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Energy – Power and Renewables

The power and renewable energy sector is a constantly evolving field with immeasurable future potential. With the world’s energy needs changing and possibilities in energy sources broadening, Simpson Thacher is well poised as a market leader in the industry, with cutting-edge knowledge and depth of experience that few firms can claim.

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Electricity (Transactional) - Chambers USA & Chambers Global (2011-2023)
Energy Transactions: Conventional Power - The Legal 500 US (2016-2023)
Energy: Renewable/Alternative - The Legal 500 US (2013-2023)

Energy companies, their investors and lenders have repeatedly turned to us for advice on their essential legal challenges. Through changes in regulation and market conditions, we continue to assist our power and renewable energy clients across the full spectrum of their commercial needs, including in:

Power and Transmission
  • LS Power in its acquisition of the Rolling Hills natural gas-fired power plant from ArcLight Capital Partners
  • Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets in its investment in Puget Sound Energy, Inc., together with Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board
  • Vistra Energy’s $20 billion merger with Dynegy
  • PG&E’s emergence from its 18-month Chapter 11 bankruptcy
  • Grupo Energía Bogotá’s acquisition of Dunas Energía
  • Multiple debt and equity offerings aggregating over $10 billion by PPL Corporation and its subsidiaries
  • BlackRock Global Energy & Power Infrastructure’s $550 million PIPE investment in NextEra Energy
  • General Electric’s $15 billion senior unsecured revolving credit facility
  • American Electric Power’s registered offerings of equity units aggregating $1.655 billion
  • ITC Holdings’ $11.3 billion sale to Fortis
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Renewable Energy
  • BlackRock Real Assets in its acquisition of Vanguard Renewables from Vision Ridge Partners
  • Riverstone Credit Partners and Summit Partners Credit Advisors in the launch of R3 Renewables in a joint venture with Peabody
  • Global Infrastructure Partners in its acquisition of Eolian (f/k/a MAP® RE/ES), the renewable energy business of MAP® Energy
  • PPL Corporation’s acquisition of Safari Energy
  • Vivint Solar’s acquisition by Sunrun, representing a combined enterprise value of $9.2 billion
  • Global Infrastructure Partners’ $1.375 billion acquisition of NRG Energy’s renewable energy business
  • Stonepeak Infrastructure’s equity investment in Madison Energy Investments for solar energy projects
  • SunPower Corporation’s separation into two independent publicly traded companies, SunPower and Maxeon Solar Technologies
  • More than $8 billion of financings of over 10,000 megawatts of renewable power assets for subsidiaries of NextEra Energy
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