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Derek Bentley

Derek Bentley
Greentech Capital Advisors


Derek Bentley is a Partner in the New York office of Greentech. He has several years of experience as both a principal investor and strategic advisor, having executed numerous M&A, corporate finance, and project finance transactions for single assets and asset portfolios, as well as large and small public and private entities across a broad range of industries.

His recent transaction experience includes advising the founder of 8 MinuteEnergy on the sale of the company, the Board of Directors of Deepwater Wind on its sale to Ørsted, TerraForm Power’s Conflicts Committee on its equity financing for the acquisition of SaetaYield, Atlantica Yield on its strategic partnership with Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp, Beacon Power on its sale to RGA Labs, and Greenskies on its sale to Clean Focus Yield.

Derek joined Greentech from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he was a Director in the Energy & Power group within Investment Banking. Prior to Merrill Lynch, Derek was involved in the launching of Hydro Capital Corporation, a private equity investment firm created as a growth platform for the development and acquisition of highly structured international infrastructure projects in under-served markets.

Derek holds a Bachelor’s degree from Yale University, where he was a four-year member of the varsity football team and earned All-Ivy League honors as a running back.