Matthew Brown is a Managing Director & Founding Principal at Tamra-Tacoma Capital Partners. He is an alternative investment financier with emphasis on real estate, renewable energy and distressed asset classes.
Prior to Tamra-Tacoma Capital Partners, Matthew was the Managing Director at The Frankfurt Group & Holdings, a Dallas, Texas-based conglomerate investment firm where he raised and deployed over $260M across a variety of financial products – equity, tax equity, loans, financial hedges, long-term debt for oil/gas, renewable energy and film transactions, as well as the acquisition of a $190M operating oil/gas portfolio.
Matthew has a exceptional background in renewable energy finance, having served as the Managing Director at Lestis Private Equity Fund L.P/Lestis Group, L.L.P., a fund for the development of utility-scale wind, run-of-river and solar technology, and Epplament Energy, the business vehicle for the development and financing of wind technology in West Texas to deliver power to the ERCOT grid. He led all fundraising efforts ($300M+) for both Epplament Energy and Lestis Group, L.L.P. and identified, assessed and modeled over $13B of potential wind, run-of-river and solar projects at different development stages. Matthew orchestrated $2.65B of RFP bids for utility-scale wind and solar facilitates and has transacted on over $1.5B of renewable energy transactions. Matthew’s representative investments include solar facilities in New Jersey and Southern Europe, as well as wind assets in West Texas and Western Europe.
Matthew was also instrumental in the public sector, having been involved in the implementation of PACE, a U.S. special energy financing district providing innovative means of financing for energy efficiency improvements, having implemented PACE-like facilities via legislation support and commercialization of $1B in federal financing for residential, commercial and industrial energy efficiency improvement within municipalities across the United States. He also served as an adviser to University of California Berkeley’s Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL) and Texas Tech University’s National Wind Institute (NWI) and advises U.S. and European financial institutions’, namely GE Capital and KPMG, renewable energy portfolios.
Matthew studied Entrepreneurial Management at Texas Christian University’s (TCU) M.J. Neeley School of Business in Fort Worth, Texas. He resides in Houston, Texas.