Solomon Partners, a preeminent financial advisory firm, has appointed Derek Bentley as Partner and Head of Energy Transition, a strategic move aimed at enhancing the firm’s offerings in global infrastructure and decarbonization. Bentley, with his impressive 25-plus-year experience in investment banking, specializes in M&A, project finance, and corporate finance related to various infrastructure domains, is expected to leverage his deep expertise to steer the firm’s direction in the rapidly evolving energy sector. The announcement by the firm’s CEO, Marc Cooper, underscores Bentley’s formidable industry reputation and his anticipated role in enriching the firm’s advisory services. Bentley is lauded for his accomplishments at Nomura Greentech, where he pioneered low-carbon infrastructure initiatives and led his team to the top spot in global renewable energy M&A transactions from 2018-2022. His extensive experience includes advising on a broad array of industries, such as water and wastewater, energy transportation, and power generation, both fossil and renewable. Bentley, a Yale University alumnus with notable accolades in economics and collegiate sports, expressed his enthusiasm for joining Solomon Partners and the opportunities to synergize with his new colleagues, Tim Bath and Jeff Pollard, to deliver expanded services and unique insights during a time marked by significant energy transitions and industry decarbonization trends. Solomon Partners, since its establishment in 1989, has built its reputation as an independent investment banking leader, distinguished by deep sector expertise and offering a suite of services including M&A, divestitures, capital markets solutions, and more. As an independently operated affiliate of Natixis, part of Groupe BPCE, the firm demonstrates its commitment to evolving its value proposition in line with global environmental imperatives.

Investment Banking and Financial Advisory, Energy and Infrastructure,United States