• 4th Floor, Ergon House, Horseferry Road, London, SW1P 2AL
  • +44 (0)203 432 9050

FUTURE EARTH ENERGY


A Technology-Neutral Renewable Energy Development
& Advisory Business

about us

Future Earth Energy
Local Energy Solutions

Future Earth Energy Ltd (FE) is a technology agnostic partner for local renewable energy projects typically with generating capacity of 5MW-20MW each, predominantly in the United Kingdom.

FE can either act as an Advisor or in joint venture as a Co-developer providing bespoke renewable energy solutions to Local Authorities, Government bodies and Private Sector partners.

FE’s experienced management team has hands on experience of developing complex projects as well as decades of experience in renewable energy, strategic business planning, fundraising, project management, and delivery.

We advise, steer and co-develop opportunities providing solutions in all areas including technical and commercial analysis, financial modelling, capital raising and co-investment.

Combined, the management team has delivered over 1GW of renewable power and closed financing and investment transactions of more than £3bn.



our team

Dr Isabel Boira-Segarra
Chief Executive Officer

Isabel is one of the founding partners of the business and is Chief Executive Officer. A commercial and technical expert in the full range of renewable energy technologies and operating models, she has over 20 years experience in the renewable energy sector having previously been Head of Renewable Energy at Mott McDonald, WSP and EC Harris. Isabel has significant world-wide Power & Renewable Energy experience advising utilities, developers, lenders, investors, investment funds, governments and regulators. Isabel has vast project experience across all renewable technologies including Biomass CHP, Waste2Energy, Solar PV, Wind, Hydro, AD and Geothermal. Isabel has advised on more than 3GW of energy related transactions from greenfield to operational and advised the UK government on its offshore wind strategy. She holds a PhD in Energy Policy.

Allan Bertie
Chairman

Allan is one of the founding partners of the business. He is a senior investment banker with over 20 years experience in capital raising (debt and equity), mergers and acquisitions and strategic advice. Allan has worked with a wide range of companies both domestic and international. His experience has come from a variety of firms including Schroders, Credit-Suisse, Dresdner Kleinwort and, most recently, Macquarie where he spent a significant part of his time looking at investment solutions for the renewables industry. Allan has advised on fundraisings in excess of £2bn in both private and public capital markets and both senior debt and equity. In terms of mergers and acquisitions, he has closed on transactions with total value in excess of £3bn. Allan is a Chartered Accountant and graduate of the University of Glasgow

Franz-Anton Leibenfrost
Commercial Director

Franz-Anton is one of the founding partners of the business and is Commercial Director. Until recently, Franz-Anton worked for a sustainable infrastructure company operating in the wider emerging markets where he was Commercial Director of the Group’s power division. Franz-Anton spent several years at Standard Bank International in London in a senior role within the special situations team structuring growth capital to support development phase, transformational events and distressed situations. During his time at Standard Bank Franz-Anton closed on transactions of over £1bn across a variety of industries – including conventional Power and Renewable Energy. With a focus on detailed analysis, strong structuring and execution capabilities Franz-Anton’s team was one of the highest per capita income generators across the bank.

Adrian Smith
Development Director

A founding partner of Future Earth Energy, Adrian has over 19 years’ experience managing the sourcing, development and construction of high profile and large-scale projects in the real estate and renewable energy sectors. Prior to founding Future Earth Energy he was Head of Property Development for EC Harris Investments where he advised a number of public and private sector clients in the preparation and analysis of business plans, viability studies and financial appraisals, planning and development management support, and advice on project delivery arrangements. He has also advised Biomass CHP and Waste2energy project developers on business planning and project delivery plans, and in the sourcing of project finance. Before EC Harris, Adrian was a Director at DTZ having previously worked for two major international real estate companies, Lend Lease EMEA, where he was Development Director & Grosvenor.

Craig Anderson
Head of Business Development

Until recently Craig led the investment team at a sustainable infrastructure company operating in the wider emerging markets, where he was responsible for raising project finance from government entities and institutional. Previously Craig was a Partner at EC Harris Investments where he was responsible for strategic advice and securing seed capital and project finance for renewable energy and real estate developers. Prior to ECH, Craig spent 8 years as an advisor where he was involved in the creative structuring of more than $800m of real estate finance for European developers. Craig trained in the City as an Accountant with Schroders, UBS and Deutsche Bank, working in their Emerging Market Credit Derivatives business units. To satisfy his entrepreneurial leanings, Craig has also founded and remains a shareholder in a number of other successful financial consultancy businesses.

Peter Field
Non-Executive Director – Public Sector

A Chartered Surveyor by profession, Peter was instrumental in the development of several major Sussex Housing Associations including Brighton Housing Trust and Southdown Housing Association.

