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:

Recent Transactions

08-Sep-21
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Hydrogen Technology & Energy Corporation (HTEC)

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I Squared Capital

Advising I Squared Capital, an independent global infrastructure investment manager, on its acquisition of a 35% equity interest in HTEC, a privately-held leader in the hydrogen energy transition 

27-Jul-21
Undisclosed
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Pulsant Limited

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Antin Infrastructure Partners

Advised Antin Infrastructure Partners on its acquisition of Pulsant from Oak Hill and Scottish Equity Partners. Pulsant is a hybrid cloud specialist, with a nationwide network of 10 data centres across the UK delivering secure, scalable and resilient cloud, colocation and networking services

14-Jun-21
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300 MWp solar PV portfolio in Iberia from Alten

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Matrix Renewables

Advising Alten Energías Renovables (“Alten”), a global Independent Power Producer (IPP), on the sale of a solar PV portfolio of 300MWp in late stage of development across Spain and Portugal to Matrix Renewables, the renewable energy platform backed by global alternative asset manager TPG. In addition, Matrix Renewables and the Alten’s Management Team have agreed to enter a Joint Development Agreement (“JDA”) to further develop an additional 2GW of solar PV and storage assets across Iberia

17-May-21
Pending
$275 million
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Bruc Energy, one of the largest renewable energy platforms in Spain with c.4 GWp of Solar PV assets under operation, construction and development

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Universities Superannuation Scheme (“USS”)

Advising Bruc OPT Energy Partners (“BROP”), a renewable energy JV owned by OPTrust and Mr. Juan Béjar, on the sale of a 50% stake in Bruc Energy, one of the largest renewable energy platforms in Spain with c.4 GWp of Solar PV assets under operation, construction and development, to funds managed by Universities Superannuation Scheme (“USS”), the largest pension scheme by assets in the UK

29-Mar-21
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Worley’s Capital Projects Advisory business

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TSA Management

Advised ASX-listed Worley Limited on the sale of its Capital Projects Advisory business, a market leading provider of public infrastructure advisory services in Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia, to TSA Management (a portfolio company of Quadrant Private Equity)

20-Jan-21
$1.9 billion
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Extraction Oil and Gas

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Advised the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors on the in-court restructuring of Extraction Oil and Gas, Inc., an Exploration and Production company focused on the Wattenberg Field of the Denver-Julesburg Basin

31-Dec-20
$1.2 billion
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Pacific Drilling

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Advised Pacific Drilling, an international provider of offshore drilling services, on its pre-arranged Chapter 11 restructuring

03-Sep-20
$789 million
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Unit Corporation

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Advised the Ad Hoc Group of Noteholders on the prepackaged in-court restructuring of Unit Corporation

03-Aug-20
$335 million
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Range Resources Terryville Assets

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Castleton Resources, LLC

Advised Castleton Resources, a Houston, TX based, privately held oil and gas operator, on its acquisition of Range Resources’ Terryville Assets. As part of the transaction, Castleton Resources will change its name to “TG Natural Resources LLC” by late March 2021. Range Resources (NYSE: RRC) is a Fort Worth, TX based E&P company with primary operations in the Marcellus Shale formation.

01-Jul-20
$22 billion
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PG&E Corporation

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Advised Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (“PBGC”) in connection with PG&E’s in-court restructuring 

03-Feb-20
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Woodward’s renewable power systems and protective relays business

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Acquiror: 
Aurelius Equity Opportunities

Advised Woodward, a leading designer, manufacturer, and service provider of control solutions for the aerospace and industrial markets, on the divestiture of select assets related to its renewable power systems and protective relays businesses to Aurelius Equity Opportunities

19-Dec-19
$770 million
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Wireless Infrastructure Group Limited

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Brookfield Asset Management

Advised 3i Infrastructure plc on the sale of Wireless Infrastructure Group Limited, a leading independent telecommunications infrastructure provider focusing on mobile towers and indoor connectivity

19-Nov-19
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Controlling ownership interest in CrossAmerica Partners LP

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Investment entities controlled by Joe Topper

Advised Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., a multinational convenience store operator, on the strategic review and subsequent sale of its controlling ownership (which included 100% of the general partner interest, 100% of the incentive distribution rights and ~7.5mm limited partner units) in CrossAmerica Partners LP (NYSE: CAPL), a leading wholesale fuels distributor and convenience store lessor in the United States

17-Oct-19
$2.2 billion
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American Energy – Permian Basin

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Advised the independent Restructuring Committee of American Energy – Permian Basin (formerly known as Sable Permian Resources) in connection with its $2.2bn out-of-court recapitalization transaction

11-Oct-19
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Olifant Energy, LLC

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U.S. Energy Development Corporation

Advised US Energy Development Corporation, a Texas-based, privately held oil and gas operator, on its acquisition of Olifant Energy Corporation, a Tulsa-based E&P company with operations in Ward County of the Delaware Basin 

13-Aug-19
$710 million
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Atlas Technical Consultants

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Boxwood Merger Corp.

Advised Boxwood Merger Corp., a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company, on its combination with Atlas Technical Consultants, a leading provider of professional testing, inspection, engineering and consulting services

22-Jul-19
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EnerVest properties in the Utica Shale

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Encino Acquisition Partners

Advised EnerVest Ltd., and its associated investment partnerships, on the sale of Utica Shale oil and gas properties across 12 counties in eastern Ohio to an entity controlled by Encino Acquisition Partners

01-Jul-19
$NA
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Alloy Piping Products (“APP”)

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Advised McDermott International, a premier, fully integrated provider of technology, engineering and construction solutions to the energy industry, on the sale of Alloy Piping Products (“APP”), the distribution and manufacturing arm of its US pipe fabrication business

17-Jun-19
$80 million
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Renewi Canada

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Convent Capital

Advised Renewi plc, a leading waste to product company, on the sale of its Canadian operations to Convent Capital, an Amsterdam-based investment firm

18-Jan-19
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TPP Camaçari Muricy II & TPP Pecem II

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CCETC

Advised MDC, a Brazilian investment fund, on the sale of Thermoelectric Power Plants Camaçari Muricy II & Pecem II to Jiangsu Communication Clean Energy Technology (CCETC)

06-Dec-18
$153 million
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49% of 250MW Concentrated Solar Power ("CSP") portfolio in Spain from ContourGlobal

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Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure Europe 1

Advised 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

02-Nov-18
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Pinnacle Midstream

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EagleClaw Midstream

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

24-Aug-18
$51 million
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Portfolio of 2 wind farms of Grupo Empresarial Enhol

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Quercus European Renewables

Advised 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

28-Jun-18
$146 million
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35% of Sabine Oil & Gas’ interest in oil and gas properties in East Texas

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Osaka Gas

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

07-Jun-18
$NA
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Greenpark Aparcamientos

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Parkia

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

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