Marathon Capital, LLC (“Marathon Capital”), a leading financial advisory and investment banking firm to the clean and sustainable energy sectors, welcomes Andrew Suh as Country Manager of its broader South Korean operations. Mr. Suh was most recently Managing Partner at Mercury Value Partners and brings 30+ years of advisory banking experience to Marathon Capital, with a focus on global capital markets.
Based in Seoul, South Korea, Mr. Suh will maintain relationships with Korean and Japanese counterparts while continuing to expand Marathon Capital’s exposure to Korean energy and cleantech companies. Mr. Suh will work directly with Marathon Capital’s senior leadership and deal teams in the execution of mandates for the firm’s growing network of clients in South Korea. As a firm, Marathon Capital has continued to grow its presence in South Korea and Mr. Suh will be integral to the expansion of the firm’s unique cross-border transaction expertise in this growing market, as well as the continued rollout of the firm’s other services, including corporate and asset financing, M&A, and offtake advisory services.
“South Korea is an important region in the global clean energy transition with strong commitment to invest in this transition both in Korea and North America,” said David Kirkpatrick, Senior Managing Director & Head of West Coast Office, Marathon Capital. “We look forward to leveraging Andrew’s extensive background in global capital markets to continue to grow our footprint in South Korea.”
Andrew was previously a Managing Partner at Mercury Value Partners, a firm he founded in 2014 while leveraging his extensive access to institutional investors, top-level corporate management, government agencies and expertise in global capital markets. Mr. Suh has also held roles as a Managing Director at the Royal Bank of Scotland and as a Senior Managing Director at Bear Stearns Asia, where he was a member of the Asia Executive Management Committee as well as Head of North Asia Investment Banking.
Mr. Suh added, “I’m excited to join Marathon Capital, globally recognized as a pioneering banking advisor to the clean energy industry and look forward to working closely with their team to extend their unique expertise to South Korean market participants.”