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Mansefield hires Rennie in green energy move

David Rennie: legal counsel

Mansefield Investments, led by Aberdeen businessman and energy industry veteran, Mark Patterson, has appointed a legal counsel.

David Rennie has joined the family investment firm as it explores opportunities in the energy sector which have the potential to reduce carbon emissions and accelerate the use of electrification.

A corporate and commercial lawyer with over 35 years’ experience in mergers, acquisitions and disposals, equity investment and banking, Mr Rennie joins Mansefield Investments after 23 years as a partner with Stronachs.

Despite this new role with Mansefield Investments, Mr Rennie will remain a consultant with the Aberdeen law firm, continuing to act for a diverse range of clients including privately-owned companies, as well as those with investor backing.

Serial entrepreneur, Mark Patterson, who has built and sold businesses in the oil and gas industry, including Balmoral Group, Nautronix and latterly Well-Safe Solutions, is now focused on the family investment firm so that he can work more closely with his family.


Mr Patterson said: “Central to our vision is the desire to bolster and diversify the North-east economy, by supporting local businesses and creating new ones which have scalable, sustainable growth potential, particularly in green energy.

“Equally, with David’s commercial experience and legal background and my long and varied career in oil and gas, we want to work with companies who are struggling in the current climate, helping them to survive and then thrive and, as a result, helping to safe-guard and create jobs.”

Mr Rennie said: “Having worked with the Patterson family for a number of years, I’m delighted to be joining them and excited about the opportunities we are currently exploring, particularly in relation to solutions for tackling climate change and achieving net-zero.”

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