Scott Baxter joined Berkeley Research Group as a managing director in its energy and climate practice. He will be based in the firm’s Houston office.

Baxter has more than 30 years of global energy investment banking experience. He has been a primary advisor in executing more than $200 billion in energy restructuring transactions, corporate mergers and acquisitions, private equity capital raises and independent fairness opinions to special committees. He also has provided expert witness testimony in several litigation matters. His industry expertise spans the upstream, midstream, downstream, oil field services and renewable energy sectors.

“We are very pleased to have an advisor of Scott’s caliber and reputation join BRG’s energy & climate practice,” Tri MacDonald, president of BRG, said.

Baxter has experience advising governments and state-owned energy companies on strategic, M&A and privatization transactions, including structuring and negotiating production-sharing agreements, farm-in agreements and joint ventures. His previous energy investment banking experience includes opening and running the Houston office for Petrie Partners and serving as head of the Americas for J.P. Morgan’s global energy group, managing director in the global energy group at Citigroup (Salomon Brothers) and head of the energy group for Houlihan Lokey.

“We are excited about the timely addition of Scott and his extensive expertise in strategic advisory, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, private capital raising and expert witness testimony to our global team of energy experts,” Christopher Goncalves, energy and climate practice chair for BRG, said.

BRG’s energy and climate practice includes energy and environmental experts who serve clients in the areas of expert analysis and testimony for dispute resolution, as well as strategic, commercial, policy, regulatory, project development, financial, market and forecasting advisory services. The team’s expertise spans the energy sector, including power and renewable, natural gas and LNG, and upstream exploration and production. The group’s financial advisory expertise includes project finance, corporate finance, valuation, restructuring and capital raising.

BRG is a global consulting firm.