Felix Ernst is a senior advisor in Duff & Phelps’ Corporate Finance practice, based in Frankfurt. His practice spans across Europe with a focus on the German-speaking countries and geared towards the energy and utilities sectors.

Since 2014, he has held senior advisory roles providing strategic and transactional advice to the private and public sectors. His client experience also includes trading houses, pension and infrastructure funds.

Before joining Duff & Phelps, Felix worked at Merrill Lynch Europe Limited (Merrill Lynch), where he was responsible for establishing long-term relationships with leading energy and utility players in Europe as well as originating transactions in the renewables space for Merrill Lynch’s M&A practice.

Before joining Merrill Lynch, Felix built the origination business for the EDFT/Credit Agricole joint venture, where he developed and initiated the inroads for the joint venture into physical coal-linked transactions in Asia, with focus on Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore and India. In many of his previous roles, he specialized in long-term fixed power contracts where he managed all related credit, price and market risks with a deal horizon of up to 10 years.

Between 2006 and 2009, Felix also served as Director of Global Markets, European Power, Gas and Coal Origination at Deutsche Bank, where he was at the forefront of the banking entry into the European energy markets. This led him to develop a business line which positioned Deutsche Bank as a market leading clearing bank. This subsequently led to his appointment to the EEX Council.


 
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