Michael F.H. Bonte-Friedheim

Founding Partner & Group CEO
NextEnergy Capital Ltd

  • Founding Partner & Group CEO
  • Founded NextEnergy Capital Group in 2007
  • Over 25 years of experience in the European Power & Energy sector, Banking and Finance industries
  • Led the development of NextEnergy Group’s activities, currently in excess of 750MW operating solar plants spread over 145 individual projects in Europe
  • Led NextEnergy Solar Fund’s £85m London Stock Exchange IPO and subsequent growth to £650m market capitalisation
  • Established NextPower II private equity fund with a commitments of €184m focused on consolidating the Italian solar sector
  • Former Managing Director at Goldman Sachs in Energy & Power Investment Banking Group; left in 2006 (to found NextEnergy Capital). Previously held senior roles in the investment banking departments of Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse First Boston