US and International Creative Debt and Equity Funding for Bioeconomy Technology Companies and Projects
Mark J. Riedy, Esq., Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Mr Riedy will discuss available debt, equity and non-dilutive funding sources and mechanisms for bioeconomy technology companies and their US and international projects, including the use of non-dilutive 100% debt mechanisms for full project funding and working capital lines for company level funding; credit enhanced project company debt with government loan guarantees and other enhancements; green bonds; protective insurance products; strategic investor equity; non-dilutive grants and available tax equity structures under a new Tax Act; regulatory incentives; capital and institutional markets; green funds from states and banks; and new capital equity expansion mechanisms such as MLPs, REITs, High Yield Bond Funds, Yieldcos, Warehouse Entities and other hybrid structures.
Mark Riedy primarily focuses his practice on U.S. and international project development and finance and private placement representation of renewable and conventional energy, clean technology, environmental and infrastructure clients. His clients principally represent developers, lenders, EPCs, O&Ms, equipment providers, private equity, venture capital and infrastructure funds.
In his more than 40 years of practice, Mr. Riedy has represented clients in domestic and international matters, including energy and infrastructure, project development and debt and equity financing contracts, mergers and acquisitions, technology outsourcing, investment fund structuring and related investments therefrom, venture capital and private equity structuring and related contracts, and compliance with regulatory and legislative issues. He also has represented clients in international disputes before U.S. and foreign agencies, dealing with matters such as anti-dumping, export controls, sanctions, and anti-bribery. Mr. Riedy has counseled renewable and conventional energy clients doing business in more than 50 countries.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Riedy was an attorney in the Washington, D.C. office of an international law firm, where he co-led its Energy and Infrastructure Project Finance Practice and chaired its Asia Practice.