Jonathan M. A. Melmed

Jonathan M. A. Melmed

Education

McGill University (B.A., 1994)
McGill University (B.C.L. & LL.B., 1998)

Bar Admissions

New York
Québec

Jonathan Melmed is an M&A, Corporate partner based in New York. He is the Co-Chair of the firm’s Global Private Equity & Buyouts practice and Co-Chair of the firm’s Global Energy & Infrastructure practice. He is also the head of the firm’s Canada practice. Mr. Melmed represents private equity funds, pension plans, sovereigns, family offices, hedge funds, corporate clients and investment banks on U.S. and International M&A, private equity and complex corporate transactions.

Mr. Melmed has extensive M&A and PE experience in the power, infrastructure, energy, media, telecommunications, technology, life sciences, pharma, insurance and real estate/REIT sectors. Mr. Melmed has been recognized as a leading M&A lawyer in Chambers USA in 2014 and 2015, and in Chambers Global in 2014 - 2017. In 2017, he was also recognized as a leading U.S. Private Equity Buyouts lawyer by Legal 500 U.S. In 2016 and 2017, Mr. Melmed was recognized in Legal 500 U.S. for Project Finance. Additionally, in 2011-2014 and 2017, he was recognized by the Legal 500 U.S. for M&A: Large Deals as well as in 2013, 2014, and 2017 as a leading lawyer for Energy and in 2013 for Capital Markets: Global Offerings. Legal 500 U.S. for M&A has referred to Mr. Melmed as “incredibly responsive and able to handle difficult negotiations and matters...results oriented.” Mr. Melmed has also been recognized by New York Super Lawyers for M&A in 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

While focusing on international mergers & acquisitions and private equity transactional work, he has also represented numerous companies and investment banks on U.S. securities transactions, including initial public offerings, as well as both public and private debt offerings.

Mr. Melmed’s representative fund clients have included, among others, The Alaska Permanent Fund, Blackstone Energy Partners, BMO Capital, Brevan Howard, Brookfield Energy Partners, the Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec, Caithness Private Equity, Citi Alternative Investments, Crestline-Kirchner Private Equity, D.E. Shaw, DRI Capital, DW Partners, EJF Capital, Elliott Associates, EnerTech Capital Partners, Axium Infrastructure, First Reserve, Greensoil Investments, Hapoalim Capital, Harbinger Capital Partners, iCON Infrastructure, La Coop fédérée, LBO France Gestion, Lyxor (f/k/a Société Générale Asset Management), Macquarie Capital, Morgan Stanley Private Equity, Novus Capital, OMERS Private Equity, Ontario Teachers, Opus Capital, SCP Private Equity, Southern Cross Private Equity, Starwood Energy Group, Strategic Value Partners, TOMS Capital and UBS Infrastructure & Private Equity.

He received an LL.B., with Distinction, Dean’s Honour List, from McGill University, Faculty of Law (1998); a B.C.L., with Distinction, Dean’s Honour list, Faculty of Law, from McGill University (1998); and a B.A., with Great Distinction, Dean’s Honour List and James McGill Scholar, from McGill University (1994). Mr. Melmed is admitted to practice in New York (1999) and Quebec, Canada (2006). Mr. Melmed is also fluent in French.

Mr. Melmed was the Co-Chair of the Lawyers Alliance for New York’s 2014-2015 Law Firm Appeal.

Mr. Melmed lives in Manhattan with his wife and four sons.

