Capabilities by Industry : Energy, Utilities & Infrastructure
Greenhill has considerable transaction experience and a global network of corporate relationships in the Energy, Utilities & Infrastructure sector. Our Managing Directors and professionals in North America, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Australia, Brazil and Japan have executed many of the most significant and complex transactions for some of the leading companies in the industry.
Our experience in the Energy, Utilities & Infrastructure sector encompasses the following sub-sectors: airports, ports, parking and toll roads; electric and gas utilities; exploration and production; midstream energy; oilfield services; and water, wastewater, energy and pipelines. Greenhill also has particular expertise in master limited partnerships holding energy assets.
Below we highlight a few of the transactions on which we have advised in this area:
Advised the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors on CHC’s Chapter 11 proceedings
Greenhill advised the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of CHC, a leading helicopter flight services company, on CHC’s Chapter 11 proceedings
Natural Resource Partners L.P.
Advised Natural Resource Partners L.P., a publicly-traded master limited partnership that owns, manages and leases mineral properties in the United States, on a series of recapitalization transactions including the extension of NRP’s near-term debt maturities and the issuance of $250mm of new preferred equity capital to funds managed by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities and from several affiliates of GoldenTree Asset Management L.P.
Western Sydney Airport
Advised the Commonwealth Government of Australia as represented by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development in relation to the Western Sydney Airport (Peer Review and other strategic advisory services)
Etrion Corporation's Italian solar photovoltaic platform
Advised Etrion Corporation, a solar independent power producer and developer, on the sale of its 60MW Italian solar photovoltaic platform to Ultor S.p.A. (a joint venture owned equally by Enel Green Power S.p.A. and F2i Fondi Italiani per le infrastrutture) for an Enterprise Value of €323m
Texas Competitive Electric Holdings and its subsidiaries
Advised Texas Competitive Electric Holdings, Texas’ largest power generator and competitive retail electricity provider, and its subsidiaries at the direction of its independent director in connection with its and Energy Future Holdings’ Chapter 11 proceedings
Apex International Energy Management LLC
Advised Apex International Energy Management, a newly formed oil and gas venture focused on the Middle East and North Africa regions, in the private equity fund-raising process with multiple energy-focused financial sponsors, ultimately resulting in an initial $500 million capital commitment from Warburg Pincus.
Wireless Infrastructure Group
Advised 3i Infrastructure plc, a leading UK listed investor in infrastructure businesses and assets, on its acquisition of a 36% economic interest in Wireless Infrastructure Group, the UK’s 2nd largest independent telecommunications tower company
Antin Solar Investments
Advised Antin Infrastructure Partners on its sale of Antin Solar Investments, a leading Italian solar platform, to a consortium of investors comprised of Swiss Life Asset Management and Quercus Investment Partners
Air Warfare Destroyer Reform Strategy
Advised the Commonwealth Government of Australia as represented by the Department of Finance in relation to the Air Warfare Destroyer Reform Strategy
Advised Arle Capital Partners on the sale of Stork, an international provider of maintenance, modification and asset integrity services for large existing industrial facilities in the oil and gas, chemicals, industrial and power markets, to Fluor Corporation, one of the world’s largest publicly-traded engineering, procurement and construction companies
Willbros Professional Services
Advised Willbros Group, Inc. on the sale of its Professional Services segment to TRC Companies, Inc.
COOEC Fluor Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.
Advised Fluor Corporation on its $489 million investment for a 49% interest in a joint venture with Offshore Oil Engineering Co., Ltd. (COOEC) to own, operate and manage the Zhuhai Fabrication Yard in China’s Guangdong province
Niska Gas Storage Partners
Advised the Conflicts Committee of the Board of Directors of Niska and provided a fairness opinion on its sale to Brookfield
John Laing plc
Advised Henderson Equity Partners on the initial public offering of John Laing plc, a leading originator, active investor and manager of international infrastructure projects
Hiland Partners, LP
Advised Hiland Partners, a leading midstream energy company with operations primarily in the Bakken Shale, on its sale to Kinder Morgan, North America’s largest energy infrastructure company
NYK Ports LLC
Advised NYK Ports LLC, a leading port operating and stevedoring company, on the sale of a 49% stake to Macquarie Infrastructure Partners, a leading Australian infrastructure fund
QR Energy, LP
Advised QR Energy, LP on the merger with Breitburn Energy Partners LP to create the largest oil-weighted MLP in the upstream oil & gas sector
Essar Energy plc
Advised the Independent Committee of the Board of Essar Energy plc in connection with possible offers from Essar Global Fund Limited, its 78% shareholder, for the remaining shares it does not already own and $550m convertible bonds issued by Essar Energy plc
Berry Petroleum Co.
Advised the Independent Directors of LINN Energy, LLC, the largest oil & gas upstream MLP, related to the amended terms of the acquisition of Berry Petroleum Company
Devon Energy Corporation (U.S. Midstream Assets)
Advised Crosstex Energy, Inc. & Crosstex Energy, L.P., a leading U.S. based midstream company, on the creation of a new midstream energy partnership with Devon Energy Corporation, a top-five U.S. independent exploration & production company
American Roads LLC
Advised American Roads LLC, the operator of five toll road facilities in the United States and Canada, in connection with its pre-arranged Chapter 11 proceedings
Tesoro Hawaii, LLC
Advised the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Par Petroleum in connection with its acquisition of Tesoro Hawaii, LLC from Tesoro Corporation
Crestwood Midstream Partners LP
Advised Inergy, a leading diversified midstream energy company, and its affiliates on their merger with Crestwood Midstream Partners LP and affiliates
50% of El Paso Natural Gas and 50% of El Paso Midstream Investment Company
Advised the Independent Directors of the Board of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners on the acquisition of 50% of El Paso Natural Gas, a ~10,000 mile natural gas pipeline system connecting the Permian Basin in Texas / New Mexico with key consumer markets in Arizona, California and Mexico, and 50% of El Paso Midstream Investment Company which includes oil and gas gathering and processing assets in the Altamont region in Northeast Utah and in the Eagle Ford shale play in Southwest Texas
Advised Det Norske Veritas on its merger with Germanischer Lloyd to create the third largest player in the Testing, Inspection and Certification industry, focused on ship classification, oil & gas and energy