Jason Keating represents lending institutions, money center banks and regional banks in a wide array of financing transactions, such as corporate and other working capital loans, revolving credit and letter of credit facilities, syndicated loan transactions, acquisition loans, energy securitizations and project finance.
He also has experience in project finance, advising both lenders and sponsors on the structuring and negotiating of senior and subordinated debt financings, acquisition financings, and project financings for both single asset and portfolio transactions, with an emphasis on the renewable energy sector. In addition, Jason has a broad array of experience working on construction loan financings, backleverage financings, and on a variety of tax-equity related structured financings.
Prior to joining Bracewell, Jason served as judicial intern to the Honorable Alan G. Lance Sr. of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims in Washington, D.C. Jason currently serves as a captain in the U.S. Army Reserves.
Recent Notable Matters
Crédit Agricole — $1.7 billion new financing for McDermott International which includes immediate access to $650 million of financing comprised of $550 million under a term loan credit facility and $100 million under a letter of credit facility, as lead arranger and revolving administrative agent
Texas Microgrid, LLC — first-of-its-kind project financing for the construction and operation of a portfolio of distributed microgrids consisting of ultra-clean natural gas-fired generators within ERCOT service territory with up to 232 megawatts of generating capacity
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.
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
Lender syndicate — refinancing of a $2.8 billion credit facility to pay off existing indebtedness related to the construction of an LNG re-gasification terminal and connecting pipeline
Lender syndicate — refinancing of a $300 million credit facility to support the development of residential, commercial and utility scale solar projects in the U.S. and Canada
Solar portfolio developer — as borrower in connection with the financing of a 2.1 MW expansion of a rooftop solar project for Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas; the combined 8.3 MW project is the largest rooftop solar array in the U.S.
Rockland Capital, LLC — acquisition of an 85 MW combined cycle cogeneration facility located in Nevada and a 121 MW dual-fuel combined cycle facility in Florida from affiliates of Quantum Utility Generation, LLC
Lender syndicate — $1 billion project financing of a 674 MW combined-cycle power plant in Salem, Massachusetts
Lender syndicate — project financing of the 531 MW hydroelectric power project in Chile; deal was recognized with the 2013 Latin American Power Deal of the Year Award by Project Finance International