Our Approach

We look for more than just novel ideas.  A business that can attract venture capital needs to have a strategic competitive advantage and be led by persons passionate about and committed to its success.  We aim to qualify a technology or project quickly so as to make good use of everyone's time.  We are flexible and creative in deal structuring and tireless in marketing for our chosen clients.

Our Story

With a background in investment banking, energy trading and industrial development we started raising capital for emerging market companies in 2001, principally in energy.  Since then we have advised, marketed and closed on over $400m in equity, mergers & acquisitions and trade sales for almost two dozen clients, at times helping to manage project companies or taking principal positions in special situations.

Meet the Team

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Tim Peara

Managing Director

Mr Peara has 30+ years experience negotiating and structuring financial products, especially in the energy sector, both conventional & renewable. He has contributed significantly to the growth and strategy of major players in finance (Prudential, Lehman) and industry (Koch, GE/Bechtel, United Technologies).  Since 2001 he has advised, marketed and led a variety of smaller clean-tech firms.  Tim earned an MBA at night school (Chicago-Booth) and a BA in Latin American Studies from Wesleyan University (Connecticut).  He lived in London for 20+ years and has done business in over 60 countries.


Nurlan Ospanov

Director, Central Asia

Nurlan is an international tax-lawyer with 20+ years experience advising petroleum and consumer corporations in the UK, the Netherlands and Kazakhstan. He focuses on Central Asian energy companies with acquisitions and disposals. Prior to joining Alternative Energy Finance, Nurlan served telecoms giant Nortel Networks in tax planning, transfer pricing and cross-border contracting in Europe, Middle-East and Africa. From 2002-2004 he worked as Tax Manager for Royal Dutch Shell in The Hague on international tax efficiency after having completed prior assignments with Proctor &  Gamble, UK chartered accounting firm Lichfield & Co, oil field services major Schlumberger and Alash-Bank (Kazakhstan). From 1992-95 Nurlan founded and build two profitable import-export businesses in Almaty.

Nurlan has an LLM in international Trade Law from the University of Amsterdam, an MS from the London School of Economics, an MBA from the Kazak Institute of Management as well as diplomas in Economics and Law from Karaganda State University.

Next Steps...

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