Climate change is real. The single biggest contributor of green house gases are energy assets. At AIP, we are working with investors
and developers in rethinking the new possibilities of providing new energy.
Co2 emissions in ppm for the past 1100 years
There is a growing demand for electricity – and a greater opportunity – to bring together social or environmental impact and financial
results for our investors and the wider community.
OUR TECHNOLOGICAL FOCUS
The full spectrum of renewable power generation
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AIP offers a number of solutions for investors across our five key segments: development, construction,
M&A, asset-based financing and securitisation finance.
• Development finance
• Project finance
• Private placements of equity
• Mezzanine and uni-tranche loans
• Debt refinancing
• Construction finance
• Senior and subordinated debt
• Origination of bankable targets
• Sell and buy-side execution
• Sale of project rights
• Acquisition of projects in the    secondary market
• Negotiation and closing of    agreements
• Transaction management
• Business development & execution
• Project analysis and evaluation
• Market/Commercial due diligence
• Corporates, developers, EPC’s,    investors and client partnerships
• Power Purchase Agreement
• Structuring joint ventures and    collaborations
• Cross border transactions
OUR GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS AND PRESENCE
There is a growing demand for electricity – and a greater opportunity – to bring together social or
environmental impact and financial results for our investors and the wider community.
AIP’s professionals provide clients with unsurpassed expertise in the areas of project finance and independent advisory in the renewable
energy market. Since originating from a core group, our firm has added a number of individuals with deep knowledge in executing
clean energy transactions on behalf of clients across all geographies. Today, our firm is comprised of over 11 associates with a focus
on ensuring a “hands-on” approach to our client’s strategic financial solutions.
NICK KOIDL, MANAGING DIRECTOR
Nick is Managing Director of AIP and founded the company in 2010. Nick Koidl has ten years experience in Asset Management, Hedge Fund and
the Third Party Fund platform industry. Prior to setting up AIP, Nick was previously, with Natixis Investment Bank working across Natixis’
Asset Management, Multi-Management and Third Party Fund Platform subsidiaries. Prior to setting up AIP, Nick was working with Natixis
Alternative Investment (Now called Mirova - www.mirova.com) for renewable energy project finance transactions.
He has experience in negotiating complex cross-border renewable energy transactions.He has successfully closed transactions
internationally, including what were, at those times, the two largest Solar PV projects financed in the UK. To date he has closed over 1GW of renewable energy projects globally.
As well as native English Nick speaks German. Nick holds a Masters in E-Commerce (MA E-COM) from Bond University, Australia and
Kellogg MBA School, in Chicago and a Bachelors degree in Commerce from Bond University, Australia.
ANDREA BAUR, PARTNER
Andrea Baur has an extensive track record in solar, wind, and waste-to-energy, having developed several
hundred MWs, sourcing, structuring and executing transactions in the renewables space. She has market
experience in Germany, Italy, Spain, Canada, US and Central Europe. She is fluent in German, Hungarian and
English and speaking as well French and Italian on a conversational level. Andrea is also head of Effective
Energy Invest GmbH, Munich which she co-founded in February 2012. Prior to that she worked 4 years with
Castlepines Global Equities as General Manager Western Europe. Ms Baur started her career at NCR / AT&T
and was involved in extending the business lines of several German midsize companies. She has been acting
for years as an investment advisor in the renewable energy sector with an international network of investors,
developers, EPC and insurance companies. Andrea has long-standing expert advising clients in the renewable
energy sector whether national or international. She studied Communication / Modern History and American
Literature at the University of Augsburg.
MATTHEW RIDDIFORD, PARTNER
Matt worked for ECM, a European Fixed Income Investment Manager; joining the startup in 1999 as Head of Funds Finance. Matt’s responsibilities
included the valuation of the funds and the structuring of liability solutions. In 2007, ECM sold a majority stake to Wachovia Corporation,
and a year later Matt was given the role of COO of Europe for Wachovia Global Asset Management (WGAM), shortly before Wachovia Corp merged
with Wells Fargo & Co.
