New York, NY, Oct. 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Peter J. Solomon Company (PJSC) today announced that Jeff Pollard has joined the firm as a Managing Director. Mr. Pollard will join the Infrastructure & Power Group and will lead its Power and Renewables coverage. With over fourteen years of experience in the sector, Mr. Pollard was most recently a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs & Co., where he spent over a decade and led the unregulated power generation business.
Commenting on the appointment, PJSC CEO Marc S. Cooper said, “Jeff brings significant industry relationships, deep market knowledge and a wealth of transaction experience to his role as Head of Power and Renewables at PJSC. Coverage in this space is highly strategic for us as it is a natural complement to the successful launch last year into both our Energy and Infrastructure advisory practices. Additionally, we see many opportunities for collaboration with Natixis to provide best-in-class advisory and lending solutions for our power and renewable clients.”
Mr. Pollard’s experience in the power and renewables sector includes strategic and financial advisory work totaling well in excess of $100 billion. Representative transactions include advising American Electric Power on the sale of its 5.2GW portfolio of coal and gas facilities to a Blackstone and ArcLight joint venture for $2.2 billion; advising First Reserve Infrastructure on the sale of its North American Power portfolio to an investor consortium (financial terms not disclosed); advising MACHGen on its sale to Talen Energy for $1.2 billion; advising Energy Capital Partners on the sale of its EquiPower portfolio to Dynegy, Inc. for $3.5 billion; and advising Constellation Energy Group on its merger with Exelon Corp., which created the largest competitive energy provider in the U.S.
“I am delighted to be joining PJSC particularly at this stage of its exciting growth strategy,” said Mr. Pollard. “PJSC has exceptional transaction capabilities and a client-centric culture. Bringing together closely coordinated infrastructure, energy and power capabilities will position PJSC to deliver differentiated client coverage and execution services for our power and renewables clientele.”
About Peter J. Solomon Company
Founded nearly 30 years ago, Peter J. Solomon Company is one of the leading financial advisory firms on Wall Street, with a legacy as one of the first independent investment banks. We advise on mergers, acquisitions, sales, restructurings, recapitalizations, capital markets solutions and activism defense across a range of industries, including: retail, grocery, media and entertainment, infrastructure and energy.
Our difference is that we offer unmatched industry knowledge in the sectors we cover, going deep into those sectors to provide the most comprehensive strategic solutions, tailored to generate long-term shareholder value.
We are the best of all worlds. Today Peter J. Solomon Company is an independently-run affiliate of Natixis, part of Groupe BPCE, a top ten European and a top 20 global bank. As such, our clients enjoy proprietary access to an international advisory and financing platform with coverage throughout North and South America, EMEA and Asia. For further information visit pjsc.com.
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