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  • Direct Energy to Acquire Texas-based Retail Biz

    Oct 18, 2018 - Taryana Odayar

    Direct Energy Business has agreed to acquire a retail electricity business that serves commercial and industrial customers in the ERCOT and PJM Interconnection markets.
  • Prudential Capital Opens Mexico Office

    Oct 17, 2018 - Richard Metcalf

    Prudential Capital Group has opened an office in Mexico City to underpin its investment strategy in Latin America, including in power and energy infrastructure project finance.
  • Renewables-focused Advisory Shop Taps Developer Talent

    Oct 10, 2018 - Richard Metcalf

    A financial advisory firm specializing in renewables has hired a former project finance manager at a West Coast-based developer.
  • European Firm Hires Ex-EverPower Execs for North America Push

    Oct 08, 2018 - Richard Metcalf

    Renewables-focused investment and asset management firm Exus Management Partners is establishing a presence in North America with three former EverPower Wind executives who joined this year.
  • Murray Quits Apollo

    Oct 05, 2018 - Richard Metcalf

    Infrastructure credit doyen Thomas Murray resigned from Apollo Global Management in September, PFR has learned.
  • Jefferies Investment Banking Team Takes Shape

    Oct 04, 2018 - Richard Metcalf

    Several former Morgan Stanley power and utilities bankers have completed their move to Jefferies.
  • DESRI Fills C-suite Positions

    Oct 03, 2018 - Shravan Bhat

    D.E. Shaw Renewable Investments, the private equity arm of hedge fund D.E. Shaw, has made two c-suite appointments in the past two months.
  • J.P. Morgan Investment Banker Moves Shop

    Oct 03, 2018 - Shravan Bhat

    An executive director in J.P. Morgan’s energy investment banking group moved to a European bank last month.
  • Solar Sponsor Finance Official Heads to Tesla

    Oct 02, 2018 - Richard Metcalf

    Tesla has hired a capital markets professional who previously worked in project finance at a solar developer in California.
  • Nordholm Exits Starwood

    Oct 02, 2018 - Richard Metcalf

    Brad Nordholm is leaving Starwood Energy Group Global, the private equity business he used to run as ceo, to take up the position of chief executive at the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp., also known as Farmer Mac.
  • Former White House Official Named Chairman of Energy Storage Co.

    Oct 01, 2018 - Taryana Odayar

    A former U.S. government official has been named U.S. chairman of a British energy storage company Highview Power.
  • SocGen Bolsters Infra Team with Double Hires

    Sep 28, 2018 - Richard Metcalf

    Société Générale has made two lateral hires to its infrastructure project finance team at vice president level and is looking to round out the group with two associates, PFR has learned.
  • SocGen Bolsters Infra Team with Intesa Hire

    Sep 27, 2018 - Richard Metcalf

    Société Générale has added to its infrastructure and asset finance team in New York with a banker who previously worked at Intesa Sanpaolo and is looking to round out the group with two associates, PFR has learned.
  • SocGen Hires LatAm Project Finance Banker

    Sep 26, 2018 - Richard Metcalf

    Société Générale has hired a project finance banker who previously spent eight years at MUFG, where he focused on Latin American power, renewables and infrastructure.
  • Starwood Property Trust Move “Opens Doors” for Ex-EFS Team

    Sep 25, 2018 - Richard Metcalf

    Having completed its move from GE Energy Financial Services to a new home at Starwood Property Trust, Denise Persau’s project finance team is looking forward to having a broader mandate, potentially investing up and down the capital structure and in non-energy infrastructure.
  • Infra Debt Manager Hires P.F. Banker

    Sep 25, 2018 - Shravan Bhat

    An insurance company-owned infrastructure debt team has added a power and infrastructure banker in its New York office.
  • Enel Green Power Replaces North America Chief

    Sep 20, 2018 - Taryana Odayar

    Enel Green Power, the renewables division of Italy’s Enel Group, has promoted Georgios Papadimitriou to head of its North American business. He replaces Rafael Gonzalez, who has in turn been appointed head of renewables at EGP in Spain.
  • Former SolarCity CFO Lands at Sungevity

    Sep 20, 2018 - Shravan Bhat

    A former SolarCity executive is set to join Sungevity as the residential solar developer announces agreements to buy fellow solar installer Hawaii Energy Connection and grid solutions company E-Gear.
  • Starwood Property Trust Closes on GE Loan Book Buy-up

    Sep 20, 2018 - Richard Metcalf

    GE Energy Financial Services’ project debt team has transitioned to Starwood Property Trust with the closing of the latter’s acquisition of the GE Capital unit’s loan book.
  • Lightsource Hires Ex-NRG Finance Official

    Sep 19, 2018 - Taryana Odayar

    Lightsource BP has a pointed a finance official who previously worked at NRG Energy to oversee North American asset financing and mergers and acquisitions out of San Francisco.
  • Rubicon Build-out Gains Steam

    Sep 18, 2018 - Shravan Bhat

    Rubicon Infrastructure Advisors has added a senior figure from a renewables-focused investment firm as it builds out its New York-based power and renewables team.
  • TD to Build New York Team with Senior Hire

    Sep 17, 2018 - Taryana Odayar

    TD Securities has hired an investment banker who was until recently a managing director at a bulge bracket firm as it looks to establish a power, utilities and infrastructure team in New York.
  • LatAm Banker Rejoins BNP Paribas

    Sep 14, 2018 - Shravan Bhat

    An infrastructure and energy banker is returning to the BNP Paribas fold, six years after leaving to take a position at another European institution.
  • 10 Years Ago: Lehman Brothers—Where Are They Now?

    Sep 14, 2018 - Shravan Bhat

    When the financial crisis struck 10 years ago, Lehman Brothers had a large and prominent power and utilities investment banking team. Many of those bankers (who had nothing to do with the investments in mortgage-backed securities that brought Lehman down) are still active in the industry. PFR has looked at where some of them are now.
  • Changing of Guard at GE EFS

    Sep 13, 2018 - Shravan Bhat

    David Nason is stepping down as president and ceo of GE Energy Finance Services on Sept. 14 after eight years with the firm.
  • Prudential Closes Debut Energy Mezz. Fund

    Sep 11, 2018 - Richard Metcalf

    Prudential Capital Group has raised its first fund focusing on mezzanine capital investments in the energy sector, giving the firm $343 million to deploy in middle-market businesses in North America, including conventional power and renewables.
  • C&I Solar Chief Moves On

    Sep 06, 2018 - Shravan Bhat

    The chief executive of a small-scale solar project developer recently stepped down from the role, shortly after the company was acquired by a larger company.
  • Silicon Ranch Hires Business Developer Out of Retirement

    Sep 06, 2018 - Taryana Odayar

    Solar project developer and independent power producer Silicon Ranch Corp. has brought a former Touchstone Energy Cooperatives executive out of retirement in Florida to head its business development unit in Nashville, Tenn.
  • New Finance Director at Innergex

    Aug 29, 2018 - Shravan Bhat

    Canadian independent power producer Innergex hired a former financial advisory professional as its new director finance in July.
  • Power Imbalance? Experiences of Women in Energy Finance

    Aug 24, 2018 - Shravan Bhat

    As stories of sexual harassment, intimidation and assault across Hollywood, business and wider society continue to drive the latest push for gender equality, encapsulated in the Me Too movement, the women who work in power finance have spoken to PFR about their experiences, from the pay gap to female representation in leadership positions and their treatment in the workplace.
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