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Matthew Henegar

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Matt Henegar is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Henegar is a member of the Finance Department and the Project Finance, Banking and Derivatives Practices. Mr. Henegar represents financial institutions, developers and private equity sponsors in all phases of the development, financing and restructuring of power, renewable energy, oil and gas, and other infrastructure projects. He has worked extensively on projects involving a wide range of financing structures, as well as complex inter-company asset sharing and intercreditor arrangements.

Position

Finance Partner

Career

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United States: Finance

Project finance

Within: Project finance

Latham & Watkins LLP draws on its impressive investment banking and international banking following to advise on a high volume of lender mandates relating to energy projects. ‘Very versatile’ practice head Jonathan Rod and counsel Amy Maloney acted for The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ on the $551m refinancing of the Trans Bay Cable in California, and Los Angeles-based Jeffrey Greenberg, who is ‘terrific on conventional power projects’, advised BNP Paribas, Bank of America, and Credit Agricole on the construction financing of the Hickory Run power project in Pennsylvania. On the sponsor side, the practice regularly acts for developers and private equity funds, and in one example of the former Matthew Henegar and Eli Katz assisted Alterra Power with the construction loan and tax equity financing of the Flat Top Wind Farm in Texas. Arclight Capital and The Blackstone Group are key private equity clients; Maloney and Washington DC-based David Penna are advising the latter on the private placement of senior-secured notes concerning the Sabine Pass LNG Terminal in Louisiana. The practice was further enhanced by the promotion of San Diego-based Kelly Thomason Self to counsel, and the arrival of Eugene Elrod and Patrick Nevins, who are based in Washington DC, from Sidley Austin LLP and Hogan Lovells US LLP respectively. All named partners are based in New York except where stated otherwise.

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United States: Industry focus

Energy: renewable/alternative

Within: Energy: renewable/alternative

Latham & Watkins LLP’s ‘very knowledgeable’ team excels at project finance. New York based Matthew Henegar and the ‘very versatileJonathan Rod acted for Allianz Global Investors on the project financing for the Grande Prairie Wind Farm in Nebraska, and Henegar and LA-based Jeffrey Greenberg acted for Morgan Stanley on a private placement by Texoma Wind for the financing of four wind facilities. Other key figures include DC-based David Penna and New York-based Eli Katz, who were both busy in the tax equity space. The team also handles M&A for the likes of ArcLight Capital Partners. New York-based David Kurzweil and DC-based David Schwartz jointly head the practice.

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