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Jul 19, 2017
Bob Simmons Joins Marathon Capital as Senior Managing Director
Marathon Capital is pleased to announce that Robert "Bob" Simmons has joined the firm as Senior Managing Director. Mr. Simmons has previously held various positions in sell-side and buy-side capacities as an investment banker and principal investor in the electric power sector. Mr. Simmons was a Founding Partner and Executive Partner at Panda Power Funds, and held various roles including Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Chief Compliance Officer and Member of the Investment and Valuation Committees. At Panda, he was responsible for raising $6 billion in total capital for Panda's most recent projects across PJM and ERCOT. He previously held positions as Managing Director with Deutsche Bank, and Vice President with Swiss Bank Corporation and Assistant VP at Citibank.
May 15, 2017
Marathon Capital’s Thiago Alfaia featured in A Word About Wind’s Emerging Markets Report
Marathon Capital has partnered with UK-based wind industry intelligence service, A Word About Wind, for their annual Emerging Markets report, which provides detailed analysis and insight into the most attractive emerging markets for wind companies in 2017. Marathon Capital's two-page editorial features an interview with Director, Thiago Alfaia, on how growing energy demand is opening up new investment opportunities for distributed renewables in Latin America.
Apr 24, 2017
Marathon Capital Welcomes Scott Chabina to its New York Office
Marathon Capital is pleased to announce the addition of Scott Chabina, Director, to its expanding New York-based team. Chabina's hire furthers Marathon Capital's focus on the global energy and infrastructure sectors. He brings more than twelve years of experience as a mergers & acquisitions, capital raising and restructuring professional, along with a strong, demonstrated background in biofuels and the broader renewable energy sectors.
Apr 13, 2017
Marathon Capital Announces Fiera Infrastructure’s Acquisition of Equity Interest in DESRI-owned Renewable Energy Portfolio
Marathon Capital is pleased to announce that Fiera Infra LP, an infrastructure fund under the management of Fiera Infrastructure Inc. (“Fiera Infrastructure”), a leading infrastructure management firm and an affiliate of Fiera Capital Corporation, has acquired an indirect equity interest in a U.S. portfolio of eight solar and wind power generation projects owned by affiliates of D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments, L.L.C. (“DESRI”) and other investors. An additional three projects are anticipated to be added to the portfolio in 2017. Marathon Capital served as Fiera Infrastructure’s exclusive buy-side financial advisor, providing valuation, due diligence, negotiation, and transaction execution support throughout the life of the acquisition process.
Mar 28, 2017
Marathon Capital Announces Partnership Between IGS Solar and ORIX USA to Expand National Commercial Solar Footprint
Marathon Capital is pleased to announce that IGS Solar, a leading turnkey commercial and residential solar provider based in Ohio and an affiliate of IGS Energy, and ORIX USA, a division of leading integrated financial services group, ORIX Corporation (ORIX), have partnered to develop, acquire, own, and operate a nationwide portfolio of commercial and industrial solar energy projects. Marathon Capital acted as the exclusive financial advisor to IGS Solar in arranging the capital commitment from ORIX. Marathon Capital’s extensive experience in the commercial and industrial solar sector served to evaluate a range of capital sources and transaction structures, culminating in the partnership with ORIX USA to fund IGS Solar’s growing project pipeline.
Feb 24, 2017
Marathon Capital Announces the Sale of sPower to AES Corporation and Alberta Investment Management Corporation
Marathon Capital is pleased to announce the successful sale of FTP Power LLC (“sPower”), the largest independent utility scale solar owner, operator and developer in the United States, to the AES Corporation ("AES") and Alberta Investment Management Corporation (“AIMCo”). AES and AIMCo will each own slightly below 50% equity interests in sPower.
Jan 13, 2017
U.S. Federal Corporate Tax Reform – Potential Impact on U.S. Renewable Energy Financing
Marathon Capital Publishes White Paper Exploring Potential Impact of Tax Reform on Renewable Energy Projects
Dec 19, 2016
Marathon Capital Announces the Successful Closing of Empower Energies’ DG Solar Fund
Marathon Capital is pleased to announce the successful closing of the Empower Energies, Inc. (“Empower” or the “Company”) Distributed Generation Fund (“DG Fund”) for commercial and industrial (“C&I”) photovoltaic solar projects originated and developed by Empower and its co-development partners.
Nov 18, 2016
Marathon Capital Announces the Closing of a Partnership Between Soltage and Basalt for Capital Investment in Solar Generation Assets
Marathon Capital is pleased to announce that Soltage LLC (Soltage) and Basalt Infrastructure Partners LP (Basalt) have completed the first close of $70 million on a $140 million equity capital partnership to fund over 100 megawatts (MW) of commercial and industrial (C&I) and utility-scale pipeline of solar projects across the United States. The partnership expects to close the additional $70 million of equity in the first half of 2017, and the partnership will deploy this capital alongside existing tax equity and debt resources. Marathon Capital acted as exclusive financial advisor to Soltage in arranging the capital commitment from Basalt.
Oct 26, 2016
Marathon Capital Advises PRC Wind on the Sale of its 470-megawatt Wind Development Portfolio to Tenaska
Marathon Capital is pleased to announce the successful sale of PRC Wind’s 470-megawatt Wind Development Portfolio to Tenaska. Marathon Capital acted as exclusive financial advisor to PRC Wind on the sale.