DANIEL OECHSLIN, PARTNER
Daniel is the owner of GE Venture, which is a technical advisory business based in Switzerland and a Partner of
AIP. Based in Bern Switzerland, he is focused on advising companies within Europe, with a specific focus on
Spain, Portugal, and Poland. Deriving from machine engineering (PV Cell and Module Manufacturing),
Daniel spent years in sales and finance of projects in renewables, mainly PV and Wind. His relations and
network to the financing sector, technology manufacturers and the application industry started to connect
developers, sponsors and EPC contractors from 2006 onwards. Meanwhile, technology to finance is the central
focus of our daily business; Daniel is further responsible for strategy and new markets development.
JASH RUGHANI, ASSOCIATE
Joined AIP in August 2016, focuses on project finance transactions within the UK and emerging economies. He
read Environmental Engineering at Imperial College London before pursuing graduate studies at London
CHRISTIAN SIEMONEIT, Consultant - LATAM & Europe (Germany)
Christian, holds a Masters Degree in Economics from the Goethe University of Frankfurt. After leaving the
investment banking department of Sal. Oppenheim & Cie., he worked as a consultant for a financial advisory
company with a focus on green energy and infrastructure private equity investments. Christian has been a
developer and financier of renewable projects in Chile and Colombia. He is focusing on energy markets for
within Latin America and Europe.
OLAF DONNER, PARTNER – LATAM & Europe (Germany)
Olaf has worked in renewable energy since 2005. Starting at Solarlux, followed by Solon SE, Eoplly New Energy,
Sota Solutions and then founded Aeconet. Olaf works on project structuring and origination for AIP, with a
focus on Europe, Brazil, Asia and the Americas in project development, construction, and renewable energy.
MARK TATE, PARTNER
Mark Tate has spent 35 years in the financial services industry, 20 years with Nomura Securities Company Ltd., both in the UK and Japan.
Proceeded by 2 years at Mitsubishi Bank in London and the last 14 years at ECM Asset Management.
He is a graduate of Oxford University.
ANDREA SELMIER, PARTNER
Andrea is the Co-founder of Effective Energy Invest, which is also an advisory business focused on raising
capital for renewable energy transactions. Prior to working with AIP, she worked with German Investors,
where he was engaged advising and structuring waste to energy, solar and wind transactions in Europe.
Annette is responsible for the technical aspects of projects, deal sourcing, and investor relations. Annette is
based in Munich and a Partner of AIP.
MARKUS RIST, PARTNER
Marcus is working within renewables since 1991, having vast experience in transaction of renewable projects
in Photovoltaics, Wind and Hydropower. We rely on Marcus' experience in project finance, he is working with
our transaction team and is responsible raising capital for renewable energy projects. Marcus' responsibility is
further to turn the ambitious growth strategy of our project transactions department into reality. Within the
last three decades Marcus was running own companies, worked in several executive positions at international
Companies and Banks and experienced seller and buyer side positions in the industry.
PIETER BIJLSMA, Consultant (Netherlands/UK)
Pieter started off his career with Shell as a Finance Manager before he became active in the financial markets, notably at Dexia Bank. Dexia Bank at the time was Europe’s largest lender to governments and was also advising their investment portfolios, including investments in utility companies and infrastructure projects. Pieter worked for the bank on the financing of the first offshore wind park in Belgium, advised on various PFI- transactions as well as M&A transactions. In 2007 he moved to a start-up renewable energy company, which rapidly grew to one of the fastest growing in the sector, with projects in Europe, the USA, and Asia. His main responsibility has been project finance and equity structuring. He now heads the Dutch subsidiary of the Danish integrated solar company Better Energy. Pieter studied Economics at the University of Amsterdam as well as Musicology at the University of Utrecht.
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