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

17-Jun-13
$200 million
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Tesoro Hawaii, LLC

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Par Petroleum

Advised the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Par Petroleum in connection with its acquisition of Tesoro Hawaii, LLC from Tesoro Corporation

06-May-13
~$7.0 billion
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Crestwood Midstream Partners LP

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Inergy, L.P. / Inergy Midstream L.P.

Advised Inergy, a leading diversified midstream energy company, and its affiliates on their merger with Crestwood Midstream Partners LP and affiliates

01-Mar-13
$1.7 billion
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50% of El Paso Natural Gas and 50% of El Paso Midstream Investment Company

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Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P.

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

20-Dec-12
$NA
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Germanischer Lloyd

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Det Norske Veritas

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

12-Nov-12
~$100 million
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Aurelian Oil & Gas PLC

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San Leon Energy PLC

Advised Aurelian Oil & Gas, an AIM-listed E&P company primarily focused on natural gas exploration in Central Europe, on its recommended merger with AIM-listed peer San Leon Energy PLC

06-Aug-12
$6.2 billion
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Tennessee Gas Pipeline and 50% of El Paso Natural Gas

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Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P.

Advised the Independent Directors of the Board of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners on the acquisition of Tennessee Gas Pipeline, a ~14,000 mile natural gas pipeline system connecting Texas, Louisiana, and the Gulf of Mexico with the northeastern US, and 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

13-Jul-12
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Timberland Assets of Forest Capital Partners, LLC

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Hancock Timber Resources Group and Molpus Woodlands Group

Advised Hancock Timber Resources Group, the largest Timber Investment Management Organization globally and a subsidiary of Hancock Natural Resource Group, Inc., and Molpus Woodlands Group on the acquisition of 1.9 million acres of timberlands from Forest Capital Partners, LLC

26-Apr-12
$1.8 billion
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Retail Propane Operations of Inergy, L.P.

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Suburban Propane Partners, L.P.

Advised Inergy, L.P., a master limited partnership with propane and midstream natural gas operations, on the sale of its retail propane operations to Suburban Propane Partners, L.P., a national propane retailer

23-Apr-12
$2.0 billion
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Moorebank Intermodal Terminal

Acted as independent advisor to the Australian Government in a peer review of the proposed intermodal terminal linking Sydney’s major port with Australia’s road and rail system

15-Mar-12
$650 million
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Viridian Group

Advised the Board of Viridian, the leading energy utility company in the all-Ireland market, on its refinancing comprising the issue of €313 million and $250 million notes due April 2017

20-Jan-12
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Solar PV power plant in Italy

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Antin Infrastructure Partners

Advised Antin Infrastructure Partners on the acquisition of a c.20MW solar PV power plant in Italy

08-Dec-11
$NA
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US Department of Energy

Advised Herb Allison in an independent review of a $35.9 billion energy loan portfolio

10-Oct-11
$3.2 billion
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Complete Production Services

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Superior Energy Services

Advised Superior Energy Services on its acquisition of Complete Production Services, a leading provider of oilfield services in North America

14-Jul-11
$340 million
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Edge Oilfield Services

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Key Energy Services, Inc.

Advised Key Energy Services, the largest onshore, rig-based well servicing contractor, on its acquisition of Edge Oilfield Services, a provider of onshore oilfield rental equipment

20-Jun-11
$2.0 billion
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Capital Power Income L.P.

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Atlantic Power Corporation

Advised Capital Power Income L.P., a Canadian power trust with a portfolio of 20 power generation assets located in Canada and the United States (total net generating capacity of 1,400 MW), on its sale to Atlantic Power Corporation

18-May-11
$146 million
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Portfolio of solar PV power plants from Kinexia SpA

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Antin Infrastructure Partners

Advised Antin Infrastructure Partners on the acquisition of a portfolio of solar PV power plants in Italy

06-May-11
$NA
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Aker Solutions (Aker Holding)

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Norwegian Government

Advised the Norwegian Government on strategic and financial matters in relation to its investment in Aker Holding, the largest shareholder of Aker Solutions during the demerger of the company’s EPC activities

02-Mar-11
$NA
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TSmarine

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Fugro N.V.

Advised CHAMP Ventures on the sale of its portfolio company TSmarine, a provider of subsea services to the offshore oil and gas industry, to Fugro, among the world's leading service providers for the collection and interpretation of data relating to the earth's surface and sub-surface and for associated services

04-Feb-11
$420 million
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Bosque Power Company

Advised Bosque Power Company, a natural gas-fired power plant located in Texas, on its negotiations with lenders and restructuring

15-Dec-10
$4.6 billion
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Dynegy Inc.

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Icahn Enterprises LP

Advised Dynegy Inc., an independent power producer, on its sale to Icahn Enterprises LP in an all-cash transaction

07-Jul-10
$1.8 billion
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Viridian

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ESB

Advised Viridian, one of the leading electricity companies in the all Ireland market, on the sale of NIE, its regulated electricity transmission and distribution businesses in Northern Ireland, to ESB, the state owned vertically integrated utility in Republic of Ireland

30-Jun-10
$820 million
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Trident Resources Corporation

Advised Chilton Investment Company on Trident’s financial restructuring and emergence from CCAA / Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection including the negotiation of a new equity investment

03-Mar-10
$NA
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Puerta Mexico Transportation Facility

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Kansas City Southern

Advised Ports America, Inc., a portfolio company of Highstar Capital, on its sale of Puerta Mexico, a state-of-the-art customs-clearing intermodal transportation facility located in the Mexico City market

18-Sep-09
$81 million
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UKAEA Limited

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Babcock International Group plc

Advised United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority Non Departmental Public Body, arm of the UK Government, on the sale of UKAEA Limited, its commercial nuclear decommissioning services business, to Babcock International Group plc

31-Aug-09
$5.5 billion
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BJ Services Company

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Baker Hughes Incorporated

Advised BJ Services Company, a leading pressure pumping company, on its merger with Baker Hughes Incorporated, a global oilfield services company

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