Greencoat Capital welcomes three new partners
Greencoat Capital welcomes Nils Bennemann, Paul O’Donnell, and Frederic de Stexhe as Partners
Greencoat Capital is delighted to welcome Nils Bennemann, Paul O’Donnell, and Frederic de Stexhe as Partners as the firm continues to grow its Private Equity activities. All three joined shortly after the firm was founded in 2009. Each sits on a number of portfolio company boards, across a range of technologies and business models.
The new partners have a combined 30 years‘ experience of private equity investing within the energy and resource efficiency sectors. They began their respective careers in finance, accountancy, and engineering, reflecting the varied and balanced experience of our team.
Nils Bennemann leads Greencoat’s investment activities in the DACH region and Scandinavia. He has 15 years of experience in private equity, M&A, and leveraged finance. He was educated at Harvard and the LSE.
Paul O’Donnell covers UK and Irish dealflow, and heads the Irish office. He has been with Greencoat since the company was founded, prior to which he worked in renewable finance advisory, having qualified as a chartered accountant. He studied at Trinity College Dublin.
Frederic de Stexhe leads Greencoat’s activities in Benelux and covers France. He has 15 years of experience in businesses operating in the low carbon economy. He originally trained as an engineer, and holds degrees from the University of Louvain and Chicago Booth.
Richard Nourse, Partner said: „We are very happy to welcome Nils, Paul, and Frederic as Partners and believe them to be amongst the brightest lights in the industry. They exemplify the quality, experience and stability of our team.„
Bertrand Gautier, Partner added: „We have worked very closely with Nils, Paul and Frederic since founding the firm. With six partners in the private equity team and over €1bn under management, Greencoat Capital is now one of the UK’s biggest investors in the renewable and resource efficiency space, and we look forward to continued success.“