A Magistrate for more than 20 years before becoming Lord Lieutenant for East Sussex, he also chaired the highly successful Brighton and Hove Business Community Partnership since its inception in 1994, and for many years served on the South East Leadership Team for the Prince of Wales’ charity Business in the Community (BITC) being appointed the Prince of Wales’ Ambassador for the South East in 2003. For over ten years in the 1990s he chaired the City of Brighton and Hove’s Regeneration Partnership successfully using close on £50m of Government money to lever in a further £100m which contributed to many of the changes to the fabric and culture of Brighton that are visible today.

Notwithstanding his considerable duties representing HM The Queen, he takes seriously the Monarch’s request that he provides encouragement and support for all sectors of the community. This includes supporting and encouraging military organisations, the business sector, statutory undertakings, and charitable and voluntary groups (he is Patron or President of some 40 organisations). He also sits on the board of several commercial companies in the County and is currently also interested in developing and supporting Social Enterprise, Youth employment and Environmental initiatives in particular.”

what we do

Future Earth Energy’s business model has three strands of delivery across the renewable and low carbon sectors:

Advisory

Advisory

Development Management

Development Management

Co-development and co-ownership of projects

Co-development and co-ownership of project

This model draws on the skill set of the team, maximises value by providing a diversified portfolio of activities and it allows FE to continue to identify key subsectors, opportunities and relationships (with suppliers, commercial, financial and other counterparties) and thus maintaining the Company at the forefront of the market.

When working with clients and partners, we can add value to opportunities by providing services along the different stages of the project development cycle as summarized below:





FE brings together a unique combination of skills in assessing which projects are viable. The strong foundation of the business stems from our ability to draw on the expertise and many years’ experience from within the team.



Identifying the right projects and successfully managing the process of turning an opportunity into reality requires awareness and constant assessment of different aspects during the course of a project’s life cycle, such as:

Technical Analysis

In assessing a project, the deep technical knowledge of the team and relevant senior advisers is used to assess the issues arising.

Risk Assessment

An overall risk assessment including technical, reputational, planning, regulatory, financial etc. is undertaken before a project is pursued.

Project Structuring

The experience of the team in structuring and re-structuring projects in domestic and international markets across many sectors is utilized to assess the optimal structure for a project in order that it can be delivered efficiently, effectively and in a profitable manner for Future Earth Energy Ltd. We also take into account the potential exit strategy when structuring a project.

Funding

Detailed financial analysis of projects is undertaken to allow the key financial risks (as opposed to commercial or technical risks above) to be assessed. Financial models are stress-tested to identify areas of risk and utilized for assessing the returns generated by various operating and financing structures. These models are utilized in determining optimum financing structures and as the basis for approaching management contacts for the external funding of projects.

Project Delivery

The team‘s depth of experience allows an assessment of the delivery risks of projects and the selection of the most suitable delivery partners. This is often a key risk as the regulatory regime has very rigid time frames in order to qualify for subsidies and tariffs, which materially impact the investment returns if missed.

Project Exit Strategy

Where appropriate (including where Future Earth Energy has an ongoing stake in a project), the team reviews the various options for exit from the projects to gain comfort on the appropriate method of financing and recycling any capital invested. This service is also provided to fee-paying clients as required.

sectors

FE provides advisory and DM services across all subsectors in the renewables space. These include:

Solar PV & Concentrated Solar Power

Solar PV & Concentrated Solar Power

Wind

Wind

Biomass & Waste to energy

Biomass & Waste to energy

Advisory and DM services

FE provides advisory and DM services across all subsectors in the renewables space. These include:

  • Solar PV
  • Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)
  • Wind
  • Biomass
  • Waste to energy

See what we do page for details of what we offer across all these sectors.

Co-development

FE is a technology agnostic partner for local renewable energy projects typically with generating capacity of 5MW-20MW, predominantly in the United Kingdom but also in selected frontier markets.

The business has been formed to take advantage of the opportunity presented in the renewable energy market:

  • With rising fossil fuel prices, concerns about energy security and climate change, and an ever increasing demand for energy, renewable energy projects provide increasingly diverse and uncorrelated investment opportunities.
  • Governments continue to encourage the development of renewable and low carbon energy projects in order to meet global targets to address energy security and climate change.
  • FE acts either solely or in joint venture as a Co-developer or Local Partners providing bespoke solutions to Local Authorities, Government bodies and large industrial power users.

We advise, steer and co-develop energy opportunities with local partners, providing solutions in all areas including technical analysis, financial models, capital raising and co-investment across the following subsectors:

  • Biomass (power only and Combined Heat and Power)
  • Waste to Energy (power only and CHP)
  • District Heating Networks distributing renewable/low carbon heat
  • Others including for example, anaerobic digestion. FE can draw on experience and networks providing it with strong risk assessment capabilities in order to identify opportunities in other related subsectors.

example projects

  • Drakelow

    Drakelow – Walton on Trent

  • Solar PV Development Management – UK wide

  • District Heating – UK wide



contact us



4th Floor, Ergon House,
Horseferry Road,
London,
SW1P 2AL

Email : info@futureearthenergy.com

Tel : +44 (0)203 432 9050

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