Matt Shanahan is Managing Director at Marathon Capital and leads the firm’s growing tax equity practice. He has over 20 years of experience in structuring, syndication and management of large complex corporate finance transactions. Since joining Marathon in 2010, Mr. Shanahan has closed over$1.3 billion of tax equity related transactions in the solar and wind sectors, including partnership flips, sale-leasebacks, and tax-advantaged restructurings. Key clients have included Santander, NRG, Rockland Capital, Kruger Energy and Edison Mission Energy.
Prior to joining Marathon Capital, Mr. Shanahan held senior investment banking positions at The CIT Group, Inc., Newcourt Credit Group, Bank of America Leasing and Capital Group, and The Deerpath Group Inc. In those positions he was responsible for structuring and syndicating US domestic tax leases, US project finance leveraged leases, US and UK cross-border tax leases, partnership financings, and structured debt financings. Throughout his career Mr. Shanahan has focused on tax-based financings in the energy and transportation sectors, including those for hydro-electric, geothermal, natural gas, solar, wind and coal generation facilities, Section 29 tax credit monetization, rail operating leasing partnerships, and corporate and commercial aircraft.
Mr. Shanahan received a BA in Economics from Kenyon College and a MBA from the JL Kellogg Graduate School of Management (Northwestern University). He holds series 7, 24, 63 and 79 securities licenses.