Founded by Nicholas O’Day, Vanessa Sullivan and David Green, Lyon was established to focus on the investment opportunities arising from the convergence of the energy, carbon, water and agricultural sectors and the infrastructure and services associated with these sectors. Lyon executives have arranged debt and equity financing and structured over $10 billion worth of energy and infrastructure projects over the course of their 20+ years of renewables and energy market experience spanning Asia, Japan, Australia and Europe.

Most recently, Lyon executives have arranged in excess of $400m in capital for c170MW of solar PV and wind projects in Japan and Australia.

Lyon brings a collective strength from its extensive experience and close and long standing relationships with it international partners to provide compelling investments opportunities for it and its partners.

A Selection of our Credentials

20 year track record

Lyon founders individually have a track record over 20 years in development, acquisitions, raising capital, managing assets and providing strategic advice in the energy, water, ports, transport and communications sectors.

Lyon has in-house expertise in capital raising, transaction origination and execution, asset management and asset development. It also has a strong understanding of the legal and regulatory frameworks in the Australasia region. This expertise coupled with a broad network of relationships with industry participants, specialist advisors, investment bankers, financiers and regulators provides Lyon with a unique ability to source and execute off market investment opportunities, manage investments, to provide strategic advice and to pursue its principal development of projects.

Established quality relationship base

Partners and clients of Lyon include:

  • infrastructure utilities
  • multinational energy and resource companies
  • major Asian based food conglomerates
  • Japanese trading companies
  • alternatives asset managers and international banks
  • Governments and multilateral Government agencies

Extensive infrastructure fund expertise

Lyon has particular expertise in the structuring, establishment, placement and management of infrastructure funds, having been involved in over 10 infrastructure funds. These funds were both broad based and industry specific with the team having extensive experience in the energy, water, ports, transport and communications sectors.

Selected Track Record – Clean Energy

Cook Solar
Principal developer of a 28 MW utility scale solar PV and 5.3 MW battery storage project
Yamanashi Solar
Principal developer of 30 MW utility scale portfolio of solar PV projects in Japan
CDM Projects
Principal developer of 9 certified China based CDM projects in efficiency, abatement and hydro
Yuanda Hydro
Principal investor in bid to acquire 70 MW hydro stations in Jiang Xi & Yang Jiang
Principal investor in acquisition of renewables developer - Energy Initiative Japan
Olivo Wind
Principal investor in acquisition of 158 MW Olivo wind farm portfolio in Spain
Niederrhein Wind
Principal investor in acquisition of 19.5 MW wind farm portfolio in Germany

Selected Track Record – Power and Utilities

Led the sale of Powerlink’s 41% economic interest in ElectraNet to State Grid Corporation of China
Aomori gas fired plant
Principal developer of 2000 MW gas fired power plant and LNG receiving terminal in Aomori Prefecture
Ube coal fired plant
Principal in the development of a 1400MW coal fired power plant in Yamaguchi Prefecture
Energy trading JV
Principal in the establishment of a regional energy trading JV between Enron and Sojitz
Principal in acquisition and ongoing management of International Energy Group, a diversified gas business in the UK and Europe
Utility Grid Installations
Principal in acquisition of Utility Grid Installations, a UK based independent gas transportation business
BHP Billiton
Advisor to BHP Billiton on the provision of energy risk management products in Japan

Selected Track Record – Infrastructure Funds

Water Infrastructure Australia
Principal in the establishment of Water Infrastructure Australia fund
Asia Infrastructure Fund
Principal in establishing a joint venture fund between Babcock & Brown and The Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ
Sovereign wealth fund
Advisor to a sovereign wealth fund on the identification of a strategic partner for a new global PE fund and a new infrastructure fund
Islamic Infrastructure Fund
Advisor to ADB on the ADB/ IDB sponsored Islamic Infrastructure Fund
SE Asia infrastructure fund
Advisor to a SE Asia infrastructure fund on establishment of governance and risk management, OH&S, performance management and reporting for infrastructure investments