Macquarie Capital, the corporate advisory and capital markets arm of Macquarie Group, yesterday announced the appointment of Christopher Calavitta as a Senior Vice President in its Infrastructure, Utilities and Renewables group.
He will report to Thomas Houle, Managing Director, Macquarie Capital, who manages Macquarie's energy infrastructure development team based in Austin, TX. The team provides development capital and advisory expertise to a broad range of infrastructure development projects in the Americas.
Nick Butcher, Head of North American Infrastructure for Macquarie Capital, said:
"Infrastructure development is a core business for Macquarie, and Chris will be instrumental in originating, financing and advising clients on energy project development. His experience in project finance and capital-raising, combined with extensive knowledge of both mature and development-stage energy infrastructure projects, further strengthens our team's ability to provide expert advice and holistic solutions to clients."
Mr. Calavitta brings more than seven years' banking experience in wind, hydro, solar and alternative energy, and has worked on a significant number of transactions of note throughout North America. He was most recently at Brookfield Renewable Energy Group, and has also worked at Renewable Energy Systems Americas and Panda Energy International.
Mr. Calavitta has a BS in Management from Tulane University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude.
Macquarie Capital has more than 40 dedicated power, utilities and renewables professionals in New York, Toronto, Austin, and Mexico City. The firm is a substantial and active player in the North American market, having advised on more than $15 billion of utility acquisitions in the last five years.