John Flynn

Senior Associate

New York

John Flynn is a Senior Associate in the Energy & Infrastructure Group, with a focus on project finance and other debt finance transactions in the energy sector (including renewable power and conventional power).

John has experience advising developers, private equity firms, corporates, direct lenders, commercial banks and other financial institutions in relation to various forms of debt finance in the energy sector, including project finance, acquisition finance and corporate finance.

    • A renewable energy developer in relation to the construction, tax-equity and term/back-leverage financing of its portfolio of solar projects on the U.S. East Coast.
    • The portfolio company for a portfolio of merchant gas-fired peaker plants in relation to its revolving loan and letter of credit facility, dividend recapitalization in the Term Loan B market and its energy hedging program, including the intercreditor arrangements between its lenders and hedge providers.
    • Citibank, N.A. as underwriter in connection with the US$68 million green bond offering to finance the construction of Gevo, Inc.’s renewable natural gas project in Northwest Iowa.
    • A private equity firm in relation to its bid to acquire the Nacogdoches Generating Facility, a wood waste biomass-fueled power plant in East Texas.
    • A bidder in connection with its proposed investment in a circa US$1.6 billion y-grade natural gas liquids pipeline.
    • The sponsor in connection with the structuring and project documents for the expansion of its international subsea fiber optic cable system.
    • A bidder in connection with its bid to acquire a 53 mile 400 MW HVDC electric transmission line in the greater bay area of San Francisco, California.
    • Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank as lead arranger and revolving administrative agent in connection with McDermott International, Inc.’s US$1.7 billion super-priority senior secured rescue financing, Chapter 11 restructuring including its US$2.81 billion debtor-in-possession financing, US$2.44 billion exit financing package, and post-exit capital raisings totaling US$560 million. McDermott International, Inc. is a global upstream and downstream engineering, procurement, construction and installation company.
    • Targa Resources, one of the largest independent midstream infrastructure companies in North America, in connection with its various debt facilities, including Targa Resources Partners’ US$2.2 billion senior secured revolving credit facility, circa US$6 billion in senior unsecured notes and US$400 million accounts receivable securitization facility and Targa Resources Corporation’s US$670 million senior secured revolving credit facility and term loan facility.
    • Clean Energy Finance Corporation, an Australian Government authority (CEFC), as financier in relation to the project financing for a 88 MW (AC) solar farm in Australia with a project value of circa A$135 million and the A$55 million project financing for the 55 MW (AC) second stage of the Oakey Solar Farm in Australia.
    • Ratch Corporation Australia Limited, a subsidiary of one of Thailand's largest energy companies, as sponsor in relation to the project financing for a 42 MW (AC) solar farm in Australia with a project value of A$100 million.
    • Paringa Resources Limited in relation to the project financing of a mine in Illinois by Macquarie Bank Limited, which included a letter of credit facility for its environmental and other bonding obligations and an equity kicker for the lender in the form of share options at the Australian parent level.
    • A global private equity firm, as direct lender, in relation to two separate limited recourse construction financings for the development of a sports arena and various leisure, retail and commercial developments, which included an equity kicker in the form of a convertible note at the holdco level.
    • BB Energy in relation to the limited recourse financing for its acquisition of an Australian diesel storage terminal business from Morgan Stanley Capital Group.
    • Westpac Banking Corporation in connection with its A$61 million debt finance facility for St George Community Housing to facilitate the construction of 275 new dwellings across the Sydney metropolitan region.
    • Speedcast International Ltd, an Australian ASX listed satellite communications technology company, on refinancing its acquisition finance and working capital facilities with a circa US$425 million Term Loan B and circa US$100 million multi-currency revolving credit facility.
    • Reece Ltd, an Australian ASX listed plumbing products supply company, on its circa US$1.15 billion Term Loan B acquisition financing for the acquisition of Texas-based peer Morsco Inc.
    • Broadspectrum Limited (an asset management, outsourcing and infrastructure development business, subsequently acquired by Ferrovial Servicios, S.A.) in relation to the amend and extend of its circa A$600 million syndicated, secured, refinancing, working capital and bonding facility.
    • The club of surety providers in relation to a circa A$1 billion multi-currency club bonding facility for a global construction company.
    • St. George Bank on the financing for the acquisition of six hotels and resorts across Australia to the value of A$100 million by ASX listed Elanor Investors Group.
    • An international investment bank in relation to its A$1.2 billion bridge financing for the acquisition of a division of one of the 'Big Four' Australian banks.
    • The club of Australian and overseas banks in relation to the circa US$70 million multi-currency Asia Pacific working capital facilities for a global professional services firm.