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William Blauvac

Investment Manager at Renewables Infrastructure Capital

London, United Kingdom

$1,250/day

Currently Investment Manager at Renewables Infrastructure Capital LLP, William previously worked in Private Equity at Federated Hermes Infrastructure, Macquarie (MIRA) and Bpifrance and in Investment Banking at FT Partners where he developed advanced modelling, analytical and presentation skills. He worked on, and built, a number of models including DCF, LBO, M&A, Operational/Business Plan forecast, Multi-project model, for companies of various sizes from large multi-billion $ firms down to SMEs and has often been responsible for the creation of marketing materials, Investment Memorandum and other types of C-Level presentations. He is also comfortable interracting and negotiating with senior executives (up to C-level) on complex subjects, whether from a portfolio company or from a client company (e.g. investor) and he is used to managing multiple workloads at once under timing constraints. Notably, he was a key member of the team at Federated Hermes Infrastructure responsible for the acquisition of Viridor Ltd alongside KKR (£4.2bn). His passion for financial issues, strong analytical profile and quick learner ability allow him to excel in fast paced environments. He likes connecting the dots between facts and data, and thrives when given ambitious goals to achieve. He enjoys maintaining high professional standards, and is a loyal and good-natured person.

Domain experience

Relevant Total Experience: 4 years

Seniority Level: Associate

Sector Experience: 

Alternative Energy Resources Broadband Telecommunications Services Renewable Electricity Transportation Water Utilities

Skills

Skilled in: Portfolio Services & Add-on M&A

Technical Skills: Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Bloomberg, Microsoft Office, Capital IQ

Languages: English, French

Work Experience

Renewables Infrastructure Capital LLP

Investment Manager

01/06/2021

 

- 20/06/2022

• Investment strategy: Direct equity investments in small-to-mid-cap Renewables or Energy transition companies, projects or portfolios with a focus on the UK and Europe • Worked on the creation of Voltaria, a platform to build a portfolio of 500MW+ Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) in the UK which includes: o Building a multi-projects model from scratch including construction, financing, and operations o Screening and selecting key contractors for the projects including EPC, Grid Connexion, Interface, and Route-To-Market providers o Selecting project advisers including modelling and revenue forecast advisers, technical advisers, and lawyers o Finding and negotiating with BESS developers in the UK to secure additional pipeline projects o Negotiation with fundraising advisers, funds of funds and placement agents to raise capital for the projects, now in exclusive discussion with a reputable investor • Worked on a project to build an initial 40MW solar PV portfolio, up to 120MW, in South Asia • Worked on the potential take-private of a major UK mid-stream Biomass service provider

Federated Hermes Infrastructure

Investment Analyst

01/11/2019

 

- 01/05/2021

Federated Hermes Infrastructure is a leading UK-based alternative assets manager focused on direct equity investments in a diversified range of infrastructure assets and sectors across a wide range of geographies (mainly OECD countries). Transactions: • Worked on numerous active deals in various sectors across Europe, including fuel storage facilities (gas, natural gas), gas pipelines networks, Energy-from-Waste facilities, cold storage facilities, CNG refueling facilities, ports, smart metering, re-gasification terminals, rail fleets • Sole Analyst of the deal team for the acquisition of Viridor for £4.2bn, a leading UK environmental infrastructure platform operating Energy-from-Waste facilities, Recycling facilities, Collection business and Landfills, alongside KKR (largest co-investor). I prepared valuation and returns analysis based on multiple scenarios (sensitivities, AVP, etc.) and contributed to the Due Diligence efforts and analysis of the business and investment thesis Portfolio monitoring and Asset Management: • Part of the Asset Management team for Thames Water (leading UK water company), Scandlines (major ferries and ports operator in northern Europe), Viridor (see above) and Associate British Ports ("ABP", the UK's leading port operator with a network of 21 ports across Britain) • In charge of producing the quaterly valuations for the assets I am covering (including bridging valuations quarter to quarter) Investors Relations and Business Development: • Contribute to Investors Relations efforts to maintain good relations with our LPs, answer their requests in a timely manner and contribute to quarterly reporting work and valuations • Contribute to the fund raising efforts of the fund(s) including producing marketing materials, answering RFPs and answering to the requests of existing or potential new clients

Financial Technology Partners / FT Partners

Investment Banking Analyst

01/09/2019

 

- 01/10/2019

Macquarie Group

Private Equity Analyst

01/10/2018

 

- 01/03/2019

Worked for 6 months at Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets ("MIRA"), division of the Macquarie Group focused on Infrastructure Private Equity investments. MIRA is the world's largest Infrastructure Private Equity firm with c. €96bn AUM. Main tasks: market studies, financial analysis, Due Diligence, modelling, monitoring of portfolio companies (e.g. APRR - 4th largest European toll operator) Team: I was part of an investment team focused on Infrastructure investment opportunities in European French speaking countries (France, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg) Majority ownership investment strategy with a targeted Enterprise Value of c. €0.5bn to c. €6bn+ Transactions: • c. €4bn renewable energy distributor: data research, participation to the Investment Memorandum draft, model inputs • c. €1.3bn fuel storage terminals: initial market & target study, draft of investment opportunity presentation • c. €1.1bn elderly care company: banks pitch analysis, modelling (LBO & valuation), draft of Investment Committee Memorandum, participation to the advisors’ presentations • c. €0.5bn French road concession: Investment Committee Memorandum, market updates (state announcements) Selected achievements: Fully modeled an LBO acquisition and the related valuations (DCF, trading multiples, comparable transactions, IRR based) from scratch

Bpifrance

Private Equity Analyst

01/09/2017

 

- 01/02/2018

Bpifrance Investissement is the French Sovereign Fund and a major Private Equity firm (AuM c. €35 billion) which assists companies in their expansion and commits to their development through capital increase or buy-out. Transactions: • Worked on c. 8 deals at various steps of the investment process in different sectors, including Renewable Energy, Nuclear Energy, Defence, Railway and Forest Products Execution: • Prepared materials for investments committees and internal presentations • Participated in management meetings and Q&A calls • Performed market studies for the Associates and Investment Directors Financial analysis: • Performed financial modeling and valuation using the DCF and the Multiples (trading and comparable transaction) analysis • Performed companies due diligence Portfolio monitoring: • Monitoring the portfolio companies activities • Delivered a daily news flow to Associates and Investment Directors Databases used: Thomson Reuters Eikon, MergerMarket, Factiva, CFNews, Capital Finance, Orbis During the MyCareerSpark © program (6-month dedicated training program), interns attended classes about: • PE Environment Overview • Valuation methods : DCF, Trading Multiples & Comparable Transactions • DCF Case with Excel Modelling • LBO Case with Excel Modelling • Public speaking • Individual HR coaching

Education

emlyon business school

Finance

01/09/2015

 

- 01/09/2019

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Finance

01/09/2015

 

- 01/09/2019

Lancaster University

Finance

01/09/2015

 

- 01/09/2019

University of Montpellier

Accounting and Finance

01/09/2011

 

- 01/08/2014

Licenses / Certificates

Bloomberg News

Bloomberg Market Concept (BMC)