Renewable Energy M&A: Deal Structures, Key Issues, and Diligence Considerations When Buying and Selling Renewable Energy Projects

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Tuesday, April 10, 2018

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Program Materials

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to counsel advising companies in the renewable energy industry on structuring mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deals. The panel will discuss due diligence measures that effectively identify and mitigate risks and liabilities, as well as key considerations under various types of deal structures. The panel will also touch on key trends affecting M&A in the industry, such as tax reform and utility acquisitions.


Discussion will focus on buying and selling projects at four different stages: (1) developer to developer, (2) completion of development, (3) build transfer agreements, and (3) operating projects. Issues to be discussed will include payment structures, credit support, closing conditions, and buy-back rights.

Listen as our authoritative panel discusses various deal structures for the sale of projects in the renewable energy industry. The presenters will discuss current trends and key issues that arise as well as providing diligence and drafting suggestions to avoid typical pitfalls.



  1. Sale of Development-Stage Projects
  2. Development Completion Sales
  3. Build Transfer Agreements
  4. Sale of Operating Projects
  5. Current trends
    1. Utility Acquisitions
    2. Impact of Tax Reform and Tax Credit Issues


The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • Different types of deal structures and key deal points
  • Key due diligence issues for buyers and sellers in renewable energy M&A deals
  • How tax reform and other tax credit issues impact M&A activities


Matthew Bonovich
Matthew Bonovich

Deputy General Counsel

Mr. Bonovich is in charge of the company’s commercial transactions, including M&A, offtake, construction and...  |  Read More

Diffen, Becky
Becky H. Diffen


Ms. Diffen focuses her practice on energy transactions, M&As and project development. She represents developers,...  |  Read More

Hoeppner, Nathan
Nathan Hoeppner

Associate General Counsel

Mr. Hoeppner is a member of Invenergy’s in-house legal team focusing on commercial transactions, including...  |  Read More

Lynch, Daniel
Daniel Lynch

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Mr. Lynch is a member of the firm’s Global Project Finance Group. He represents developers, commercial users,...  |  Read More

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