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King & Spalding LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10036
United States


Jonathan Melmed is an M&A, Corporate partner based in New York. He is Co-Chair of the firm’s Global Private Equity/M&A practice with over 20 years of experience.  Jonathan represents private equity funds, pension plans, sovereigns, family offices, hedge funds, corporate clients and investment banks on U.S. and international M&A, private equity and complex corporate transactions. Jonathan has extensive M&A and PE experience across many sectors, including in the power, infrastructure, energy, media, telecommunications, technology, life sciences, health care, pharma, insurance and real estate/REIT sectors. Jonathan is also the Co-Chair of the firm’s Global Power & Infrastructure practice and leads our Canada practice.

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United States > Finance > Project finance

King & Spalding LLP is appreciated by clients for its ‘great commercial judgement and billing flexibility‘, which it uses to advise renewable energy companies and project developers on battery storage, solar, wind and biofuel projects across the US. The firm’s proficiency in domestic projects can be seen by its recent work representing RE Crimson LLC on the syndicated debt financing for the construction of two battery energy storage system in California; Tristan Pelham Webb, who divides his time between New York and Denver and New York’s Jonathan Melmed  led on the transaction. New  York-based Brandon Dalling, who leads the national group alongside Houston duo Scott Greer  and Stuart Zisman, who  ‘works with clients to solve difficult problems‘ in relation to the leveraged, project and acquisition financing of conventional power, LNG-to-power generation and alternative energy.

United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)

One of the best firms for middle-market M&A’, King & Spalding LLP is home to a global M&A practice comprising more than 150 lawyers. The US offering is spread across Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington DC, among several other locations, handling acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures, as well as advising on anti-takeover strategies. Keith Townsend is a corporate finance, governance and M&A specialist who co-heads the practice from Atlanta alongside Rahul Patel , a specialist in multijurisdictional deals. Over in New York, Jonathan Melmed  is third co-chair of the department; he is especially well-connected within the media, telecommunications, pharma and insurance sectors. Key industries for the wider team include energy, power, infrastructure, technology, healthcare and life sciences.

United States > Industry focus > Energy: renewable/alternative power

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Led from New York by Jonathan Melmed , King & Spalding LLP‘s renewable energy practice is a go-to choice for private equity funds looking to buy, sell and invest in traditional renewable energy companies, solar and wind power plants, renewable natural gas and battery storage projects. Working in close collaboration with the firm’s preeminent project development and construction team based in Houston, the team is prepared to handle hybrid M&A, project finance and tax equity transactions, multi-jurisdictional regulatory matters and commercial agreements. Practice head Melmed is the lead M&A and private equity lawyer for renewable energy and alternative power clients. With particular focus in the power and renewables sectors, Adam Hankiss is another transactional expert to note in New York. Based in Houston, Scott Greer chairs the global energy and construction transactional practice, representing owners and developers in a range of domestic and international projects, including carbon sequestration, hydrogen and energy storage facilities.

United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > Private equity buyouts

King & Spalding LLP‘s nationwide private equity practice advises on transactions in a wide range of jurisdictions across Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, as well as domestically, counting a variety of mid-market sponsors and private equity-backed companies among its clients. The firm has particular strengths in buyouts, minority investments, and financing transactions in the energy, healthcare, life sciences, and tech sectors. New York’s Jonathan Melmed  heads up the practice alongside Atlanta-based Rahul Patel .