Upper Bay Infrastructure Partners’ joint venture with 8minutenergy Renewables, LLC and J.P. Morgan Asset Management


Bracewell LLP represented an affiliate of Upper Bay Infrastructure Partners on the deal

Upper Bay Infrastructure Partners executed a joint venture with 8minutenergy Renewables, LLC and J.P. Morgan Asset Management to provide equity capital to support the company’s 10.7 gigawatt pipeline of utility solar and storage projects. The joint venture, along with investment from 8minutenergy CEO, Dr. Tom Buttgenbach, provides over $200 million in capital commitments.

8minutenergy is the largest privately held developer of solar PV and storage projects in the United States. To date, it has 10.7 gigawatts of solar and storage under development in California, Texas, the Southwest and the Southeast. 8minuteenergy also has developed over 1,100 megawatts of solar power plants now in operation.

Scotiabank and Bank of America Merrill Lynch were the lead financial advisors to the joint venture transaction.

Bracewell advised with Hans P. Dyke (Picture) and Steven J. Lorch

Involved fees earner: Hans Dyke – Bracewell; Steven Lorch – Bracewell;

Law Firms: Bracewell;

Clients: Upper Bay Infrastructure Partners;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti