Elizabeth C. Sluder

Elizabeth C. Sluder

Partner

Los Angeles, (213) 892-5281

Education

Georgetown University (BSFS, 2001)
Tulane University (J.D., 2004)

Bar Admissions

California

Elizabeth Sluder is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Morrison & Foerster. She focuses her practice on project finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and general corporate advice.

Ms. Sluder has substantial experience representing clients in renewable energy transactions, including construction and term debt financings, tax equity investments, and negotiating supply agreements, construction contracts and offtake arrangements. She also represents lenders and borrowers in secured lending as well as private banking and mezzanine and junior capital financing. Her financing experience also includes handling sports franchise financings and large syndicated credit facilities.

In addition, Ms. Sluder represents clients during the formation and negotiation of investment fund vehicles, and has represented onshore and offshore funds, and SBIC funds.

Ms. Sluder received her B.S.F.S. from Georgetown University in 2001 and her J.D. from Tulane University Law School in 2004.

Representative Matters

  • A Canadian pension fund in its $500 million investment in a 1,500 MW wind farm portfolio owned by North America’s largest independent wind power generation company.
  • An international developer of renewable energy projects in a construction and term loan financing for a 30MW wind project located in southwestern Minnesota, and subsequently in its sale of the wind farm to one of the world’s largest private equity funds and simultaneous tax equity financing.
  • A national developer of utility-scale wind energy facilities both onshore and offshore, in the sale of 99% of its stake in the 298 MW wind project to a NYSE-listed power generation and infrastructure company.
  • The US subsidiary of a leading German developer in the development, construction, financing and sale of multiple projects.
  • Endeavour Structured Equity and Mezzanine Fund in its investment in the owner of more than 20 upscale bowling lounges in the U.S. and Canada.
  • Endeavour Structured Equity and Mezzanine Fund in its investment in a locally-owned radio group in Portland, Oregon, consisting of six radio stations and a state-of-the-art performance and recording venue.
  • Endeavour Structured Equity and Mezzanine Fund in acquisition financing of a shipyard capable of new construction, ship repair and dry docking.
  • A leading U.S. bank as a tax equity investor in approximately 700 MWs of wind power projects.
  • A developer in connection with construction and term project financing in excess of $60 million for a 41 MW wind project located in Iowa, which has the capacity to provide clean, renewable energy for more than 15,000 homes.
  • Formation of asset management firm, del Rey Global Investors, LLC, which primarily invests in international and global equities.
  • del Rey Global Investors, LLC in its initial financing by Northern Lights Capital Group.
  • The formation of one of the few woman majority-owned mezzanine funds in the country that has a particular interest, although not exclusive focus, on women-owned and minority-owned businesses.
  • A People’s Republic of China-based investment management firm and its founder in the launch of its first China-focused hedge fund.
  • A California-based buyout firm in the acquisition of a majority stake in an economic and labor market research firm, which has primarily focused on providing community colleges with regional job market data.
  • An Australian infrastructure fund in its sale of its U.S. wind energy interests comprised of an approximately 3.1 GW wind project in Tehachapi, California, to a private equity fund for $325 million.
  • An international publishing company in its acquisition of a Michigan-based publisher of custom textbooks and lab manuals for the higher education market.

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