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 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 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 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.
Dom has a PhD in Electrical engineering focused on wind energy with a deep technical knowledge of solar PV systems and their related components. Having previously worked at Optimal Energy and Loher GMBH, Dom has experience in project management as well as design of electro-magnetic machines. Dom was involved in the contracting and design of one of South Africa’s first solar power stations.