Amelia Sinclair is an Associate at Renewable Power Capital Ltd with responsibility for assisting in the origination, acquisition and asset management of renewable power projects across Europe. Prior to joining RPC, Amelia spent 3 years at Macquarie Capital in the Infrastructure and Energy M&A practice. Whilst at Macquarie, Amelia covered a broad range of sectors, including renewables, transport, utilities and digital infrastructure. Amelia advised on a number of successful transactions across the UK and Europe with value in excess of €3bn, including almost 1.2GW in offshore wind assets. She holds an MA (Hons) degree in History from the University of Cambridge where she was awarded a double first and the Edward Buckland Prize for History.
I am an Associate at RPC, responsible for assisting in the origination, acquisition, and asset management of renewable power projects across Europe.
The job is incredibly varied and involves analysing potential transactions from both a valuation perspective and looking at assets from more qualitative angles, for example in the context of our wider portfolio and strategy. I work with our technical team to draw up business plans that RPC feels confident we can not only deliver, but outperform. Once a transaction moves into execution mode my role covers overseeing the due diligence process, running the valuation workstream (i.e., financial modelling) and I play a large role in the investment committee process with our shareholder, CPP.
Every day at RPC is different. I start my morning by reading infrastructure news, such as Inspiratia, Inframation and SparkSpread to make sure I am fully up to date on latest industry developments.
Most of my day is taken up with deal work, which varies depending on what stage of the transaction we are at. For example, I might spend most of my day modelling, trying to build out a business case for the transaction, or writing IC memos, if we are trying to move the transaction through our internal approval process. My day might involve a lot of time talking to the various advisors we work with on deals, such as on technical, legal and tax structuring elements, or speaking to banks about financing or corporates about PPAs.
I have discovered that one of the things I find most interesting about my job is the development aspect of renewables that RPC specialises in. I love working alongside our technical team, thinking about how we might develop a portfolio and how we can not only deliver, but beat our base case. I have found that learning about the technical side of building and operating renewables helps make the M&A transactions we do feel more “real” and brings it to life!
My proudest career moment was flying out to an offshore wind farm in a helicopter and landing on the offshore substation… and not getting seasick or afraid of the heights!
Offshore wind farms are truly spectacular and incredible feats of engineering and seeing one up close was an amazing experience and certainly one I will never forget.
I love running and being outdoors (when its sunny in London), and when it’s raining, I am happiest curled up with a book. I also love to travel and explore new places, particularly, I like trying new foods and experiencing new cultures.
Budapest! The most beautiful city, full of amazing historical-cultural sites such as the Szechenyi Thermal Baths, Buda Castle, the Hungarian Parliament Building, St Stephen’s Basilica and Fisherman’s Bastion. The food is wonderful and there is such a variety of restaurants and bars to enjoy while there. I tend to rent a bicycle and cycle around the city but you can also see the city by boat and by scooter!
Offshore wind! I think offshore wind farms are astonishing and to see how far the industry has come in the last 5 years in terms of technology really excites me for what the future holds.