About Green Giraffe
Green Giraffe B.V. is a specialist financial advisory boutique focused on the renewable energy sector. The company provides a number of different services, always with the aim to assist our clients finance their project or transaction. We can arrange non-recourse financings, raise equity, help negotiate commercial contracts, assist in acquisitions or divestments and support strategic decisions in the sector.
Created in 2010 by renewable energy professionals, Green Giraffe combined the expertise of project finance bankers and project developers with deep expertise in offshore wind. The team’s expertise was immediately recognized through the attribution of several advisory mandates (Northwind, C-Power, Meerwind) which have all closed successfully since then.
Green Giraffe rapidly developed its activities out of its original Utrecht and Paris offices across its core sectors of activity in Europe and North America, with mandates in the solar, onshore wind and offshore wind sectors. The company proceeded to hire new officers and opened offices in London in September 2011 and Hamburg in January 2013. Along the way, Green Giraffe’s expertise was recognised through multiple professional awards, requests to speak at professional conferences or to write articles for specialised publications.
In May 2014, the closing for the 600 MW Gemini offshore wind project took place, with Green Giraffe acting as advisor for both the debt and the equity. By far the largest ever financing in the sector, and coming following more than 3 years of work by a full Green Giraffe team, this transaction confirmed that there was money available for good projects, and underlined once more Green Giraffe’s unique ability to help make offshore wind projects financeable.
Most recently, the closings of the financing for the 30 MW Block Island wind farm in Rhode Island, USA - the first offshore wind project in North America (in February), the 332 MW Nordsee One and 400 MW Veja Mate projects in Germany further cement Green Giraffe’s position as the premier financial advisor for complex renewable energy projects.