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Andrew Dougans


Andrew is a partner in our renewable energy team covering bioenergy, district heating, onshore wind, solar and the wider energy transition. Having joined QMPF in 2013, his experience spans a range of projects across the renewable energy, social infrastructure and education sectors. He specialises in providing advice on buy and sell side M&A advice, project financing, as well as strategic advice including business case development.

He recently advised the members of JV Energen LLP on the successful sale of the award-winning and innovative Rainbarrow Farm anaerobic digestion (AD) and biomethane-to-grid facility to Engie having previously advised on the sale of over 40MW of AD projects with a combined value in excess of £150m.

In wind he has provided buy-side advice for a client on through the bid process for two separate portfolios of onshore wind development projects totalling 1GW, has advised Orkney Islands Council on its successful bid into AR4 for two remote island wind projects and advised a large IPP on its strategy for entering the UK onshore wind development market and subsequently supported them through an acquisition process for a development portfolio of onshore wind assets. He has provided similar support to clients in the solar sector, including valuation of a 1GW development to support buy-side process and strategic M&A advice to a new entrant to the rooftop solar market in the UK.

Andrew has advised the public sector on several district heat network projects, including developing the finance case and GHNF application for Oldham City Council, advising City of Edinburgh Council on its Granton Waterfront DHN development and is currently advising two local authorities on the development of their full business cases for their separate heat networks.

His wider project experience includes advising John Laing on its 50% acquisition of Brigid Investments, a 50:50 JV with Macquarie Capital to invest in a c£200m portfolio of rented retirement living assets from McCarthy Stone and advising the Universities of York and Birmingham on their procurement of a DBFO (Design, Build Finance & Operate) partners for student accommodation deals, each being c£150m projects.

Andrew is a CFA Charterholder and graduated from the University of Strathclyde with a BA (Hons) in International Business. He has also completed the Certificate in ESG Investing which focusses on providing the knowledge and skills to integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into the investment process.