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Eli G. Hunt
Partner
 
425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017 
 
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Phone: +1-212-455-2553
Fax: +1-212-455-2502
Eli Hunt represents public and private companies, including private equity funds and strategic investors, in connection with mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, reorganizations and other general corporate matters. Eli has represented U.S. and non-U.S. companies in a wide range of industries and sectors, including energy, oil and gas, infrastructure, manufacturing, retail, technology, healthcare and services. 

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Work Highlights
  • Experience prior to Simpson Thacher includes representing:
    • Global Infrastructure Partners in multiple transactions, including its acquisition of a 50% interest in a natural gas gathering and processing joint venture with Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK), the formation and initial public offering of Access Midstream Partners, L.P. (ACMP), the acquisition of CHK’s interests in ACMP, the $2.16 billion acquisition by ACMP of a portfolio of midstream assets, the $5.99 billion sale of GIP’s interests in ACMP to the Williams Companies Inc., GIP’s $850 million 25% equity investment in Freeport LNG and GIP’s $1.4 billion sale of its 50% stake in the 680-mile Ruby interstate natural gas pipeline to Veresen Inc.
    • Siemens AG in multiple transactions, including its acquisitions of Mentor Graphics for approximately US$4.5 billion and Dresser-Rand for approximately US$7.6 billion, its US$970 million acquisition of CD-adapco, the sale of its water technologies group to AEA for €640 million, and its approximately €120 million investment in Bentley Systems
    • Multiple clients, including First Reserve, BlackRock, D.E. Shaw, Carlyle Power, Terra-Gen and others, in various transactions involving the purchase and sale of power projects
    • OnyxPoint Global Management LP in its investment and recapitalization of Sable Permian Resources LLC, together with Sable Management, LLC and The Energy & Minerals Group 
    • BC Partners in the $2.8 billion acquisition of CenturyLink’s data center and colocation business in combination with Medina Capital’s security and data analytics portfolio  
    • Consolidated Edison in the formation of an approximately $2 billion joint venture with Crestwood Equity Partners
    • Occidental Petroleum Corporation in its acquisition of substantially all of SandRidge Energy, Inc.’s Piñon field exploration and production and midstream assets 
    • Safeway in its $9 billion sale to Albertsons
Accolades
  • Super Lawyers “Rising Star” (2013)
  • The M&A Advisor“40 Under 40” Legal Advisor Award Winner (2015)
Education
  • New York University School of Law, 2002 J.D.
  • University of Rochester, 1999 B.A.
Admissions
  • New York 2003

Eli Hunt is a Partner in the Firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Practice and a member of the Firm’s Energy and Infrastructure Group. Eli represents public and private companies, including private equity funds and strategic investors, in connection with mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, reorganizations and other general corporate matters. He has represented U.S. and non-U.S. companies in a wide range of industries and sectors, including energy, oil and gas, infrastructure, manufacturing, retail, technology, healthcare and services.

Eli’s experience prior to Simpson Thacher includes representing:

  • Global Infrastructure Partners in multiple transactions, including its acquisition of a 50% interest in a natural gas gathering and processing joint venture with Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK), the formation and initial public offering of Access Midstream Partners, L.P. (ACMP), the acquisition of CHK’s interests in ACMP, the $2.16 billion acquisition by ACMP of a portfolio of midstream assets, the $5.99 billion sale of GIP’s interests in ACMP to the Williams Companies Inc., GIP’s $850 million 25% equity investment in Freeport LNG and GIP’s $1.4 billion sale of its 50% stake in the 680-mile Ruby interstate natural gas pipeline to Veresen Inc.
  • Siemens AG in multiple transactions, including its acquisitions of Mentor Graphics for approximately US$4.5 billion and Dresser-Rand for approximately US$7.6 billion, its US$970 million acquisition of CD-adapco, the sale of its water technologies group to AEA for €640 million, and its approximately €120 million investment in Bentley Systems
  • Multiple clients, including First Reserve, BlackRock, D.E. Shaw, Carlyle Power, Terra-Gen and others, in various transactions involving the purchase and sale of power projects
  • OnyxPoint Global Management LP in its investment and recapitalization of Sable Permian Resources LLC, together with Sable Management, LLC and The Energy & Minerals Group
  • BC Partners in the $2.8 billion acquisition of CenturyLink’s data center and colocation business in combination with Medina Capital’s security and data analytics portfolio 
  • Consolidated Edison in the formation of an approximately $2 billion joint venture with Crestwood Equity Partners
  • Occidental Petroleum Corporation in its acquisition of substantially all of SandRidge Energy, Inc.’s Piñon field exploration and production and midstream assets
  • Safeway in its $9 billion sale to Albertsons
  • The Independent Committee of Brookfield Renewable Power Fund in its US$13 billion combination with the power generating assets of Brookfield Renewable Power Inc., to create Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners L.P.
  • Catterton in the formation with LVMH and Group Arnault of L Catterton, a global consumer-focused investment fund operating across North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America with assets under management of greater than US$12 billion
  • Aquiline Capital Partners in multiple transactions, including the acquisition of Worley Claims Services and Engs Commercial Finance, as well as Aquiline’s investment in Virtus Partners and in the sale of Conning Holdings Corp. to Cathay Life Insurance Co, Ltd

Eli received his J.D. from the New York University School of Law and his B.A. from the University of Rochester. He is admitted to practice in New York.

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