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Tim Marahrens is Assistant Vice President in the Acquisition team of Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure Partners. Since joining CSEIP shortly after its foundation in 2014, he has been responsible as a project manager for numerous successful transactions such as the acquisition of stakes in FluxSwiss/Transitgas and Romande Energie. Moreover, Mr. Marahrens significantly contributed to the successful acquisition of the Norwegian wind farm project Fosen Vind.
Prior to joining CSEIP, he worked for a Swiss and an American investment bank in Zurich and London, respectively, covering large-cap M&A mandates in EMEA. He has special experience in the areas of due diligence, deal execution, financial modeling and fund structuring.
Tim Marahrens holds a dual Master of Science Degree in Financial Mathematics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich and the University of Zurich.
Marc has been Head of Renewables at Allianz since January 2018. He joined Allianz’s newly formed renewable energy investment team in 2005 charged with building a portfolio of operational assets in core Eurozone markets. During this time, Marc has been responsible for leading European transactions and has been instrumental in growing an operating portfolio of over 2GW of renewable energy assets. Prior to that he worked for RES Group to help with the expansion of its development activities abroad, notably in France and Portugal. Marc has worked in the wind industry since 1991 developing some of the first wind farms in the UK.
Kai Rintala is the Managing Director of Taaleri Energia Oy. The company develops, builds, finances and operates energy infrastructure, mainly for renewable energy production. Prior to Taaleri Energia, Kai worked for KPMG as a management advisor for over ten years, of which more than five in Helsinki and five in London. At KPMG, he was responsible for Finnish infrastructure advisory services, with a focus on wind power transactions. Kai holds a PhD in Civil Engineering.
Mr. Ludwig is the Global Head of NORD/LB’s Structured Finance department, representing the bank’s global activities for the financing and advisory of renewable energy and infrastructure projects with teams located in Hannover, London, Oldenburg, Singapore and New York.
Since 2004, Mr. Ludwig has helped to build, structure and establish Nord/LB’s global project finance franchise and has been involved in structuring and advising countless project finance transactions for renewable energy projects.
Furthermore his department is known to serve as a hub for capital market ready financing solutions. It is recognized as an early mover in placing project finance loans with institutional investors and developing hybrid products tailored for renewable energy transactions.
Having been active in the project finance industry for many years he’s able to link project sponsors, manufacturers and investors locally and globally.
According to various project finance publications NORD/LB Structured Finance scores consistently as one of the leading MLAs within the renewable energy sector – consistently ranking on top levels in the industry’s league tables.
The independent legal sector rankings from Legal 500 2016-2019 quote Natasha as “a go-to name in the renewable energy space”, “fantastic”, “forward-thinking” and a “no-nonsense deal maker”. She is ranked as a ‘Leading Individual’ in the following categories - London: Power (including electricity and renewables) and Yorkshire & the Humber: Energy.
She has been named one of most influential lawyers in the global wind energy industry in The Legal Power List 2018, being ranked in the top 15 within global private practice lawyers.
Natasha is also listed in The Lawyers’ Hot 100 2017 for Energy and in the Women's Power List 2017 and worked on two of the top 10 global renewable energy deals listed by Inspiratia for 2017 and one in 2018
Emilio is the Head of M&A at EDF UK and Deputy Global Head of M&A at EDF Group, based in Paris. Before that, he spent more than 7 years at EDF Energy based in London as Head of M&A and Special Projects, leading,structuring and executing a wide range of greenfield and brownfield transactions across the energy chain and related infrastructure. Emilio started his career as an investment banker in London 15 years ago, covering natural resources, energy and power sectors. In 2008, he joined the EDF Group's M&A& Investment team in Paris.
Originally from Milan, Emilio holds a MSc in General Management and in Business Administration from Milan Bocconi University and HEC Paris, respectively. He also graduated from the University of California San Diego where he gained a Graduate Certificate in Corporate Finance.
Emilio is an Italian native speaker, speaks fluent English and French, and basic Chinese Mandarin.
Jonathan co-founded SDCL and is its CEO. He has 17 years’ experience in international financial markets, involving investment in infrastructure, real estate, private equity and listed securities. He launched SDCL’s energy efficiency business and contributes to government initiatives on energy efficiency in the UK and overseas.
Alejandro Ciruelos is a Managing Director at Santander Global Corporate Banking, the international wholesale banking division of Banco Santander. Ciruelos joined Santander Global Corporate Banking’s Project & Infrastructure finance department in 2006 as part of its global energy practice. During this first stage of his professional career at Santander Ciruelos focused on the financing of renewable energy projects located in continental Europe and North America across a variety of different technologies including solar photovoltaic, onshore wind and concentrated solar power. In 2008 Ciruelos relocated to London in order to enhance Santander’s presence across Europe expanding his remit to the financing of conventional and renewable energy power projects as well as regulated utilities. Ciruelos is currently the head of Santander’s Project & Infrastructure finance department in London and responsible for the origination, execution and distribution of non-recourse project finance and debt advisory mandates across the energy and infrastructure sectors in the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia. Throughout his tenure at Santander Ciruelos has led the structuring, execution and negotiation of over 30 transactions in the renewable energy sector in multiple geographies.