David E. Owen advises private equity firms and strategic investors on their most complex M&A transactions and joint ventures.

A versatile practitioner, Mr. Owen handles mergers, acquisitions, and sales across diverse industries, with a particular focus on the energy and healthcare sectors. He regularly executes deals involving renewable energy projects at all phases of development, construction, and operation.

Mr. Owen draws on his prior experience advising on debt and equity financing transactions and corporate restructurings to help develop and effectuate complex M&A structuring solutions. He is particularly adept at navigating matters involving consortiums of equity investors through his extensive joint venture work.

Mr. Owen’s experience includes advising:

  • Ares Climate Infrastructure Partners in its:
    • Acquisition of Burnham RNG, a renewable natural gas developer and operator
    • Investment in Dynamic Renewables, a renewable natural gas developer and operator
    • Investment in Prime Data Centers, a data center developer and operator
    • Acquisition of Ford Ridge Wind, a 121-MW wind energy project in Ford County, Illinois, from Apex Clean Energy
    • Investment in DSD Renewables, a C&I solar developer
    • Investment in Underline Technologies Inc., a developer of open access fiber networks
    • Sale of Ford Ridge Wind to Orsted Onshore North America
  • Ares EIF in its:
    • Sale of the Aviator wind project to CMS Energy and Kansai Electric Power Co.
    • Acquisition of the Trinity Hills, Sherbino II and Silver Star wind power projects from BP Wind North America
    • Acquisition of a wind power facility with an approximately 525-MW nameplate capacity located in Coke County, Texas
    • Sale of 90% of its equity interests in Phoenix Wind, a portfolio of three operating utility-scale wind facilities in Texas, to Texas Wind Repower HoldCo, L.P., a consortium led by Concord Infrastructure Investments, LLC
    • Sale of its cash equity interest in IGS Solar
  • Ares Corporate Opportunities Fund in its acquisition of the Lockwood Group, a healthcare communications firm, from the Lockwood Group’s founder
  • Ørsted in its
    • Acquisition of the Muscle Shoals solar project, a 294-MW project in Colbert County, Alabama
    • Sale to ECP of a 50% ownership stake in a portfolio consisting of three onshore wind farms and one solar farm in the US
  • Leonard Green & Partners in its:
    • Sale of Pro Mach, a designer, manufacturer, and seller of packaging and processing products
    • Sale of MDVIP, a national leader in membership-based, personalized primary healthcareAcquisition of WCG Market Intelligence & Insights, a provider of regulatory and ethical review services for human research
    • Sale of US Renal Care, a provider of renal dialysis services to patients suffering from chronic kidney failure and renal disease
    • Acquisition of Press Ganey, a provider of patient satisfaction surveys and related services, as part of a consortium of investors
    • Acquisition of Pro Mach, a designer, manufacturer, and seller of packaging and processing products
    • Sale of CCC Information Services, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider to the automotive, insurance, and collision repair industries
    • Acquisition of DSI Renal through its portfolio company US Renal Care
  • Energy Capital Partners in its:
    • Sale of a large minority stake in EnergySolutions to TriArtisan Partners
    • Acquisition of a majority interest in Sunnova Energy, a leading provider of residential solar panel services
    • Sale of portfolio company Energy Solutions’ projects, products, and technology division to WS Atkins PLC
    • Acquisition of Borrego Solar’s energy and solar storage development business
  • ECP Environmental Growth Opportunities in its proposed merger with Fast Radius
  • Avenue Capital and a consortium of other investors in the sale of Coso Geothermal Power Holdings, LLC, a 135-MW geothermal power plant in California, to Atlantica Sustainable Infrastructure plc
  • California Bioenergy, a leading developer of dairy digesters for generating renewable fuels, in its joint venture with Brookfield Renewable
  • Castleton Commodities International in its:
    • Acquisition of the New Salem Harbor Power Plant, a combine cycle power plant in Salem, Massachusetts
    • Sale of NedPower Mount Storm, a 264-MW wind farm, to Clearway Energy
    • Sale of NextGen Power Holdings LLC to Archaea Energy Inc.
  • Innergex Renewable Energy in its:
    • DTE in its acquisition of a 29.4-MW wind farm in Huron County, Michigan
    • Joint venture with Hydro-Quebec to acquire the Curtis Palmer hydroelectric portfolio
    • Sale of its interest in the 203-MW Shannon wind facility
    • Sale of its interest in the 200-MW Flat Top wind facility
  • ArcLight Capital Partners in its:
    • Sale of Leeward Renewable Energy, a North American renewable energy company
    • Joint venture with Blackstone and its acquisition of four power plants from American Electric Power
    • Acquisition of substantially all of the natural gas production and midstream assets from Energy Corporation of America
    • Acquisition of Diamond Clematis Energy’s wind assets
    • Acquisition of the US natural gas and liquids pipelines and processing facilities of BP Americas
    • Acquisition of Hovensa’s storage terminal assets in the Gulf of Mexico
    • Acquisition of Infigen Energy’s US wind assets
  • Ardian in connection with:
    • Angus Chemical’s acquisition of Expression Systems, a leading global manufacturer of cell culture media
    • Biofarma’s acquisition of US Pharma Lab, a developer, producer and distributer of nutraceuticals
  • Panda Power Funds in its:
    • Sale of Panda Hummel, a natural gas-fueled power generation project, to LS Power Equity Advisors, LLC
    • Sale of Liberty and Patriot, two natural gas-fired power generation project companies in Pennsylvania, to Hamilton Holdings, a joint venture among EIG Global Energy Partners, the Carlyle Group, and Cogentrix Energy Power
  • Arch Coal in its sale of Appalachia-based mining subsidiaries to Revelation Energy
  • Electric Lightwave (fka Integra Telecom), a provider of infrastructure and telecom services, in its sale to Zayo Group Holdings
  • GVC Holdings (USA) in its online and mobile gaming joint venture with MGM Sports & Interactive Gaming

Bar Qualification

  • New York


  • JD, Boston University School of Law, 2008
    cum laude
  • AB, Brown University, 2004