Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised DIF Capital Partners (DIF), through its fund DIF Infrastructure VI, on its acquisition of Bernhard, LLC (Bernard) the largest privately-owned Energy-as-a-Service solutions company in the United States, from an affiliate of Bernhard Capital Partners.
DIF is a leading global independent fund manager, with more than €9.0 billion in assets under management across nine closed-end infrastructure funds and several co-investment vehicles. DIF has invested in more than 100 public-private partnership projects over the past 16 years in sectors such as healthcare, government and education, where the provision of energy, management of energy systems and efficiency of outputs are often a key feature of projects.
The White & Case team that advised on the transaction was led by partners Dolly Mirchandani in New York and Steven Tredennick in Houston; and included counsel Claire Watson, and associates Evelyn Balassiano, Terrel Ferguson, Jesse Fleck, Mallika Singh, Josh Ryu, and Tom Robinson (Project Development and Finance), partner Henrik Patel, associates Anthony Veveakis and Peter Shelburne, and counsel Kenneth Barr (Employee Compensation & Benefits), partner Seth Kerschner (Environmental), partner Arlene Arin Hahn (Intellectual Property), counsel Joshua Weedman and associate Charlie D’Oria (Commercial Litigation), partner Adam Cieply and associates Anthony Johnson and Katherine Dineen Smith (M&A), associate Christian Berger (Real Estate) in New York; partner Andrew Kreisberg (Tax) in Los Angeles; associates Devon Yamauchi, Kemar Brown, Helen Xiang (M&A), and Lane Ransom (Project Development and Finance) in Houston; partner David Pezza, counsel Amy Kurland and associate Rachel Silverman (Real Estate) in Chicago; partners Karalyn Mildorf and Farhad Jalinous, and associate Ashley Williams (Trade), Rebecca Farrington (Antitrust), Daniel Levin (White Collar), counsel Paul Pittman (Litigation), partner Daniel Hagan, and associates John Forbush (Project Development and Finance) and Daniela Huerta Garcia (Antitrust) in Washington, DC; associate Natalie So (Debt Finance) in Hong Kong; and partner Strati Sakellariou-Witt and associate Iakovos Sarmas (Antitrust) in Brussels.
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