Invenergy’s head of finance and capital markets, Meghan Schultz, is 2019’s Sponsor Finance Official of the Year, having been singled out by our judging panel for her problem solving ability, strong work ethic and effective management style.
Invenergy had a busy 2019, closing at least eight project finance transactions in the Americas with a combined value of no less than $2.6 billion, according to IJGlobal data.
A project finance banker pointed to Schultz’ successful management of her team, empowering colleagues to take the lead on individual transactions in a way that allows Invenergy to pursue multiple deals at once.
“She is the thought leader at Invenergy, overseeing everything,” said a project finance attorney, who noted Invenergy’s recent efforts to obtain insurance to protect tax credit qualifying status for wind farms and “bringing deals back to life.”
One of Schultz’ most impressive deals of the year was the transformational Energía del Pacifico LNG-to-power project in El Salvador, according to one of the judges. Invenergy reached financial close on the project on December 23 with loans from a group of mulitlaterals and an ECA-wrapped tranche from KfW IPEX-Bank. “It was incredible just to get the project done, first and foremost,” said the judge. “Meghan devoted most of her life last year to accomplishing that.”
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