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UNC Clean Tech Speaker

Adam Bergman

Adam Bergman
Senior Vice President, Clean Tech Banking & Head of AgTech Practice
Wells Fargo

Biography

Adam Bergman is a Senior Vice President, Clean Tech Banking & Head of AgTech Practice for Wells Fargo.  He has over 20 years’ experience in investment banking, including over 18 years working with growth companies and more than 13 years covering the CleanTech sector.  As one of the first investment bankers to focus on the CleanTech sector, Adam is considered one of the leading subject matter experts, having transaction experience in the agricultural technology, energy efficiency, energy storage, industrial IoT, mobility, renewable energy, smart grid and water technology sectors.

During the past 20 years, he has worked for leading global investment banks, including Deutsche Bank, Jefferies, JPMorgan, Rothschild, UBS and Wells Fargo, and has covered the CleanTech, Technology, Industrial and Healthcare sectors.  Adam has completed over 40 domestic and international financings valued at over $12 billion and over 25 domestic and cross border M&A, restructuring and strategic advisors assignments valued at over $25 billion.

Adam has a B.A. in Political Science from Johns Hopkins University, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.  Additionally, he holds an M.A. in International Development from the International University of Japan. Adam lives in San Francisco, California with his wife and two children.

Wells Fargo’s Global CleanTech Group started in 2007 to provide industry expertise, financial services, and resources to support innovative companies developing and implementing new technologies and business models to solve some of the most complex problems facing humanity including climate change as well as food and water availability.  Wells Fargo has provided more than $52 billion in environmental finance, supporting sustainable buildings and renewable energy projects nationwide since 2005. This includes investments in more than 300 solar projects and 47 wind projects that generate enough clean, renewable energy to power hundreds of thousands of American homes each year.  Additionally, Wells Fargo has committed to a number of environmental goals by 2020, including purchasing renewable energy to power 100% of the Bank’s operations, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 45% compared to 2008, increasing energy efficiency by 40% compared to 2012, reducing water use by 65% compared to 2012 and providing an additional $100 million in philanthropic giving to critical environmental needs such as clean technology accelerators and incubators as well as environmental education.