John Donaleski focuses on complex financings for energy and infrastructure assets, primarily in connection with acquisitions.

He represents sponsors, investors and financial institutions in financings and acquisitions for various energy and infrastructure assets, including conventional and renewable power, oil and gas, telecommunications infrastructure and a broad range of other infrastructure assets. Notably, he is experienced with energy and infrastructure term loan B, mezzanine / holdco and bridge financings, with a focus on acquisition financings relating to private equity and infrastructure fund acquisitions.

John’s recent experience includes representing the acquiror of a portfolio of power plants in the negotiation and financial close of an acquisition financing term loan B. He has also structured various bespoke financing solutions in connection with acquisitions of telecommunications infrastructure.

  • Power and Oil & Gas

    • An infrastructure fund in the acquisition and term loan B acquisition financing of a 1,100 MW portfolio containing three natural gas-fired generation facilities in New England.
    • An infrastructure fund as tracking bidder for the acquisition and committed term loan B acquisition financing of a 1,830 MW portfolio containing two natural gas-fired generation facilities in New England.
    • An infrastructure fund as tracking bidder for the acquisition and committed term loan A acquisition financing of a 758 MW natural gas-fired generation facility in Texas.
    • An investment bank in connection with the term loan A and mezzanine financing of a gas gathering and processing system in Texas.
    • An investment bank in connection with the bridge financing of a crude pipeline in Texas.
    • Financial institutions in connection with the term loan A refinancing of a 101 MW wind power generation facility in Texas.
    • Financial institutions in connection with the term loan A financing of a 550 MW natural gas-fired, combined-cycle, fast-start power plant in California.
    • An investment bank and several development financial institutions in connection with the structuring of the financing for the design, construction and operation of a 1,516 MW thermoelectric power plant and related LNG receiving and gas transportation infrastructure in Brazil.
    • An infrastructure debt fund in connection with the mezzanine financing of a portfolio containing a photovoltaic solar power project and a thermoelectric power plant and related LNG receiving and gas transportation infrastructure in Chile.

    Telecommunications

    • An infrastructure fund in its investment in an infrastructure technology company and leading carrier hotel datacenter provider with locations in Illinois, Missouri, Pennsylvania and Texas.
    • An infrastructure fund and a REIT with respect to the acquisition of the owner of an approximately 5,200-mile fiber network in Missouri and Illinois, and the concurrent representation of the infrastructure fund with respect to the acquisition of the REIT’s US Midwest fiber business, comprising an approximately 2,500-mile fiber network in Illinois, and the structuring of an opco-propco lease arrangement with the REIT in connection therewith.
    • An infrastructure fund in its investment in a city-wide open-access fiber network in California.
    • An infrastructure fund and a REIT as tracking bidders with respect to the acquisition of the owner of an approximately 2,000-mile fiber network in the US Pacific Northwest, and the structuring of an opco-propco lease arrangement between the infrastructure fund and the REIT in connection therewith.
    • An infrastructure fund and a REIT as tracking bidders with respect to the acquisition of the owner of an approximately 3,800-mile fiber network in the US Midwest, and the structuring of an opco-propco lease arrangement between the infrastructure fund and the REIT in connection therewith.
    • An infrastructure fund in its investment in an infrastructure technology company and leading datacenter provider with locations in Arizona, Texas, Utah and Virginia.
    • An infrastructure fund in its acquisition of a controlling equity interest in the owner of wireless telecommunications tower site facilities and distributed antenna systems across the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada and Australia.

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