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The " Paris" family grows

by Jerome a Paris Thu Mar 18th, 2010 at 06:18:45 AM EST

Ex-Dexia chief names advisory firm

Former Dexia head of energy Jerome Guillet has revealed the name of his new-Paris based financial advisory boutique.

The firm, which will be focussed on renewable energy project finance in both Europe and the US, will be called Energy Bankers à Paris. Registration with the French authorities was completed on Tuesday.

With a strong focus on the offshore wind sector, the firm will be based in central Paris and initially comprise of Guillet and three other project financiers, who are set to join at the start of April.

As IJ News reported earlier this month, Energy Bankers à Paris already has its first mandate, advising C-Power on the financing of phase 2 of its Thornton Bank offshore wind farm in Belgium.

Thanks to all of you here who have made me believe in my "brand" and helped me learn so many new things, and want to do more out there.

There will be more to come!

On the other hand, you may see me slightly less around the blog for a while as my work schedule is quite filled up with a lot of practicalities (Apple fans will be happy to know that the new company will be a Mac/iphone environment...).

I approve the name and the "brand" wholeheartedly.  Congratulations!  wishing you much success.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anas Nin
by Crazy Horse on Thu Mar 18th, 2010 at 07:38:00 AM EST
heartily seconded!

i thought you were having another baby from the title, lol.

and thanks for your appreciation for our support, it comes easy for such an intelligent approach to europe's and the world's most pressing and under-recognised problem.

viva l'aeolica!

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Thu Mar 18th, 2010 at 08:20:20 AM EST
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Yeah, I was thinking "Gosh, they kept that quiet!"
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Thu Mar 18th, 2010 at 09:05:23 AM EST
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Félicitations et bonne chance ! Le nom est très malin...

"Ce qui vient au monde pour ne rien troubler ne mrite ni gards ni patience." Ren Char
by Melanchthon on Thu Mar 18th, 2010 at 08:11:15 AM EST
Congratulations! May your first year be filled with fun and success!
by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Thu Mar 18th, 2010 at 08:25:15 AM EST
Congrats!  Sounds fantastic.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Thu Mar 18th, 2010 at 08:35:18 AM EST
I wish you every success, and it will all be fully deserved.

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Thu Mar 18th, 2010 at 08:52:27 AM EST
May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
the rain fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of his hand.

Go n-éirí an bóthar leat.
Go raibh cóir na gaoithe i gcónaí leat.
Go dtaitní an ghrian go bog bláth ar do chlár éadain,
go dtite an bháisteach go bog mín ar do ghoirt.
Agus go gcasfar le chéile sinn arís,
go gcoinní Dia i mbois a láimhe thú.

notes from no w here

by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Mar 18th, 2010 at 09:28:51 AM EST
As we say in show biz: "Break a leg" Jerome.

Hey, Grandma Moses started late!
by LEP on Thu Mar 18th, 2010 at 11:16:05 AM EST
Congrats, Jerome!

I was wondering what your plans were when I saw this:


EMEA P&M: Belgium - Guillet leaves Dexia
18 February 2010
Jerome Guillet is leaving the energy and environment team at Dexia. He specialised in renewable projects, particularly offshore wind and was involved in arranging the Q7 and Belwind financings. Guillet has been at Dexia for eight years and is leaving at the end of the month.

by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Thu Mar 18th, 2010 at 11:18:51 AM EST
it seems my move is attracting the attention of the professional press - they keep on asking me for more details, so I release small tidbits each time and get plenty of publicity. It's nice... and I give each of them small scoops each time :)

Hopefully in the near future I'll also be able to announce deals being concluded - but that's going to be a number of months away, with quite a bit of work ahead.

Wind power

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Thu Mar 18th, 2010 at 01:10:53 PM EST
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Good, as it should be.... trade publications taking notice!

Best of luck on your new venture, and thanks for taking the lead.

Jerômè, I hope your motto will someday be "World Leader in Wind Finance", riffing off Dexia's.

BTW: My better half has just accepted a position in utility scale PV development with a US subsidiary of a certain very large French utility, and her having worked for Dexia sure didn't hurt her chances of being hired. And hopefully, this will provide us with more opportunities to hop across the pond. I miss it over there (though, the weather here, --SF Bay-- is to die for).

by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Fri Mar 19th, 2010 at 12:27:13 AM EST
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Sheesh, Jérôme, I always knew I couldn't speak very well before coffee, and now I know that I can't write (or rather, use multi-key characters) before coffee either....
by gioele (gioele(daught)sandler(aaaattttt)gmail(daught)kom) on Fri Mar 19th, 2010 at 02:32:46 PM EST
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Yea, wishing you all the best.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Mar 18th, 2010 at 11:51:28 AM EST
Is the website up ?