Rankings

  • Recognized as a leading U.S. M&A lawyer by Chambers USA (2014 and 2015)
  • Recognized as a leading business lawyer by Chambers Global (2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017)
  • Recognized as a leading U.S. Private Equity Buyouts  lawyer by Legal 500 U.S. (2017)
  • Recognized as a leading U.S. M&A lawyer by Legal 500 U.S. (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2017)
  • Recognized as a leading U.S. Securities lawyer by Legal 500 U.S. 2013 in the category of Capital Markets: Global Offerings (2013)
  • Recognized as a leading lawyer in Energy by Legal 500 U.S. (2013, 2014, and 2017)
  • Recognized as a leading U.S. Project Finance lawyer by Legal 500 U.S. (2016, and 2017)
  • Named by New York Super Lawyers for M&A (2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017)

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • “U.S. Power/Infrastructure M&A from a PE perspective: reflecting on 2017 and forecasting 2018,” PEI Infrastructure Investor’s 2017 LP Summit, December 5, 2017
  • “Private Equity Spotlight: Forecasting the Next Act,” The Deal Economy Conference: Predictions & Perspectives, November 30, 2017
  • DC Finance’s High Tech Family Office Meetings; November 8, 2017
  • “Power/Infra M&A from a Private Equity Perspective: Reflecting on 2016 and Forecasting 2017,” PEI Infrastructure Investor’s 2016 LP Summit, December 6, 2016
  • “Private Equity: Industries for Global Growth Investors in 2017,” The Deal Economy: Predictions & Perspectives for 2017, December 1, 2016
  • “YJP Wall Street Investment Forum,” (interview of Michael B. Hoffman of Riverstone re: state of U.S. renewables and infrastructure) New York, NY, April 6, 2016
  • “Investing and Financing in Mexican Renewable Energy Projects,” United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce , Northeast Chapter, March 1, 2016
  • “Private Equity: What to Expect in 2016,” The Deal Economy: Predictions & Perspectives for 2016, December 3, 2015
  • When tax equity meets private equity: looking back on and forward to deal flow and deal trends in utility scale renewables,” PEI Infrastructure Investor’s 2015 LP Summit, November 12, 2015
  • Manager Transitions: Re-establishing alignment of interest and skillsets in private assets” Seminar/webinar in association with Crestline-Kirchner Private Equity, New York, NY, March 31, 2015
  • Taking aim: you’ve got dry powder, now how do you deploy it?” Private Equity Infrastructure Investor LP Summit 2014, New York, NY, November 19-20, 2014
  • “YJP Hedge Fund and Private Equity Forum,” New York, NY, November 11, 2014
  • “Canadian NHL Teams Can Play Outside North America — So Can Canadian Private Equity Investors”, CVCA 2014 Annual Conference, Ottawa, Canada, May 20-22, 2014
  • Canada Outbound: An Insider’s Guide to Cross Border M&A,” The Deal Webinar, May 15, 2014
  • Legal Aspects of Private Equity Deals: New U.S. and EU Legal & Regulatory Developments”, New York, NY, March 27, 2014
  • “Think Different, The Private Equity Approach to Energy Investment,” Private Equity International Energy Investment Summit, New York, NY, October 2, 2013
  • “International M&A in the High Tech and Energy Sectors,” 13th Annual Conference of the Israel Bar Association and 4th Joint Conference of the American Bar Association Section of International Law, May 27, 2013
  • “Canada Outbound: An Insider’s Guide to Cross Border M&A,” The Deal Webinar, May 16, 2013
  • “Agribusiness M&A and Private Equity 2013 Outlook,” MoFo Webinar, February 20, 2013
  • “Renewable Energy Deals: Evolving Opportunities for M&A and Private Equity,” The Deal Webinar, October 18, 2012
  • Infrastructure Investor: Energy Summit 2012, PEI, October 2-3, 2012
  • M+A Panel, Agrion: Energy & Sustainability Summit, February 2012
  • “Financing & Structuring Corporate M&A Deals,” Green Energy M&A Outlook for 2012, Santa Clara, CA, November 15-16, 2011
  • “Latin American Regional Update: Hedge Funds, Private Equity & Real Assets,” Latin Market Brazil Toronto Roundtable, Toronto, ON, May 16, 2011
  • “Financing Government & Private Sector Financing,” Eilat-Eilot International Renewable Energy Conference & Exhibition, Eilat, Israel, February 16 - 18, 2010
  • “Private Equity General Counsel Roundtable,” 2009 Leadership in the Private Capital Markets, New York, NY, November 11, 2009
  • “The Changing Venture World: What Can We Expect for the Next 24 Months?,” NY Venture Summit, New York, NY, June 17, 2009
  • “What You Need to Know About: Developing a Financeable Gasification Project,” The Gasification Conference, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, September 18-19, 2008
  • Green Business Summit, New York, NY, June 18, 2008

Representative Matters

  • Represented UBS Infrastructure & Private Equity in its acquisition of a significant minority interest in a 785 MW combined-cycle natural-gas-fired electricity generation power plant located in Connecticut from G.E. (2017)
  • Represented D.E. Shaw Renewable Investments in the acquisition, tax equity financing, and project financings of a 46 MW solar power plant in Arizona; Seller was Torch Clean Energy. (2017)
  • Represented Starwood Energy Group in its leveraged buyout of a portfolio of natural-gas-fired electricity generation plants located in Massachusetts, from Dynegy, Inc. (2017) [Press Release]
  • Represented Global Partnership Investing Capital (“GPI”), a private equity fund, in connection with the $2.5 billion funding round of GrabTaxi.
  • Represented D.E. Shaw Renewable Investments in the acquisition, tax equity financing and back-leverage debt financing of the Cuyama Project, a utility scale 40 MW-ac solar PV project, from First Solar, Inc. located in California.  
  • Represented Axium Infrastructure in connection with the Axium-led consortium to acquire the energy assets that supply Ohio State University in excess of $1 billion. (This transaction marked one of the largest P3 social infrastructure deals in the U.S.) (2017)
  • Representing OMERS Private Equity (USA) in its acquisition of a U.S.-India based technology company. (2017)
  • Represented First Reserve in its sale of its energy/infrastructure portfolio to BlackRock. (2017)
  • Representing a North American private equity fund in its potential bid to acquire a port terminal in the U.S. (2017)
  • Represented Morguard, a $21 billion AUM, Toronto/NY-based real estate buyout fund/REIT, in the leveraged buyout of a 46-story luxury apartment building from Magellan Development for $222.5 million located in Chicago, IL. (2017)
  • Represented Spring Lane Capital, in the first closing of its $400 million targeted inaugural energy buyout fund.
  • Representing a North American real estate buyout fund in its pending acquisition of a hybrid retail/multi-family building in the U.S. (2017)
  • Representing Paris-based LBO France Gestion, a private equity fund, in a recapitalization/refinancing transaction involving one of its U.S.-based portfolio companies in the industrials sector. (2017)
  • Representing a private equity fund in connection with its acquisition of a solar power plant under development in the U.S. (2017)
  • Representing a private equity fund in its bid to acquire a street light concession in the U.S. (2017)
  • Representing a private equity fund in its bid to acquire a 500MW + natural gas cogeneration power plant located in the U.S. (2017)
  • Representing a private equity fund in its bid to acquire a portfolio of contracted and under development wind farms in the U.S. (2017)
  • Representing a Canadian power developer in its pending acquisition of a portfolio of hydro power plants located in the U.S. (2017)
  • Representing a UK based industrials company in a sell side auction (2017)
  • Representing a North American power/infrastructure open ended PE fund on its evergreen/ongoing U.S. fund formation. (2017)
  • Representing a U.S. based power fund in its U.S. fund formation activities. (2017)
  • Representing a Canadian based real estate buyout fund in its U.S. fund formation (2017)
  • Representing Barclays plc in a U.S. bank financing transaction (2017)
  • Represented OMERS Private Equity in its sale of Marketwired to NASDAQ. [Press Release] (2016)
  • Represented Starwood Energy Group, a Greenwich, CT-based private equity fund, in its acquisition of a 790-megawatt combined-cycle natural-gas-fired generation power plant and a 50MW "Peaker" natural-gas-fired generation power plant located in Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania from NextEra Energy Resources for $760M. (2016)
  • Represented a leading NY-based hedge fund, in its acquisition and related tax equity and construction financing of a 52MW PV solar power project located in Mississippi, which marks the largest solar project development in Mississippi. (2016)
