Energy Amplified



Power through investment

Power through investment
Energy Amplified is focused on investment activities in the clean energy
sector in Southern Africa. We partner with emerging and/or established
businesses that provide energy and electricity-related products and services
in South Africa. We are a company of highly skilled and experienced
professionals offering our partners financial resources, technical know-how
and networks into local and global markets.


Simon Alston

Simon holds a BSc (Hons) in Economics and Politics and is a chartered Accountant, having gained his qualification through KPMG in London in 2005. Subsequent to KPMG, he spent four and a half years in Investment Banking at Canaccord Genuity (formerly Hawkpoint Partners), a leading UK Mergers and Acquisitions advisory firm with a focus on mid-cap and private equity deals. Simon joined Leaf Capital in 2012 where he was a member of the Leaf Private Equity Management team that now manages Infinitus Holdings as a stand-alone business. Simon’s broad transaction experience spans equity and debt capital raisings, M&A, corporate restructurings and BEE deals across multiple sectors.

Simon is a Director of Infinitus Holdings and a member of the Boards of Vital Health Foods, Wellness Warehouse, TrenStar and Energy Amplified.

Simon Haw

Simon is a founding member of both Aurora Power Solutions and SOLA Future Energy and holds a directors position at both companies. He has been closely involved with a number of large solar energy projects locally and abroad in a design & environmental engineering capacity. Simon holds a BSc Engineering from UCT and a MSc Energy Studies from Stanford University, USA.

Chris Haw

Chris is an electrical engineer with a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Oxford. As a co-founder of Aurora Power Solutions and a shareholder nd director of two of South Africa’s first independent power producing solar facilities, Chris has a multi-layered knowledge of the industry from a technical, regulatory and financial perspective. Chris also co-founded the South African PV Industry Association, SAPVIA, and was its first Chairperson and is the current Spokesperson.