Hawkeye Renewables

In 2003, AE’s founder led a $13 million start-up investment in Hawkeye Renewables, guiding the company through its growth into the third largest ethanol company in the U.S. Along the way, AE stepped into the CFO role and executed the biofuel industry’s first Term Loan B transaction to fund expansion. AE successfully timed and led the company’s 2006 sale to private equity sponsors in a $1 billion transaction. ​