November 3, 2015

CohnReznick Capital Markets Securities Makes Key Strategic Hires, Expands Renewable Energy Team

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CohnReznick Capital Markets Securities, LLC (CohnReznick Cap Markets) has added three new members to its renewable energy team to further support its growing industry practice.

Nick Sangermano

A notable industry veteran, Nick Sangermano is Managing Director and Head of Corporate and Private Placements. Nick will lead CohnReznick Cap Markets’ efforts to further support its energy and other corporate clients’ needs for capital.

Sangermano brings more than 15 years of investment experience to the Firm, having led and structured numerous private equity and debt capital raises in the renewable energy industry. Most recently, he was a managing director at Ambata Securities where he advised clients on private capital raises, fundraising and transaction execution, with a focus on energy and sustainability. Prior to that, Sangermano was Chief Operating Officer and a founding team member of the private equity fund Hudson Clean Energy Partners, While there, he helped to establish Hudson’s inaugural $1 Billion fund and led fundraising, investor relations, and portfolio management. He began his investment banking career at Credit Suisse and CIBC.

Sangermano’s renewable energy experience is underscored by several leadership positions he has held with industry organizations including Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF)’s New Energy Pioneer Award selection committee, American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) advisor, Concordia Summit member, and Trustee and Director of Riverkeeper, an organization dedicated to protecting the Hudson River and tributaries that provide New York City with its drinking water.

Sangermano earned an MBA from McGill University and a BA in Environmental Studies from the University of Western Ontario, and began his career in the Royal Canadian Air Force as an officer and pilot.

Adrian Ruiz and Michael Tatarsky

CohnReznick Cap Markets has also added two banking professionals to its renewable energy team. Adrian Ruiz and Michael Tatarsky, both coming from Santander’s asset and capital structuring team, have joined the Firm. Ruiz and Tatarsky each have significant experience with cash and tax equity investments and have played key roles in numerous wind and solar transactions.

“We are very pleased to welcome Nick, Adrian, and Michael to our renewable energy group,” said Robert Sternthal, President, CohnReznick Capital Markets Securities. “Their experience, network, and technical expertise will give us additional resources to meet the growing demand our team faces on a daily basis while elevating our services to the next level.”

Sangermano, Ruiz, and Tatarsky will further support CohnReznick Cap Markets’ goal of becoming the top financial advisor in the renewable and sustainable energy sector. The CohnReznick Cap Markets team now includes more than 20 full-time bankers based in New York, Baltimore, Chicago, and San Francisco.

About CohnReznick Capital Markets Securities

CohnReznick Cap Markets offers a comprehensive financial advisory platform for the renewable energy industry, providing nearly all capital solutions for its clients as well as M&A advisory services. The company represents financial institutions, infrastructure funds, strategic participants (IPPs and utilities) as well as numerous wind, solar, geothermal, biomass and other alternative energy developers nationwide. To date, CohnReznick Cap Markets has led the financing of more than 1,650MW in solar, wind and biomass projects for a combined asset value of more than $5 billion. CohnReznick Cap Markets has also successfully executed sale placements and asset sales for 330MW of solar and 1,400MW of wind.

Aside from Renewable and Sustainable Energy, CohnReznick Cap Markets has experienced investment bankers that are solely focused on Oil & Gas, Restructuring and general Corporate M&A.

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