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Connect with leading project developers and the financial community in New Orleans to kick off 2018!

Projects & Money has developed a growing, dedicated following by creating a powerful venue for the project finance community to connect, share information about upcoming project opportunities and hear the best available outlook on the financing landscape and dealmaking opportunities.

This successful and growing event is truly the “one stop meeting central for project professionals”, and what one senior executive calls “a definite annual calendar event.”

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Ann E. Banks

SUMMIT POWER

Jeffrey Butt

DUKE ENERGY RENEWABLES

 

Tom Carbone

TRI GLOBAL ENERGY

Ralph Cho

INVESTEC SECURITIES (US) LLC

Glen Davis

RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS

Sara Graziano

TEXAS COMPETITIVE ELECTRICITY HOLDINGS

David Hochschild

CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION

Lawrence J. Makovich, Ph.D.

IHS ENERGY

Kellie Metcalf

PATTERN ENERGY

Kenneth Parkhill

INVENERGY LLC

Jason Pillai

QUANTUM UTILITY GENERATION

Andrew Schroeder

ARES MANAGEMENT LLC/ EIF GROUP

Meghan Schultz

INVENERGY LLC

Brian Vaasjo

CAPITAL POWER CORPORATION

Marathon Capital

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Marathon Capital is a leading financial advisory and investment banking firm focused on providing financial advice in the areas of M&A, capital raising of debt and equity, project finance, tax equity, financial restructuring, recapitalization, bankruptcy and workout situations in the energy sector. Marathon Capital is a three-time recipient of the “Best Renewable Asset M&A Advisor” Award (2013, 2014, 2016), as well as the “Renewable Generating Project Finance Deal of the Year” Award (2016) in Power Finance & Risk’s Annual Power Finance Deals and Firms Awards.

Ballard Spahr

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Ballard Spahr LLP, an Am Law 100 law firm with more than 500 lawyers in 14 offices in the United States, provides a range of services in litigation, business and finance, real estate, intellectual property, and public finance. Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, life sciences and technology companies, health systems, investors and developers, government agencies and sponsored enterprises, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations. The firm combines a national scope of practice with strong regional market knowledge.

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP/Chadbourne

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Chadbourne & Parke and Norton Rose Fulbright merged on June 30 to make a combined firm with 4,000 lawyers in 59 offices in 33 countries, including 400 working in the power sector of whom close to a 100 are in the United States.  The prestigious Chambers directory has consistently ranked the Chadbourne project finance team at the top of the US renewable energy market based on year-round interviewing of corporate law departments and peers at other firms.  The group did $53.5 billion in financings in the last two years.   Approximately 60% of the work of the group in each of the last 11 years has been in renewable energy. The group has worked on projects in more than 80 countries.

CoBank

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With over $125 billion in assets, CoBank is a national cooperative bank serving vital rural industries. We provide loans, leases, export financing and other financial services to agribusinesses and rural power, water, and communications companies in all 50 states. A member of the Farm Credit System, with a nationwide network of banks and retail lending associations chartered to support the borrowing needs of U.S. agriculture and the nation’s rural economy. We are also proud of our public-private partnership with USDA and our common mission of service to rural America.

Crowell & Moring LLP

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Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with offices in Washington D.C., New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, Cheyenne, Anchorage, London, and Brussels. With over 500 attorneys, we represent major businesses – both public and private – in complex high-stakes litigation, enforcement, regulatory and administrative, and transactional matters, and government and internal investigations.

The firm’s multi-service Energy and Environment & Natural Resources groups include more than 60 attorneys who provide solutions spanning the range of energy, and environmental matters. We offer a complete range of services to clients involved in the regulatory, policy and legal requirements affecting the energy industry throughout the U.S. Our practice has extensive capabilities and experience, particularly with respect to climate change law, infrastructure project development, financing and acquisition transactions, federal and state electric and gas regulation, litigation, compliance, and enforcement matters.

ICF

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ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI) is a global consulting and technology services provider with more than 5,000 professionals focused on making big things possible for our clients. We are business analysts, policy specialists, technologists, researchers, digital strategists, social scientists and creatives. Since 1969, government and commercial clients have worked with ICF to overcome their toughest challenges on issues that matter profoundly to their success. Come engage with us at icf.com.

Jefferies

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Jefferies, the global investment banking firm, has served companies and investors for over 50 years. Headquartered in New York, with offices in over 30 cities around the world, the firm provides clients with capital markets and financial advisory services, institutional brokerage and securities research, as well as wealth management. The firm provides research and execution services in equity, fixed income, and foreign exchange markets, as well as a full range of investment banking services including underwriting, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and recapitalization, and other advisory services, with all businesses operating in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Jefferies Group LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leucadia National Corporation (NYSE: LUK), a diversified holding company. Jefferies Group LLC’s principal operating subsidiaries are Jefferies LLC in the U.S., Jefferies International Limited in Europe and Jefferies Hong Kong Limited in Asia. Jefferies International Limited is authorized and regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Conduct Authority.

KeyBanc Capital Markets

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KeyBanc Capital Markets provides deep industry expertise and capital markets and advisory solutions to companies in targeted verticals which include Consumer & Retail, Healthcare, Industrial, Oil & Gas, Real Estate, Utilities, Power & Renewables, Diversified Industries, and Technology, through Pacific Crest Securities. With over 800 professionals across a national platform, the firm has more than $27 billion of capital committed to clients. Our award winning Equity Research team provides coverage on more than 775 companies.

Loeb & Loeb LLP

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Loeb & Loeb LLP is a multi-service law firm with more than 300 attorneys and offices throughout the United States and Asia. The firm’s Energy Practice offers a dynamic combination of transactional, regulatory and litigation capabilities for clients in the electric, natural gas, nuclear and renewable energy sectors. Representing Fortune 500 corporations, multinational companies, regional utilities and up-and-coming startups, our attorneys have handled virtually every type of transactional and operational matter the industry has faced in the past 35 years. Our extensive experience and knowledge of the various energy sectors, the regulatory environment and the competitive landscape, enable us to deliver innovative solutions to the complex challenges confronting the energy industry today. For more information, visit www.loeb.com.

Morgan Lewis

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At Morgan Lewis, we partner with clients to understand their needs and craft powerful solutions for them. Our team encompasses more than 2,000 legal professionals, including lawyers, patent agents, employee benefits advisers, regulatory scientists, and other specialists, working together across 29 offices in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

Named U.S. News & World Report / Best Lawyers’ 2015 Law Firm of the Year for Energy, our team serves the electric power sector (conventional, nuclear, and renewable, including wind and solar and transmission); the oil and gas sector (upstream, midstream, and liquefied natural gas; refining; and petrochemicals); the water industry; and financial institutions, investment funds, project developers, state-owned enterprises, and public-private partnerships in the energy sector.

Our global energy practice is renowned for its work on multi-billion dollar energy transactions. Often involving multinational investment, first in country, or sector undertakings or novel structures, these deals encompass the development, financing, acquisition, and divestiture of both conventional and unconventional resources. Every major transaction is supported across disciplines by our corporate, regulatory, tax, environmental, antitrust, litigation, labor, employment, and benefits lawyers.

MUFG

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MUFG Union Bank, N.A., is a full-service bank with offices across the United States. The bank also offers an extensive portfolio of value-added solutions for customers, including access to investment banking, personal and corporate trust, capital markets, global custody, transaction banking, and other services. With assets of $120.0 billion as of March 31, 2016, the bank has strong capital reserves, credit ratings, and capital ratios relative to peer banks.1 MUFG Union Bank is a proud member of the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (NYSE: MTU), one of the world’s largest financial organizations with total assets of approximately ¥298.3 trillion (JPY) or $2.6 trillion (USD),2 as of March 31, 2016. MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation, the financial holding company, and MUFG Union Bank, N.A., have corporate headquarters in New York City.

Troutman Sanders LLP

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Recognized by U.S. News as a national top tier practice in the 2014 edition of U.S. News–Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms,” Troutman Sanders provides top legal advice to utilities, independent power producers, developers, and financial, industrial and government clients in energy-related businesses in the US and internationally. We have extensive transactional, financing and regulatory experience in the electric power, natural gas and water industries as well as the renewable and alternative energy sector. Known for providing advice that maximizes client value, our energy practice works closely with our clients to guide energy transactions through compliance with energy regulation at the federal and state levels.Our comprehensive understanding of the energy industry and regulatory landscape makes us a “go-to firm” for clients seeking counsel regarding all types of energy transactions.

Whitehall

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Established in 2010, Whitehall & Company is a boutique investment bank focused on M&A and corporate advisory services as well as debt and equity placement for clients. Whitehall offers experienced, focused investment bankers and capital markets professionals with expertise in the origination, structuring, syndication and execution of transactions across industry sectors and markets of execution that assist clients in leveraging their capabilities and streamlining execution of transactions. Whitehall has led M&A advisory, debt and equity capital raising transactions for top tier corporate and private equity clients across the power generation and development, investor owned and cooperative utilities, oil and gas, real estate, industrial and aviation sectors. All securities offered through Whitehall Capital Markets, LLC, an affiliate of Whitehall & Company, member FINRA/SIPC.

AWS Truepower

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AWS Truepower provides the most accurate, reliable, and innovative clean energy project development, engineering and operations solutions available today. Energy developers, investors, utilities, system operators, and governments rely on the company’s 30 years of experience, proven expertise and technology to reduce uncertainty, mitigate risk, and maximize return on their investments. AWS Truepower’s suite of consulting and engineering services, innovative software, maps, and data products support the complete wind and solar project development lifecycle. Headquartered in New York, AWS Truepower has offices in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia.

Wells Fargo

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STOEL RIVES

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STOEL RIVES LLP is a U.S. law firm, with a full suite of transactional and litigation solutions for U.S. and international clients. Established in 1907, the firm has nearly 400 attorneys operating out of 11 offices in seven states and the District of Columbia. Representative clients include financial institutions, public and private utilities, energy and renewable energy companies, developers, manufacturers, retailers, hospitals, universities, agribusinesses, software companies, food and beverage companies, charitable foundations, telecommunications and forestry companies, among others. We represent businesses at all stages of growth, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

Black & Veatch – Power

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Black & Veatch provides infrastructure that is cost-competitive, safe, reliable and environmentally sound. Our global clients face rapidly changing business and regulatory environments. To meet these needs, they rely on the leading solutions we provide in customized planning, and conceptual and detailed engineering. We also apply expertise in procurement, construction and construction management, startup and commissioning, program management and asset optimization. From power generation, distributed generation, and power delivery, we cover the entire range of energy needs. Visit www.bv.com to learn more and follow us on social media.

E3 Consulting

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Established in 1999, E3 Consulting is a Wall Street Proven Professional Services Firm providing technical, commercial, financial, energy markets, and regulatory advisory services to capital providers, developers, and regulators and utilities in electric power, oil and gas and heavy industry. In 2014, E3 joined the NAES portfolio of companies, further strengthening our team, which now totals more than 60 professionals. E3 can now better serve our clients with competencies across the entire project lifecycle, from early stage development to divestiture and decommissioning. As a member of the NAES portfolio, we are part of the ITOCHU Group, a thriving multi-national company founded in 1858, with 113 offices throughout the world and annual revenue exceeding $50 billion. ITOCHU is traded on the Japanese stock exchange.

AMP Capital

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AMP Capital is a specialist investment manager with US$119 billion in funds under management as of 30 June 2016 and more than 250 investment professionals. AMP Capital has a heritage and strength in real estate and infrastructure, and specialist expertise in fixed income, equities and multi-asset solutions. It is a subsidiary of AMP Limited, which was established in 1849, and is one of Australia’s largest retail and corporate pension providers.

AMP Capital is one of the most experienced global infrastructure managers with more than 25 years’ experience and having made over 120 infrastructure equity and debt investments globally. AMP Capital was one of the first investors globally to invest in infrastructure when it participated in the financing of the Sydney Harbour Tunnel in 1988.

AMP Capital today manages unlisted and listed infrastructure investments in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Fidelity National Title Insurance

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Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE:FNF), is a leading provider of title insurance, mortgage services, specialty insurance and information services. FNF is the nation’s largest title insurance company through its title insurance underwriters that collectively issue more title insurance policies than any other title company in the United States. Robert Simon and Fred Glassman specialize in the energy and project finance title insurance sector. They are resident in Fidelity National Title Insurance Company’s New York City office. This team has worked on hundreds of energy and project finance transactions, ranging from financings (private and government-backed) to acquisitions and dispositions, ground-up constructions and various other types of transactions.

Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA)

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Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) was established in 2010 by Jules Kroll to restore trust in credit ratings by creating new standards for assessing risk and by offering accurate, clear and transparent ratings. KBRA is registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as a Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organization (NRSRO). In addition, KBRA is recognized by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) as a Credit Rating Provider (CRP).

Kroll Bond Ratings has over 120 professionals in the New York, Dresher, PA and Mount Airy, MD offices.

Leidos

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Leidos advises clients in the global energy industry so they can achieve better business outcomes in a connected world. We apply technical, commercial, and regulatory expertise to support the development, financing, restructuring, and acquisition of capital-intensive energy assets. Our experts work alongside financial and developer clients to take on complexities when creating, deploying, and financing innovative technologies.  Our capabilities span independent engineering, energy market consulting, transmission analysis, and owner’s advisory services for thermal and renewable generation, biofuels, oil and gas infrastructure, and emerging energy solutions.

BMO Capital Markets

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BMO Capital Markets is a leading, full-service North American-based financial services provider offering corporate, institutional and government clients access to a complete range of products and services. These include equity and debt underwriting, corporate lending and project financing, merger and acquisitions advisory services, securitization, treasury management, market risk management, debt and equity research and institutional sales and trading. With approximately 2,200 professionals in 30 locations around the world, including 16 offices in North America, BMO Capital Markets works proactively with clients to provide innovative and integrated financial solutions.
BMO Capital Markets is a member of BMO Financial Group (NYSE, TSX: BMO), one of the largest diversified financial services providers in North America with US$543 billion total assets and over 46,000 employees as at April 30, 2016. For more information, visit www.bmocm.com.

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