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Edwina Kelly Director at EFG Hermes Private Equity

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Edwina Kelly is a Director in the private equity team at EFG Hermes and specializes in European wind and solar investments, as part of EFG’s Vortex renewable energy platform which has AUMs of EUR 1.3bn with a net capacity of 822MW of wind and solar investments in Europe.    At EFG, Edwina led the acquisition of a 365MW portfolio of solar assets in the UK and worked on the acquisition of a 49% stake in a 664MW onshore wind portfolio in France, Spain, Portugal and Belgium. 

Edwina joined EFG in 2015 from Lightsource Renewable Energy, Europe’s leading solar developer where she was responsible for debt raising and asset sales.  She managed the sale of over 1,000MW solar assets in the UK and raised project finance debt in excess of GBP 1.3bn, including a GBP 247mn bond issuance (the largest renewable energy bond raised in Europe and IJ Global Solar Deal of the Year 2015). 

Prior to Lightsource she worked at Innisfree, a GBP 2bn PFI/PPP dedicated infrastructure fund where she was responsible for raising a GBP 600mn secondary infrastructure fund and worked on transactions covering transport (GBP 1.7bn Thameslink rail investment), hospitals (GBP 1.2bn Barts project) and schools.  

Edwina is a Chartered Accountant having trained at Deloitte in M&A Tax and has a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford.