Tag: Stern Brothers

4 Minutes With…John M. May, Managing Director, Stern Brothers & Co, industry financier

4 Minutes With…John M. May, Managing Director, Stern Brothers & Co, industry financier

September 15, 2014 |

Innovative finance? We think that’s John May’s middle name; it’s certainly his trademark. Stern Bothers rolled up a tremendous clientele in the Advanced Bioeconomy — primarily on its innovative bond financing approach to first commercial projects backed by USDA (and DOE) loan guarantees. For his clients, he’s been a steady counselor in getting new companies […]

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Looking back at ABLC 2013

Looking back at ABLC 2013

April 18, 2013 |

As ABLC 2013 closes, we look back at 10 slides that caught our eye. ABLC 2013 has closed, and the delegates are now departing until May 18-20, 2014 when the latest in advanced biofuels goes again on display and under the microscope at ABLC 2014. After three intense days of activity, with two cabinet secretaries, […]

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Biorefinery 2015 – transformations in biofuels costs, financing

Biorefinery 2015 – transformations in biofuels costs, financing

March 25, 2013 |

The first wave of cellulosic biofuels projects are now reaching completion. But what does the next wave look like – from technology to financing? We explore the trends in our two-part Biorefinery 2015 series. It’s a remarkable story of expansion. According to a report from Tristan R. Brown and Robert C. Brown at the Bioeconomy […]

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Myriant’s debt deal: A light at the end of a long, bio-based tunnel

Myriant’s debt deal: A light at the end of a long, bio-based tunnel

June 18, 2012 |

Myriant closes first bio-based chemicals loan under USDA’s Business and Industry Loan Guarantee Program. Industry’s first private bond placement under innovative structure developed to finance advanced industrial scale-up; Q1 2013 commercial start-up in sight In Massachusetts, Myriant announced it closed a $25 million private bond placement for the construction of its flagship commercial bio-succinic acid […]

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The Money Identity, the Bond Supremacy, the Washington Ultimatum: Biofuels and loan guarantees

The Money Identity, the Bond Supremacy, the Washington Ultimatum: Biofuels and loan guarantees

[ 0 ] February 16, 2011 |

Bourne out of desperation, the biofuels industry spies financing ops in the Bond market. Smileys all round. What happened? What’s next? This month, the biofuels industry cheered as loan guarantees came through from the USDA for projects by Coskata, Enerkem and INEOS Bio in Alabama, Mississippi and Florida – all producing cellulosic ethanol. What was […]

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The Name is Bond, part II: Financiers find biofuels financing options in bond market

The Name is Bond, part II: Financiers find biofuels financing options in bond market

[ 0 ] May 17, 2010 |

In part one of “The Name is Bond” we looked at the crisis in biofuels financing, its causes and included an overview of possible solutions. Today, we look in more depth at a particular bond-market solution developed by a team at Stern Brothers, Mintz Levin and Kreig DeVault, which has the potential to clear the […]

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