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The McGuireWoods Cleantech Capital Group

In the ever-changing and increasingly competitive climate finance, energy and environmental solutions marketplace, innovators and investors need every advantage, including creative, value-added, cost-effective legal support. Leveraging our Energy Industry Team and Private Equity Industry Group, we launched McGuireWoods’ CleanTech Capital Group (CTCG). The CTCG works exclusively with clients operating, serving or investing in the energy, clean technology, climate change and environmental capital sectors. The CTCG provides the full array of consulting and transaction services to suppliers, developers, producers, investors and lenders engaged in the financing and commercialization of the entire spectrum of low carbon, energy and environmental projects, companies and technologies. The CTCG serves as a proactive partner throughout the process of sourcing, conducting due diligence on, and closing cleantech investment and other transactions.

Energy Industry Knowledge, Private Equity Relationships

McGuireWoods represents companies and investors in each subsector of the cleantech space. We have completed hundreds of financing, joint venture and merger and acquisition transactions in the cleantech sector. Our clients range from startup and emerging growth companies operating in all cleantech subsectors to Fortune 100 power producers and corporate investors in cleantech, and include private equity and venture capital funds, banks and mezzanine lenders, and investment banks.

The CTCG maximizes client value by engaging our energy and environmental policy and regulatory lawyers early in the transaction process, providing front-end intelligence and transaction due diligence. Similarly, prior to being engaged to close a transaction, our private equity lawyers can assist with introductions to venture and private equity funds, strategic partners and others as alternative transaction opportunities are considered.

McGuireWoods offers diverse experience in all types and phases of energy and cleantech finance and commercialization, including venture capital, growth and buy-out private equity, venture and mezzanine loans, project finance, strategic sales, joint ventures, and public offerings. Because we regularly represent private equity funds, lenders, utilities, developers and suppliers, the CTCG can envision and negotiate a transaction from all sides of the table, thereby increasing our effectiveness and efficiency.