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Bluefield was established in 2009 and is an investment adviser to companies and funds investing in solar energy infrastructure. It has a proven record in the selection, acquisition and supervision of large scale energy and infrastructure assets in the UK and Europe. The team has been involved in over £1.6 billion of solar photovoltaic ("PV") funds and/or transactions in both the UK and Europe since 2008, including over £500m in the UK since December 2011.
Bluefield has led the acquisitions, and currently advises on over 50 UK based solar assets that are agriculturally, commercially or industrially situated. Based in its London office, Bluefield's partners are supported by a dedicated and highly experienced team of investment, legal and portfolio executives.
Bluefield was appointed Investment Adviser to the Company in June 2013.
James Armstrong is a founder of Bluefield Partners LLP and is one of the three managing partners. He has worked in renewable energy investment and fund management since 2006 and solar energy since 2007. From 2002 he worked in alternative asset investment and has been focused on markets driven by government regulation. James has been involved in over £270 million of solar transactions in the UK & Europe whilst at and, prior to joining Bluefield.
Previously to Bluefield, James was a director at Foresight Group where, from 2006, he was involved in the establishment of its first renewable energy funds and its first specialised solar energy infrastructure fund. It was at Foresight that James first worked with the other founding partners of Bluefield, Mike Rand and Giovanni Terranova.
James was also previously a director at Invicta Capital, the energy and media investment company, and in the 4 years that he worked in their London office was part of a team that raised and invested approximately GBP 1 billion.
James has a BA(Hons) in History from Newcastle University.
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Mike is a founder of Bluefield Partners LLP and is one of the three managing partners. He has worked in investment and finance since 1999, with energy sector experience dating from 2002.
Mike has participated in the financing of energy and infrastructure transactions of total value over GBP1 billion across Europe, America and Africa, including a significant number of transactions in solar PV in the UK and Europe. Prior to founding Bluefield, Mike was investment director for Foresight Group, taking leading roles in equity investment and project financing of the solar energy portfolio for the Foresight European Solar Fund. It was at Foresight that Mike first worked with the other founding partners of Bluefield, James Armstrong and Giovanni Terranova. Mike has been involved over £270 million of solar transactions in the UK & Europe whilst at, and prior to joining Bluefield.
Mike previously worked as Principal Banker in the Energy Group at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (“EBRD”), with a particular focus on renewable energy; and as Investment Associate at Actis Capital LLP, formerly CDC Group. During his career Mike has taken responsibility for the management of a number of equity portfolios in the energy sector and his experience includes project mergers, exits and restructurings.
Mike has an MA in Economics from Cambridge University and has presented at a number of international renewable energy conferences.
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Giovanni Terranova is a founder of Bluefield Partners LLP and is one of the three managing partners. He is an energy finance specialist having worked in banking, advisory and private equity since 2000, with a particular focus on energy and renewable energy since 2005. Giovanni has participated in the financing of over EUR8 billion of energy transactions globally. He has been involved in over £365 million of solar transactions in the UK & Europe whilst at, and, prior to joining Bluefield.
Giovanni’s previous responsibilities include investment director for Foresight Group, taking a leading role in the project financing of the solar energy portfolio for the Foresight European Solar Fund. It was at Foresight that Giovanni first worked with the other founding partners of Bluefield, James Armstrong and Mike Rand. Giovanni previously worked in the Energy Group at Fortis Bank where he focused on renewable energies and was instrumental in establishing the Bank’s competence centre in solar energy.
Giovanni has served as President of the Board of Directors on two Italian solar energy companies. He has an MBA from Luiss School of Management, Rome, and an MSc in Power Engineering. Giovanni has presented at a number of international renewable energy conferences and published research on the solar energy sector in 1998.
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William Doughty is a partner in Bluefield and is chairman of the Bluefield Partners LLP investment committee. He is an infrastructure and fund management specialist. He is the former founding executive chairman of Semperian Group, the largest PPP (“Public Private Partnership”) investor in Europe at the time, managing a GBP 1.4 billion infrastructure fund, with 106 projects under management.
William was a former board director of Land Securities Trillium, responsible for its Infrastructure and PPP activities. He was personally responsible for the establishment, management and sale of the Secondary Market Infrastructure Fund (“SMIF”) to Land Securities. He was previously responsible for the management and realisation of a GBP 3 billion infrastructure portfolio for Abbey National.
William’s previous board positions include Land Securities Trillium, Sydney Airport, Macquarie’s Airport Group and Portsmouth Water. He has been an investor in solar energy funds managed by Bluefield executives prior to, and since, Bluefield was established.
Anthony Williams is a partner in Bluefield and the chairman of Bluefield Partners LLP. He is a financial risk management specialist.
He was formerly a partner and managing director at Goldman Sachs & Co. where he worked for over 10 years. During his time at Goldman Sachs, he was responsible for building the firm’s Fixed Income Arbitrage and Swaps businesses. In addition to his positions as Global Head of Fixed Income Arbitrage and Global Co-Head of Swaps, during his tenure Anthony took responsibility for managing risk across the firm’s global Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities trading activities as Chair of the Risk Committee for the Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities Division.
Previously, he held a Research Fellowship in Radio Astronomy at St John’s College Cambridge where he was Director of Studies in Mathematics for Natural Sciences. Anthony has a BA, MA and PhD from Cambridge University where he studied Physics.
Jon Moulton is a partner in Bluefield Partners LLP and brings over 30 years’ specialist experience in private equity investing. He is currently the Chairman of Better Capital, founded in 2009. This followed 13 years as the founding managing partner of Alchemy Partners, where he was responsible for building the business to become a leading UK private equity investor, and investing over GBP 2 billion with a focus on turnaround and distressed assets.
Jon’s prior responsibilities included his role as director at Apax Partners, managing partner at Schroder Ventures, and managing director at Citicorp Venture Capital. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and is a well known representative of the private equity industry and has been a source of government and media consultation on wide ranging private equity and tax issues. He is chairman of FinnCap, the stockbrokers.
He has also been appointed a member of the advisory board for the £1.4bn UK Regional Growth Fund.