Ray serves as a Managing Director and Head of the Global Natural Resources Group at Bank of America with industry teams based in every major geographic region. He leads coverage teams across the industry landscape of regulated utilities, independent power, clean energy and global manufacturing as well as private equity and infrastructure sponsors. Over Mr. Wood’s 30+ year career, he has assisted clients on noteworthy strategic transactions and financings, a number of which have been named “Deal of the Year.” He has transaction expertise across the spectrum of mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and SPACs, leveraged finance, structured finance, commodities and privatizations.
Recent transaction/sector focus includes:
- Utility M&A and strategic advisory
- Renewable portfolio & development platform M&A
- Distributed generation capital formation (public & private capital)
- SPAC mergers/PIPEs/IPOs across the clean tech/e-mobility landscape
- Cross border M&A/flotations
- Green bond issuance across energy sub sectors
Ray has lead responsibility for both Renewables and Clean Tech. The bank has a leading market position across global power, utilities and renewables. Specifically, he recently has led noteworthy transactions for Chargepoint, Protera, EVGo, ReNew Power, Generate Capital, Mainspring Energy and Envision Energy as well as a host of pending clean tech situations.
He received an M.B.A. from the MIT, Sloan School of Management and a B.A. from Dartmouth College. He has served on the following Board of Directors: AWEA, ACORE, MIT Sustainability Initiative and MIT Sloan Advisory Board as well as a BofA liaison to Stanford’s Global Climate & Energy Policy Group and one of two banking representatives on the BofA Sustainable Finance Council.