As a part of GE we enjoy great financial strength, but our value to clients extends far beyond that. We are a small company of 300 people within a big company of over 300,000. We are industry specialists. Energy finance is what we do; it is all we do.
We Customize Every Deal
Every deal we structure is tailored to a company's needs. We invest with a long-term view, across the capital spectrum, to help our customers and GE grow. We enjoy strong relationships with the financial community and other sponsors, allowing us to attract more capital, opening the doors to new and better ways of doing business.
We Can Handle Large Long-Term Projects
We invest in long-lived, capital-intensive projects with a long-term view. We are backed by the strong balance sheet of GE, allowing us to invest throughout business cycles, and to take on mid-to-large projects. We are able to successfully arrange, execute and manage large, complex deals. GE's ability to combine, at scale, capital and technology specific to energy – GE's core legacy business – is unique in the marketplace.
We Know What Makes a Project Work
We bring some of the best minds in the business to energy projects. Our origination team is dedicated to finding the most rewarding opportunities. Our knowledge enables us to see value that others miss while helping our customers gain a full understanding of risks and rewards. Our team includes underwriters who fully understand industry risks and how to mitigate them. And our portfolio managers know how to optimize projects to improve operations and profitability.
We Invented It
We look for partners and projects that will generate value over the long term. We are not new to this business; in many ways we invented it. Our long history with energy production and financial management mean that customers do not have to pay for us to learn to get it right. Our experience allows us to perceive value where others don't. It lets us structure win-win financial solutions that protect the customer's interests as well as our own. Our success depends on our customers' success.
We Do Our Homework
We research each opportunity rigorously. While this means our process can take longer than others', this attention to detail can protect the project and its participants against unwanted surprises in the long term. Careful preparation can reduce or eliminate risks or the need to restructure or rework later in a project's life.
We Know This Business
From Thomas Edison forward, GE has been involved in the generation, distribution and monetization of power. GE Energy Financial Services is a unit of GE Capital, GE's financial services division. With our vertical industry focus on energy, we collaborate often with GE's energy manufacturing divisions: GE Power and Water, GE Oil and Gas and GE Energy Management. We invest in energy projects and companies that use a wide variety of manufacturers' technology. We apply our technical expertise to conduct thorough due diligence to ensure the technology is reliable and efficient, that customers benefit fully from the technology and that we'll receive a return on our investment.