Imperial College Rugby is excited to announce that the sponsor for the 2015/16 season is Green Giraffe.
Green Giraffe is a financial advisory firm focused entirely on the renewable energy sector. Created in 2010 by renewable energy professionals, Green Giraffe combined the expertise of project finance bankers and project developers with deep experience in offshore wind. The company has grown in size from the handful of founders to over forty employees. Now working in all renewable technologies, with headquarters in Paris and Utrecht, and offices in London and Hamburg, the company continues to expand at a high speed.
Green Giraffe provides a number of different services; arranging non-recourse financings, raising equity, helping negotiate commercial contracts, assisting in acquisitions or divestments and supporting strategic decisions in the sector. Between Q3 2014 and Q2 2015, Green Giraffe advised on over €4 billion of transactions, giving it the number one spot in the IJ Global financial advisor rankings in the renewable energy sector, and number four in Europe across all sectors.
With the presence of three ICURFC alumni (graduates of ’07, ’09 and ’15) in the London office, there is a strong link with the company and the University. Matt Taylor, former CGCU Rugby Captain and now Director at Green Giraffe, said “We recognize the value of playing sport alongside study and the skills developed through being part of a close-knit team. We look forward to actively supporting the students both on and off the pitch and wish the rugby club great success in their upcoming season!”
Imperial College Rugby is looking stronger than ever, and is excited to work in tandem with our new sponsor to take the club to new heights.