  • Represented First Reserve, a Greenwich, CT-based private equity fund, in connection with the leveraged buyout from Apex Clean Energy and multiple financings of a 298 megawatt wind farm under development in Oklahoma. This transaction marked the first U.S. renewables acquisition by First Reserve and was named the Financial Deal of the Year at the 2015 Platts Global Energy Awards. (2016) [Press Release]
  • Represented UBS Infrastructure & Private Equity, a New York-based private equity fund, in its leveraged buyout of a portfolio of 14 conventional energy power plants located in the U.S. and in the Caribbean. (2016)
  • Representing a private equity fund in connection with its potential acquisition of a distressed U.S. toll road (2016)
  • Represented Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners, a Canadian-based private equity fund, in its leveraged buyout of two hydro power plants (approximately 292 MW) located in Pennsylvania from Talen Energy for $860M. (2016) [Press Release]
  • Represented Axium Infrastructure, a private equity fund, in the acquisition from EDF Renewable Energy, Inc. of a 50% equity interest in the Slate Creek Wind Project, LLC, a 150 MW operating wind farm located in Kansas. (2016) [Press Release]
  • Representing an international pension plan in connection with its potential acquisition of a distressed U.S. toll road (2016)
  • Represented a Canadian real estate buyout fund in its establishment of a U.S. private REIT with a Canadian pension plan to acquire U.S. multi-family buildings and offices. (2016)
  • Represented AIG in its private equity investment in a cybersecurity company.
  • Represented Vale in a tender offer bid for all of the outstanding shares of capital stock of NYSE-listed Alcan Inc. The winning bid was for $38 billion.
  • Represented a co-lead investment bank as financial advisor to CNOOC Ltd., China’s largest producer of offshore crude oil and natural gas, in its $19.4 billion acquisition of Nexen Inc., an NYSE-listed upstream oil and gas company. This transaction was named “Global M&A Deal of the Year” by The American Lawyer.
  • Represented the Alaska Permanent Fund in connection with a private equity transaction involving BlackRock Private Equity in the U.S.
  • Represented Harbinger Capital Partners LLC in its acquisition of Old Mutual U.S. Life Holdings, Inc. for approximately $350 million.
  • Represented Elliott Management, a New York-based hedge fund in a proposed acquisition in the insurance sector.
  • Represented a U.S. private equity fund in its bid to acquire a C&I solar portfolio located in the U.S. (2016)
  • Represented a U.S. private equity fund in its bid to acquire a hydro portfolio located in the U.S. (2016)
  • Representing a Swiss packaging company in a sell-side auction of certain U.S. assets. (2016)
  • Representing Blackberry Limited in its pending acquisition of a U.S. target. (2016)
  • Representing a Canadian life sciences company in a U.S. private placement. (2016)
  • Represented a U.S. hedge fund it its acquisition of a 100MW solar power plant located in Arizona under development and its ongoing tax equity financing of such project. (2016)
  • Represented a New York-based private equity fund in its bid to acquire a portfolio of natural gas power-producing assets located in Colorado. (2016)
  • Representing a renewable energy private equity fund in its acquisition and tax equity financing involving a portfolio of utility scale solar projects. (2016)
  • Represented a UMT Consulting, a technology consulting company, in its sale to Ernst & Young. (2015)
  • Representing an infrastructure private equity fund in its acquisition of a portfolio of utility scale solar assets. (2015)
  • Representing a real estate buyout fund in its acquisition of a multi-family residential building in the U.S. (2015)
  • Representing a Canadian logistics company on its pending IPO. (2015)
  • Represented an energy company in the sale of a U.S., utility scale solar PV portfolio. (2015)
  • Represented a private equity fund in its bid to acquire a NY-based wind energy company. (2015)
  • Represented an international pension plan in its acquisition of a U.S. social media company. (2015)
  • Represented Kruger Energy in the potential sale of a U.S. energy asset in the solar sector. (2015)
