We have been close to the lighting market over the years, having advised on several transactions involving LED specialists. 

I was really interested in the comments from Anton Brummelhuis at Philips about the connected lighting – he will be speaking at the edie LIVE show in Birmingham (23-24 May).

We are seeing particular interest in demand side response (DSR) and intelligent energy use. Done correctly DSR will allow us to shift demand in real-time to balance the Grid which will ensure we can provide sustainable and affordable electricity in the future – the prize being energy security.

There are some great British companies innovating in this area and we are excited about working with them.