Jul 15, 2011

Marathon Capital Participates in West Coast Renewable Energy Finance Forum

CHICAGO, July 15, 2011 – Marathon Capital will be present in San Francisco for the 4th annual Renewable Energy Finance Forum-West (REFF-West). This event brings together the largest gathering of senior renewable energy finance professionals on the West Coast. The 2011 REFF-West forum takes place from September 26 - 27 at the Four Seasons in San Francisco. Marathon Capital's CEO Ted Brandt is again acting as a Conference Co-Chair for REFF-West.

Last year, over 400 industry executives and investors attended REFF-West. This year the conference focuses on the renewable energy markets on the West Coast of North America. There will be particular focus on the opportunities for private equity and venture capital in clean tech energy companies as well as a detailed review of the latest technologies likely to create a step change in the industry, plus examination of the prospects for financing the scale-up of these game changing innovations and the rapid growth of renewables across the West Coast.

"Marathon Capital attended the recent REFF Wall Street and it was a huge success," said Ted Brandt, CEO of Marathon Capital. "We are just as excited to again participate in REFF-West, the unique event that unites high profile West Coast players with major policy and project financiers from across the US. Marathon Capital is eager to share our perspective on the changing marketplace and our insights about the future of renewable energy finance."

Along with Brandt, the Conference Co-Chair, Marathon Capital's attendees will include Gregg Elesh, Chief Investment Officer. Terry Grant, Managing Director and Sid Sinha, Vice President. All conference attendees will examine the prospects for financing the scale-up of innovation and the growth of renewables across the West Coast. For more information about the upcoming forum, please visit www.reffwest.com.

About Marathon Capital, LLC

Marathon Capital is an experienced investment banking firm focused on the global energy and infrastructure markets, with expertise in renewable energy financing and energy transactions. Marathon is headquartered in Bannockburn, Illinois and maintains offices in New York City and San Francisco. Marathon Capital through its subsidiary Marathon Capital Markets, LLC, is a member FINRA/SIPC and a licensed Exempt Market Dealer regulated by the Ontario Securities Commission.

For more information about our renewable energy financing services, visit Marathon Capital's website: www.marathon-cap.com or call 847-574-2670.