SOURCE: Advantage for Analysts

September 11, 2007 08:00 ET

Advantage for Analysts® LLC Releases Partnership Solution Set for Renewable Energy Deal Financing

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - September 11, 2007) - Advantage For Analysts LLC ("Advantage"), a financial structuring and analysis software company, has released the Advantage Partnership Solution Set, a partnership structuring software solution that manages the complexity of renewable energy deal financing.

Babcock & Brown, a leader in renewable energy, and its financing partners have long relied upon the Advantage platform to manage the complexity of structuring and managing their portfolio of investments in U.S. wind projects. AWEA awarded Babcock & Brown the 2003 Financier of the Year Award for the Sweetwater and other wind projects that were structured on the Advantage platform.

Advantage's new Partnership Solution Set offers interested parties in deal financing (e.g., investors, manufacturers, advisors and developers) the means to quickly structure and analyze renewable energy deals. The Solution Set embodies years of practical experience in structuring special allocation partnerships, evaluating the partnership tax code impact on economics and managing capital accounts. In addition, the report set helps business and tax professionals assess "substantial economic effect," an important tax code requirement.

Richard D. Homich, a Principal at Advantage, commented, "Feedback from the 2007 AWEA Conference indicated that renewable energy deal financing is becoming more competitive and complex. Financers are reporting margin compression, the need to better manage project and technology risk, and ongoing regulatory complexity. Advantage's Solution Set addresses this demanding environment, making it a must-have to drive deals."

In addition to powerful structuring and analytics, the newly released Solution Set makes flipping partnerships easier to comprehend and more transparent to all involved in a deal. Dennis Moritz, President at Advantage, added, "After helping pioneer the partnership flip structure at Babcock & Brown, we needed to develop tools to tap the potential of Special Allocation Partnerships and make them more accessible to dealmakers. The Advantage Partnership Solution Set enables this innovation by managing tax code complexity and facilitating rapid experiments with deal structures."

About Advantage for Analysts® LLC (

Advantage for Analysts LLC ("Advantage"), a financial structuring and analysis software firm located in San Francisco, provides solutions for Fixed Income Asset Management and Renewable Energy Partnership Structuring. Babcock & Brown originally developed Advantage and has been using the software since 1999 to support its private equity and investment advisory business. Advantage became an independent entity in 2004.

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