Green Giraffe opens Sydney office

Press release, 25 August 2022

Sydney, 25 August 2022 – Green Giraffe opens office in Australia to support energy transition

Green Giraffe, a leading financial advisor in the global renewable energy transition, has opened an office in Sydney, Australia to accelerate the energy transition in Australia and New Zealand.

The Green Giraffe team in Sydney is led by Marcus Dixson, who brings 14 years’ renewable energy and infrastructure advisory experience from his previous roles as a Director at IDCM and EY.

The new Sydney office will work closely with all existing Green Giraffe teams around the world to support both inbound and outbound investment, as well as with our partner Daiwa Securities Group Inc. (TSE:8601) including its global M&A practice,  DC Advisory, across the broad Asia-Pacific region. 

The full scope of Green Giraffe services, including development equity, M&A, debt advisory, tender PPA and strategic support, will be offered across all renewable and energy transition technologies, including solar, onshore wind, offshore wind, storage and hydrogen.

Matthew Taylor, Managing Director Green Giraffe says: “We are delighted to be launching our full range of services in Australia with a physical presence in Sydney, backed by the team in Singapore and across the world. Compared to most OECD member states, Australia is relatively early in its energy transition and starts from a position of heavy coal reliance to power an energy intensive economy. The opportunity for Australia is therefore great, not only in terms of decarbonising its economy but also importantly in terms of creating new jobs and investment. We have been active in the country since 2015 and look forward to further supporting Australia’s transition with this local presence”

Marcus Dixson, Country Head, Australia, Green Giraffe says: “It’s a hugely exciting time to be involved in the Australian energy market and we look forward to playing our part in the energy revolution that is taking place in this country. Having been involved in more than 180GW of renewable capacity globally, we are uniquely placed to help meet the challenges the Australian market is facing. We look forward to supporting our existing clients and build new relationships as we grow the team here in Sydney.”

With the opening of its Sydney office, Green Giraffe’s presence now spans across nine locations, in addition to Boston (US), Cape Town (South Africa), Hamburg (Germany), London (UK), Madrid (Spain), Paris (France), Singapore, and Utrecht (The Netherlands). Since its inception in 2010, Green Giraffe has worked on over 225 key energy transition projects in over 40 countries.  

Green Giraffe Sydney office is located at 80 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, NSW 2000.



About Green Giraffe

Launched in 2010 and with offices in Boston, Cape Town, Hamburg, London, Madrid, Paris, Singapore, Sydney and Utrecht, Green Giraffe offers bespoke financial advice, market intelligence and development services in all renewable and energy transition technologies.

In October 2019, Green Giraffe entered a joint venture agreement with Daiwa Securities, whereby Daiwa took a 50% stake in the company. Green Giraffe retains its well-known brand in the renewable energy market with DC Advisory (Daiwa’s M&A practice) and Green Giraffe working together to bring their complementary strengths and skills for all clients.

Green Giraffe Australia

Green Giraffe Australia Pty Ltd (ACN  660 301 048, CAR 001298587) (Green Giraffe Australia) is a corporate authorised representative of Equitas Asset Management Pty Ltd (ABN 81 149 738 867, AFSL 401915), and is authorised to deal only with wholesale investors.