Private Equity Transactions in Renewable Energy: Unique Financing and Restructuring Options for Distressed Projects

Implications of the Coronavirus, Critical Deal Points for Investors, Incorporating Tax Credits and Other Incentives

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Program Materials

This CLE webinar will guide renewable energy counsel in structuring private equity transactions in renewable energy. The panel will discuss the impact of the coronavirus on private equity transactions and opportunities for private equity funds for distressed projects, purchase price considerations, tax structures, deal terms, and unique financing and restructuring options.

Description

Private equity transactions play an active role in the financing, development, and operations of renewable energy projects. In light of the coronavirus pandemic, renewable energy counsel must recognize critical issues in private equity transactions and develop methods of structuring deals to protect client interests.

In recent years, private equity and infrastructure funds have increased their focus on renewable energy assets. Although the coronavirus pandemic impacts many projects, there are opportunities for distressed projects, with many becoming the target for private equity funds. Counsel to renewable energy clients should have a working knowledge of private equity as a finance option, and private equity counsel should understand the structural nuances of each transaction.

Also, counsel must consider critical factors relating to the CARES Act and continued IRS guidance in structuring or modifying private equity transactions in renewable energy.

Listen as our authoritative panel discusses the advantages of private equity over other financing options for renewable energy projects, purchase price considerations, tax structures, deal terms, and unique financing and restructuring options.

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Outline

  1. Impact of COVID-19 on private equity transactions
  2. Key structuring options
  3. Critical terms and conditions to consider
  4. Best practices for renewable energy counsel

Benefits

The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • How has the coronavirus pandemic impacted private equity transactions in renewable energy?
  • How is private equity preferable to existing project finance structures in renewable energy
  • What issues are unique to renewable energy as an asset class?
  • What are the critical deal structuring options and provisions of private equity transactions in renewable energy?
  • How do the CARES Act and related IRS guidance impact the tax structures of private equity transactions?

Faculty

Anderson, Lauren
Lauren A. Anderson

Partner
Latham & Watkins

Ms. Anderson focuses on mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters for oil and gas industry participants....  |  Read More

Katz, Eli
Eli M. Katz

Partner
Latham & Watkins

Mr. Katz has extensive experience assisting clients on a wide range of complex transactions, including those in the...  |  Read More

Presten, Chip
Chip Presten

Principal
Mercer Thompson

Mr. Presten represents clients in private equity transactions, acquisition and divestiture of public and private...  |  Read More

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