Thomas Fureder

Managing Director
Barclays Investment Bank

Thomas joined Barclays in 2009 in the EMEA Power, Utilities & Infrastructure team and has more than 25 years of investment banking work experience with Barclays, Citi and CA Investmentbank. He holds a Masters degree in Technical Mathematics from Vienna University of Technology and is a CFA charterholder.

Thomas is leading Barclays’ coverage of a number of large European utilities and advises on European M&A and capital raises in the sector including various projects in the gas transmission and distribution segment. Over the last two years he has also initiated a dialogue with developers and project companies on debt and equity capital raises in the hydrogen space.

 Selected Recent Transactions

  • Advisor to Swisslife and Gelsenwasser on the acquisition of Infrareal (2021)
  • Advisor to RWE on a €2bn primary equity offering (2020)
  • Advisor to Verbund on the acquisition of a 51% stake in GCA from OMV (2020)
  • Advisor to Fortum on their acquisition of stakes in Uniper (2017, 2019)
  • Advisor to a consortium of ACP, OMERS and AXA on their acquisition of 49.99% in SFR FttH (2019)
  • Advisor to EDF on the sale of a minority stake of their UK Wind Portfolio (2018)
  • Advisor to RWE and EnBW on the sale of Hungarian power plant Matrai (2018)
  • Advisor to VNG on acquisition of 16.5% stake in EUGAL via their subsidiary Ontras (2017)
07 Dec
 - 16:40 GMT
Panel Discussion

Green hydrogen offers a huge opportunity to decarbonise heavy industry and to promote growth in the wind sector but to deliver on the promise, there are barriers to overcome. This session will uncover lender and investor appetite in the market, how the cost of equipment is changing, where governments are fostering local industries and what the offtake market for hydrogen looks like.

  • Turning the hype into reality – how close are we to developing a green hydrogen market, powered by wind, at scale?
  • What are the costs likely to look like (electrolyser capital cost, wind cost)?
  • What do investors and lenders need to see to meet the need of this new market?
  • How will lenders and investors assess the risk in a new market of hardware suppliers?
  • How will manufacturers scale to a GW market?
  • Is there a need for a support mechanism?