ClearlySo hires Chris Parsons to lead investment banking
ClearlySo hires new head of investment banking and prepares for continued growth in 2018 as impact investing captures the attention of mainstream investors.
London, United Kingdom – ClearlySo, Europe’s leading impact investment bank, announced today that Chris Parsons has been hired as head of investment banking. In this role, Chris will assume overall responsibility for ClearlySo’s established investment banking and capital raising activities for impact entrepreneurs and funds, including equity and debt placement and corporate finance advisory business.
Chris joins ClearlySo from KPMG where he was a Director in the Power and Utilities Advisory team. Prior to KPMG, Chris spent more than a decade working on sustainable energy transactions at Climate Change Capital, a specialist private asset management and advisory firm in the low carbon economy. Previously Chris worked at the investment bank N M Rothschild and prior to that at Arthur Andersen. He brings to ClearlySo over 20 years of M&A and corporate finance experience, including 12 years in clean energy transactions spanning the renewable power sectors.
The addition of Chris comes at an exciting time for ClearlySo, as the firm completes its best year yet in terms of advisory and capital raising activity, and impact investing begins to capture the attention of mainstream investors.
Chris Parsons, head of investment banking at ClearlySo, said: “I am delighted to join ClearlySo and am very excited by the prospect of working with Rod and the team to continue driving the growth of the business and consolidating its position in the impact market.”
Rod Schwartz, chief executive of ClearlySo, added: “It is very exciting to secure someone of Chris’ calibre. He has solid corporate finance pedigree, will be a great leader of our exceptional team and, with his experience from Climate Change Capital, a demonstrated interest in working with impactful clients.”
Notes to the Editors
ClearlySo is Europe’s leading impact investment bank, working exclusively with businesses and funds delivering positive social, ethical, and/or environmental impact as well as financial return.
Originally founded in 2008, ClearlySo has helped more than 125 clients raise more than £175 million in impact investment from its extensive network of high-net-worth individual and institutional investors.
In addition, ClearlySo ATLAS helps investors assess the social and environmental impact of their venture capital and private equity investments and guides them towards choosing sustainable businesses that deliver long term benefit to people, planet and the bottom line.
ClearlySo is headquartered in London.
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