Hans Dyke counsels clients in the energy sector in connection with their transactional, regulatory, commercial and corporate matters. His experience particularly includes energy industry transactions, in both the electric power and oil and gas midstream space, as well as transactions involving energy intensive industries such as data storage. He regularly handles mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures, equity investments and financings.
Hans’ clients have included some of the largest energy and power companies in the world. He served as counsel to a group of founding investors in the initial public offering of a unique REIT formed to hold electric transmission and distribution assets. He also represented a global energy concern in multiple investments in renewable and fossil fuel power projects throughout the United States, and helped a British multinational electricity and gas utility in the sale of its shale gas business.
Recent Notable Matters
Upper Bay Infrastructure Partners — acquisition of Tidewater Transportation & Terminals, a multi-commodity transportation, terminal, and marine construction and repair company serving the Pacific Northwest, from Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners. Upper Bay Infrastructure Partners was the lead investor of a group consisting of Ullico, funds and accounts under management by BlackRock, Silverfern and certain other co-investors.
Affiliate of Upper Bay Infrastructure Partners — joint venture with 8minutenergy Renewables, LLC and J.P. Morgan Asset Management to provide over $200 million in equity capital to support the company’s 10.7 gigawatts pipeline of utility solar and storage projects
AP Energy Holdings Inc and South Field Energy LLC — $1.3 billion project financing and equity arrangements for the construction of the South Field Energy project, a 1,182 megawatt combined-cycle natural gas electric generating facility located near Wellsville, Ohio
Sol Systems — joint venture with Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. for the formation of the Helios Infrastructure Fund, which will acquire and own over 330 MW of utility and commercial solar assets
Kinder Morgan, Inc. — final investment decision between Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline LLC, DCP Midstream, LP and an affiliate of Targa Resources to proceed with the $1.7 billion Gulf Coast Express Pipeline Project, designed to transport up to 1.92 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas
HPS Investment Partners, LLC and Kingfisher Midstream, LLC — merger agreement between Kingfisher, Silver Run Acquisition Corporation II and Alta Mesa Holdings, LP to combine and form Alta Mesa Resources, Inc.
Solar developer — joint venture to develop, acquire, construct and operate solar projects in the Western United States
Investor club — IPO of REIT formed to hold electric transmission and distribution assets*
Investor — acquisition of a 50 percent interest in a 725 MW combined-cycle ,natural gas-fired power plant*
Global specialty chemical company — joint venture to develop, build, and operate a choline chloride-manufacturing facility*
Clean-tech company — demonstration, development and deployment of oxidative coupling of methane (OCM) technology for the direct conversion of methane in natural gas to ethylene*
Investor — acquisition of a 50 percent economic interest in wind power project in Minnesota*
Investor — acquisition of a 50 percent interest in two wind projects from a developer in Kansas*
British multinational electricity and gas utility — sale of its shale gas business*
Global energy company — sale of a 200-mile, Houston-area petrochemicals pipeline system*
National energy company — $7.9 billion merger*
Global energy company — sale of a package of 33 refined products terminals and 650 miles of products pipelines valued at $165 million*
Global energy company — sale of an approximately 50 percent interest in an energy company that transports refined fuels*
Tax equity investor — $840 million financing of a 334.5 MW portfolio of three wind power projects*
Tax equity investor — $600 million financing of a 285 MW portfolio of four wind energy projects*
Solar developer — development and sale of its 18 MW solar project portfolio in New Jersey*
Residential solar energy company — angel-round financing and the negotiation of various third-party commercial contracts*
* Work completed prior to Bracewell