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Matt Shanahan

Investment Banking

Matt Shanahan, Managing Director, is based in Marathon Capital’s Chicago office. He leads the firm’s tax equity practice and has over 30 years of experience in structuring, syndication, and managing large, complex corporate finance transactions.

Since joining Marathon Capital in 2010, Matt has closed over $8 billion of tax equity-related transactions in the solar, wind, and carbon capture sectors, including partnership flips, sale-leasebacks, and tax-advantaged restructurings. Key clients include Invenergy, TransAlta, Nuveen, Tyr Energy, IGS Solar, Santander, NRG, CPV, Nestle, and RWE.

Before joining Marathon Capital, Matt held senior investment banking positions at The CIT Group, Newcourt Credit Group, Bank of America Leasing and Capital Group, and The Deerpath Group. In those positions, he was responsible for structuring and syndicating U.S. domestic tax leases, U.S. project finance leveraged leases, U.S. and U.K. cross-border tax leases, partnership financings, and structured debt financings. Throughout his career, Matt has focused on tax-based financings in the energy and transportation sectors, including those for hydroelectric, geothermal, natural gas, solar, wind, coal generation facilities, Section 29 tax credit monetization, rail operating leasing partnerships, and corporate and commercial aircraft.

Matt received a BA in Economics from Kenyon College and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Matt holds Series 7 and 63 licenses.