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CleanCapital Accelerates Solar Acquisitions, Announcing 13MW Deal in Indiana and Ohio

NEW YORK, New York – January 29, 2019 – CleanCapital announced today the acquisition of a 13.2MW solar portfolio from General Energy Solutions USA, Inc. The portfolio is comprised of sites in Indianapolis, Indiana and Columbus, Ohio. CleanCapital’s growth has accelerated in the past 12 months, having invested more than $300 million to acquire more than 100MW of distributed operating solar assets throughout the United States. This investment is the latest in a series of acquisitions through CleanCapital’s $250 million investment vehicle with CarVal Investors. Included in this acquisition is a portion of the IND Solar Farm at the Indianapolis International Airport, which was, when completed in 2013, the largest solar farm on airport real estate in the world.

CleanCapital now owns and operates 108 solar sites in 11 states ranging in size from 25KW to 12,600KW. The company’s partnerships with CarVal Investors, BlackRock, and other institutional investors are driving institutional investment into the rapidly growing distributed clean energy sector. Chris Hopgood of Ignite Renewable Capital, LLC consulted on this transaction.

“Our mission at CleanCapital is to accelerate the flow of capital to renewable energy projects in response to the urgent threat of climate change,” said Thomas Byrne, CEO of CleanCapital. “This most recent acquisition again affirms the robust investor appetite for these assets; CleanCapital remains committed to growing institutional investment in all sectors of the clean energy market via our cutting-edge platform.”

 “The CleanCapital team had the expertise and capital resources to move our portfolio from initial evaluation to closing in less than 60 days,” said Jack Chen, Managing Director of General Energy Solutions USA. “We are proud to work with an organization that so clearly demonstrates the capacity to invest in and effectively manage clean energy assets.”

About CleanCapital
CleanCapital is an industry-leading clean energy investment platform. Founded in 2015, CleanCapital owns and manages nearly $300M of distributed operating solar assets. CleanCapital leverages its leading edge technology platform to evaluate renewable energy investments with speed and certainty. Its mission is to accelerate investment in all sectors of the clean energy industry to address the urgent threat of climate change. Learn more at cleancapital.com.

About General Energy Solutions USA, Inc.
General Energy Solutions USA is the global solar system development vehicle of United Renewable Energy Co., Ltd (https://www.urecorp.com/us/) headquartered in Taiwan. GES leverages URE’s position as a leader in solar cell technology in order to expand its global solar systems businesses. GES strives to lead the way as a provider of sustainable and affordable photovoltaic energy systems on a global scale.

About CarVal Investors
CarVal Investors is a leading global alternative investment fund manager focused on distressed and credit-intensive assets and market inefficiencies. Since 1987, CarVal has invested $113 billion in 5,320 transactions across 79 countries. CarVal has a history of successful energy and power investments and is innovative in structuring partnerships in the renewables industry. For more information, visit www.carvalinvestors.com.

About Ignite Renewable Capital, LLC
Ignite Renewable Capital is focused on renewable energy financing, development and consulting to leading developers and financiers in North and South America. Since its inception, Ignite has demonstrated the ability to successfully market renewable projects and operating assets to various investors and maximize returns to its clients.

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CleanCapital and BlackRock Announce New Partnership to Drive Capital into Distributed Clean Energy Markets

NEW YORK (Nov. 8, 2018) – CleanCapital is pleased to announce a new partnership with BlackRock’s global renewable power platform today with the closing of a 46.9 MW portfolio of solar assets from ATN International, Inc. subsidiary, Ahana Renewables. The portfolio consists of 60 operating solar projects located in California, Massachusetts and New Jersey. The acquisition is CleanCapital’s largest to date.

This transaction highlights both CleanCapital and BlackRock Real Asset’s ability to execute on large, complex deals in the distributed clean energy space. CleanCapital’s technology-driven approach, coupled with access to dedicated capital from funds managed by BlackRock, streamlines and expedites due diligence and analysis, allowing complex deals to close efficiently. In partnering with CleanCapital, BlackRock Real Assets has expanded its footprint in the renewable power sector and further demonstrated its commitment to the attractive investment opportunities in sustainable real assets presented by the global energy transition.

