Specialties: Structured Finance, Energy & Utilities
Ali Mirza has two decades of global structured and project finance experience, first as a financier/ advisor and then as a project developer. He has served as the Head of Project Finance for a utility-scale solar power developer in addition to advising other renewables energy companies. Previously, he was the Vice President & Head of Project Finance at Solar Trust of America (STA). Prior to joining STA, Mr. Mirza founded AIM Capital Ventures LLC (AIM), a boutique investment banking firm providing financial advisory services to renewable energy companies. His solar clients included utility-scale project developers such as Meridian Energy, Solargen and RES America. Mr. Mirza subsequently joined NextLight/First Solar as a full-time, in-house consultant. He has also advised geothermal and next-generation biofuels. Previously, Mr. Mirza worked for several years at GE Capital as a Vice President responsible for underwriting asset based (ABL), cash flow and debtor-in-possession (DIP) transactions and managing a $1.5 billion portfolio, including the DIP financing for Calpine. He began his structured finance career in Bank of America’s Global Project Finance group, based initially in San Francisco (covering independent power producers in North America) and later in Hong Kong (covering Asia) and New York (covering Latin America).