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Rob Nicholson

Managing Director, Energy & Power Group
RBC Capital Markets

Robert Nicholson is a Managing Director in the Energy and Power Group at RBC Capital Markets. He is responsible for coverage of a number of utilities, IPPs, alternative energy companies, power trusts and infrastructure investors. Rob's duties include M&A advisory, strategic and capital structure advice as well as both equity and debt raising. He has been intimately involved with the deregulation of the utility industry in the U.S. having advised governments, independent power producers and corporate entities. 

He has been responsible for financing billions of dollars of power generation facilities and advised on both asset and corporate merger and acquisition activities in the power and pipeline sector. Rob spent 10 years in project finance and mergers and acquisitions in San Francisco and New York with a U.S. investment bank before joining RBC in Toronto.  He is a regular speaker at conferences on industry issues.

Prior to joining the investment banking industry, Rob was a professional engineer advising clients on environmental clean-ups and mitigation strategies. He holds a B.A.Sc from the University of Waterloo and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley. 

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