With today’s announcement, CleanCapital has now acquired nearly $250 million of operating solar assets in the United States since its founding less than 3 years ago. It has done so by pairing institutional capital with technology solutions that simplify underwriting in this fragmented space. In fact, this was the first acquisition that was managed entirely through CleanCapital’s diligence software platform.

“This transaction ushers in a new phase for CleanCapital as we launch our partnership with one of the world’s leading renewable power investors, BlackRock, leveraging our cutting edge software,” said Thomas Byrne, CEO of CleanCapital. “As the energy landscape becomes cleaner and more distributed, CleanCapital will continue to create solutions and partnerships that deliver capital throughout this transforming market.”

“BlackRock Real Assets is excited to launch this new partnership with CleanCapital, which will allow us to more efficiently deploy capital in the distributed generation sector of renewable power on behalf of our clients. Investors are increasingly interested in the investment opportunities presented by the rapidly changing clean energy space, and we’re pleased to invest in solar assets that are well-positioned to capitalize on those trends,” said David Giordano, Managing Director and Head of Renewable Power Americas and APAC at BlackRock. “We look forward to working with CleanCapital as we continue to grow our investments in distributed clean energy.”

To learn more, visit cleancapital.com

About CleanCapital
Founded in 2015, CleanCapital is a financial technology company that makes it easy to invest in clean energy. CleanCapital has built a proprietary technology platform that identifies, screens, and manages clean energy projects enabling project owners an opportunity to exit their portfolios while providing accredited investors, including institutional investors, family offices, and investment funds, unique access to the clean energy investment market. Stay up to date on the evolving market of clean energy finance by following the company on Twitter or Facebook or connecting via LinkedIn. Learn more at http://www.cleancapital.com.

About BlackRock
BlackRock helps investors build better financial futures. As a fiduciary to our clients, we provide the investment and technology solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of September 30, 2018, the firm managed approximately $6.44 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com | Twitter: @blackrock | Blog: www.blackrockblog.com | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock.

About Ahana Renewables
Ahana Renewables, a subsidiary of ATN International, Inc., is a specialized investment firm focused on alternative energy and long-lived real assets. The company brings its experience to various infrastructure asset classes, capitalizing on bankable technology and strong project fundamentals. Ahana Renewables’ core expertise lies in deal sourcing, public/private contract negotiations and financial structuring to take controlling, owner/operator positions in projects and portfolios. Headquartered in San Francisco with offices and affiliates in Massachusetts, Singapore, and Hyderabad, the company currently operates distributed solar portfolios in India. More information is available at www.ahanarenewables.com.

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The Cleanie Awards™ Selects CleanCapital For Startup of the Year

NEW YORK (Oct. 23, 2018) – CleanCapital has been chosen as The Cleanie AwardsTM recipient for Startup of the Year. The Cleanie Awards program is the first comprehensive awards program exclusive to the cleantech industry. The program, in its inaugural year in 2018, sets out to recognize innovation excellence, business leadership and superior outreach campaigns. Nominations were submitted from individuals and organizations of all sizes and across many facets of the industry.

For CleanCapital, this award signifies how influential this company has been within the cleantech field, specifically within innovative and competitive field of companies bringing new ideas to market.

“The Cleanie Awards set out to identify the unsung movers and shakers in the industry, from the top of the Fortune 100 list to hot startups, pioneering individuals and high impact advocates,” said Elyssa Rae, program director, The Cleanie Awards. “CleanCapital exemplifies the type of innovation and leadership that we are seeking in an award winner. Their accomplishments serve as an inspiration to the broader cleantech industry.”

“We are honored to be selected for a Cleanie Award as Startup of the Year. Finance has a critically important role to play in order to accelerate the deployment of clean energy at the speed and scale required to mitigate the most severe impacts of climate change,” said Marc Garrett, Chief Technology Officer of CleanCapital. “We are tackling these challenges every day at CleanCapital, as we leverage technology to increase the flow of capital throughout the clean energy market.”

