We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated self-starter to lead various commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and financings for LS Power’s Private Equity team based in our New York office. You will have both a meaningful role and an opportunity to develop professionally with the support of collaborative and experienced peers. You will support our commercial, M&A, financing and other corporate development activities.
Essential Job Functions:
Provide legal support to Private Equity team in a range of commercial transactions for portfolio companies
Lead mergers and acquisitions and other strategic transactions at all stages, including bids, performing due diligence, drafting and negotiating term sheets and definitive transaction documentation, and supporting consummation of transactions and post-closing integration.
Prepare and negotiate documentation relating to equity participation of Portfolio Company management teams.
Lead financing activities including refinancing of existing debt of portfolio companies.
Collaborate and build strong relationships with cross-functional teams, including finance, tax, regulatory, accounting, asset and energy management, and investor relations.
Qualifications and Education:
JD, with at least 6-8 years of experience handling complex M&A, financing and other corporate transactions in a demanding and innovative legal environment.
Energy/project finance and in-house experience preferred.
Ability to be the primary in-house attorney on M&A, finance and other corporate projects, including handling multiple transactions or projects simultaneously.
Ability to quickly assess business challenges, make timely, pragmatic recommendations under pressure and identify, prioritize and resolve issues quickly and independently while balancing legal risks against business interests.
Excellent communication, project management, negotiation and drafting skills.
Flexibility to assist the corporate legal team in its activities and its mission as needs arise.
Offers of employment to work in person at any of our Company offices are contingent upon a candidate submitting proof that he or she is fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Per CDC Guidance, people are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 ≥2 weeks after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or ≥2 weeks after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson [J&J]/Janssen). Candidates may request a medical or religious exemption to this requirement. To do so, please request, complete and return to Human Resources the applicable exemption request form(s)
LS Power is a development, investment and operating company focused on the North American power and energy infrastructure sector. Since its inception in 1990, LS Power has consistently been at the leading edge of the industry’s evolution, often introducing or commercializing new technologies and developing new markets. To date, LS Power has developed, constructed, managed or acquired more than 45,000 MW of power generation, including utility scale solar, wind, hydro, natural gas-fired and battery storage projects, and over 660 miles of transmission, for which it has raised in excess of $48 billion in debt and equity financing to support North American infrastructure. Additionally, LS Power actively invests in businesses and platforms focused on distributed energy resources, such as CPower Energy Management, Endurant Energy, EVgo, and Rise Light & Power.