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Informed advice
Bespoke corporate finance solutions
Relentlessly focused execution

Latest news: LongReach Capital has led a ~€100m Growth Capital Fundraising for mylight150, a leader in intelligent residential solar systems and solutions. View more

Our Mission

LongReach Capital is a specialist advisor focused on designing and implementing holistic investment and strategic solutions for growth companies, investors, and corporates across next generation energy, infrastructure, technology and services.

We can’t afford to wait: Making the energy transition happen today!

Bringing a broad range of experience across investment banking, principal investment, financing, and strategic consulting, LongReach works closely with company managements and stakeholders to develop and refine compelling growth strategies — as well as a full commitment to the execution of corporate finance transactions for our clients.

We analyse the possible and contemplate the impossible
We craft winning solutions with our clients

We deliver results

OUR SERVICES

STRATEGIC ADVICE

A growing business needs a clear strategy — and a robust business plan to attract capital, partners, and customers. We work with leading growth companies, and major industrial players, around new energy and infrastructure business models to articulate a clear vision supported by a thoughtful, detailed business plan.

CAPITAL

Capital is the lifeblood of a growing business. But investment is more than money. It is access to markets and customers, help with product design and development, support for new initiatives. We find investors — who bring much more than money.

PARTNERS

Growing businesses need partners — for investment, product development, and expansion to new markets. We have a broad network of corporate, institutional, and investor relationships — to deliver a range of partnership solutions from joint ventures to M&A.

Our Focus: Beyond the Energy Transition

Energy supply, production, and distribution are being transformed by the rapid diffusion of new technologies from large scale storage and highly efficient solar to software-driven intelligent buildings. Mobility is being transformed by electric vehcles and an expanding interconnected ecosystem of distributed energy production and storage. New business models are being created which transform and disrupt the existing energy and infrastructure value chain.

 

InfraTech

Storage Solutions

Distributed Energy Systems

NextGen Clean Power

Mobility

Energy Efficiency

New business models built and financed for life beyond energy transition

Connecting Stakeholders

Our Approach

Develop Clear Strategy and Business Model

Define and articulate business model, growth ambitions, and robust business plan.
Build strong analytical and documentary foundations to support the investment case.
Create a clear market and strategic framework to position the business clearly.

Think Like a Principal

We have extensive principal investment experience – helping businesses grow as well as
achieving successful exits.
We put ourselves in investors’ shoes to shape our advice.
We help our clients carefully navigate the transaction process.

More than Money

Holistic approach to evaluating potential investors: fit understanding, commitment, ambition.
Assess commercial and strategic implications of potential investment partners.
Broad approach to transaction structuring including governance, commercial and
stakeholder considerations.

FINDING – AND NURTURING – MOTIVATED AND KNOWLEDGEABLE PARTIES

A highly respected intermediary – investors trust LongReach to understand, analyse, and
value new energy businesses.
Through our focus on energy, cleantech and infrastructure, and global network, we have
differentiated access to potential partners.
Experienced and agile across different markets with industrial, financial and strategic players.

 

 

Our Experience

LongReach Capital has established a strong trackrecord of success across Clean Energy, Technology and Infrastructure.

DISTRIBUTED SOLAR - INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS

FINANCIAL ADVISOR FOR €96.5M GROWTH CAPITAL FUNDRAISING 
Mylight150
Background

An innovative French player, leader in intelligent residential solar systems and solutions, has completed a significant growth capital raise to support growth in European residential markets and quality of its tech-based solutions.

Company Positioning

mylight150’s mission is to sustainably reduce the energy bills of residential homes and commercial buildings by using innovative, technology-based solutions to monetise and optimise solar energy production.

Executing a Transaction

LongReach acted as a Financial Advisor of the deal, advising the company and its existing shareholders, as well as coordinating the dialogue with a consortium of leading institutional investors. Extensive work on refinement of Business Model in particular greater visibility on intelligent systems and the subscription service offerings.

2023

GREEN HYDROGEN

EXCLUSIVE FINANCIAL ADVISOR FOR £40.5M SERIES B GROWTH FUNDING 
Background

UK-based distributed green hydrogen company doing first major institutional fundraising to support growth and business model expansion.

Company Positioning

Hybrid between classic renewable energy developer and next-gen , hydrogen-focused energy services and trading player.

Executing a Transaction

Extensive work on refinement of business model and investment thesis; Investment memorandum, detailed 5yr financial model and broad investor outreach.

2022

LONG DURATION ENERGY STORAGE

£50m strategic investment and industrial cooperation agreement led by Sumitomo
Background

Shift of business model from a technology provider to a fully integrated developer.

