Trina Chandler

Houston
  • 811 Main Street
  • Suite 3700
  • Houston, TX 77002
  • USA
 
 

Trina Chandler, a nationally recognized M&A and private equity practitioner, advises clients on strategic transactions across the power and renewables, energy transition, and infrastructure sectors.

Ms. Chandler draws on more than two decades of industry experience handling mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private investments, and corporate transactions. She regularly counsels private equity firms, infrastructure funds, major energy and utility companies, and financial investors across the power and renewables, energy transition, and infrastructure sectors. 

Before joining Latham, she practiced at another leading global law firm, where she served as Co-Head of the Energy and Infrastructure Industry Group, Chair of the Women’s Initiative, and a member of the Management Committee.

 

Ms. Chandler’s experience includes advising:

Clean Energy, Renewables, and Battery Storage
  • Carlyle Global Infrastructure Opportunity Fund with respect to ASX Holdings as part of a joint venture between Carlyle and Schneider Electric to pursue microgrid development and other “energy as a service” projects, including, an integrated microgrid and electric bus charging infrastructure project for the Brookville Smart Energy Bus Depot in Maryland*
  • T1 Power Holdings on a solar power generation development project in Texas (pending)*
  • Riverstone Holdings on the formation of Onyx Strategic Investment, a European independent power producer, its acquisition a fleet of more than 2,000 MW of coal- and biomass-fired power stations from of ENGIE S.A., and negotiations to convert certain power stations to biomass*
  • SB Energy as Texas counsel in connection with financings for the construction and tax equity facilities relating to its 1.7 GW portfolio of solar power generation facilities including, the Juno, Titan and Aragorn solar facilities in Texas*
  • A utility in potential joint venture to develop an electrolysis project to produce low carbon hydrogen* 
  • MidAmerican Wind Tax Equity Holdings, as tax equity investor, as Texas counsel in the 350 MW Mesquite Sky wind power generation project in Texas*
  • Tyr Energy, an affiliate of Itochu, in its US$500 million joint equity investment in the 845 MW Shepherds Flat wind power generation facility in Oregon, at the time the largest wind farm*
  • Duke Energy in its joint venture with Sumitomo Corporation for the Cimarron II and Ironwood Wind Energy Projects in Kansas*
  • Valos Solar Ventures in its development of, and disposition of, solar development projects in California to Algonquin*
  • Duke Energy in its 36 MW battery storage project for its approximately 150 MW wind farm in Texas*
  • Duke Energy in its sale of the Corani and Santa Isabel hydroelectric plants in Bolivia to Econergy Energy Generation*
Power
  • Carlyle Power Partners in a joint venture with EIG, and its US$1.4 billion acquisition of the 829 MW Panda Patriot and the 829 MW Panda Liberty power generation facilities in PJM and refinancing of the related senior debt and Carlyle’s subsequent acquisition of EIG’s equity in these facilities*
  • Ares Capital Corporation in its acquisition of the indirect equity in the Panda Stonewall 778 MW power generation facility in Virginia through a restructuring (pending)*
  • T1 Power Holdings in its sale of the 750 MW gas fired Temple power generation facility to by BKV Corporation and Banpu Power Public Company Limited (pending)*
  • Riverstone Holdings in its:
    • US$5.2 billion take-private of Talen Energy Corporation, one of the largest independent power producers in the US with a portfolio of power plants totaling approximately 16,000 MW, and associated debt financings*
    • US$9.5 billion formation of Talen Energy Corporation through a Reverse Morris Trust spin-off of PPL Corporation’s merchant power generation business and the concurrent combination thereof with Riverstone’s merchant power generation business and associated debt financings*
  • Consortium of certain new money equity investors, including Avenue Capital, in the announced more than US$18 billion acquisition and restructuring of Energy Future Holdings and Oncor, the largest transmission and distribution utility in Texas, and the conversion of the companies into a real estate investment trust (REIT)*
  • Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners in its acquisition of the 805 MW gas-fired power generation facility from Cogentrix, an affiliate of Carlyle* 
  • Alta Gas in the US$300 million sale of its Henrietta, Hanford, and Tracy power assets in California to Middle River Power, an affiliate of Avenue Capital*
  • Quantum Utility Generation in its acquisition of gas-fired power generation development projects in Texas from Navasota Energy Generation Holdings*
  • Tyr Energy in its acquisition of the equity interests in Hickory Run Energy and the development and financing of a 1,000 MW natural gas power generation facility in PJM*
  • BG North America in the US$450 million sale of its entire US power generation portfolio to Energy Capital Partners*
  • Wayzata Investment Partners in its:
    • Acquisition of an approximately 583 MW Unit 1 Power Block at the 2,320 MW Gila River Power Station in Arizona from Entegra Power Group*
    • US$351 million acquisition of the 1,000 MW Guadalupe power facility from PSEG Power*
    • US$625 million sale by its portfolio company, MinnTex Power Holdings, of its 1,050 MW, combined-cycle power plant in Guadalupe County, Texas to Calpine Corporation*
  • Arroyo Energy Partners in its acquisition of the 230 MW Brandywine natural gas fired power generation facility in Maryland from affiliates of JP Morgan*
  • Duke Energy Company in the US$1.6 billion sale of eight US power plants (6,200 MW) to LS Power*
Midstream
  • BG Group and EXCO Resources in the US$910 million sale of TGGT Holdings, a joint venture between the two companies that owns and operates natural gas gathering, transportation, and treating assets, to Azure Midstream*
  • Riverstone Holdings in the acquisition by its portfolio company, TrailStone, of US Oil & Refining Co., owner of a 42,000 bbl/day refinery and a rail, pipeline, marine, and truck logistics business in the Pacific Northwest*
  • Riverstone Holdings and TrailStone in the sale of US Oil & Refining Company to Par Pacific Holdings*
  • DCP Midstream in connection with its potential acquisitions of various gathering and processing assets in the United States*
Marketing and Trading
  • Duke Energy in its US$715 million sale of Cinergy’s marketing and trading business in the United States and Canada to Fortis Bank*
  • Duke Energy in its US$685 million transfer of its marketing and trading portfolio to Barclays Capital*

*Matters handled prior to joining Latham

 
 
 
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