Sidley represented Invenergy in a definitive agreement with Blackstone Infrastructure Partners and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) for an approximately US$3 billion equity investment in Invenergy Renewables Holdings LLC (“Invenergy Renewables”), the largest private renewable energy company in North America, by funds managed by Blackstone Infrastructure Partners. This commitment is one of the largest renewable investments in North American history, and will provide significant capital to drive an accelerated build-out of Invenergy’s clean energy platform. Invenergy management and CDPQ will remain majority owners of the company and Invenergy will continue as managing member.
Invenergy Renewables is one of the largest and most well-respected renewable energy developers, with over 175 projects totaling nearly 25,000 megawatts developed across four continents, focused on long-lasting partnerships with utilities, financial institutions and commercial and industrial customers. The generation projects developed by the company power the equivalent of 8.5 million homes. Invenergy has received numerous industry recognitions, notably a #4 global rank for “Top Power Generators” based on renewables capacity by Energy Intelligence New Energy in 2020. The company’s developed projects have offset approximately 167 million tons of carbon dioxide, or approximately the annual emissions of the state of New York. Invenergy Renewables has a significant development and construction pipeline, and its affiliate Invenergy Transmission is solving power delivery challenges by advancing some of the world’s most innovative transmission infrastructure projects. The company is building both the largest wind and solar projects in the United States, that combined will deliver nearly 3 gigawatts (GW) of clean energy by 2023.
The Sidley team was led by partners Tara Higgins, Christopher R. Hale, and Chaim P. Theil, with assistance from partners Suresh T. Advani, Terence Healey, Christopher Hutchison, Hagai Zaifman, Beth J. Dickstein, Asi Kirmayer, Vincent Brophy, counsel Sarah A. Tucker, associates Leigh Rorick, Cammie Teo, Alex L. Newland, Patrick L. Hogan, Lanna Lan, Ben Yang, Radhika Kannan, Curtis Hart, Jakob Dewispelaere, and Aaron J. King.