CleanCapital is a financial technology company that makes it easy to invest in clean energy. Despite the historic growth in clean energy, the flow of capital within the distributed space remains limited. CleanCapital is solving this challenge using proprietary technology to identify, screen, finance and manage clean energy projects. This unique approach is giving owners and developers the capital they need to grow while also providing investors with unique access to the distributed clean energy investment market.

Founded in 2015, 2017 was a pivotal year for CleanCapital. The company established strategic capital partnerships to finance distributed generation assets. To date the team has acquired nearly $150M in operating solar projects. In 2017 alone, CleanCapital doubled its state footprint and increased its megawatt production by 150%, and with current acquisitions totaling over 100 MWs in 12 states. CleanCapital also successfully launched the Experts Only podcast with over 30 episodes and 30,000 downloads to date and closed $3.7M in Series A financing.

CleanCapital was selected by a cohort of judges and leaders representing a cross section of the cleantech and renewable energy sectors, including Allie Burns, Village Capital; Thiam Giam, Black & Veatch Management Consulting, LLC; Marissa Gillett, Energy Storage Association (ESA); Kristen Graf, WRISE; Gil Jenkins, ACORE; Shalini Ramanathan, RES; Chris Vlahoplus, Scott Madden; and Tom Weirich, Rubicon Infrastructure.

A full list of winners can be found thecleanieawards.com.

To learn more, visit cleancapital.com

About CleanCapital
Founded in 2015, CleanCapital is a financial technology company that makes it easy to invest in clean energy. CleanCapital has built a proprietary technology platform that identifies, screens, and manages clean energy projects enabling project owners an opportunity to exit their portfolios while providing accredited investors, including institutional investors, family offices, and investment funds, unique access to the clean energy investment market. Stay up to date on the evolving market of clean energy finance by following the company on Twitter or Facebook or connecting via LinkedIn. Learn more at http://www.cleancapital.com.

About The Cleanie Awards:
The Cleanie Awards is the first comprehensive awards program exclusive to the cleantech industry. It generates much needed visibility for innovators and disruptors in the industry who are creating life [and planet] changing solutions. The campaigns recognized by the award program aim to influence public opinion about technologies delivering on the promise of a clean energy future. For more information, visit our website at www.thecleanieawards.com. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook at @CleanieAwards and on LinkedIn.

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CleanCapital Announces Second Acquisition in One Month, Adding 10.2 MW of Operating Solar

 The portfolio of two operating solar projects in Massachusetts leverages the $250 million equity partnership with CarVal Investors

New York, NY [May 31, 2018] CleanCapital announced a second solar acquisition from G&S Solar, a New York-based developer that builds, develops and operates solar systems in multiple states in the Northeast. The 10.2 MW portfolio comes less than a month after the acquisition of a 14.3 MW portfolio from X-Elio. This new portfolio is comprised of two solar projects located in Massachusetts and consists of high-quality customers including a corporate entity and municipality as the offtakers. CleanCapital’s proprietary platform enabled their ability to execute on these two complex transactions in a short timeframe. The technology, coupled with access to dedicated capital, streamlines and expedites due diligence and analysis, allowing complex deals like these to close efficiently.

Today’s announcement brings CleanCapital’s total to nearly $150m of acquired operating solar assets. It’s an exciting year for the team as they change the paradigm for clean energy finance. Despite the historic growth across the industry, the flow of capital within the space remains largely stagnant. Leveraging their proprietary platform and capital partnerships, CleanCapital is bringing liquidity to a historically capital inefficient clean energy marketplace.

“This is only the beginning. Closing two complex deals on such a short timeline is an exciting next step for us and the clean energy marketplace. We were founded on the principle that we can streamline the complexities of clean energy transactions by leveraging technology, allowing for more capital to enter the sector and accelerating clean energy deployment,” said Marc Garrett, CTO, CleanCapital.

