About Capital Dynamics Clean Energy Infrastructure
Capital Dynamics Clean Energy Infrastructure invests in high-quality, utility-scale clean energy assets in North America and Europe, focusing on opportunities with long-term contracted revenues. Projects include solar, wind, biomass and hydro, conventional gas generation and waste gas-fueled power generation. As a market leader with broad exposure to power markets across geographies and technologies, Capital Dynamics is well-positioned to identify, assess and capitalise on opportunities.
In the US, the team primarily implements a buy-and-hold strategy along with selective development investments. In the UK and Europe, the team targets value-added opportunities that capitalise on the changing marketplace for European renewables.
Clean Energy Infrastructure portfolio
The portfolio includes 7.9 GW of gross power generation across more than 150 projects in the United States and Europe and $6.5 billion of AUM/tax equity1, and has one of the longest track records in the industry.
Since the Clean Energy Infrastructure (CEI) platform’s inception in 2010, over 17 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions have been avoided as a result of the firm’s renewable investments2. This is equivalent to the power needed to supply more than 3 million homes or passenger vehicles for one year. In 2019, the CEI strategy received top rankings from GRESB (the ESG benchmark for real assets) for commitment to sustainability, and was awarded Global PE Energy Firm of the Year by Private Equity International.
CD Arevon and Arevon Energy, Capital Dynamics’ exclusive asset management affiliates operating from the US and UK, provide highly specialised asset management services for renewable energy investments across the entire project lifecycle, including:
Development & Pre-Construction
Evaluating potential acquisitions, managing late-stage development, leading procurement activities and developing the construction strategy.
Managing and overseeing engineering, procurement and construction activity.
Comprising a broad range of asset management, performance analysis, technical services, commercial, financial, accounting, audit, tax, compliance and administrative services.
“Investing in clean energy infrastructure when done correctly, can provide investors with a bond-like, long-term stream of stable cash flow with low correlation to the long-term macroeconomic environment. That risk/return profile is why it’s so suitable for our pension, endowment, super fund, insurance and sovereign wealth clients across the globe.”
Senior Managing Director, Head of Energy Infrastructure
John is a Senior Managing Director and Head of Energy Infrastructure. He has over 17 years of direct private equity investing experience, preceded by over 18 years of operations management. Prior to joining Capital Dynamics, John was a managing partner at Bregal Energy, where he led a team exclusively focused on power generation and natural gas-focused investments. Prior to that he spent six years as a partner at CCMP Capital in Tokyo (formerly JP Morgan Partners) where he invested in energy and industrial opportunities. John also served as Chief Operating Officer at Densei Lambda KK, a publicly-traded Japanese corporation with eight factories located around the world and over 4,000 employees. Earlier in his career he led several large divisions of Invensys and Exide Electronics in the US and held positions in engineering, sales and general management at AT&T, and StraforFacom SA. John holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Vermont.
Managing Director, Head of Clean Energy Infrastructure, Europe
Simon is a Managing Director and Head of the Clean Energy Infrastructure European team. He has approximately 30 years of energy, power and infrastructure related experience. Prior to joining Capital Dynamics, Simon spent six years in the infrastructure investment team of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority where he was Global Head of Utilities, responsible for sourcing, executing and managing all utility related investments for ADIA. Prior to ADIA, Simon established and managed one of the first private equity funds focused on investing in the energy and infrastructure sectors in the Middle East. He started his career as a power developer both in the UK and internationally, before heading teams focused on power generation project financing and advisory at Sumitomo Bank and Standard Bank in London. Simon holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from Swansea University.
Principal, Clean Energy Infrastructure, Europe
Barney is a Principal on the Clean Energy Infrastructure team. He has over 11 years of renewable energy financing experience across Europe. Prior to joining the team, Barney spent over six years in energy corporate finance at Ernst & Young in London, working across lead advisory, project finance, and M&A in the clean energy and utility sectors. He also provided transaction advice to both the private and public sector on large-scale clean energy infrastructure procurement processes. Barney has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from University of Cambridge and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.
Principal, Clean Energy Infrastructure, US
Kathryn is a Principal on the Clean Energy Infrastructure team. She has over 8 years of energy-related experience. Prior to joining Capital Dynamics, she worked at Wells Fargo Securities as an investment banking analyst in Energy & Power. In this role, Kathryn was involved in the evaluation and execution of mergers, asset purchases, divestitures and capital markets transactions in the power and utilities sector. Kathryn holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Finance) from the University of Florida.
Principal, Clean Energy Infrastructure, Europe
Dario is a Principal on the Clean Energy Infrastructure team. He has over 10 years of energy related and renewables experience. Prior to joining Capital Dynamics, he was an investment director at Bluefield Partners LLP and an Investment Manager at Platina Partners where he worked across multiple renewable energy transactions and project financings in the UK and Europe. His previous experience also includes roles at the international energy developer MedEnergy and on the Energy Corporate Finance team at Jefferies International. Dario holds a bachelor's degree in International Trades from the University of Turin and a master's degree in European Business from ESCP Europe.
Vice President, Clean Energy Infrastructure CFO
Kirsty is a Vice President and the Chief Financial Officer of the Clean Energy Infrastructure team. Kirsty has several years of financial control and accounting experience within the renewables sector. Prior to joining Capital Dynamics, she worked for Arevon Services, the specialist asset management company established to manage Capital Dynamics’ UK operations. Additionally, she worked for four years at Novera Energy as Financial Controller and Wind Development Team Manager. She began her career at Ernst & Young, working in both the UK and Australia. Kirsty has a Masters of Physics degree from Heriot Watt University in the UK, and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland.
1. As of September 30, 2020. Includes assets in renewable energy projects managed by Capital Dynamics, including USD 4.1bn assets under discretionary management and USD 2.4bn tax equity assets. Tax equity is a financing solution for renewable energy projects.
2. Environmental benefits are based on US Environmental Protection Agency Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator.
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