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Bracewell represents underwriters, initial purchasers and placement agents in public and private offerings of debt and equity securities of energy companies.  We also advise energy companies in public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, including IPOs, shelf registrations and take-downs, rule 144A offerings and other private placements.  We help energy clients monetize a wide range of financial assets, including power purchase contracts, production payments and royalties, and electricity inventory finance.  Our firm consistently ranks among the nation’s top ten in structuring, negotiating, documenting, and closing syndicated loans for energy industry lenders and borrowers.

Our lawyers also represent developers and financing sources in development and financing of projects in all energy businesses, including power generation facilities, midstream facilities and oil and gas production.  We structure credit facilities ranging in size from several million to several billion dollars, including revolving credit facilities, secured export prepayment facilities, term loans, syndicated revolving loans, multicurrency revolving facilities, multiple letter of credit liquidity facilities, secured and unsecured revolving loans.

Bracewell has advised energy trading clients on credit sleeve arrangements, and we have helped energy trading companies structure hedging facilities for both natural gas and electricity supply.  On the lender side, we advised an energy trading arm of a bank in a secured gas hedging and credit sleeve transaction for a major retail gas supplier.

In more conventional financing, we have advised banks on financing pipeline leases, offshore production platforms, and oil and gas properties and have been especially active in advising banks as agents in syndicated reserve-based credit facilities.  For industry borrowers, Bracewell attorneys have structured a wide range of sophisticated financing arrangements, including:

  • mezzanine and commercial bank financing for oil and gas producers and midstream companies
  • project financing for liquid natural gas storage facilities, power generation projects, renewable energy and other electric utility construction
  • credit facilities for energy exploration and production companies, oilfield service companies, and petrochemical companies and refiners.

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