  • Represented Swiss Life in a private equity investment in a 1.1 GW U.S. wind portfolio. (2015)
  • Represented a non-U.S. pension plan in the acquisition of an equity interest in a U.S. toll road. (2014)
  • Represented LBO France Gestion in connection with the leveraged buyout of 100% of McIntosh, a high-end audio equipment company, and certain other U.S. operating subsidiaries of Italy-based Fine Sounds S.p.A. (2014)
  • Represented UBS Infrastructure & Private Equity in connection with its acquisition of a U.S. wind farm portfolio. (2014)
  • Represented Kruger Energy in the acquisition of three solar projects located in California with 130 MW of PV. (2014)
  • Represented Morguard Corporation in its acquisition of a 49% equity interest in Chicago-based multi-family property development from CIM Fund III. (2014)
  • Representing Kruger Energy in its bid to acquire a gas distribution company in the U.S. (2014)
  • Representing the Alaska Permanent Fund in connection with an infrastructure fund transaction involving Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners II in the U.S. (2014)
  • Representing New York-based TOMS Capital in connection with an oil and gas U.S.-European M&A transaction. (2014)
  • Represented Future Electronics in an Asia & European financing transaction. (2014)
  • Represented certain life insurance companies in connection with their acquisition financing of a utility scale, solar power plant portfolio. (2014)
  • Represented the Alaska Permanent Fund in connection with a private equity transaction involving LS Power in the U.S. (2013)
  • Represented Fiera Axium Infrastructure in connection with an acquisition of a 49% private equity interest in a wind farm portfolio located in Oregon State from EDP Renewables North America. (2013)
  • Represented Johnson & Johnson in connection with a media sector U.S. acquisition. (2013)
  • Represented Morguard Corporation in connection with a $450M acquisition of certain multi-family residences from Pearlmark. (2013)
  • Represented Virginia-based EJF Capital in a corporate M&A matter in the U.S. involving a U.S. REIT. (2013)
  • Represented the Alaska Permanent Fund, indirectly through its investment in Global Infrastructure Partners Ltd and directly along with several co-investors, in the acquisition of a 35 percent interest in the container terminal operations business of Switzerland’s MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co. SA for approximately $1.93 billion. (2013)
  • Represented a private equity management team in a joint venture with a prominent hedge fund to create a platform to acquire distressed private equity/hedge funds and alternative asset managers. (2013)
  • Represented a Canadian healthcare company in connection with a U.S. high yield offering. (2013)
  • Represented Japan-based Mitsui in a private equity investment in a GDF Suez Canada’s 680 MW wind farm aggregation. (2012)
  • Represented Toronto-based Morguard Corporation in its acquisition, through a wholly owned subsidiary, of a 100% freehold interest in Alta at K Station, a LEED Gold Certified high rise residential rental complex in Chicago, Illinois for approximately $300 million. (2012)
  • Representing Brevan Howard, a European-based hedge fund, in a potential U.S. corporate acquisition. (2012)
  • Representing RBC Dominion Securities and JMP Securities in a U.S. equity offering in the life sciences sector. (2012)
  • Representing Morguard in a U.S. financing transaction in Florida. (2012)
  • Representing Nomura Securities International in a U.S. corporate/project finance transaction in the renewable energy sector. (2012)
  • Representing Trimel Pharmaceuticals Corporation in a U.S. private placement of equity securities. (2012)
  • Representing EnerTech Teneo Growth Equity Fund in an energy technology private equity fund formation transaction. (2012)
  • Representing Fiera Axium Infrastructure Inc. with respect to a North American fund formation transaction. (2012)
  • Represented a consortium of private equity funds in an investment into Space-Time Insight, a smart grid company based in California. (2012)
  • Represented an investment bank in connection with its potential private equity investment in a solar PV company in the U.S. (2012)
