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Power and infrastructure are more than just a sector. They are fundamental drivers of economic, political and social progress across the globe. For more than a century, Simpson Thacher has been at the forefront of developments in these industries.

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Ranked #2 in 2018 in Infrastructure Fund Formation  (based on number of deals)
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Leading companies have repeatedly turned to us for advice on their essential legal challenges. Through cycles of regulation and deregulation, boom and bust, we continue to assist power and infrastructure firms across the full spectrum of their commercial needs. Our clients work in:

Power and Transmission
  • Vistra Energy’s $20 billion merger with Dynegy
  • ITC Holdings’ $11.3 billion sale to Fortis
  • Financing for Energy Capital Partners’ $17 billion acquisition of Calpine Corporation
  • Multiple debt offerings aggregating $2.25 billion by Energy Future Intermediate Holding Company
  • American Electric Power’s $2.1 billion sale of 4 competitive power plants to a Blackstone and ArcLight JV
  • PPL Corporation’s Reverse Morris Trust transaction with Riverstone Holdings to form Talen Energy and committed financing for Talen’s acquisition of MACH Gen
  • BlackRock Energy and Power Infrastructure in a $550 million PIPE investment in NextEra Energy by BlackRock and others
  • Colbun-led consortium’s acquisition of Fenix Power Peru
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Renewable Energy
  • Global Infrastructure Partners’ $1.375 billion acquisition of NRG Energy’s renewable energy business
  • NextEra Energy in more than 50 financings, aggregating in excess of $12 billion
  • Financing for Terra-Gen Power’s Alta Wind I-VI and VIII wind power projects
  • Tesla’s IPO and subsequent debt and equity offerings aggregating more than $10 billion
  • Multiple debt offerings by Covanta Holding Corporation aggregating more than $2 billion
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Transportation, Roads, Bridges and Ports
  • Advent International’s sale of Aerodom, operator of six airports in the Dominican Republic
  • USS and Alinda Capital Partners’ acquisition of APM Terminals Virginia’s “Virginia International Gateway” container terminal
  • Stonepeak Infrastructure in the establishment of its $7.2 billion Stonepeak Infrastructure Fund III
  • Genesee & Wyoming’s acquisitions of Rail America, Providence and Worcester Railroad Company and Arizona Eastern Railway Company
  • Trafigura’s acquisition of a 65% stake in MMX Porto Sudeste with Mubadala Development Co. 
  • KKR’s investment in European Locomotive Leasing
  • Aluminum Corporation of China’s establishment of a Sino-foreign equity JV to serve the fast-growing high-speed railway market in China
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Telecommunications
  • Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners’ acquisition of Cologix and euNetworks and investment in Vertical Bridge Holdings
  • EQT Partner’s acquisitions of Lumos Networks and Spirit Communications
  • Tiger Infrastructure Partners’ investment in Crosslake Fibre
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