Marathon Capital vs Greentech Capital Advisors

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Rank: Chimp | 11

Both companies cover renewables/cleantech:

Marathon Capital - seems more focused on project finance and hard asset financing/M&A.

Greentech Capital - seems more broad (i.e. energy-related software deals as well) and get the more "brand-name" deals . Also Senior ppl seem to come from ex-Bulge Brackets.

Am I Missing anything? Which firm is mre well-regarded? Does one have a more international scope than another? Which teaches hard skills more comprehensively? Add-on: because ex BB relationships, is GTC mostly the co-advisors on a deal? (aka reviewing the lead BB's work).

Much appreciated!

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  • Analyst 2 in IB - CB
Jun 15, 2020

bump

Jun 15, 2020

Greentech has been recently acquired by Nomura

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Ind
Jun 15, 2020

Greentech has an incredible rep in the power space, this coming from a competitor firm. They've worked on some of the best deals in the sector and have a lot of deal volume.
Haven't heard as much about Marathon - expect lower deal flow there.

  • Analyst 2 in IB - CB
Jun 15, 2020

Thanks for the info, that's helpful.

How do you feel that the Nomura acquisition will affect them? Would you expect that they will still act as an autonomous group within Nomura?

Is there a particular focus that they are especially known for within the renewable energy or green technology sector?

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Ind
Jun 15, 2020

Not all too sure, haven't worked much with them. They do publish case studies on all their deals on their website though. Might be worth checking out.

I see the Nomura acquisition as positive. Will probably give them a platform into lending and other financing work, without much of a hit to their name. Could be wrong - again, not super sure about specifics.

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  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jun 16, 2020

Can you provide any insights into how the exit opps would be from a firm like Greentech?

    • 1
Jul 24, 2020

where does cohn reznick stand up in the power space?

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jul 27, 2020

Greentech/Cohn Reznick/Marathon are the main boutiques in the renewable energy/clean tech space

Jun 15, 2020

Bump

Jun 15, 2020

Bump

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Jun 17, 2020

Had a 2021 SA interview recently at Greentech.

Take below with a grain of salt but: Greentech offers a good mix of assets + platforms that is rare given other groups like Marathon mainly focus on project finance / individual assets themselves (lots of deal flow, very granular modelling), and bulges typically mostly focus on platforms (bigger transaction size, but much rarer). Deal teams are really small, even for large transactions (he referenced how the Pattern acquisition earlier this year was only a team of 5~ish people) and analysts get good reps

Was positive on the Nomura acquisition (nothing will change, etc, Greentech works independantly still)

    • 1
Jun 22, 2020

What kinds of interview questions did you get during the interview?

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    • 1
Jul 18, 2020

Hey, I have a first round interview coming up with Greentech, do you mind shooting me a PM so I can ask a couple quick questions? I really have no color on the firm or the interview process and would love to learn a bit.

  • Prospect in IB - Ind
Jul 18, 2020
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