Richard is a Corporate Finance Director specialising in Energy & Infrastructure. Since 2011 he has specialised in the energy sector and providing corporate finance advice to active participants.
Richard’s primary focus has been in the UK onshore wind and solar PV sectors where he is a leading expert and has successfully acted for developers and investors on numerous equity and debt funded transactions at the development, consented and operational stages.
At PKF Francis Clark, Richard works with other technology experts but also the firm’s wider expertise in key areas such as tax, due diligence and wealth management with clients ranging from individual project companies (such as a single solar park or wind turbines) and energy co-operatives through to developers of substantial businesses in the sector, and global investors.
Transaction types include acquisition/disposal advice, financial modelling, due diligence, business plan preparation and review, debt and equity fundraising, valuations and lead advisory.
Richard is a graduate of Loughborough University (BSc Hons) and a chartered accountant from Deloitte LLP (ACA). Previously to joining PKF Francis Clark, he was a Director of the JLL Energy & Infrastructure team.
Notable recent transactions which Richard has successfully led include:
- Acted for Cero Generation on the sale of the UK’s largest co-location portfolio of solar and battery storage projects to DIF Capital Partners and ib vogt (720MW)
- Acted for Bute Energy on their partnership with CIP’s Copenhagen Infrastructure IV K/S (CI IV) fund where CIP will invest to develop and construct the developer’s portfolio of over 2GW of onshore wind and solar in Wales (>2GW)
- Acted for Foresight on the sale of the operational Tirgwynt onshore wind farm to Alpha Real Capital (25MW)
- Acted for the shareholders of Infinergy on establishing their joint venture with Boralex and subsequently assisting with the divestment of their shareholding
- Acting for TCI Renewables on numerous onshore wind disposals, the most recent of which was the Brockaghboy Wind Farm (47.5MW)
- Acting for the shareholders in the disposal of Dorenell Wind Farm (177MW)