  • Represented a Canadian REIT on a cross border REIT IPO transaction. (2012)
  • Represented U.S.-based Kaplan Inc. in connection with a sell-side auction of one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries to a U.S. buyer in the education sector. (2012)
  • Represented Mitsubishi Corporation in a joint venture transaction in the waste to energy sector in the U.S. (2012)
  • Represented Export Development Canada (“EDC”) in a bilateral financing in the U.K. (2012)
  • Represented a consortium (including a prominent Canadian pension plan) in a M&A transaction involving a transportation asset in an emerging market. (2012)
  • Represented TDI-USA Holdings Corp. (“TDI USA”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Toronto-based Transmission Developers Inc. (“TDI”), for the purpose of developing the assets of three transmission projects in the United States, financed by The Blackstone Group for over $1 billion. (2012)
  • Represented Morguard (a Canadian REIT) in a private equity transaction in California. (2012)
  • Represented New York-based Caithness Development in connection with a U.S. private equity investment. (2012)
  • Represented a Turkey-based company in a M&A transaction involving the U.S. and Canada. (2012)
  • Represented a leading U.S. based clean tech fund in a $500 million late stage fund formation transaction. (2012)
  • Represented two investment banks in a U.S. commercial dispute. (2012)
  • Represented Export Development Canada in a $250 million bilateral loan financing of Petrobras in Brazil. (2011)
  • Represented OMERS Private Equity (USA) with respect to a commercial dispute involving one of their U.S. portfolio companies in the media sector. (2011)
  • Represented Barclays Natural Resource Investments (BNRI) division of Barclays Capital, the investment banking division of Barclays Bank PLC, in connection with its private equity investment in K Road Power, an independent power developer focused on developing, financing, owning and operating utility-scale solar projects in the Southwest United States. (2011)
  • Represented an investment bank which served as financial advisor to Townsquare Media, LLC’s in connection with its acquisition of Millennium Radio Holdings, LLC. (2011)
  • Represented CoaLogix Inc. in connection with the sale of the company for $101 million. The sale was to funds managed by Energy Capital Partners. (2011)
  • Represented Morguard (a Canadian REIT) in an acquisition of the Boynton shopping center located in Florida. (2011)
  • Represented a Greenwich-based hedge fund in a M&A/restructuring transaction.
  • Represented EnerTech Capital in a venture capital transaction involving Tangent Energy Solutions.
  • Represented Strategic Value Partners, a U.S. hedge fund in the sale of Pacific Crossing to NTT Communications in Japan.
  • Represented Citigroup’s Alternative Investments in its private equity investment in GreatPoint Energy, Inc., a U.S.- based coal gasification company.
  • Represented G.E. in its bid for Hydro-Québec’s controlling interest in HQI Transelec Chile S.A. The winning bid was for $1.8 billion.
  • Represented Magna E-Car Systems of America in a proposed venture capital investment in a U.S. solid state battery manufacturer.
  • Represented OMERS Private Equity in a proposed M&A transaction.
  • Represented an investment bank in a U.S.-Canada financing.
  • Represented Manulife Corporation in a U.S.-Canada financing of a wind farm.
  • Represented New York-based Conduit Capital Partners in an acquisition of a portfolio of power plants in certain undisclosed emerging markets.
  • Represented Toronto-based Morguard Corporation in a U.S. joint venture in connection with the acquisition of certain real estate properties in New Jersey.
  • Represented Morgan Stanley’s Infrastructure fund in an acquisition of a power plant in Kansas.
  • Represented Vancouver-based Goldcorp Inc. in a multi-billion dollar joint venture/project financing transaction in an undisclosed emerging market.
  • Represented Montreal-based Induspac in its sale of a wholly-owned subsidiary to Forest Resources, LLC.
  • Represented Montreal-based Canadian National Railway Company (CN) in a corporate commercial dispute matter in the U.S.
