Brett Mele is a corporate associate in the Austin office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.
Blackstone Infrastructure Partners in its approximately $1 billion equity investment in Invenergy Renewables Holdings LLC.
Bernhard Capital Partners in the sale of Charah Solutions Inc., a provider of environmental services and byproduct recycling to the power generation industry, to SER Capital Partners.
Actis in its acquisition of a co-control stake in Catalyze, a distributed solar and battery storage infrastructure developer.
Blackstone Infrastructure Partners as part of a consortium of investors in its $1.5 billion acquisition of a 1,365-megawatt unregulated, contracted renewables portfolio from American Electric Power.
Blackstone and its portfolio company Fisterra Energy in its sale of the Tierra Mojada combined cycle power plant in Jalisco, Mexico, to Saavi Energía, a portfolio company of Global Infrastructure Partners.
Doral Renewables LLC, a U.S. renewable energy and storage developer, in its sale of up to $500 million of convertible notes to funds managed by Apollo (NYSE: APO) affiliates and Migdal Insurance.
Arroyo Investors in its sale of ARCO, one of the largest independent renewable power producers in Chile, to Sonnedix, a global renewable energy independent power producer.
Blackstone Infrastructure Partners on its participation in a consortium of investors that secured an almost 84,000 acre lease for $645 million in the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s New York Bight offshore wind auction.
Whiting Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: WLL) in its $6 billion merger of equals with Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NASDAQ: OAS).
Blackstone Infrastructure Partners on its $3 billion equity investment in Invenergy Renewables Holdings LLC in one of the largest renewables investments in North American history.
Railworks Holdings, LP in its inaugural 144A/Reg S offering of $325 million in senior secured second lien notes.
Vine Energy Inc. (NYSE: VEI) in its $2.2 billion acquisition by Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:CHK).
Indigo Natural Resources LLC in its $2.7 billion merger with Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN).
Accelerate Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, in its $400 million initial public offering.
Vine Oil & Gas LP in connection with the amendment and refinancing of certain aspects of its existing first-lien reserve based credit facility with a new second-lien term loan facility, and the simultaneous amendment and upsize of its existing second-lien revolving credit facility.
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University of Texas at Austin School of LawJ.D.2020