Our geographic focus is Europe, and other low risk jurisdictions. We work in partnership with seasoned industry executives with proven operational track records, and provide long term capital to fulfil the true potential of their assets and businesses.
Shorelight supports the Energy Transition towards lower emissions by investing in assets and technologies that will provide a significant and measurable reduction in CO2 emissions. We invest in businesses throughout the Energy Value Chain with a strong focus on the Circular Economy.
We use our deep industry experience and broad relationship networks gained from our energy and oil & gas heritage to seek Real Asset opportunities throughout Europe.
Shorelight focuses on several rapidly-growing investment themes, among others:
Bernhard is a senior Energy Executive with more than 30 years of industry experience.
He is a former member of the Executive Board and head of Exploration & Production of Wintershall, Germany’s largest Oil and Gas company.
He began his career at Shell International, with operational roles in the Netherlands, UK and Oman.
He joined Honeywell Europe in 1992, where he then became General Manager of Honeywell China from 1995 to 1999 and Vice President for Honeywell Industrial Europe from 1999 to 2001.
He holds a Master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Leoben, Austria, and an MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau.
Daniel is an experienced private equity investor in the real asset space, with prior experience at Barclays Capital, where he primarily focused on Energy opportunities.
Prior to Barclays, Daniel held various advisory positions with Deloitte in the natural resource sector first in Financial Audit and Consulting in Zurich and later in M&A Advisory, Due Diligence and Technical Accounting in the Global Energy Markets team in New York.
Daniel holds an MBA in Economics and Financial Management from the University of Berne in Switzerland.
Arun is a senior Oil and Gas Executive with more than 30 years of industry experience.
Prior to Shorelight, Arun operated as a serial E&P entrepreneur, building up and divesting ventures in Russia (Petro Russo Holdings) and Nigeria (Gulf of Guinea Energy).
He began his career at Shell International in E&P, where he focused on E&P strategic planning and economics in Nigeria, the UK and the Netherlands.
Arun holds a PhD and BSc from King’s College, London and an MSc in Management from the London Business School.
Lakhbir joined Shorelight in 2018 and has 18 years of private equity and investment banking experience.
Prior to joining Shorelight, Lakhbir was CFO of NorthRow, a private equity backed technology business providing digital identity solutions to financial services and other regulated industries. Prior to that, he was a Director at Barclays Capital, where he made private equity investments, with a focus on the energy industry.
He began his career at Goldman Sachs, where he was part of the Investment Banking Division and executed M&A, debt, and equity capital market transactions for large-cap UK corporates.
Lakhbir holds a BSc degree in Management Sciences from the London School of Economics, and is a Chartered Certified Accountant. In addition, Lakhbir is a CFA charterholder and a member of the CFA institute.
Christian joined Shorelight in 2021 and has been a specialist investor in the energy sector for more than 15 years.
Prior to joining Shorelight, he worked in principal investments at Mercuria, a leading energy commodities trader, and on buyouts, portfolio management, and credit opportunities at L1 Energy, an energy-focused investment fund.
Christian began his energy investing experience in the commodities division at Macquarie in London, where he was Head of Energy Capital EMEA, leading principal investment and energy mezzanine opportunities in the global upstream energy sector. Christian’s experience spans both equity and debt investment, and in addition to upstream has included midstream, renewables, energy storage and products, and energy services.
He holds an MBA from Oxford University, and a BA from Middlebury College (USA).
Michael joined Shorelight in 2013 and has 15 years of principal investment and securitisation experience across different industries including Energy.
Previously sat within Citi’s Special Situations Group responsible for proprietary debt and equity investing including a number of transactions in the E&P space and within Corporate Securitisation at Standard & Poor’s.
Michael holds a Masters of Finance from Universitat Pompeu Fabra and a Master of Economics from Universidad de Navarra in Spain and was a Fulbright Scholar in the Philippines.
Andy Crouch has over 35 years’ of international oil and gas industry experience.
Before joining Alpha Petroleum as CEO, he was CEO of Gaffney, Cline & Associates Ltd. (“GCA”), advising a number of private and public companies, National Oil Companies and Governments.
Prior to that, Andy spent 12 years in senior management positions at LASMO plc, including Head of M&A.
He has completed a number of acquisitions and disposals, including the £1 billion hostile take-over of Ultramar Plc in 1991.
Felix Lerch has over 25 years experience in the energy industry as well as extensive expertise in M&A.
Before joining ONEO, he was Uniper’s Executive Country Chairman in the UK.
Prior to this, as Executive Vice President Production at E.ON E&P, he was instrumental in expanding international production to more than 165,000 barrels of oil production per day.
He began his career at Shell, where he held various technical and commercial positions for over 12 years.
Ilia joined Shorelight in 2021 from Deutsche Bank where he was a member of the investment banking division.
Prior to joining the firm, Ilia was an Associate in the Global Industrials team at Deutsche Bank, based in London, working on M&A, financing, and IPO transactions.
He began his career at the Boston Consulting Group.
Ilia holds a MSc in Finance from IE Business School and BSc in Economics from Moscow State University.
Paul Woodman is a Chartered Accountant of 25 years' experience.
Paul spent 15 years in the tax advisory divisions of Arthur Andersen and Deloitte in London and Jersey, working primarily with clients in the natural resources and financial services sectors. More recently he has worked as Finance Director and COO of a private family business based in Jersey whilst also acting as an independent Director for Shorelight's investment manager and investment vehicles.
Paul joined Shorelight on a full time basis in February 2023.
Paul holds an M.Chem. from the University of Oxford and a Ph.D. in synthetic inorganic chemistry from the University of Warwick.
Shorelight is an ambitious and successful team of industry veterans and investment professionals based in London, with more than 80 years’ combined experience in the energy industry.
Key senior executives of our operating platforms
We believe environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues are an essential part of delivering strong and sustainable returns for investors. Our commitment to investing responsibly sits at the heart of our decision-making process.
Our ESG strategy rests on four key pillars: