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CEO Coaching International® Congratulates Client Orion Energy Partners for Closing a $50 Million Capital Partnership with Lakeview Energy

MIAMI, Fla., June 1, 2021 – CEO Coaching International®, the leading firm coaching CEOs and leadership teams at more than 370 companies globally, congratulates its client Orion Energy Partners for closing a $50 million capital partnership with Lakeview Energy, a renewable energy company based in Chicago.

Orion Energy is a leading capital partner focused on “creative debt solutions for middle-market energy services and infrastructure.” This partnership will enable them to provide Lakeview the ability to upgrade and improve the efficiency of their existing biorefinery plant in Coshocton, Ohio, and support their supply of low carbon, high purity alcohols to their offtake partner.

“Lakeview has successfully proven its ability to capitalize on a growing market while reducing risk via product diversification, and we are extremely excited to start our capital partnership with the team,” Orion Energy Partners Investment Partner Chris Leary said in a press release. “We also recognize that society is still grappling with social and economic challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, and we feel proud to be supporting a business that will bring benefit to the local community in the form of new jobs and positive public health attributes.”

CEO Coaching International Partner and Orion Energy’s CEO Nazar Massouh’s Coach Bill Whitehead expressed his praise for the team, “Nazar and his team have successfully navigated the uncertain times in the economy in the past months. I am excited to see them extend their support and make big happen for Lakeview and the community through this partnership.”

About Orion Energy Partners

Orion Energy Partners is a private capital partner to lower/middle market energy infrastructure and related companies, primarily in North America, with assets under management in excess of $2.0 billion. Orion Energy provides non-control and non-dilutive capital in flexible, senior secured loan structures as an alternative to equity investment and traditional loans. Orion Energy’s target investment sectors include downstream, renewable fuels, sustainable and conventional power generation, energy efficiency, midstream, digital infrastructure, asset-heavy services, recycling, and other industrial or environmentally innovative energy opportunities. Orion Energy manages long-term, committed capital across multiple investment funds, allowing it to forge transformational relationships across a diverse group of companies and to be patient and supportive as these organizations execute on their business plans. Orion Energy aims to have more than 50% of its capital partnerships support a transition to sustainable, environmentally innovative energy businesses and practices. Please visit www.OrionEnergyPartners.com to learn more about our capital partnerships.

About CEO Coaching International

CEO Coaching International works with CEOs and their leadership teams to achieve extraordinary results quarter after quarter, year after year. Known globally for its success in coaching growth-focused entrepreneurs to meaningful exits, CEO Coaching International has coached more than 1,000 CEOs and entrepreneurs in more than 60 countries and 45 industries. The coaches at CEO Coaching International are former CEOs, presidents, or executives who have made BIG happen. The firm’s coaches have led double-digit sales and profit growth in businesses ranging in size from startups to over $10 billion, and many are founders that have led their companies through successful eight, nine, and ten-figure exits. Companies working with CEO Coaching International for two years or more have experienced an average EBITDA CAGR of 67.8% during their time as a client, nearly four times the U.S. average and a revenue CAGR of 25.5%, more than twice the U.S. average.

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