Laurent Lavigne du Cadet
Laurent Lavigne du Cadet is Managing Partner at Orchestra Finance LLP, an FCA UK regulated investment bank and a Senior Advisor at Dentons US LLP, the largest law firm in the world, where he is a member of the Energy and Infrastructure practice. Laurent provides clients with financial and deal structuring advice and is known as a professional placement agent and innovative debt raiser.
Laurent is an experienced senior manager with more than 20 years in international business, as a company founder, decision maker, investment banker and financial advisor. He has been the CEO of several global investment companies, a fund manager and has raised more than US$3 billion of equity and US$10 billion in debt during his career.
Laurent focuses on project financing and direct investment, with a main focus in energy, renewable and biofuels, and technology. He has extensive experience in high-level negotiations between Western industrial/financial groups and governments or public authorities. Laurent has developed an expertise in business takeovers and corporate turnaround and restructurings.
Laurent Lavigne du Cadet was recently Deputy CEO of Taylor-DeJongh, a leading US investment banking firm specialized in the financing of major energy and infrastructure projects.