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

01-Jun-99
$601 million
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Aquarion Company

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Kelda Group plc

Advised Kelda Group (formerly Yorkshire Water) on the all-cash purchase of Aquarion Company, a US water utility group.

18-Jan-02
$520 million
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Thus plc

Advised THUS plc on its underwritten £275 million open offer, £90 million bank loan and demerger from its parent, ScottishPower

04-Apr-03
$6.1 billion
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Dynegy Inc.

Advised Dynegy Inc., a leading integrated energy company involved in power generation, gas marketing and processing and regulated energy delivery, on restructuring alternatives during a period of significant pending debt maturities and liquidity constraints. The assignment culminated in a successful renegotiation and extension of Dynegy’s credit facilities

09-Jun-03
$237 million
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Kelda Group plc’s

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Terra Firma Investments

46% stake in Waste Recycling Group plc
Advised Kelda Group plc on the disposal of its 46% stake in Waste Recycling Group plc.

28-Apr-04
$161 million
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Atlantic Electric and Gas Ltd

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Scottish and Southern Energy plc

Advised Atlantic Electric and Gas, an affiliate of Sempra Energy, on the sale of its assets to Scottish and Southern Energy.

28-Jun-05
$111 million
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Texas Genco LLC

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Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP

Advised Texas Genco LLC on the sale of natural gas storage assets to Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP

11-Jul-05
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Inergy, L.P.

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Inergy Holdings GP, LLC

Provided a fairness opinion to Inergy Holdings GP, LLC regarding the Stagecoach natural gas storage acquisition

15-Jul-05
$70 million
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Texas Genco LLC

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TEPPCO Partners LP

Advised Texas Genco LLC on the sale of a fuel oil pipeline and associated storage assets to TEPPCO Partners LP

15-Dec-05
$4.5 billion
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Drax Group Limited

Advised bondholders of Drax Group Limited on the refinancing & listing of, and possible offers for, the company. On 15-Dec-05, Drax Group plc was successfully listed on the London Stock Exchange

24-Feb-06
$860 million
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Aquarion Company

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Macquarie Bank

(a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kelda Group plc) Advised Kelda Group plc on the sale of Aquarion Company, one of the largest investor-owned water utilities in the US

30-Jun-06
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Topaz Power Partners

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Carlyle / Riverstone

(portfolio of seven power plants)
Advised Topaz Power Partners (a joint venture of Sempra Energy and Carlyle / Riverstone) on the sale of a portfolio of seven power plants to an affiliate of Carlyle / Riverstone

15-Sep-06
$4.1 billion
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LS Power Group

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Dynegy, Inc.

Advised Dynegy, Inc., a merchant power generator, on its acquisition of LS Power Group's power generation portfolio

29-Jan-07
$900 million
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Eggborough CTA Bonds

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Ampere plc (a newly formed company)

Advised an ad hoc committee of bondholders representing over 70% of the debt in Eggborough Power Limited, a UK power station, on (a) the formation of a new company for the purpose of acquiring and holding a controlling interest in the Eggborough CTA Bonds and (b) an associated US$600m financing. The Eggborough CTA Bonds include an option to purchase Eggborough power station in March 2010

18-Apr-07
$950 million
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Trans Mountain Pipeline System

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Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P.

Advised Independent Committee of the Board of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners on the acquisition of Trans Mountain Pipeline System, an ~800 mile pipeline which transports crude oil and refined products from Alberta to British Columbia and Washington State

25-Jun-07
$8.1 billion
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Energy East Corporation

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Iberdrola SA

Advised Energy East Corporation, a super-regional electric and gas utility with nearly 3 million regulated customers in the northeast US, on its sale to Iberdrola SA

26-Nov-07
$11.4 billion
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Kelda Group plc

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Citi Infrastructure Investors, GIC Special Investments, Infracapital Partners and HSBC Bank

Advised Kelda Group plc, a leading provider of water and waste water services in the UK, on a recommended cash offer from a consortium of international infrastructure investors

31-Jul-08
$10.3 billion
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TransAlta Corporation

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LS Power Equity Partners / Global Infrastructure Partners

Advised TransAlta Corporation, a power generation and wholesale marketing company, on an unsolicited offer from LS Power Equity Partners / Global Infrastructure Partners

21-May-09
$111 million
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Shanks Group plc

Acted as Financial Adviser and Sponsor to Shanks Group plc, a leading European waste management group, on its rights issue

07-Jun-09
$1.6 billion
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EPCOR Power L.P.

Advised the Independent Committee of the Board of Directors of EPCOR Power L.P., an Alberta-based power trust, on approval of the transfer of its GP interest and 30.6% LP interest from EPCOR Utilities to a newly formed company, Capital Power Corporation

10-Aug-09
$1.5 billion
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Dynegy, Inc.

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LS Power Equity Partners

Advised Dynegy, Inc., a merchant power generator, on its sale of 9 power plants to LS Power Equity Partners in exchange for cash and Dynegy shares

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

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

03-Mar-10
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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

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

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

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