BNR Infrastructure Co-Investment’s Acquisition of General Electric’s 24% Stake in YPF Energía Eléctrica SA

Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal, Shearman & Sterling, Clifford Chance and Beccar Varela advised on the deal

General Electric (GE), through its subsidiary EFS Global Energy, executed the transfer of its 24.99% stake in YPF Energía Eléctrica to UK-based BNR Infrastructure Co-Investment joint venture.

After the transaction GE will continue to exercise voting rights at YPF Energia Electrica.

BNR is a joint venture in which GE has a 50% indirect stake, and China’s Silk Road Fund holds the remaining stake.

YPF Energía Eléctrica is the renewable energy division of  YPF, which specialises in the generation, transport, distribution and commercialisation of electricity through the construction of new thermal generation plants and renewable energy parks.

In US, Clifford Chance advised BNR Infrastructure Co-Investment Limited with a team including Daniel Levi, Alejandro Poletto and Eugenia Radaelli.

In Argentina, Estudio Beccar Varela advised BNR Infrastructure Co-Investment Limited with David Brinton, Kevin Lehpamer and Carla Ruggero.

Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal advised General Electric with  Santiago Carregal (Picture) Diego Chighizola, Karen Maulhardt and Josefina Griot.

Shearman &Sterling represented General Electric with Robert Freedman, Jonathan E. Kellner, Filipe Lima, Diana Balassiano, Christian Rudloff  and David Avila.

Involved fees earner: Daniel Levi – Beccar Varela; Alejandro Poletto – Beccar Varela; Eugenia Radaelli – Beccar Varela; David Brinton – Clifford Chance; Kevin Lehpamer – Clifford Chance; Carla Ruggero – Clifford Chance; Santiago Carregal – Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal; Diego Chighizola – Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal; Josefina Griot – Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal; David Avila – Shearman & Sterling; Robert Freedman – Shearman & Sterling; Jonathan Kellner – Shearman & Sterling; Filipe Lima – Shearman & Sterling; Christian Rudloff – Shearman & Sterling;

Law Firms: Beccar Varela; Clifford Chance; Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal; Shearman & Sterling;

Clients: BNR Infrastructure Co-Investment; General Electric (GE);

Author: Ambrogio Visconti.