“The only insurance adviser I’ve met who is able to make the subject entertaining! But more importantly, without doubt the most knowledgeable and highest-quality lenders’ insurance adviser in the offshore wind market.”

Gordon White
Director, Power & Renewables, Structured Finance
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ


“Based on our experience with Benatar & Co. Ltd as our Insurance Advisor, primarily for all KfW IPEX-Bank’s project-financed offshore wind farms in Germany and elsewhere since 2012, in addition to major internationally financed conventional power deals in the EMEA Region (such as Azzour North and Mirfa), we expect – and to date we have received – an extremely high level of commitment and responsiveness.

Benatar & Co. Ltd is convincing with profound sector knowledge and expertise, applying it in a professional and at the same time personable manner with an ability to effectively engage, communicate and negotiate, often in the most challenging of circumstances.”

Peter Schäfer
Team Head Power Renewables Water
(Director) at KfW IPEX-Bank.

Nebel

 
“Having Benatar & Co. Ltd as our Insurance Advisor for project financing onshore wind farms in the UK has given us the comfort of knowing that one piece of the jigsaw – normally sky – has been found and fits perfectly in the picture. Martin is one of those advisors you simply do not find easily.

Committed to the extreme, responsive almost before you ask the question, and extraordinarily knowledgeable on his field of expertise. I am not exaggerating when I say that the insurance aspects of the projects we lend to are being handled as if run in-house but with the added value of a wider market knowledge.”

Federico Florian
Head of Power, Renewables and Water (UK & IRE)
KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH, London Branch

“I first worked with Martin when I recommended that my Client, O3b Networks, engage his services as Lenders Insurance Adviser on their $1bn satellite project financing.

His expert knowledge of both the insurance and satellite industries, his diligence and ability to explain complex insurance structures in a simple and clear manner, and his extremely personable and efficient approach to working with us and his clients (the banks) were critical factors in our ability to close the financing in a timely fashion – insurance being absolutely key to any satellite financing.

A pleasure to work with, I would highly recommend Martin and Benatar & Co, and would not hesitiate to appoint him for future financings in the sector.”

Nick Flitterman
Head of Telecoms
Portland Advisers


“I have worked with Martin on a variety of energy projects, where he has provided consultancy services on insurance and risk mitigation. He has always provided excellent advice, and becomes a key member of each transaction team. He has expert knowledge of the industry, but combines that with a very pragmatic approach to arrive at practical, economical solutions, often under very challenging deadlines.

The reports he provides for lenders have been consistently clear and well-presented, and he is also a good presenter in more formal meetings. Martin has always been dedicated and hard-working on my projects, and can be relied on to deliver good advice even when the timescales are ambitious. Finally, he is extremely personable, and fits well within the various transaction teams.

I have enjoyed working with him over the years, and look forward to continuing our collaboration.”

Andrew Buglass,
Managing Director
Head of Energy, Structured Finance at Royal Bank of Scotland