Winners

Asset Management Award

Winner

RES
Judges' comment:
RES’s entry was stand-out, solid, concrete and technically fantastic! RES really understands their operating assets and bring technical excellence to the table. They have been brave setting challenging targets publicly and achieving them and consistently deliver a strong performance with technically proficient market-leading expertise in asset management.

Highly commended

Exus Management Partners
Judges' comment:
A very impressive entry showing a focus on innovation and an all round solid performance. Exus have shown a strong presence around the world as a relative newcomer to the industry, having grown their assets under management significantly, in a short space of time and through a pandemic!

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Financial Advisory of the Year

Winner

Amsterdam Capital Partners
Judges' comment:
A very impressive organisation; a small team delivering large and complex deals. The complexity of their projects and growth of the business shows Amsterdam Capital Partners has clear focus and are a stand-out winner.

Highly commended

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UL

Technical Advisory of the Year

Winner

K2 Management
Judges' comment:
K2 Management have shown real strength and integrity of technical due diligence. Their modest sized team has been running alongside larger teams and delivering strongly on their objectives.

Highly commended

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Industry Leader of the Year

Winner

Lucy Heintz - Actis
Judges' comment:
This was a unanimous decision to award a truly deserving winner. Lucy has achieved a huge amount in her long and illustrious career of delivering an impressive list of projects in some of the most challenging jurisdictions. Lucy has incredible tenacity and persistence and is undoubtedly a well-respected and recognised leader in the market.

Highly commended

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Taylor Hopkinson

Financial Innovation Award

Winner

Deal Contingent Interest Rate Hedge Solution - Deutsche Bank
Judges' comment:
The sophistication and sheer scale of the solution was a real WOW moment when judging these awards. Deutsche Bank have demonstrated the significance of this innovative contingent interest rate hedge solution in supporting a successful close of a landmark offshore wind farm development. A stand-out winner.

Highly commended

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Vestas

Technology Innovation Award

Winner

GridBoost Grid-Edge Intelligence Software - NovoGrid
Judges' comment:
NovoGrid have demonstrated an impressive entrepreneurship amongst academic life. They have overcome challenges and delivered their software, that is technically complex, with an innovative approach.

Highly commended

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Investor of the Year

Winner

Prime Capital AG's Infrastructure Team
Judges' comment:
This is an energetic, young team who have overcome challenges and achieved a number of very impressive deals. Well done to Prime Capital!

Highly commended

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NBT

Law Firm of the Year

Winner

DLA Piper - Energy and Natural Resources team
Judges' comment:
DLA Piper have made a true name for themselves in the wind industry! The team have achieved a global reach and have an impressive variety of expertise and innovative thinking to support their clients.

Highly commended

Bech-Bruun Renewable Energy Department
Judges' comment:
Following an ambitious and successful business transformation from local law firm to global niche player, Bech-Bruun are taking their knowledge and expertise into new markets and have gained excellent achievements over the last year.

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Cayley Coughtrie

Lender of the Year

Winner

MUFG Bank
Judges' comment:
This top team have been involved in some of the most complex deals in 2020. They have extensive expertise in offshore wind and wider renewables financing, across a wide variety of clients, on a global level.

Highly commended

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Allen & Overy

Offshore Deal of the Year

Winner

Empire Wind and Beacon Wind - Equinor’s stake sale advised by CMS
Judges' comment:
This landmark deal, which supports the coming together of two energy giants (oil and gas) is a critical moment in energy transition. Equinor have made innovative arrangements for a fossil fuel major to take steps in to becoming a zero-carbon energy company. A significant step forward in the renewable energy industry and a very worthy winner.

Highly commended

Dogger Bank Project Financing
Judges' comment:
A key UK offshore wind farm worthy of recognition. The sheer size and scale of the project, the use of a nascent technology solutions and the introduction of a new equity investor to the sector, was an exceptional result!

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Onshore Deal of the Year

Winner

Windpark Zeewolde - Advised by Green Giraffe and IN.credible
Judges' comment:
Zeewolde have delivered a remarkable demonstration of how to bring the community into the scheme, engaging over 200 landowners. They’ve achieved highly impressive stats and shown true innovative thinking, a very impressive deal.

Highly commended

Murra Warra II - Completed by RES and GIG, owned by Partners Group
Judges' comment:
It was fantastic to see a project focus on delivering local economic and community benefits, which are key to success of wind projects in general.

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Onshore Developer of the Year

Winner

Ilmatar Energy
Judges' comment:
Ilmatar Energy’s large and complex project in Finland, using the latest turbine technology was very impressive. They have also shown that they have a real desire and the ability to diversify their business model, which has really made them really stand out from the crowd.

Highly commended

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Prime Capital

Offshore Developer of the Year

Winner

Ørsted
Judges' comment:
It has been a strong year for Ørsted with a huge number of achievements and astonishing performance. Ørsted is a stand-out winner for Offshore Developer of the Year!

Highly commended

Principle Power
Judges' comment:
Principle Power certainly deserve recognition for being a market leader in floating offshore technology. The companies’ objectives and what they’re trying to achieve is highly commendable.

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Prime Capital

Large Recruiter of the Year

Winner

Taylor Hopkinson
Judges' comment:
Taylor Hopkinson’s focus on sustainability, diversity and inclusion makes them really stand out as Recruiter of the Year. But not only that, they have shown clear objectives and have delivered strong performances across their range of services, including becoming more specialised in the wind sector.

Highly commended

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Small Recruiter of the Year

Winner

The Resource Group
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Highly commended

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Rising Star of the Year

Winner

Christine Byrnes - Troutman Pepper
Judges' comment:
Christine is certainly a rising star in our industry. She has worked on a number of impressive and complex deals throughout her career and her track record strongly speaks for itself.

Highly commended

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Vestas

Start-Up of the Year

Winner

Ripple Energy
Judges' comment:
A truly innovative start-up, who have achieved fantastic commercial progress and impressive growth over the last year. Ripple have fundamentally re-invented the wheel with a very impressive industry disruptor business model.

Highly commended

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