“G&S Solar was pleased to sell a portion of its solar assets in Massachusetts to CleanCapital,” said John Faltings, President of G&S Solar. “Transactions such as this can get bogged down by the complex diligence process but the CleanCapital team was efficient and very professional at managing the acquisition of these operating solar assets. We look forward to working closely with them in the near future.” This deal was brokered on behalf of G&S Solar by Chris Hopgood of Ignite Renewable Capital, LLC.

CleanCapital is a financial technology company that makes it easy to invest in clean energy. They deliver technology solutions to all aspects of the transaction process—from lending to capital raising, origination to diligence. The proprietary technology platform identifies, screens, and manages clean energy projects enabling project owners an opportunity to exit their portfolios while providing accredited investors, including institutional investors, family offices, and investment funds, unique access to the clean energy investment market.

About CleanCapital:

Founded in 2015, CleanCapital is a financial technology company that makes it easy to invest in clean energy. CleanCapital has built a proprietary technology platform that identifies, screens, and manages clean energy projects enabling project owners an opportunity to exit their portfolios while providing accredited investors, including institutional investors, family offices, and investment funds, unique access to the clean energy investment market. Stay up to date on the evolving market of clean energy finance by following the company on Twitter or Facebook or connecting via LinkedIn. Learn more at http://www.cleancapital.com.

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CleanCapital Announces Acquisition of over 14.23 MW of Operating Solar Assets from X-Elio

The portfolio of eight operating solar projects in two states leverages new $250 million equity partnership with CarVal Investors

New York, NY [May 3, 2018] CleanCapital announced its largest solar acquisition to date from X-Elio, a Spanish developer with U.S. operations based out of Reno, Nevada. The 14.23 MW portfolio leverages capital from CleanCapital’s new partnership with CarVal Investors. These solar projects are located in California and Vermont and consist of high-quality customers including schools, a vineyard and two utilities. CleanCapital’s proprietary platform streamlines and expedites due diligence and analysis, allowing complex deals like this one to close in less than 60 days.

CleanCapital and CarVal Investors, a leading global alternative investment fund manager, announced a new $250 million equity partnership last month that, including debt financing, enables the acquisition of up to $1 billion of clean energy assets. This was the partnership’s first acquisition.

“CleanCapital remains committed to unlocking the billions of dollars of untapped capital sources that have been absent from this sector. We continue to look for partnerships with developers like X-Elio to provide liquidity and capital to small-scale, distributed energy markets,” said Jon Powers, President, CleanCapital.

“The CleanCapital team knows how to professionally manage the acquisition of operating solar assets. These deals can have a complex diligence process, but their team executed efficiently and seamlessly making our job as the seller much easier. I am looking forward to working closely with them in the future,” said Steve Sceery, Head of Corporate M&A, X-Elio.

CleanCapital is a financial technology company that makes it easy to invest in clean energy. They deliver technology solutions to all aspects of the transaction process—from lending to capital raising, origination to diligence. The proprietary technology platform identifies, screens, and manages clean energy projects enabling project owners an opportunity to exit their portfolios while providing accredited investors, including institutional investors, family offices, and investment funds, unique access to the clean energy investment market.

About CleanCapital:

Founded in 2015, CleanCapital is a financial technology company that makes it easy to invest in clean energy. CleanCapital has built a proprietary technology platform that identifies, screens, and manages clean energy projects enabling project owners an opportunity to exit their portfolios while providing accredited investors, including institutional investors, family offices, and investment funds, unique access to the clean energy investment market. Stay up to date on the evolving market of clean energy finance by following the company on Twitter or Facebook or connecting via LinkedIn. Learn more at http://www.cleancapital.com.

 

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CleanCapital announces $250 million equity partnership with CarVal Investors

New partnership, supports growing clean energy marketplace with up to $1 billion available to acquire and invest in solar projects

NEW YORK, NY- [April 9, 2018] CleanCapital, a fintech company that makes it easy to invest in clean energy, and CarVal Investors, a leading global alternative investment fund manager, today announced a new $250 million equity partnership that, including debt financing, enables the acquisition of up to $1 billion of clean energy assets. This partnership harnesses CarVal’s expertise across different asset classes and creates an opportunity to define clean energy as an investment-ready opportunity. To date, the CleanCapital team, founded by Jon Powers, Thomas Byrne, and Marc Garrett, has acquired nearly $100 million of operating solar projects. Their proprietary platform streamlines and expedites due diligence and analysis, allowing complex deals to close in less than 60 days.

