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Latham & Watkins Advises Natixis and BNP Paribas on US$250 Million Revolving Financing to Establish BlackRock’s PMGD Platform in Chile

July 31, 2023
Members of the firm’s Latin America Practice represented the leading financial entities in a revolving credit facility for BlackRock to acquire, develop, construct, and refinance a portfolio of distributed generation projects that is expected to be the largest in the Chilean market.

Latham advised Natixis and BNP Paribas, as coordinating lead arrangers and lenders, and BNP Paribas, as administrative agent and intercreditor agent, on the transaction, which was structured as a 3-year revolving credit facility. The facility was sized in contemplation of a +400 MW PMGD platform, and was initially used to refinance two previously acquired portfolios of operational assets aggregating 101 MW. The facility is expected to be used to acquire, develop, construct, and refinance other portfolios of both operational and construction projects sponsored by BlackRock. Once the operational assets add up to an appropriate MW amount, the facility is expected to be taken out by one or more issuances of notes under Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933.

The Latham & Watkins LLP deal team was led by partner Guido Liniado, and included partner Jason Webber.