Tom is a managing partner at Oaklins Austria, where he leads the clean tech, energy and renewable energy team. He also leads Oaklins’ micro grid systems team and the renewable energy team. With more than 15 years of M&A experience, Tom has particular expertise in renewables, namely the wind, solar, biomass, biofuels and geothermal sectors. Recent key renewables transactions include advising an Austrian bank group on sell-side transactions for a biogas plant in Italy and a recycling plant in Austria. He also advised Bioenergy International GmbH on a sell-side transaction for a distillation engineering and construction company in Germany. A notable geothermal deal is the successful fundraising mandated by Exterra Capital for a geothermal plant in Germany. In addition, Tom advised Sdiptech Ltd. on its acquisition of Friedl GmbH, an Austrian elevator construction company.
Previously, Tom was a senior manager of the energy and natural resources practices at PwC and KPMG. Prior to that, he was a managing director for a biofuel production plant and a portfolio and sales manager at VERBUND AG in Austria. Tom has a master’s in business administration and economics from Klagenfurt University and a PhD with distinction in Applied Business Administration on the liberalization and regulation of energy markets in Europe.