George Humphrey

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600 Travis
Suite 4200
Houston, TX 77002
P: +1.713.220.4375
F: +1.713.238.7205
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George Humphrey

Partner

Houston Office
600 Travis
Suite 4200
Houston, TX 77002
P: +1.713.220.4375
F: +1.713.238.7205

George's practice focuses on U.S. and international project development and finance, corporate finance, strategic joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, especially in the energy industry. Specifically, George's practice encompasses:

Representative Experience

Recent Experience

  • Currently advising the sponsor on the approximately $1 billion financing of a natural gas-to-methanol-to-gasoline project in Louisiana.
  • Currently advising the sponsor on the project financing by multilateral and local banks of a 40 MW solar project in Chile.
  • Currently advising the sponsor on the development of a 23 MW wind power project in Guatemala, including negotiating the EPC contract for the project.
  • Currently advising a U.S. company on the acquisition of nine energy development projects in Mexico.
  • Currently advising the sponsor on the negotiation of a power purchase agreement on Texas for a 100 MW solar project.
  • Currently advising, on behalf of the sponsor, the early development of an up to 2,000 MW wind project in Oklahoma, including the formation of the project company and drafting of the form wind lease.
  • In September 2014, negotiated to close a power purchase agreement in Spanish for a 100 MW solar PV facility in Chile.
  • In June 2014, negotiated to close, on behalf of the buyer, the acquisition of ownership interests in a 115 MW wind project in operation in Chile.
  • In May 2014, advised an energy company on the acquisition of an interest in a 100 MW+ wind project in Japan, including negotiation of the joint venture agreement.
  • In March 2014, advised a foreign energy company on the potential acquisition of energy assets in the United States with a value in excess of USD 2 billion.
  • In January 2014, advised a foreign buyer in the potential acquisition of a worldwide oil and gas business based in Houston.
  • In 2013, advised an international energy company on the potential acquisition of solar PV development rights for projects in excess of 200 MW in Chile.
  • In 2013, negotiated to close, on behalf of the sponsor, a FEED engineering agreement for a greenfield crude oil refinery to be constructed in Louisiana.
  • In 2013, negotiated to close an engineering, procurement and construction contract for the construction of an approximately $120 million carbon capture and mineralization facility to be located in Texas.
  • In 2013, negotiated to close 15-year warranty and maintenance agreements for five wind projects located across the United States.
  • In 2012, ran international finance legal team and negotiated to close $245 million debt financing of Parque Eólico El Arrayán SpA, a 115 MW wind power project to be located northeast of Santiago, Chile, jointly owned by AEI, Pattern Energy Group LP and Antofagasta Minerals SA.  The financing included a construction debt facility that converts to a 15-year term loan, a letter of credit facility and a value-added tax finance facility. The construction and term loans were provided in two tranches, one from Denmark's export credit agency, EKF, which provided guaranteed loans through its ELO program, and the second tranche by a consortium of international commercial lenders comprised of The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank. The commercial lenders also provided the letter of credit facility, and Chilean bank Corpbanca provided the value-added tax financing.
  • In 2012, closed the 20-year power purchase agreement and offtake arrangements for Parque Eólico El Arrayán SpA, a 115 MW wind power project under construction and located northeast of Santiago, Chile, jointly owned by AEI, Pattern Energy Group LP and Antofagasta Minerals SA.

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