Michael Whalen Joins BRG's Energy Practice in DC as an Expert Focused on Project Finance
BRG is pleased to announce that Michael Whalen has joined the firm’s Energy practice as a Managing Director in Washington, DC.
Mr. Whalen brings more than twenty-five years of global experience in advising, structuring, and raising more than $20 billion in finance for capital-intensive infrastructure projects across the energy value chain and other infrastructure sectors. As a seasoned industry and financial professional, he will enhance BRG’s financial and project development advisory capabilities in the areas of gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG), power and renewables, and other energy and infrastructure sectors.
Mr. Whalen has served in commercial, financial, and public-sector leadership roles as head of a leading global bank’s regional project finance division, head of international structured finance divisions at two US government agencies (OPIC and EXIM Bank), and chief financial officer of a renewable energy company. He has led, structured, and restructured complex financing transactions. He has advised clients seeking to commercialize innovative technologies and implement pioneering business plans to debt and equity investors. Additionally, he has served in lead roles at a multinational banking and financial services corporation, a major American oil company, and the US Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau. In these positions, he has led numerous project financings for companies and projects in the global gas/LNG, conventional and renewable power generation, and petrochemical sectors, as well as transportation, and other infrastructure and industrial process sectors.
As a lead advisor, Mr. Whalen has provided strategic, commercial, and financial counsel to clients such as leading global energy market participants, national energy companies, energy and core infrastructure investors, utilities, state agencies, independent developers, and financial institutions.
Mr. Whalen will lead BRG’s energy and infrastructure project finance advisory services. He will further expand BRG’s delivery of energy project and financing expertise to international energy companies, developers, investors, lenders, and law firms.