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Project Finance

Mercer Thompson’s partners have extensive experience in project finance of power generation and other assets.  Representative transactions include:

  • Lead outside finance and securities counsel for Wisconsin Energy Corporation and its subsidiaries, including Wisconsin Electric Power Company, Wisconsin Gas LLC and subsidiaries that own generating assets under construction
  • Lead project and finance counsel for a major global independent power producer in tenders and acquisitions for projects and companies in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Brazil, Chile, China, England, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Slovakia, Spain, Trinidad and Tobago and the United States
  • Lead project and finance counsel for bids and acquisitions of power generating facilities in New England, New York, Louisiana, California, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia
  • Lead outside counsel to an “anchor shipper” in connection with its participation in a merchant, direct-current high-voltage transmission line that is the first project to receive FERC approval for use of the anchor shipper development model for an electric transmission line
  • Lead outside counsel to an international developer of wind farms in connection with development of sites located in the Pacific Northwest
  • Lead outside counsel to an international developer of biomass-fueled energy production projects
  • Lead outside counsel for Wisconsin Electric Power Company’s pending Environmental Trust Bond Financing
  • Lead outside counsel for Port Washington Generating Station LLC’s private placement of $155 million non-recourse Senior Notes to finance Unit 1 and $156 million non-recourse Senior Notes to finance Unit 2
  • Lead outside counsel for Mirant Americas Generation, Inc.’s offering of $750 million Senior Notes
  • Lead outside counsel for Mirant Americas Generation, Inc.’s offering of $1.75 billion Senior Notes
  • Lead outside counsel for Mirant Mid-Atlantic, LLC’s Registration and Exchange Offer of $1.224 billion Pass Through Trust Certificates
  • Lead outside counsel to Mirant Americas Generation, Inc. for approximately $2.47 billion corporate banking credit facilities
  • Lead counsel for development and financing of a waste recycling plant near Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Lead finance counsel for Southern Energy’s acquisition of Consolidated Electric Power Asia Limited (CEPA), including the negotiation and closing of an $850 million nonrecourse acquisition loan from a consortium of commercial banks
  • Lead finance counsel for Southern Energy in negotiation and documentation of a committed nonrecourse acquisition facility of £6 billion for a potential acquisition in the United Kingdom
  • Lead finance counsel for Empressa Eléctrica del Norte Grande S.A. in the capital markets offering pursuant to Rule 144A of $250 million Loan Participation Certificates
  • Lead finance counsel for Southern Energy in connection with its acquisition of SWEB, including the offering of SIUK’s £627 million nonrecourse Floating Rate Bonds
  • Lead finance counsel for SEI Holdings IX, Inc. (SEI IX) in the global offering of approximately $80 million of Notes in connection with SEI IX’s acquisition of a 39 percent interest in the Power Generation Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited
  • Lead finance counsel for Mobile Energy Services Company, Inc. in connection with its offering of approximately $220 million of First Mortgage Bonds and $85 million Solid Waste Revenue Refunding Bonds
  • Lead finance counsel for Hidroelectrica Alicura, S.A., (Alicura) Argentina, in the global offering of $170 million Negotiable Obligations
  • Lead finance counsel for Alicura in the exchange with Internationale Nederlanden Bank of $25.8 million Senior Advances for Subordinated Convertible Notes
  • Lead finance counsel for Southern Energy in financing the 220 MW Birchwood Power Project in King George County, Virginia