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Power Finance & Risk is pleased to announce the winners of its 17th Annual Deals and Firms of the Year Awards for the most impressive renewable energy and power project sponsors, lenders, advisers, investors and transactions of 2019.

Organizations and individuals have been recognized in 21 categories covering the best project sponsors, mandated lead arrangers, investment banks, law firms, institutional investors and tax equity investors.

In addition, individual deals are singled out for special recognition across eight categories.

The winning firms and individuals were selected on the basis of in-depth research interviews with an unprecedented judging panel comprising 45 senior market participants from across project development, banking, law and investing.

The PFR editorial team combined the feedback obtained in these interviews with PFR’s own reporting and data to determine the final winners.

In the deal of the year categories, PFR received more than 100 nominations.

The editorial team sifted through the information provided and compiled shortlists across eight categories. The winning deals were selected from these shortlists by a specially selected judging panel of 18 senior market participants, who were carefully screened to avoid conflicts of interest.

Congratulations to all of the winners!

Firms & People of the Year

Renewables Project Finance Borrower of the Year
Ares Management Corp
Conventional Power Project Finance Borrower of the Year
The Carlyle Group 
Private Equity Sponsor of the Year
Ares Management Corp
Project Sponsor Finance Official of the Year
Meghan Schultz, Invenergy
Institutional Investor of the Year (Equity)
BlackRock
Institutional Investor of the Year (Debt)
Prudential Private Capital Real Assets – Power
Project Finance Lead Arranger of the Year
MUFG
Renewable Energy Lead Arranger of the Year
CIT
Conventional Power Lead Arranger of the Year
Investec
Project Finance Banker of the Year
Sondra Martinez, NordLB
Investment Bank of the Year
Morgan Stanley
M&A Adviser of the Year
Marathon Capital
Project Bond Arranger of the Year
MUFG
Tax Equity Adviser of the Year
CCA Group
Investment Banker of the Year
Christopher Yonan, Jefferies
Bank Sector Tax Equity Investor of the Year
Bank of America
Renewable Energy Law Firm of the Year
Norton Rose Fulbright
Conventional Power Law Firm of the Year
Kirkland & Ellis
Credit Fund Manager of the Year
Ares Management Corp
Non-bank Tax Equity Investor of the Year
Berkshire Hathaway Energy
Attorney of the Year
Laurae Rossi, Winston & Strawn


Deals of the Year

Renewable Energy Deal of the Year
Project Nitrogen
Conventional Power Deal of the Year
Long Ridge Energy Terminal 
Transmission Deal of the Year
Wataynikaneyap Power 
District Energy Deal of the Year
Innovate Energy/ESAP
M&A Deal of the Year
Project Arcadia
Term Loan B of the Year
West Deptford
Project Bond of the Year
GSRP Portfolio I
Canadian Deal of the Year
Northwest Hydro


The Judging Panel

Director,
Private Equity Firm 
CEO,
Investment Bank 
 Co-Head of Power,
Commercial Bank
Principal,
Private Equity Firm 
CEO,
Private Equity Firm 
Head of Project Finance,
Commercial Bank 
Managing Director,
Private Debt Investor 
Vice President,
Tax Equity Investor 
Partner,
Law Firm 
Managing Director,
Private Equity Firm 
Vice President,
Tax Equity Investor 
Head of Power,
Commercial Bank 
 Managing Director,
Private Equity Firm
 Head of Capital Markets,
Developer
Partner,
Law Firm 
 Principal,
Private Equity Firm
 Head of Power
Commercial Bank
Head of Project Finance,
Commercial Bank
 Managing Director,
Private Equity Firm
 Treasurer,
Utility Holding Company
 Partner,
Law Firm
Project Finance VP,
Developer 
 Co-Head of US Projects,
Law Firm
Partner,
Law Firm 
 Managing Director,
Private Equity Firm
Co-Head of US Projects,
Law Firm 
Partner,
Law Firm 
Co-Head of US Projects,
Law Firm 
 Executive Director,
Commercial Bank
Managing Director,
Investment Bank 
Senior Vice President,
Commercial Bank 
Partner,
Law Firm 
 Managing Partner,
Developer
CFO,
Developer 
Partner,
Law Firm 
Head of Capital Markets,
Developer 
 Managing Director,
Public Infrastructure Investor
 Managing Director,
Investment Bank
Head of Private Placements,
Investment Bank 
CEO,
Developer 
 Managing Director,
Credit Fund Manager
Head of Private Placements,
Invesment Bank,  
 Senior Managing Director,
Investment Bank
 Principal,
Private Equity Firm
Executive Director,
Investment Bank 


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