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  • Sempra Renewables President Shifts to Utility Role

    Aug 13, 2018 - Taryana Odayar

    The president of Sempra Energy's U.S. renewable project development unit is set to move to San Diego Gas & Electric, the group's regulated electric utility company in California.
  • Clean Line's Skelly Takes Lazard Job

    Aug 10, 2018 - Taryana Odayar

    Michael Skelly, the founder and chairman of transmission developer Clean Line Energy, has joined Lazard Frères & Co. as a senior advisor focusing on energy, sustainability and infrastructure.
  • Danish Investor to Open New York Office

    Aug 08, 2018 - Shravan Bhat

    A Danish infrastructure fund manager is planning to inaugurate a New York office in September.
  • NextEra Brings on Former Investment Banker

    Aug 07, 2018 - Richard Metcalf

    NextEra Energy has hired a corporate development executive who was until recently a senior figure in the power and utilities group of an investment bank in New York.
  • Albanesi CEO Caught Up in Corruption Scandal

    Aug 06, 2018 - Taryana Odayar

    The ceo of Albanesi Group, an Argentine generation company, has been arrested as part of a federal bribery investigation.
  • Ex-Deutsche Analyst Dives into Private Equity

    Aug 06, 2018 - Shravan Bhat

    A former stock analyst who used to cover North American alternative energy at Deutsche Bank until recently has taken a new position at a renewables-focused private equity firm.
  • Law Firm Powers Up with Partner Hires

    Aug 02, 2018 - Shravan Bhat

    King & Spalding has hired a trio of energy-focused partners to its private equity team, including a new head of U.S. power and infrastructure.
  • Seasoned Projects Lawyer Lands New Role

    Aug 02, 2018 - Richard Metcalf, Shravan Bhat

    A distinguished project finance attorney who has held senior positions at Cadwalader, Wickersham and Taft, Kaye Scholer, DLA Piper and Stoel Rives, has taken up a new position in New York.
  • Solar EPC, O&M Contractor Targets Battery Storage

    Jul 31, 2018 - Taryana Odayar

    A San Diego-based solar contractor has hired a battery storage expert with 25 years of experience in energy systems including flow, lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries, most recently at Renewable Energy Systems Americas, to lead a push into the sector.
  • Nomura Adds Three in Hiring Spree

    Jul 31, 2018 - Richard Metcalf

    Nomura, the Japanese bank that hired former Deutsche Bank group head Vinod Mukani to lead a push into Americas infrastructure and power finance last year, has expanded its team with a series of hires in the last two months.
  • Credit Fund Hires for Infra Business Launch

    Jul 30, 2018 - Shravan Bhat

    A direct lending platform has hired a structured finance expert to establish an infrastructure and real assets team in New York.
  • Horizon Wind Gang Reunited at QEP

    Jul 27, 2018 - Shravan Bhat

    Former EDP Renewables North America chief executive Gabriel Alonso has joined his erstwhile Horizon Wind colleagues Jayshree Desai and David Berry at sector-focused private equity firm Quantum Energy Partners.
  • AltaGas CEO Resigns after Complaint, Board Reshuffle In Progress

    Jul 26, 2018 - Taryana Odayar

    David Harris has abruptly resigned as president and ceo of AltaGas following an unspecified complaint that is being reviewed by the company’s board of directors.
  • Boutique Targets Power Mandates with Senior Investment Banking Hire

    Jul 25, 2018 - Taryana Odayar

    A New York-based financial advisory firm has hired an investment banker with over 30 years of experience in power and utilities, most recently at Deutsche Bank, to lead a push into the sector.
  • GE EFS Bankers Find New Roles

    Jul 24, 2018 - Shravan Bhat

    At least three GE Energy Financial Services staffers landed new positions in New York in the past couple of months, as the firm's restructuring of its power finance business rumbles on.
  • Santander Adds V.P. to New York Project Finance Team

    Jul 24, 2018 - Richard Metcalf

    Santander has hired a project finance banker who previously worked for a Japanese bank in New York, PFR has learned.
  • Nashville-based Solar Shop Grows Team

    Jul 24, 2018 - Shravan Bhat

    Nashville, Tenn.-based solar project developer and independent power producer Silicon Ranch Corp. recently hired eight new employees, including a former Royal Dutch Shell finance manager and a business development manager.
  • Jefferies Rebuilds Investment Banking Team

    Jul 23, 2018 - Richard Metcalf

    Jefferies has hired a senior banker from a bulge-bracket firm as it rebuilds its power and utilities investment banking team in New York.
  • Goldman Recruits LevFin Banker for Natural Resources

    Jul 23, 2018 - Shravan Bhat

    Goldman Sachs has added a senior banker to its leveraged finance team who will focus on borrowers in the natural resources sector.
  • Former CPV Legal Chief Lands New Gig

    Jul 19, 2018 - Taryana Odayar

    A lawyer who has previously held in-house roles at merchant power companies including Competitive Power Ventures has joined a biomass fuel producer as general counsel.
  • Infra Fund Manager Branches Out into Debt

    Jul 17, 2018 - Shravan Bhat

    A private equity infrastructure investment firm is developing a New York-based credit platform under two managing directors hired in June.
  • Carlyle's Mancini Retires from M.D. Role

    Jul 16, 2018 - Taryana Odayar

    Robert Mancini, who guided Goldman Sachs' entry into the power asset business before spearheading The Carlyle Group’s expansion into the power sector, has retired from his role as managing director and co-head of Carlyle Power Partners.
  • Citi Investment Banker Heads to Goldman

    Jul 10, 2018 - Richard Metcalf

    A senior investment banker has left Citi’s power and utilities team to join Goldman Sachs in New York.
  • Engie Builds Leadership Team at Rebranded Storage Unit

    Jul 09, 2018 - Richard Metcalf

    Engie North America has hired an experienced distributed generation professional as chief commerical officer at its energy storage subsidiary, Engie Storage Services NA, following the appointment of a new ceo earlier this year in the wake of a rebranding.
  • Q&A: Nick Knapp, CohnReznick Capital — Part III

    Jun 28, 2018 - Fotios Tsarouhis

    In the third and final part of this exclusive interview, Nick Knapp, president of CohnReznick Capital, discusses co-advisory mandates, emerging areas of activity in renewables and the state of the project finance market with PFR reporter Fotios Tsarouhis.
  • ING Launches Americas Sustainable Finance Team

    Jun 27, 2018 - Richard Metcalf

    ING Capital has created an Americas sustainable finance team in New York, appointing a former metals and mining banker to lead the group and bringing in an environmental impact assessment professional.
  • InterGen Relocates Staff, Exits Americas

    Jun 20, 2018 - Michael Turner

    Independent power producer InterGen is shifting its commercial and trading operations out of the U.S. after selling its Mexican generation assets.
  • PJ Solomon Adds Renewables M.D.

    Jun 20, 2018 - Richard Metcalf

    Peter J. Solomon Co. has appointed a managing director in New York to expand the firm’s renewables coverage.
  • Guggenheim Hires Long-time Citi Banker

    Jun 18, 2018 - Richard Metcalf

    Guggenheim Partners has hired a power and utilities investment banker who had been with Citi for almost eight years.
  • Q&A: Nick Knapp, CohnReznick Capital — Part I

    Jun 15, 2018 - Fotios Tsarouhis

    Nick Knapp, who took over as president of CohnReznick Capital in January, discusses the latest changes at the firm and his outlook for project finance and M&A activity with PFR reporter Fotios Tsarouhis.
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