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  • Head of Americas Departs Solar Outfit

    May 15, 2017 - Olivia Feld

    An executive v.p. and head of Americas at a solar independent power producer has left the company just over a year after he joined.
  • President Trump Names FERC Commissioner Nominees

    May 10, 2017 - Olivia Feld

    The U.S. President has selected two prospective Republican commissioners to sit on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the White House announced on Monday.
  • European Bank Adds to Growing Power Group

    May 09, 2017 - Olivia Feld

    A European bank, which withdrew from project finance in the Americas in the aftermath of the financial crisis, has made several senior hires as it looks to reestablish its footprint in the power and utilities space.
  • Morgan Stanley M.D. Heads to Whitehall

    May 08, 2017 - Richard Metcalf

    A banker who joined Morgan Stanley two years ago to build up the energy and power finance offering within its commodities group has left the bank to take up a new role at Whitehall & Co.
  • Ex-SunEd Financier Lands at Solar P.E. Shop

    May 08, 2017 - Olivia Feld

    A former senior financier at SunEdison and TerraForm Power has joined a roughly one-and-a-half-year-old solar-focused private equity firm.
  • Marathon Adds Investment Banker in New York

    May 04, 2017 - Richard Metcalf

    A financier whose career has included stints at several investment banks has joined Marathon Capital's New York office.
  • Panda Power Funds Partner Leaves Firm

    Apr 26, 2017 - Olivia Feld

    A partner who worked at Panda Power Funds and its predecessors for over 17 years has left the private equity firm, soon after one of its power plants filed for bankruptcy.
  • U.S. Geothermal Begins Search for CEO

    Apr 26, 2017 - Richard Metcalf

    U.S. Geothermal is looking for a new ceo after the company and the existing officeholder, Dennis Gilles, were unable to agree to terms on an extension of his role.
  • Japanese Bank to Build Up New York M&A Ops

    Apr 26, 2017 - Fotios Tsarouhis

    A Japanese bank is establishing a mergers and acquisitions advisory team with a focus on generation assets in its New York office, sources tell PFR on the sidelines of Platts Global Power Markets 2017.
  • Head of Energy Departs from European Bank

    Apr 25, 2017 - Olivia Feld

    A New York-based head of energy finance has left a European bank.
  • Panda Power Funds Appoints Finance Head

    Apr 19, 2017 - Olivia Feld

    Panda Power Funds, whose troubled Temple I project in Texas filed for bankruptcy earlier this week, has appointed a new head of debt and finance.
  • D.E. Shaw Expands Footprint into Solar Project Development

    Apr 17, 2017 - Olivia Feld

    D.E. Shaw is behind a new solar development shop that is building utility-scale projects in the U.S., according to market participants.
  • Gerlach Swaps Molten Salt for Batteries

    Apr 12, 2017 - Richard Metcalf

    Chris Gerlach, who oversaw structured finance at solar thermal sponsor SolarReserve until Friday, has traded one form of energy storage for another by moving to Energy Asset Development, whose subsidiaries develop battery and microgrid technologies.
  • Canadian Solar Lands V.P. for Americas to Oversee Recurrent

    Apr 10, 2017 - Olivia Feld

    Canadian Solar has hired a v.p. for the Americas within its energy group, a role which includes supervising U.S. development subsidiary Recurrent Energy.
  • Veteran Financiers Merge Boutiques to Pool Capabilities

    Apr 05, 2017 - Richard Metcalf

    A merchant bank and a boutique investment bank, each led by an experienced financier, have joined forces to form a new advisory firm focusing on natural resources, energy, power and utility infrastructure.
  • Residential PACE Lender Hires Former Freddie Mac Bigwig

    Apr 04, 2017 - Power Finance & Risk

    Paige Wisdom, the former chief enterprise risk officer at Freddie Mac, has joined residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) lender Renovate America as cfo.
  • Spate of Departures at Canadian Solar-owned Recurrent

    Apr 04, 2017 - Olivia Feld

    At least 10 senior employees who worked in areas including finance, development and procurement at Recurrent Energy have left the solar sponsor in a wave of departures in recent months.
  • BMO Hires Ex-BNP Head of Energy

    Mar 29, 2017 - Olivia Feld

    A former head of energy at BNP Paribas in New York has landed at BMO.
  • Ex-Natixis Financier Lands at Regional Bank

    Mar 22, 2017 - Richard Metcalf

    A regional bank seeking to establish itself as a major player in power project finance has bolstered its team with the addition of a former senior Natixis financier.
  • Con Ed Bags Ex-Barclays Banker

    Mar 21, 2017 - Richard Metcalf

    New York-based utility company Consolidated Edison has hired a corporate finance director who worked in Barclays’ investment banking group until last month.
  • Jefferies Bolsters Power and Utilities Group with Former BNP Banker

    Mar 13, 2017 - Olivia Feld

    A former managing director at BNP Paribas has moved to Jefferies' power and utilities group.
  • Long-serving Exec. Departs Oaktree’s Highstar

    Mar 08, 2017 - Richard Metcalf

    A managing director who was at Highstar Capital for 12 years left the firm in January, PFR has learned.
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