An Interview with Ted Brandt, Investment banker and founder of Marathon Capital- an energy and infrastructure focused boutique investment bank.

  • Exclusive advisors to Middle River Power on their acquisition by Goldman Sachs Renewable Power (August 2020. Solar segment).
    Marathon Capital, LLC announced it advised on the successful sale of the High Desert Solar Project (“HDSI”) on behalf of Middle River Power, the operating and development platform of Avenue Capital, to Goldman Sachs Renewable Power. HDSI is a 100 MWAC solar and 50MWAC battery storage project currently under development in San Bernardino County, California. HDSI executed a 15-year power purchase agreement with Clean Power Alliance for the Project’s full energy output, resource adequacy and ancillary attributes, for delivery in August 2021.
  • Exclusive Financial Advisor to AYPA Power on their acquisition by Blackstone (March 2020. Energy Technology and Services segment).
    Marathon Capital, LLC announced the acquisition of NRStor C&I L.P. by funds managed by Blackstone Energy Partners from Fengate Asset Management and Lake Bridge Capital, Inc. Fengate managed this investment on behalf of the LiUNA Pension Fund of Central and Eastern Canada.
  • Exclusive Financial Advisor to Heelstone Energy Holdings, LLC, after an investment by Ares Management (August 2019. Solar segment).
    Marathon acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Heelstone Energy Holdings, LLC during the investment in Heelstone Energy Holdings, LLC by Ares Management Corporation’s (NYSE: ARES) Infrastructure and Power (“AIP”) strategy. Heelstone Energy Holdings, LLC has rebranded with the investment to Heelstone Renewable Energy, LLC (“Heelstone”) reflecting its commitment to the development of clean and sustainable power.
  • Exclusive financial advisor to Centrica, on their acquisition of SmartWatt (July 2019, Energy Technology and Services).
    Marathon Capital, LLC (“Marathon”) announced the successful acquisition of SmartWatt by Centrica plc, an international energy and services company. SmartWatt, is a leading energy services and solutions company with a national presence (14 offices and projects across 48 states). SmartWatt improves energy systems for commercial and industrial customers and also serves MUSH (municipal and state governments, universities and colleges, K-12 schools, and hospitals) and federal clients.
  • Exclusive financial advisor on Nestle’s investment in 7X Energy Inc (December 2020. Renewable energy segment).
    Marathon Capital acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Nestlé on its investment in a solar project owned by 7X Energy, Inc., a leading utility-scale solar developer, owner, and asset manager. Nestlé is the sole tax equity investor in 7X’s 250 MWac Taygete I Energy Project, located in Pecos County, Texas. In addition to its tax equity investment, Nestlé will purchase 100% of the renewable electricity attributes generated by the project’s energy production.
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Aalia Shah

Aalia Shah

LSE MSc Finance student. Interested in pioneering technologies, the VC industry. Snippets of my thoughts, along with interviews with industry leaders.