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Bracewell’s project finance group includes members who, over the last five years have been internationally recognized by The Legal 500 (2013-2017), Euromoney Institutional Investor’s Project Finance & Infrastructure Journal (2014) and InfraDeals (2015) for their recent work on infrastructure projects. Our project finance lawyers help energy companies, private equity sponsors and their lenders successfully develop, restructure, purchase and sell energy assets and projects. We have structured a wide range of sophisticated financing arrangements and acquisitions. From initial planning to completion, we serve as a single resource for every aspect of project finance activity: preparing bids, analyzing risks, establishing joint ventures or other entities to handle the project, and preparing every aspect of transaction documentation.

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Recent Notable Matters

Alcazar Energy Partners — project financing for wind and solar projects with an aggregate capacity of 100 megawatts being procured pursuant to the Egypt feed-in-tariff (FiT) programme

Apex Compressed Air Energy Storage LLC — mezzanine and long-term construction project financing of a compressed air energy storage development project

ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC — purchase of the FERC-regulated Trans-Union Pipeline from Entegra Power Group and related acquisition financing

El Paso Corporation and Ruby Pipeline LLC — $1.58 billion construction and term financing of the 675-mile Ruby Pipeline in the northwest United States. The financing was named Project Finance International's "Oil and Gas Deal of the Year in the Americas" and Project Finance’s "North American Oil and Gas Deal of the Year”.

First Reserve Corporation — long term hedge arrangement to enable the acquisition and financing of the 298 MW Kingfisher Wind Project located in Oklahoma; named “Commodities Deal of the Year” at the 2015 Commodity Business Awards, “2015 Financial Deal of the Year” at the Platt s Global Energy Awards and “Deal of the Year” at the 2016 Energy Risk Awards

Freeport Power Limited — $196 million first-lien financing by its owners GDF Suez Energy North America and Toyota Tsusho Corporation, of an approximately 440 megawatt rated gas-fired combined cycle power plant located on-site at Dow Chemical’s Oyster Creek chemical complex in Freeport, Texas

HPS Investment Partners LLC — secured note purchase facility to HMS Kingfisher HoldCo, LLC and ARM Midstream, LLC, to fund the development and construction of a crude oil pipeline and gas gathering and processing facilities in Kingfisher County, Oklahoma

HPS Investment Partners, LLC — $210 million secured note facility to HMS Kingfisher HoldCo, LLC and ARM Midstream, LLC, as well as an equity investment in the related operating company, to fund the development and construction of a crude oil pipeline and gas gathering and processing facilities

La Paloma Generating Company, LLC — $412 million first-lien and second-lien term and working capital project finance facilities regarding its 1,022 MW combined-cycle electric generation facility

Leading North American pipeline and midstream company — joint venture, in its participation in a public bid issued by the Mexican Electricity Commission and project finance for the construction and operation of a $2.1 billion underwater natural gas pipeline in Mexico

Macquarie Bank Limited — project financing of a diverse portfolio of roof-top solar installations for Just Energy Group Inc.'s subsidiary, Hudson Solar

Macquarie Bank Limited — project financing of Juniper GTL, LLC's gas-to-liquids plan in Westlake, LA

Plum Point Energy Associates LLC — restructuring of the $819 million secured construction and term financing for its 665 MW coal-fired power generation facility located in Osceola, Arkansas

Rockland Capital, LLC — acquisition of $263 million term and project financing of the Michigan Power electric generation project, including development of an innovative secured gas hedging and credit support structure for fuel supply for the project

Rockland Capital, LLC, Lakeswind Power Partners, Sabine Cogen, and Eagle Point Power — multi-project project financing of a wind power project and two gas-fired generation projects

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation — lead arranger and agent, in the project financing of the acquisition of a 121 MW dual fueled combined cycle power plant located in Florida with a short term remaining on its existing tolling arrangement

Yuhuang Chemical, Inc. — project development and financing of a $1.85 billion greenfield methanol project in Louisiana

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