CHANSE BARNES primarily focuses his practice on representing private businesses and private equity funds in the energy (including energy transition and conventional energy) and infrastructure (including digital infrastructure) spaces. Chanse has experience representing public and private companies, private equity and infrastructure funds, and management teams in a range of complex corporate transactions, including private equity investments, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and general corporate matters.
Chanse has assisted clients in transactions awarded “Deal of the Year” honors in both the energy and infrastructure spaces. Chanse was a part of the core Sidley team that advised Stonepeak’s acquisition of a 29% stake in American Tower’s U.S. data center business, CoreSite, for US$2.5 billion (implying an enterprise value of approximately US$10.5 billion). The CoreSite acquisition was awarded TMT Finance’s 2023 “Data Center Deal of the Year.” Prior to joining Sidley, Chanse represented White Oak Global Advisors in related transactions with Superior Energy and Scandrill, Inc., which involved the acquisition, restructuring, and subsequent sale of multiple oilfield service businesses. This transaction was awarded “Deal of the Year” by ACG Houston in 2020 in the category of oil and gas transactions under US$500 million.
Chanse was selected as a 2021 “Pathfinder” by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD ), a program designed to increase diversity at the leadership levels of the nation’s law firms and corporate legal departments.