Ben Lynch

  • Ben Lynch is the Founder and Managing Partner of CleanTech Capital Advisors Limited (CCA), a firm he established in 2012. CCA is one of Europe’s pre-eminent and most longstanding advisory firms to investors and companies in the “clean technology” & “climate technology” sector in Europe. Ben regularly speaks at relevant industry events and is generally considered one of the key financial intermediaries for the sector in Europe.
  • Ben has 35 years of experience in technology-oriented industries globally and has worked in the financial services sector since 1997. Ben has lived and worked in Europe (Germany, France, UK, Ireland) as well as North America (NYC, Silicon Valley) and Asia (Japan), the latter being regions to which he retains strong links.
  • During his time at Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank Ben led the firm’s European “clean technology” and renewable energy practices, completing numerous landmark transactions. These include the largest European technology LBO (NXP, €4.5bn) and IPO (Infineon, €6.1bn) as well as the first technology sector Eurobond offering (ASML, €600m). Major cleantech transactions under his leadership included: Bosch’s €1.1bn purchase of Ersol (2008) and SMA Solar’s €360m IPO (2008).
  • Ben is Irish and speaks French fluently and German competently. He gained a First from Trinity College Dublin in Electronic Engineering (1988, thesis on photovoltaics) and an MBA (1995, with Distinction) from INSEAD.