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Clean Power Capital Announces New Executive and Senior Advisor Additions in New York and Los Angeles

Proven Investment Professionals Focusing on Strategic and Financial Advisory for well-structured financing by de-risking and boosting innovative Companies and sustainable Projects

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (BUSINESS WIRE) – July 8, 2014 – CLEAN POWER CAPITAL (“CPC”) services clients in the accelerating Clean Technology and Renewables markets across a wide array of subsectors; from waste-to-value, energy efficiency and storage, smart grid, to water, and alternative fuels to renewable geothermal, hydro, solar and wind energy among others.  The latest report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) finds that worldwide US$44 trillion in investment will be needed to secure a clean-energy future by 2050.

“To further CPC ‘s strategic and financial advisory capabilities for our clients in the Clean Technology and Renewables sectors, we are excited to announced the affiliation of three additional senior professionals to our organization.” said CPC’s Managing Partner, Alexander von Welczeck. “CPC continues to build upon our team of experienced, proven bankers, financing and project experts and advisors to best provide strategic and financial support to important Clean Technology businesses and Renewable projects”.

Morton Irvine Smith has joined CPC as an Executive Director to assist in sourcing, developing and introducing investment opportunities for our clients. After his appointment as Chairman of Irvine Capital Holdings in 2006, Mr. Smith led a global investment holding company with financing activities across North America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. His relationships with private equity and philanthropic funding resources, combined with his development of lasting partnerships with key individuals, are uniquely valuable.  In addition, Mr. Smith’s family established and funded the National Water Research Institute (“NWRI”); based in Fountain Valley CA. NWRI’s mission is the creation of new water resources though technology and research and the protection of fresh water and marine environments. “Mr. Irvine Smith brings a wealth of experience and contacts across a wide range of international and domestic markets, increasing our reach into relevant opportunities and funding entities in the Clean Technology and Renewables sectors.” said CPC Managing Partner Mark D. Hill.

CPC is pleased to announce that Mike Bear, an executive leader and management consultant with deep C-level experience in technology, strategy, international operations, finance, infrastructure, performance improvement and operational execution, has joined the firm as Senior Advisor. Based in New York City, Mr. Bear began his career at GE designing advanced technology aircraft engines, later served as a member of the Operating Committee and as CEO/CFO of the US Trust Private Bank, and also spent seven years in domestic and international executive positions at Citibank NA.  Mr. Bear holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MS from MIT and a BSE, cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania. “Mike Bear’s mechanical engineering and extensive global business experience, along with his demonstrated track record of success, adds depth to CPC’s client service capabilities, particularly in analyzing, de-risking and enhancing specific technology and project operations.” said CPC’s Managing Partner Mark D. Hill.    

CPC also welcomes as Senior Advisor for EPC, Greg Lahay. Mr. Lahay brings decades of experience in Engineering, Procurement and Construction (“EPC”) expertise, most recently as Senior Enterprise Manager at SAIC/Leidos Constructors, a leading global national defense, technology and engineering company. Mr. Lahay's primary responsibilities include assisting/consulting CPC’s clients in analyzing, de-risking and validating high-value, critical construction projects, determining optimal EPC partners and providing senior consulting input on contracts for a wide variety of project finance activities. “Greg Lahay’s expertise in project management, architecture, design, construction, commissioning and operations and maintenance (O & M) solutions for national and international clients brings valuable insight to both CPC and our clients”, said CPC Managing Partner Alexander von Welczeck.


CLEAN POWER CAPITAL is a private investment bank committed to financing and advising Clean Technology companies and Renewable energy projects. The firm prides itself for on providing well-structured Corporate and Project financing by accessing the international finance markets to ensure the most competitive and strategic sources for debt, equity and tax equity investment on behalf of our clients. CPC specializes in finding optimum solutions in financing both private and public companies with growth capital needs of $5 million to over $100 million, as well as projects and project finance portfolios with financing needs of $20 million to over $500 million. Our experienced senior banking team have provided lending services and participated in funding Technology businesses and Renewable projects totaling over $2.1 billion for growth capital, working capital, assets, licensing, mergers & acquisitions (M&A), Initial Public Offerings (IPO), and other financing events.

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Kyle Baker
Clean Power Capital, LLC
+1-415-617 5116