Company Positioning

Capturing a leadership position in the large-scale, long-duration storage market.

Executing a Transaction

Targeted outreach supported by strong business plan to bring lead investor with a comprehensive industrial cooperation and licensing agreement.

2020

SOLAR-AS-A-SERVICE

EXCLUSIVE FINANCIAL ADVISOR TO A GERMAN RESIDENTIAL SOLAR PLATFORM FOR ITS FUNDRAISING
Background

Leading residential solar company willing to shift from service provider to fully integrated platform.

Company Positioning

Unique end-to-end opportunity in residential solar to build a total value pool of €1bn by 2025.

Executing a Transaction

Brought strategic investors to enter the residential solar market and get access to large customer base with opportunity to cross sell additional services.

2021

WIND & SOLAR DEVELOPMENT

EXCLUSIVE FINANCIAL ADVISOR TO A US RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPER ON ITS SALE TO ENI AND FALCK RENEWABLES
Background

Building Energy refocussed its strategy on Italy so divested its US platform.

Company Positioning

Attractive development platform with existing solar and wind installed base and large pipeline

Executing a Transaction

Identified Falck (with JV partner Eni) as natural buyer willing to strengthen its operations in the US and engaged in bilateral discussion to deliver on the sale of Building Energy US

2020

RENEWABLE ENERGY SERVICES

Exclusive financial advisor on the sale of Greensolver, to Voltalia
Background

Willingness of owner to transition after having successfully developed a leading European asset service company.

Company Positioning

Add leading asset management capabilities and allowing to provide 3rd party services.

Executing a Transaction

Targeted outreach to IPPs and asset managers resulting in a bilateral discussion with Voltalia sharing similar vision and DNA.

2020

STORAGE-AS-A-SERVICE

EXCLUSIVE FINANCIAL ADVISOR FOR AN INVESTMENT/STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH EQUINOR
Background

Provide additional funding to further develop the company and invest in projects

Company Positioning

Strengthening Equinor’s presence in Brazil adding exposure to the Storage-as-aService market for C&I

Executing a Transaction

Established a bilateral discussion with Equinor to provide a tailored deal including investment at HoldCo and financing for the special purpose entity together with Siemens

2020

Case Studies

Advisory: Bringing Entrepreneurs and Leading Industrial and Institutional Players Together

OUR TRACK-RECORD

OUR NETWORK

Key Investor/Counterparty Relationships: Across the Investment Ecosystem

CORPORATES

engie
Eneco
iberdrola
cez group
sse
BP
Acciona
Total
Siemens
Veolia
ABB
Voltalia
E·on
Falckrenewables
Orsted
Neoen
General Electric
Tesla
RWE

GROWTH INVESTORS

Cape Capital
Breakthrough Energy
Demeter
Capricorn
Mascar
Generation
Blackstone
TPG

FAMILY OFFICES/SOVEREIGN WEALTH FUNDS

Temasek
Treis
Harald Quandt
Creadev
Aeris

INFRASTRUCTURE / INSTITUTIONAL

Infracapital
Natixis
Legal & General
Cubico
Antin
MacQuarie
Global-infrastructure-partners
Allianz
KKR
Greencoat-capital
meridiam
Ardian

Meet Our Team!

James Long

James Long

FOUNDER

Highly experienced clean energy, technology, energy and infrastructure finance professional as a principal investor, strategic advisor and banker.

Non-LongReach Passions: Making olive oil in Provence - bringing good taste from terroir to table!

Julie Gimenez

Julie Gimenez

PARTNER

Over 10 years’ experience as an advisor, investor and corporate professional in the energy, technology and infrastructure investment sectors.

Vittoria Ferla

Vittoria Ferla

SENIOR ANALYST

Experienced in energy market analysis, modelling, transaction execution and management.
MSc in Management (ESCP Business School) and BSc in Economics and Social Sciences (Bocconi University)

We are hiring!

LONGREACH IS ACTIVELY SEEKING TALENTED, MOTIVATED INTERNS, ANALYSTS AND ASSOCIATES TO HELP DELIVER ON ITS SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT MISSION

Are you Passionate about sustainability, technology and finance?

Strong analytically with experience in modelling and financial analysis?

Familiar with clean energy, mobility and clean tech markets, policies and regulation?

Ready to join a small, entrepreneurial team working closely with leading companies and investors to combat climate change?

Contact us

Feel free to drop us a line!



    LONGREACH CAPITAL

    London, W14 8LZ

    info@longreach-capital.com

    +44 (0) 7802303827