  • Represented Southern Cross Private Equity Fund III, L.P. in a joint venture/private equity investment in a pharmaceutical company in Mexico.
  • Represented Tri-White Corporation, a Canadian merchant bank in a M&A transaction involving a Connecticut-based company.
  • Represented Environmental Capital Partners, LLC, a New York-based buyout fund (affiliated with Emigrant Savings Bank) focused on the climate change sector with respect to a bid for an environmental consulting business.
  • Represented Sierra Geothermal Power Corp., a Vancouver-based geothermal company in a joint venture with a U.S. developer in Nevada.
  • Represented Investment bank as agent for a syndicate of secured owners of China-based PRC, LLC who became equity lenders under a reorganized limited liability company.
  • Represented Morgan Stanley Private Equity with respect to its private equity investment in Solar Monkey, Inc.
  • Represented Morgan Stanley Private Equity with respect to its private equity investment in Recurrent Energy, Inc.
  • Represented Morgan Stanley Private Equity with respect to its private equity investment in EyeOn Energy, Ltd.
  • Represented Calgary-based Xtreme Coil Drilling Corp. regarding U.S. matters relating to a secured financing by HSBC Bank.
  • Represented U.S.-based Leaf Clean Energy Company, which is an alternative energy focused private equity fund, in a private equity investment in Greenline Industries Inc.
  • Represented OMERS Capital Partners, the private equity arm of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS), in its acquisition of all of the outstanding shares of Give and Go Holdings Corp., the North American market leader in premium thaw-and-serve sweet baked goods.
  • Represented Strategic Value Partners, a Greenwich, CT hybrid hedge/private equity fund in a convertible debt/restructuring deal in the packaging sector in Greece.
  • Represented the venture capital arm of an investment bank, in its secured financing of Montreal-based Europe’s Best, a frozen food company.
  • Represented the special committee of directors of Bed Bath & Beyond in its acquisition of buybuy Baby, a privately held retailer of infant and toddler merchandise.
  • Represented Toronto-based Morguard Corporation and Revenue Properties in the approximately $434 million acquisition of Sizeler Property Investors, a U.S. public Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) that was listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
  • Represented OMERS Capital Partners, a Toronto-based pension fund, in its leveraged buyout of Market Wire Inc., a media company based in California.
  • Represented SCP Private Equity Partners, L.P., a U.S.-based private equity fund, in its private equity investment in Deep Breeze, Ltd. based in Israel.
  • Represented Tenaska Power Fund, a U.S.-based energy buyout fund, in its $1.6 billion acquisition of 3,145 megawatt natural gas-fired plants from Constellation Energy.
  • Represented Energy Innovations Portfolio A.G., a Germany-based venture capital fund, as well as a consortium of investors in a venture capital financing and recapitalization of New Jersey-based Energy Photovoltaics Inc. and a subsequent M&A transaction involving EPV Solar Inc.
  • Represented Great Western Diamond Corp., a Calgary mining company, in its U.S. private placement of various equity securities in connection with its simultaneous Canadian public offering.
  • Represented Fortress Investments LLC in its acquisition of Alterra Healthcare Corporation as part of a 363 bankruptcy auction.
  • Represented Dresdner Kleinwort/Dovrat Shrem in the IPO of Israel-based Advanced Vision Technology Ltd.
  • Represented Viacom Inc. in its acquisition of BET Holdings II, Inc.
  • Represented CIT Group Inc. in its private equity portfolio sales of both direct and indirect investments, including to Goldman Sachs & Co. and HarbourVest Partners, LLC.
Represented UBS Infrastructure & Private Equity in its acquisition of a significant minority interest in a 785 MW combined-cycle natural-gas-fired electricity generation power plant located in Connecticut from G.E. (2017) 

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