John Breckenridge

President and Chief Executive Officer

John Breckenridge is President and Chief Executive Officer of Arevon, which spun out of the Capital Dynamics Clean Energy Infrastructure platform in 2021. Previously, John was a Senior Managing Director at Capital Dynamics and Head of Clean Energy Infrastructure (CEI) for seven years, where he grew the team from $400 million AUM to more than $7 billion. Under his leadership, the CEI team received the 2019 Financial Investment of the Year and the 2018 Financial Deal of the Year at the annual S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards. The team was also recognized in 2019 and 2020 as a Sector Leader in renewable power generation from GRESB, due to its outstanding leadership in sustainability.

John has more than 20 years of direct private equity investing experience, preceded by more than 18 years of operations management. Prior to joining Capital Dynamics, John was a managing partner at Bregal Energy, where he led a team exclusively focused on power generation and natural gas-focused investments. Prior to that he spent six years as a partner at CCMP Capital (formerly JP Morgan Partners) where he invested in energy and industrial opportunities. John also served as Chief Operating Officer at Densei Lambda KK, a publicly-traded Japanese corporation with eight factories and more than 4,000 employees located around the world. Earlier in his career, John led several large divisions of Invensys and Exide Electronics in the U.S. and held positions in engineering, sales, and general management at AT&T and StraforFacom SA. John holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Vermont.

07 Nov
 - 14:50 Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Stream 2 - The Solar & Storage Financial Landscape Ahead
Panel Discussion
  • Where are the opportunities for lenders in this new IRA era? Will debt finance play a bigger or a smaller role?
  • Will tax equity become a more prominent mechanism of connecting capital with projects in the years ahead?
  • How has banking and interest rate instability impacted solar transaction financing and what do we expect going forward?
  • Are investors allowing project level debt or just back leverage? And with tax equity’s role taking a larger portion of the capital stack change, does this alter the perspectives of investors?
  • How much of a role do we expect transferability, direct pay and PTCs to play in financing the future of solar projects in the US?
  • Are increases in cost of capital, equipment and energy affecting the returns lenders and investors are expecting?
  • What can be done to bring down the cost of capital?

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