M&A Projects & Platforms

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Foley is one of the top law firms in the United States in renewable energy M&A with over 100 lawyers working on both platform and project M&A deals across multiple states. Our attorneys routinely advise clients on all types of project acquisition and divestment transactions, including utility scale projects, community solar, and commercial & industrial projects and across all different renewable generating technologies, in particular solar, wind, and storage projects.

  • When we work on a platform transaction, our widespread work on projects all over the country is a Foley Difference – we know how to evaluate and dissect projects at every stage of development, construction, and operation.
  • For projects and platforms, the Foley team “gets it” and knows how to drill down on the deal nuances that enhance or impair value.
  • Our clients are some of the largest foreign and domestic infrastructure funds investing in the industry, large independent power producers, regulated utilities, and other nationally recognized sponsors and developers.

The Foley Difference

Our renewable energy M&A team is unique because our breadth of experience stems from our completely rounded team. We negotiate tax equity investments, debt, PPAs and EPCs. We handle regulatory planning and filings. We know how to obtain permits and keep projects moving forward.

Comprehensive experience with projects is a Foley Difference – we look at platforms and projects from an experience base that is deep, national, and “local” at the same time.

  • Issue spotting on projects at every stage of development and operation is in our DNA, with a particular eye on issues that may impact financing, long-term ownership, or future sales transactions.
  • Our development lawyers represent project developers at every stage of project development. We are not simply a corporate or finance law firm.
  • We have renewable energy lawyers in a large number of states across the country, often eliminating the need to engage separate local counsel.
  • Foley represents leading tax equity investors and banks. That means we know what risk and credit support profiles they will be looking for.
  • We understand the market for all types of buyers and sellers in the U.S. market. We have significant experience with explaining the peculiarities of the U.S. landscape, particularly for platform transactions, to investors and upper management from overseas.

We can secure best deal terms. We have demonstrated success negotiating from both sides of the table. Whether you are buying or selling, directly or through an auction process, we know the techniques and best practices to get you the best deal and structure the transaction to minimize the tax impact.

We apply industry knowledge to achieve deal success. We look at transactions through our clients eyes. Does that make a difference? Of course it does – our advice responds to client priorities and strategies.

A detailed blueprint for fee clarity. We provide candid estimates of the resources, budgets, and timeframes required to diligence, negotiate, document, and close the deal. We assemble the right team to fit your needs and maintain genuine communication throughout the process.

“It is a high-quality law firm with very knowledgeable lawyers who are responsive and wise.” – Chambers USA, Corporate/M&A, 2021