Posted on: November 12, 2020

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Gneiss Energy’s Managing Director Jon Fitzpatrick featured on Mergermarket this week, discussing the challenges Repsol faces as it assesses the strategic options for its renewables business.

“If Repsol decided to actively pursue a listing of its renewables business, the board will need to weigh any strategic benefits against accusations of how committed the company is to its stated environmental goals and the risk of off-loading its greener operations when its peers are generally doubling down on renewable energy investments, said Jon Fitzpatrick, managing director of boutique advisory firm Gneiss Energy.”

Read the article on Mergermarket here.

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Jon is the Founder and Managing Director of Gneiss Energy with over 20 years' experience in the industry. He is a qualified corporate lawyer, petroleum economist, investment banker and energy sector adviser. Prior to establishing Gneiss, Jon was Senior Managing Director and Head of Natural Resources for Europe, Middle East and Africa, as well as, Co-Head of Equity Capital Markets, Europe at Macquarie Capital. Previously, he held senior posts at Cenkos Securities plc, including Head of Corporate Finance, Energy and Natural Resources. Between 2013-2015, Jon was President of The Scottish Energy Forum and has been a board director since 2008. He is also an active member of various industry bodies and professional institutions. He began his career in 1994 as a research associate at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum, Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee before joining Arthur Andersen and then Brewin Dolphin (now N+1 Singer), leading both their Energy & Natural Resources and TMT businesses. Jon holds an LL.B (Hons.) and Diploma in Legal Practice from the University of Dundee and an LL.M (Dist.) in Natural Resources Law (specialising in Petroleum Economics).

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