Joel A. Hugenberger advises clients on tax equity, project finance, acquisition finance and corporate finance transactions in the energy and infrastructure sectors with a particular emphasis on transactions relating to renewable energy and distributed generation.
Joel represents tax equity investors, sponsors, developers, borrowers, lenders and arrangers in the financing of complex energy and infrastructure projects, domestically and internationally, and in the structuring and negotiation of various secured and unsecured loan facilities, joint ventures and tax equity investment structures.
Representing a leading US utility in the acquisition of a large wind energy project on a build-own-transfer (BOT) basis and in the negotiation of multiple power purchase agreements relating to utility-scale wind projects
Represented a major developer of residential solar projects in connection with up to $500 million in joint venture financings provided by a consortium of private equity and investment management funds
Representing a global financial institution in connection with more than $1 billion in investments in residential and commercial scale solar installations and debt facilities relating thereto
Represented the tax equity investor in three securitizations of residential solar assets
Represented a global financial institution in connection with three acquisition financing loans relating to the purchase of utility-scale solar projects in Canada
Represented a leading energy investment firm in the acquisition and project financing of a 625 MW combined-cycle power plant in the Southwestern United States
Represented a leading energy investment firm as main equity sponsor in the project financing of a 725 MW gas-fueled combined-cycle power facility located in New Jersey
Represented a leading energy investment firm with respect to a $430 million senior secured term loan B dividend recapitalization facility relating to its ownership interest in a major midstream gas services company in the south-central United States
Represented an upstream oil and gas project company with respect to a reserve-based lending facility with a major international bank and its private equity fund owner in the negotiation of a capital call lending facility for an equity partner
Represented a Fortune 100 energy company and a major infrastructure investor in connection with a tax equity investment and project financing by a bi-national development bank of two solar power generating facilities in the Southwestern United States
Represented the lead arranger and administrative agent in the $375 million refinancing and the initial $175 million financing of an expansion of a crude oil pipeline and storage project in Panama (named Latin American Refinancing Deal of the Year by Project Finance magazine)
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