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Recharge4040 | Profile: Green Giraffe’s Pierre-Etienne Claveranne

Blog post   •   Jun 10, 2014 12:27 BST

Pierre- Etienne Claveranne is the founder of Green Giraffe Energy Bankers and Director of the company’s Paris Office. He has led Green Giraffe’s team in the closing of several groundbreaking transactions in the offshore wind sector- including the C-Power financing in 2010- the first billion-euro non- recourse financing for offshore wind.

A year later he was involved in the Meerwind financing- the first transaction in offshore wind with a private equity investor, first transaction under the KfW programme and first non-recourse construction financing with Siemens turbines- followed in 2012 by the Northwind transaction. 

All transactions were closed in record time and, altogether, represent almost one third of the funds invested in the sector during 2010- 2012. 

Not only does he lead the team that advises the developer, but negotiates contracts to full bankability standards and negotiates debts packages with banks. 

As one of the senior managers of Green Giraffe Energy Bankers, Claveranne has helped establish the company as one of the premier advisory for energy project finance.