Chris Archer

Senior Managing Director, Head of Green Energy Americas
Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc.

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Chris joined Macquarie Capital’s infrastructure team in London in 2007 and over the last 11 years he has worked across advisory and investment in PPP, renewable energy projects and infrastructure M&A.

Chris relocated from London to New York in early 2018 as Head of Green Energy for the Americas, leading a team which is actively investing across onshore wind, solar and energy storage projects. In 2018 the team has led the investment in a 200MW windfarm, formed two new solar development partnership and completed construction of the largest behind the meter battery project in North America. During his time in Europe Chris led the deal teams investing into a range of sectors from solar and offshore wind, to waste to energy and biomass. The team invested more than €1.4 billion of balance sheet capital, primarily as equity, facilitating transactions in excess of €10bn on behalf of its clients.

In August 2017, MacCap led the acquisition of the Green Investment Bank from the UK Government and merged this with its existing renewable energy investment team. Chris became deputy head of the combined Green Investment Group team in MacCap Europe. Following Chris’ relocation, to New York in June 18, Macquarie Capital launched its Green Investment Group brand in North America, underlining its long term commitment to the sector.

Chris has a Masters in Civil Engineering from Imperial College and a Masters in Finance from INSEAD.