Clean Energy and ESG

Governments, communities and businesses have committed to decarbonisation

But market challenges create business risk, complicating capital acquisition and the progression of projects.  

If you’re a mid-market business looking to commercialise a Clean Energy initiative or invest in the sector, our dedicated Clean Energy division is here to help.  

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Find out more about how we can work together and about our Clean Energy experience.


Our dedicated senior team will work with you to:

Navigate market complexities like – competition for skilled labour, regulatory approvals, social license to operate issues and continued changes to government industry support policies.

Our services span:

Strategy and operations

  • Business strategy and associated financial model. Risk register and mitigation planning.
  • Design, build, operate plans.
  • Identification and mitigation of regulatory and social license to operate issues.
  • Development and procurement of skills required for developing innovation
  • Identification and relationship progression with off take partners

Capital raising

  • Facilitation of capital raising processes
  • Preparing capital market entry information aligned to the criteria of major investors.
  • Preparing valuation documentation and due diligence processes
  • Introducing companies to investors and facilitating investment overview, Q&A, handling feedback and transaction execution.

Value realisation

  • Maximisation of shareholder value from a sale of energy assets and/or businesses.
  • Leverage of an extensive network of energy companies locally and overseas to find a range of potential buying organisations.
  • Comprehensive sale process assistance and transaction support from valuation to due diligence to financial close.

Technology commercialisation

  • Assistance with development of the scale up strategy of new technologies from operational modelling and financial modelling.
  • Sourcing of scale up capital utilising valuation models built from a thorough understanding of the technology’s market potential.
  • Utilisation of a vast network of potential technology investors.

“InterFinancial’s 'roll-your-sleeves-up' and 'problems-are-never-insurmountable' attitude was highly valuable. Above all, they were a pleasure to work with.”

Megan Corfield, Former EGM Energy Solutions, ERM Power

Our international Clean Energy track record

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A dedicated local and International team

We have a dedicated senior team working on Clean Energy and ESG in Australia. We are also the exclusive Australian partner of Clairfield International, a partnership of mid-market M&A firms around the world. Through this partnership, we have the support of a dedicated Clean Energy and ESG team around the world.

Find out more about Clairfield International.



Derek Thomson – Director Clean Energy and ESG

Our Clean Energy and ESG team is led by Derek Thomson.

Derek is an experienced Executive and Director with a career spanning Energy, Mining, Oil and Gas, Telecommunications, Media, Life Sciences and Transport.  Prior to joining InterFinancial, Derek was CEO of an ASX listed nano technology company.

David Hassum – Director 

David Hassum is a Chartered Accountant and Company Director with over 30 years experience across a range of industry sectors.  David has a technology background and commenced his career in the field of computer audit with KPMG. Prior to joining InterFinancial in 2004, David was a Partner at BDO.


"Society needs to lower carbon emissions to stop climate change. I’m passionate about helping to remove barriers so we can consume the clean energy we need to sustain our lives whilst protecting our environment."

Derek Thomson, Director Clean Energy and ESG, InterFinancial

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