Co-Head of Americas Investment Banking, Nomura
PJ Deschenes is a Managing Director and Global Co-Head of Nomura Greentech.
Based in New York, PJ has over 15 years of experience advising companies and investors in a variety of sustainable infrastructure and technology sectors. He has a strong background in M&A, project finance, financial structuring and capital raising.
His recent transaction experience includes advising multiple companies on going public via Special Purpose Acquisition Corporations (SPACs), including Local Bounti (NYSE: LOCL) and TMC - The Metals Company (NASDAQ: TMC). He has also advised corporate clients on strategic M&A, including Neste on the acquisition of Mahoney Environmental and TerraForm Global on its sale to Brookfield. He also has experience in advising growth-stage energy technology companies.
PJ joined Nomura Greentech from GE Energy Financial Services where he worked on equity investments in wind, biomass, and solar energy projects and companies, totaling $1 billion of underwritten equity investments. Previously, he was a founding member and Partner of BlueWave Strategies, a cleantech-focused consulting firm.
PJ holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Master of Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of the South with a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Forestry. PJ is a CFA Charterholder.