The solar industry is on track to reach over 100GW of capacity by 2023; however, the flow of capital within the space remains largely stagnant. CarVal has a successful track record of leveraging the securitization market to enhance returns and tapping capital markets to broaden investable opportunities. This expertise will allow CleanCapital to bring much-needed liquidity to the historically capital-inefficient clean energy marketplace.

“CleanCapital’s approach is game-changing for accelerating investments in a sustainable energy future for America,” said Jerry Keefe, principal at CarVal Investors. “Their proprietary methodology to acquire solar assets takes what was once a complex and cumbersome process and makes it simple and secure for developers. We believe these assets have the potential to be solid, high-performing investments with predictable cash flows for investors. We’re excited to partner with CleanCapital as they continue to grow the clean energy economy and bring much-needed capital to the sector.”

“As the investment needs in renewables grow, broader participation from institutional investors is critical to transition from fossil fuels to a clean energy economy. This substantial capital commitment multiplies our ability to provide project owners with opportunities to successfully exit their portfolios. I’m convinced that the flow of capital into clean energy is irrepressible, and this deal is one more step in unlocking the billions of dollars of untapped capital sources that have been absent from this sector,” said Thomas Byrne, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of CleanCapital. “Partnering with CarVal Investors, one of the most dynamic and innovative capital partners in the market, increases the resources and experience to accelerate toward that goal.”

CleanCapital was connected to CarVal through Finitive, a financial technology platform providing institutional investors with access to alternative lending investments.

“Using its proprietary financial technology platform, CleanCapital has established a leadership role in the acquisition of solar renewable assets. We are excited that CleanCapital and CarVal have partnered to further accelerate the growth of CleanCapital’s portfolio. With this partnership and the capital provided by CarVal, CleanCapital will be able to achieve its acquisition goals for the near and medium term,” said Jon Barlow, Executive Chairman and founder of Finitive.

CleanCapital is a financial technology company that makes it easy to invest in clean energy. They deliver technology solutions to all aspects of the transaction processfrom lending to capital raising, origination to diligence. The proprietary technology platform identifies, screens, and manages clean energy projects enabling project owners an opportunity to exit their portfolios while providing accredited investors, including institutional investors, family offices, and investment funds, unique access to the clean energy investment market.

About CleanCapital:

Founded in 2015, CleanCapital is a financial technology company that makes it easy to invest in clean energy. CleanCapital has built a proprietary technology platform that identifies, screens, and manages clean energy projects enabling project owners an opportunity to exit their portfolios while providing accredited investors, including institutional investors, family offices, and investment funds, unique access to the clean energy investment market. Stay up to date on the evolving market of clean energy finance by following the company on Twitter or Facebook or connecting via LinkedIn. Learn more at http://www.cleancapital.com.

About CarVal Investors

CarVal Investors is a leading global alternative investment fund manager focused on distressed and credit-intensive assets and market inefficiencies. Since 1987, CarVal has invested $103 billion in 5,300 transactions across 79 countries. CarVal has a history of successful energy and power investments and is innovative in structuring partnerships in the renewables industry. For more information, visit www.carvalinvestors.com.

About Finitive

Finitive is a financial technology platform providing institutional investors with turnkey, zero-fee access to alternative lending investments. Its highly selective process, world-class investment team, and unique platform efficiently deliver capital to its originator partners. Through Finitive, institutional investors access a multi-trillion-dollar market that encompasses a broad spectrum of non-bank lending sectors, including specialty finance, online lending, marketplace lending, and private credit funds. Finitive’s originator partners gain efficient access to a global network of investors who are actively allocating to alternative lending.  All regulated activities are conducted through North Capital Private Securities, member FINRA/SIPC. For additional information, please visit Finitive’s website at www.finitive.com.

