Founded in 1989, Capital Technology, Inc. (CTI) is a specialized FINRA broker-dealer, providing project-specific merger and acquisition and capital-raising services for developers and owners of clean and renewable energy projects. In 2011, CTI also added venture finance to its reportoire, the result of helping raise capital for promising fuel additive, nanotechnology and energy-efficient lighting ventures.
CTI's mission is to create substantial, lasting value for its clients through creative transaction-oriented problem-solving. CTI excels at strategic and first-of-a-kind merger & acquisition and capital-raising assignments where it can bring to bear its blend of financial, commercial and technical expertise on major transactions. Clients have included developers, government agencies, industrial hosts, turnkey contractors, equipment suppliers, gas and electric utilities and technology developers, as well as equity investors and lenders.
26 years of clean and renewable energy financing
CTI and its alliance members have successfully closed or obtained commitments on over $7 billion in project equity, taxable and tax-exempt project debt, grants and loan guarantee awards and/or sell and buy side merger and acquisition transactions involving the following fuels and technologies:
- Coal, petcoke, biomass and pelletized MSW-fueled gasification
- Waste coal-fired circulating fluidized bed
- Natural gas combined cycle
- Landfill gas-to-energy
- Ocean wave energy
CTI has also performs strategic financial advisory assignments involving the above technologies.
Clean and renewable energy capital sources
CTI maintains close relationships with a wide variety of energy-oriented venture and project financing sources, including providers of venture capital, development capital, permanent equity, limited-recourse debt (see Investors), grants and loan guarantees. These financing sources vary considerably in their appetite for development and technology risk, understanding of process plant economics, return requirements, accounting constraints, ability to utilize tax benefits and approval processes. The result is an extremely diverse set of investors and lenders, each unique. Being able to anticipate these differences is essential when taking deals to market. CTI maintains regular contacts with these sources in order to stay up-to-date on their needs and constraints, and to be able to select financing sources best-suited to a given technology, location and transaction size.
Because CTI is independent of any financial institution, it can bring your company the best terms the current capital markets have to offer.
World-class people resources
By staffing assignments with seasoned financial, commercial and technical experts (see Resources), CTI is able to custom-tailor the engagement team to fit your exact needs. On specialized gasification issues, CTI is also able to draw on the full technical resources of R. W. Beck, Inc.
CTI's compensation policy
CTI utilizes a variety of ways to achieve the kind of close client alignment needed to ensure a high closing rate. Typically this means a non-contingent hourly, weekly or monthly retainer in addition to the usual fully-contingent success fee scaled to the size of the transaction. CTI also requires that it be the only advisor involved in marketing a transaction, both to make sure that it isn't competing with the client, but also to be able to know what is going on with every investor contacted, so as to be able to know which one represents the best deal for the client.