Jeff Pollard is a Managing Director and serves as Head of Power within Solomon Partners’s Infrastructure, Power & Renewables Group. He joined the firm in 2017.
Mr. Pollard has over fourteen years of experience in the power and renewables sector, which includes strategic and financial advisory work totaling well in excess of $100 billion. Representative transactions include advising American Electric Power on the sale of its 5.2GW portfolio of coal and gas facilities to a Blackstone and ArcLight joint venture for $2.2 billion; advising First Reserve Infrastructure on the sale of its North American Power portfolio to an investor consortium (financial terms not disclosed); advising MACHGen on its sale to Talen Energy for $1.2 billion; advising GE EFS on its acquisition of 49% interest in Enel Green Power NA Renewable Energy Partners (financial terms not disclosed); advising Energy Capital Partners on the sale of its EquiPower portfolio to Dynegy, Inc. for $3.5 billion; and advising Constellation Energy Group on its merger with Exelon Corp., which created the largest competitive energy provider in the U.S.
Prior to joining Solomon Partners, Mr. Pollard was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs & Co., where he spent over a decade and led the unregulated power generation business.
Mr. Pollard received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He also holds a Master of Science in Structural Engineering from Purdue University and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University.
Served as financial advisor to EDF on the Sale of its 49.99% Interest in CENG, a 4.0 GW nuclear portfolio located in PJM and NYISO, to Exelon for net proceeds of $885 million
Served as financial advisor to Ares and Oaktree on the Sale of their 28% Combined Interest in Linden Cogeneration, a 972 MW Combined Cycle Cogeneration Facility in NYISO Zone J
Advised Astoria Project Partners LLC and Astoria Project Partners II LLC on the sale of 100% of Astoria Energy I and approximately 55% of Astoria Energy II (together, “Astoria Energy”), representing two of the most efficient natural gas power plants in the premium New York City power market.
Served as financial advisor to Ares in its sale of a majority interest in Hill Top Energy Center, a 620MW Combined Cycle Project in PJM
Served as financial advisor to Oaktree Capital and its partners on the sale of their interest in the West of Devers HVDC transmission line in California to Axium Infrastructure
Financial advisor to Ares-EIF and Starwood Energy on the sale of a 94% interest in Hudson Transmission Partners, a 660 MW HVDC transmission system in New York, to Argo Infrastructure
Financial advisor to Morgan Stanley Infrastructure on the acquisition of a 100% interest in the Bayonne Energy Center, a 644 MW gas-fired peaking power facility in New Jersey, from Macquarie
Financial advisor to Ares-EIF on the sale of a 100% interest in Brooklyn Navy Yard, a 286 MW cogeneration power facility in New York, to Axium Infrastructure