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Contact: Lauren Glickman, press@cleancapital.com, (504) 258-7955

CleanCapital Continues Growth with New Hire, Melinda Baglio, Seasoned Project Finance Expert

New York, NY [Feb 14, 2018] – CleanCapital announced that Melinda Baglio recently joined the company to lead both legal processes and project acquisition for the team. As Head of Acquisitions and General Counsel, Baglio brings over a decade of experience in clean energy and project finance to support due diligence, financing and acquisition of new projects. Baglio’s hire will support CleanCapital’s work to increase the flow of capital across the clean energy marketplace while expanding opportunities for clean energy investing.

Finance and acquisition for renewable energy remains a hurdle for many project owners looking to sell and fund assets. CleanCapital’s innovative approach leverages technology to address these inefficiencies. Baglio, having spent the last eight years leading all aspects of project finance on numerous high-stakes and award-winning energy projects around the world, is bringing her expertise to CleanCapital. In this new role, Baglio will also support the CleanCapital team through all aspects of project acquisition, from due diligence to term negotiation and deal execution.

“I’ve been advocating for clean energy throughout my entire career. Since turning my focus to project finance I’ve had the opportunity to work on a number of innovative deals across the renewable energy space,” stated Baglio. “I’ve seen first hand the challenges related to executing a deal that are inhibiting growth in the clean energy sector. I was drawn to CleanCapital because of their innovative approach to tackle these challenges head-on and I’m excited to join the team of respected experts in the industry”

“Having worked with Melinda for many years, I witnessed her exceptional judgment and ability first hand. She has worked on a wide range of clean energy transactions and witnessed many of the challenges faced by developers,” said CleanCapital CEO, Thomas Byrne. “As CleanCapital strives to deliver innovative financing solutions to all segments of the clean energy market, that effort will be significantly advanced with the addition of Melinda.”

Most recently, Melinda was in the Energy infrastructure Project and Asset Finance group at White & Case LLP. Earlier in her career she was on the Project Finance team at Chadbourne and Parke LLP and an Environmental Advocate for NYPIRG.

About CleanCapital:

Founded in 2015, CleanCapital is a financial technology company that makes it easy to invest in clean energy. CleanCapital has built a proprietary technology platform that identifies, screens, and manages clean energy projects enabling project owners an opportunity to exit their portfolios while providing accredited investors, including institutional investors, family offices, and investment funds, unique access to the clean energy investment market. CleanCapital was founded in 2015 and are headquartered in New York, NY. Stay up to date on the evolving market of clean energy finance by signing up on our website, following us on Twitter, liking us on Facebook or connecting via LinkedIn. Learn more at https://cleancapital.com.

 

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For more info:
Contact: Lauren Glickman, press@cleancapital.com, (504) 258-7955

CleanCapital closes of $3.7M Investment Round to Help Investors Access Solar Market

We are excited to announce that our team at CleanCapital closed its Series A with a total investment of $3.7 million. This investment came through 50 investors to include FinTech and CleanTech leaders as well as SeedInvest’s Selections Fund in this latest round. The new capital will allow us to accelerate implementation of our technology roadmap, scale operations, grow our team, and expand opportunities for clean energy investing.

This new funding is driving our innovative approach to connect investors with investment-ready portfolios of solar projects across the United States. The capital will help us as we are actively acquiring seasoned solar projects that generate long-term contractual cash flows with creditworthy counterparties providing predictable long term returns. Our team performs best in class underwriting evaluation that uses our seasoned experience and proprietary metrics to acquire quality assets.

To date, our team has financed over $50M of solar projects and more than 20 MW in operating solar assets. We are already reducing barriers for institutional investors to access projects, and allows project owners to seamlessly exit their current portfolios.

Click here if you are ready to sell your solar project!

Who is investing?

