SOURCE: Advantage for Analysts LLC

August 14, 2008 16:58 ET

Advantage for Analysts Sees Competitive Pressure Increasing for Renewable Energy Developers

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - August 14, 2008) - Advantage for Analysts LLC ("Advantage"), a financial structuring and analysis software company, recently published an article in the July 2008 edition of North American Wind Power entitled "Private Equity Re-Sets The Performance Bar" citing how the ascending influence of Private Equity in the Renewable Energy Industry will cause Developers to increase their financial sophistication or lose their competitive edge.

The authors, Richard Homich and Rajiv Advani, highlight how "competitiveness (for Developers) will be defined by shareholder returns, as higher returns attract capital and other resources and opportunities. However, managing to shareholder returns requires a shift from a project-based to a portfolio-based perspective."

This shift will require developers to strengthen their financial capabilities to structure tax equity partnership financing deals within the context of a portfolio, more accurately track performance of existing deals and generate higher returns through increased deal "velocity." The authors state, "Hiring financial talent is a start. However, developing the processes and systems to manage portfolios is an even more critical next step." View the full article by clicking on http://advantageforanalysts.com/afa-2/20080701NAWPPERe-setsBar.pdf.

About Advantage for Analysts® LLC

Advantage for Analysts ("Advantage"), provides software and services solutions for structuring, analyzing and tracking Tax Equity Partnership Flip Financings for renewable energy projects. Babcock & Brown originally developed Advantage and has been using the software since 1999 to support its asset management and investment advisory business. Advantage became an independent entity in 2004. Learn more at http://www.advantageforanalysts.com.

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    Richard D. Homich
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    Advantage for Analysts LLC
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