Gresham House expands New Energy senior team

Gresham House, a specialist alternative asset manager, has appointed Peter Bolton as an Investment Director within its New Energy team. 

Bolton will be responsible for the development of the unsubsidised renewables strategy.

Bolton has 12 years’ experience in energy investments and joins Gresham House from Foresight Group, where he worked for seven years and most recently held the position of Investment Director. In this role Bolton focussed on the European renewable energy sector, leading deals across the full project lifecycle (development capital, greenfield, brownfield and exit processes) and actively managing assets post-investment. Peter held particular specialisms in the solar and bioenergy sectors; co-managing a listed solar fund, funding c1GW of development-stage assets and overseeing complex construction projects.

Prior to this, Bolton was part of the Mergers & Acquisitions Team at Gazprom Marketing & Trading, working on power generation, metering and energy supply transactions. He began his career in PwC’s Deals Strategy Team, advising financial and strategic buyers in the energy sector.

Bolton will report to Ben Guest, Managing Director and Head of New Energy, and will be working alongside the wider New Energy investment team.  
Tony Dalwood, CEO of Gresham House, says: “We are delighted to welcome Peter to the team during an exciting period of growth for our New Energy business. Peter’s wealth of experience will be invaluable for supporting our strategy in this important area.”
The Gresham House New Energy and Sustainable Infrastructure division comprises several private and public listed funds, including the Gresham House Energy Storage Fund plc, the Gresham House British Strategic Investment Fund  and Gresham House Renewable Energy VCT 1 plc and Gresham House Renewable Energy VCT 2.

The division aims to generate long-term returns through investments in renewable energy such as solar and wind, energy storage and infrastructure that will enable a more sustainable future.