We competed to be featured on leading startup fundraising platform SeedInvest which historically has accepted just 1% of startup applicants. In addition to SeedInvest, CleanTech leaders including Jeff Phillips, Treasurer and Co-Founder of the Corporate Climate Alliance and Barney Schauble, Managing Partner of Nephila Advisors join FinTech pioneers Ron Suber, President of Prosper Marketplace, Jon Barlow, Founder of Eaglewood Capital Management, and Bradley Pattelli, Former Chief Investment Officer of LendingClub with investments in CleanCapital.

What’s next?

We are busy implementing our technology road map and growing our team to make clean energy investing simple and accessible to everyone. We will continue to be a leading exit option for solar developers, and we will soon introduce new innovative financing products that will continue to propel clean energy growth.

CleanCapital Expands Team with Matt Eastwick, Former Managing Director of Global Environmental Fund

CleanCapital announced that Matt Eastwick has joined the company to structure and execute capital markets transactions. As Head of Capital Markets, Eastwick will bring an innovative approach to securing the optimal structures and investors for CleanCapital’s various and growing capital needs. Eastwick’s hire comes after a successful Series A equity raise this past summer, as CleanCapital continues to scale operations, while expanding opportunities for clean energy investing.

The renewable energy industry offers a variety of different financial structuring opportunities, and Eastwick, having spent the last eight years focused exclusively on these types of transactions, is bringing his expertise across several areas of fixed income and equity markets to the team. In this new role, Eastwick will also support the CleanCapital team to leverage big data analytics and technology to reduce inefficiencies that still exist for this sector of the market.

We are committed to creating innovative financing solutions that reach all segments of the market, and bringing a seasoned capital markets leader like Matt to the team will accelerate that effort.”— Thomas Byrne, CEO, CleanCapital

“Throughout my career in the capital markets and renewable energy finance, I’ve had the opportunity to work on a number of exciting and groundbreaking transactions,” stated Eastwick. “CleanCapital’s pioneering mission to innovate in the renewable energy market attracted me to join the company, and I look forward to building out our capital markets leadership.”

“Matt’s breadth of capital markets experience will help CleanCapital grow into a market leader,” said CleanCapital CEO Thomas Byrne. “We are committed to creating innovative financing solutions that reach all segments of the clean energy market, and bringing a seasoned capital markets leader like Matt to the team will accelerate that effort.”

Earlier in his career, Eastwick held various leadership positions at Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, and Merrill Lynch.

Jurgen Altziebler joins CleanCapital

Jurgen Altziebler has joined CleanCapital to lead the creative direction of our clean energy finance platform. As Head of Design, Jurgen will help expand CleanCapital’s online clean energy marketplace and will be responsible for managing our brand and visual identity.

A Webby award-winning creative director and interface architect for desktop and mobile applications, Jurgen adds deep expertise in information architecture and user experience (UX) to the CleanCapital team. Most recently, Jurgen was Product Design Lead at Elastic, a software provider that makes structured and unstructured data usable in real time for search, logging, security, and analytics use cases. As the first UX hire at Elastic, he pioneered product design at a rapidly growing enterprise software startup. During his time with the company, Jurgen combined multiple open source projects under one unified user interface and laid the foundation for versions to come. Jurgen’s exceptional talents have been awarded by One Show, Print Magazine, and The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.

“When I learned about CleanCapital’s vision for clean energy and finance, I realized that this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create a global environmental impact with design,” said Jurgen. “Good design enables users to understand data and make smart decisions for their businesses, their families, and the future of our planet. It’s this synergy that transforms a business into a power brand.”
Earlier in this career, Jurgen held various roles with leading national corporations and nonprofit organizations across an array of industries, including CoreBrand, Siegel & Gale, OVEN Digital, ADP, American Express, AT&T, Microsoft, JPMorgan Chase, Pew Research, Pepsi, Motorola, and The World Bank. Jurgen studied design at the Parsons School of Design.

Solar hasn’t seen the revolution in UX that’s come to other industries. We face the challenge of visualizing complex data sets at the intersection of clean energy and finance. I can’t think of anyone better suited to help us grow in this environment than Jurgen.