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:
49% of 250MW Concentrated Solar Power ("CSP") portfolio in Spain from ContourGlobal
Advising Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure Partners (“CSEIP”), an investment boutique within the Asset Management business of Credit Suisse AG, on the acquisition of the 49% stake of 250MW Concentrated Solar Power (“CSP”) portfolio in Spain from ContourGlobal, an international owner and operator of contracted wholesale power generation businesses
Advised I Squared Capital on the contribution of Pinnacle Midstream, its Delaware Basin Midstream Company, to EagleClaw Midstream as part of the formation of a leading Delaware Basin Midstream Partnership with EagleClaw Midstream and Blackstone Energy Partners
Portfolio of 2 wind farms of Grupo Empresarial Enhol
Advising Grupo Empresarial Enhol, a leading independent renewable power generator, on the divestment of its controlling stakes in two wind farms located in Spain with a total installed capacity of 48 MW
35% of Sabine Oil & Gas’ interest in oil and gas properties in East Texas
Advised Osaka Gas, a Japanese utility, on the acquisition of 35% of Sabine Oil & Gas’s interest in oil and gas properties located primarily in Harrison and Panola Counties, Texas
Advised Oak Hill Advisors in the sale of Greenpark Aparcamientos, a leading off-street car park operator, to Parkia, a portfolio company of First State Investments
Trans Mountain Pipeline system, Trans Mountain Expansion Project and related pipeline and terminal assets
Advising the Government of Canada on the acquisition of the Trans Mountain Pipeline system, the Trans Mountain Expansion Project and related pipeline and terminal assets from Kinder Morgan Canada Limited
Advised EQT, a leading alternative investments firm with more than EUR 37 billion of AUM on the sale of its portfolio company IslaLink, a leading neutral and independent submarine fiber infrastructure operator in the Balearic Islands
Cityfibre Infrastructure Holdings plc
Advised Antin Infrastructure Partners and West Street Infrastructure Partners, part of Goldman Sachs’ Merchant Banking division, in connection with the take private of CityFibre Infrastructure Holdings plc, a leading independent provider of wholesale fibre network infrastructure
Willbros Group, Inc.
Advised Willbros Group, Inc., a specialty energy infrastructure contractor serving the power and oil & gas industries, on its sale to Primoris Services Corporation
Advised McDermott International, Inc., a leading provider of integrated engineering, procurement, construction, installation and module fabrication services for upstream field developments worldwide, on its combination with CB&I, a leading provider of technology and infrastructure for the energy industry
Substantially all of the gas production and midstream assets of Energy Corporation of America
Advised Energy Corporation of America, a natural gas producer focused on the Marcellus Shale, on the sale of substantially all its gas production and midstream assets to Greylock Energy, an affiliate of ArcLight Capital Partners
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