Why Choose Us


GreenMax S&F is retained by investors and by financing institutions to advise and arrange debt financing for energy, climate change and environmental sector projects. Our experts combine engineering skills and experience needed to understand the technicalities of the investments, and the financial modeling expertise to translate that technical knowledge in reliable financial models. We work extensively for development finance institutions, project developers, investment funds, multilateral development banks and commercial lenders.


We are experts in the financial structuring of non-recourse project finance and Export Credit Agency finance for energy and environmental infrastructure. Our deep experience with these transactions allows us to arrive at creative solutions for projects that provide better leverage and ameliorate investor risk exposure. Our partners are not only consultants, but have first hand experience working as CEOs and Managing Directors of renewable energy IPPs and ESCO companies.


Our recent track record includes successful projects for the most active Development Agencies and Development Finance Institutions, such as USAID, EBRD, KfW, World Bank group etc, largest renewable energy developers like Iberdrola, or Abengoa, subcontractor for key development consultants as Tetra Tech, MWH, GFA, etc. as well hands on transaction advisory expertise for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects and a 160 million loan from the European Investment Bank to a public traded renewable energy company in Europe, as well as several project finance arrangements for hundreds of wind and solar MWs in Africa, Europe and the Americas.

Who Are We?

GreenMax Sustainability & Finance is an international energy and climate change investments advisory and consulting firm based South Africa. We employ experts with broad experience on renewable energy, climate change and energy efficiency finance.

The firm is majority owned by B-BBEE South African partners, and the rest of the shares are owned by Spanish and United States industry expert nationals.

The firm is a managed by a core group of three consultants with more than 20 years of experience each, in sustainable energy and climate change financing and Private Public Partnerships structures for Sustainable Energy Infrastructure Assets. The team is complemented by expert consultants in specific technologies and regions of the world.

We are based in Johannesburg (South Africa) and Minneapolis (United States), and have representation consultants in Latin America and Eastern Europe.

The CEO, José Luis Bobes, expertise focuses on Sustainable Energy Infrastructure Assets transaction advisory services, including equity and debt financing, design and implementation of financing facilities for Financial Institutions and Private Public Partnerships for Sustainable Energy and Energy Efficiency. His track record includes various management positions including Team Leader of large DFIs projects in emerging economies, General Manager of ESCO companies, CEO of renewable energy companies and Fund Managemer.

He brings Project Finance experience structuring and managing loan facilities, funds and guarantee programs contracted by DFIs, such as the KfW, World Bank, IFC, EBRD, USTDA, USAID and IDC. Worked in 20+ countries in the Americas, Africa, Central and Eastern Europe and Asia.
He is fluent in Spanish, English, German and French, and has basic knowledge of Russian and Portuguese.

PhD Candidate Development Finance University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
MBA University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, Chicago, USA
Masters in Engineering Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain


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