Special Report - Case study - Made to measure

On March 23 this year, Deutsche Essent, the German subsidiary of Dutch energy company Essent, announced a joint venture with BayernG, the Munich-based gas procurement company. From June 1, the new, jointly-owned Novogate company will procure gas for Germany's municipal energy suppliers (Stadtwerke), pending regulatory approval.

It is the latest step in Deutsche Essent's long-term ambitions in the German energy market - a growth story that has seen the Dutch firm try different strategies with