Mergers & Acquisitions

CLP’s Mergers and Acquisitions (“M&A”) practice group is staffed by renewable energy attorneys with considerable M&A and financing experience in the renewable energy sector. We represent buyers and sellers of renewable energy projects and companies on a variety of M&A transactions.  We regularly conduct due diligence reviews of investment and acquisition targets on behalf of investors and acquirers. We also represent buyers in the acquisition of the development rights for commercial and utility scale renewable energy projects.  Our clients include solar, wind, biogas, and geothermal project developers, lenders, investors, and purchasers of renewable energy projects.

Specialties:

  • Conducting legal due diligence reviews of renewable energy projects
  • Assisting selling companies in the preparation of due diligence disclosures
  • Representing buyers/sellers of renewable energy companies and projects
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Acquisitions of wind and solar energy projects
  • Negotiating share and asset purchases
  • Statutory mergers
  • Recapitalizations
  • Advising boards of directors on corporate governance issues
  • Advising on the treatment of management and employee participation and incentive programs in M&A transactions
  • Entity formation
  • Joint ventures
  • Leveraged buyouts
  • Management buyouts
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Structuring tax-efficient transactions
  • Succession planning
  • Transaction financing

Representative Matters:

  • Represented a buyer (a tax and cash equity fund) in the acquisition of the development rights for a utility scale solar project in Vermont and an associated EPC agreement with a third-party contractor.
  • Represented the developer of a portfolio of dairy-based anaerobic digester projects, the developer of a portfolio of gasification projects, and a lender in the financing of a portfolio of solar project companies.
  • Served as project counsel to a renewable energy company that has acquired over 200 MW of wind and solar energy projects.
  • Project and Asset due diligence on wind energy portfolio
  • Project Company, project and corporate diligence on Solar PV portfolio
  • PPA and interconnection diligence for investment fund on portfolio of wind and solar assets
  • Corporate and project diligence on energy storage company for venture investor
  • Represented seller of portfolio of solar PV projects
  • Represented buyer of operating wind project
  • Represented investor in investment in solar PV development company
  • Represented buyer of biomass assets
  • Represented seller of wave energy development rights