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Mar 18th, 2010 at 12:10:15 PM EST
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Keep feeding the beast-----tidbits.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Mar 18th, 2010 at 04:29:43 PM EST
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Eh bien, merde!
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Thu Mar 18th, 2010 at 12:33:42 PM EST
Good Luck! You should get the à Paris trademarked!

Are you also working on an financial modelling app? Would be great on the iPad!!! Although having iPhone, Macbook Air and iPad with you to meetings would look quite silly :-) Unless you have a deal with Steve Jobs and get kick backs for your free advertisement...

by crankykarsten (cranky (where?) gmx dot organisation) on Thu Mar 18th, 2010 at 12:34:46 PM EST
why would it look silly? Because of all the jealous faces around the table? :)

Wind power
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Thu Mar 18th, 2010 at 01:11:54 PM EST
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Congratulations ! I look forward to many more windmills.


by sidd on Thu Mar 18th, 2010 at 01:07:12 PM EST

Good luck - quite a Franglais mix :-)

Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner - that I moved to Nice.
by Ted Welch (tedwelch-at-mac-dot-com) on Thu Mar 18th, 2010 at 02:02:08 PM EST
excellent work.

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Thu Mar 18th, 2010 at 02:04:07 PM EST
What a witty choice of name. Best of luck!

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi
by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Thu Mar 18th, 2010 at 04:43:16 PM EST
Excellent news, and great name!
May the wind keep blowing in your sails (and the mills...)
by Bernard (bernard) on Thu Mar 18th, 2010 at 05:11:45 PM EST
Congrats! Hope that California/US regulatory and tax incentive policy shifts in order to bring the à Paris brand to our (off)shores.

And the world will live as one
by Montereyan (robert at calitics dot com) on Thu Mar 18th, 2010 at 11:04:24 PM EST
With that last SCOTUS ruling, the á Paris brand can buy its own politicians to affect policy changes ;-P

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Thu Mar 18th, 2010 at 11:57:08 PM EST
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Congratulations! Live well and prosper! /

What headline will you use when you have a baby?

Align culture with our nature. Ot else!

by ormondotvos (ormond.otvosnospamgmialcon) on Fri Mar 19th, 2010 at 03:04:07 AM EST
Congrats!All the best!

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein
by vbo on Fri Mar 19th, 2010 at 03:05:56 AM EST
Well done, sir, well done!!

The fact is that what we're experiencing right now is a top-down disaster. -Paul Krugman
by dvx (dvx.clt t gmail dotcom) on Fri Mar 19th, 2010 at 03:35:41 AM EST
Ditto on all of the above. Success be with you.

by shergald on Fri Mar 19th, 2010 at 05:42:08 AM EST

A short break from my heavy teaching and research duties to congratulate you!!!

Keep it on!!!

A pleasure

I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Fri Mar 19th, 2010 at 12:11:57 PM EST
Tahiti and Hawaii are ready for your kind of renewable energy development as they possess such close access to resources, wind and ocean.

Good luck.


by Keone Michaels on Fri Mar 19th, 2010 at 02:38:02 PM EST
Congratulations and good luck. :-)
by Fran on Fri Mar 19th, 2010 at 03:41:43 PM EST
Best of Luck!!!
by santiago on Fri Mar 19th, 2010 at 04:28:12 PM EST
Awesome Jerome!! A big congratulations!

(Now we should talk sometime about encouraging American Indian tribes in Arizona establishing wind and especially solar power on their reservations - it just makes too much sense...)

"Once in awhile we get shown the light, in the strangest of places, if we look at it right" - Hunter/Garcia

by whataboutbob on Sat Mar 20th, 2010 at 11:01:06 PM EST
Not just encouraging, but working out the details about how to make it happen.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.
by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Sun Mar 21st, 2010 at 12:04:12 AM EST
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I'm in NY and DC next week. Do you think any meeting can be arranged?

Wind power
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Sun Mar 21st, 2010 at 05:34:27 AM EST
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