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Kunal Patel

Head of Structured Solutions
DONG Energy Wind Power

Kunal Patel is Head of Structured Solutions at the Partnerships team in DONG Energy Wind Power focussing on M&A, structuring activities and debt financing in relation to DONG Energy's offshore wind assets. Prior to joining DONG Energy in January 2012 Kunal worked in the infrastructure and project finance team at Barclays, working across the renewables and UK PFI/PPP sectors. DONG Energy Wind Power DONG Energy is a leading energy company in Northern Europe and proud to be a world leader in offshore wind with over 20 years of experience in developing, constructing and operating offshore wind farms in the UK, Germany and Denmark. In the past few years, DONG Energy has been successful in attracting financial partners to support its ambitious expansion strategy. Equity partners ranging from pension funds to large scale industrial companies outside of the utility sector, have become co-shareholders in DONG Energy's off shore wind projects. This has been achieved by offering a unique partnership model to investors allowing for a customized risk/return profile matching the investment strategy of the individual partner. More than 5 billion EUR has been invested by financial partners alongside DONG Energy over the last four years. Most recently, DONG Energy originated an investment grade non-recourse project bond in support of Global Infrastructure Partners’ 50% acquisition of DEWP’s German 330MW offshore wind project Gode Wind 1. Our major financial and industrial (non-utility) partners include: Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), PGGM, Ampère Equity Fund, Pension Danmark, PKAAIP, Masdar, Marubeni Corporation, the LEGO Group (Kirkbi), UK Green Investment Bank (GIB), William Demant (OTICON) as well as other Danish pension funds.

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