 113 countries and 11 asset classes.
Mercatus is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in Europe and India. For more information, visit www.gomercatus.com.