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Apricum appoints energy banking and finance expert Charles Lesser as partner bolstering transaction advisory offering

Apricum, a transaction advisory and strategy consulting firm specialized in renewable energy and cleantech, announces the appointment of Charles Lesser as partner. He will focus on expanding Apricum’s transaction advisory mandates in corporate and project finance, particularly in the energy storage sector in the UK, Europe and global markets.

“We see significant opportunities for Apricum in the financing of energy storage projects in the UK and Europe and Charles has just the profile we have been looking for – a highly regarded banking and finance expert with profound energy sector experience and an exemplary track record of successful transactions,” said Apricum Founder and Managing Partner Nikolai Dobrott. “We are extremely happy to have Charles join our team and we look forward to working with him.”

“As the energy transition spreads downstream, the capital investments can harbour greater commercial risk than is familiar to traditional renewables finance. Increasingly, fresh relationships with new capital pools and commercial appetite are required to deliver the transition. Marrying strategic and commercial capital with Apricum’s deep technical expertise and outstanding reputation brings a win-win partnership for developers, investors, incumbents and for our shared climate future,” said Charles Lesser. “Despite the circumstances, 2020 has been a transformational year for energy storage in the US and UK – this is an exciting time to join the industry leaders.”

“I am very much looking forward to working with Charles on unlocking the increasing opportunities of energy storage for our clients. His vast experience in M&A, A&D, capital raising and strategic transactions will be extremely valuable to strengthen our market position in the UK and elsewhere. We believe the energy storage industry already merits specialist advisory partners, not generalists,” said Apricum Partner and Head of Energy Storage Florian Mayr.

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