» Shane Swords
Shane is NEC’s Managing Director and Head of Investor Relations. Shane has over 20 years’ experience in infrastructure and renewable energy, where he has closed numerous M&A and debt transactions in Europe, the Americas, the Gulf, Asia and Australia. For the last number of years Shane has focused on fundraising and most recently was Head of Institutional Fundraising at Downing LLP where he created their first institutional fund, the GBP 125 million reserve power fund. Before that he structured and raised a £1 billion solar platform with Blackrock.
Prior to this Shane was one of the initial Directors at Rubicon Infrastructure Advisors where he led a number of capital raises including a USD 750 million raise for a global infrastructure and solar platform. He also led a number of buy side and sell side M&A deals while there. Shane started his career as a structured finance banker focused on term loans, bonds and CLO’s in infrastructure and energy. Between 2008 and 2011 Shane was Head of Structured Finance Dublin at Helaba Bank. Prior to that Shane worked at Depfa Bank and KBC Bank on project finance lending teams. Shane graduated from University College Dublin in Commerce and a Masters in Business Studies.