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Nicholas Venetz

Associate

555 17th Street, Suite 3200, Denver, CO 80202

Nick advises clients on corporate and transactional matters.  He focuses on mergers and acquisitions and project finance and development. 

Mergers and Acquisitions: Nick has helped clients successfully complete deals of all sizes and complexity, from helping entrepreneurs sell their businesses, to negotiating acquisitions and dispositions for large public companies, to representing clients on cross-border transactions.

Project Finance and Development: Nick also guides clients through all phases of the project lifecycle, and has helped his clients arrange development funding and project financing, structure joint ventures, negotiate power purchase agreements and construction agreements, and purchase and sell project companies and project assets.

Nick rounds out his practice by negotiating ISDA swap documentation to hedge interest rate, foreign currency and commodity price exposure.

Before he became a lawyer, Nick was an engineer and project manager, where he gained valuable experience in all phases of civil, commercial, and industrial construction. 

Experience

Mergers and Acquisitions Experience

Nick’s mergers and acquisitions experience includes asset and equity deals involving both strategic and financial buyers, and public company mergers and acquisitions.

Project Development & Finance Experience

Nick’s project development and finance experience is largely focused on the renewables industry and includes:

  • Joint development agreements
  • Engineering services agreements
  • Interconnection agreements
  • Power purchase agreements
  • Credit facilities
  • Engineering, procurement, and construction agreements
  • Turbine supply agreements

Client Results

  • Represented MarketPay Associates, LLC in its sale to PayScale, Inc., a Warburg Pincus portfolio company and the leader in modern compensation software solutions.

  • Represented Duke Energy Renewables in connection with the negotiation of an Engineering, Procurement and Construction Agreement for the second phase repowering of its 36 MW Notrees Battery Storage Facility, which is integrated into the company’s 153 MW Notrees wind-powered generation facility.

  • Represented REC Solar Commercial Corporation in the negotiation of an Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Agreement for a utility scale solar project under construction in Hawaii, and in connection with the preparation and negotiation of the underlying subcontracts, including the tracker purchase order, the contract for construction of the project substation, and the mechanical, electrical, and civil construction contracts.

  • Represented Duke Energy Renewables in connection with its acquisition of a 50% stake in Mesquite Creek Wind, a 211 MW wind generation facility in Texas, through its joint venture partnership with Sumitomo Corp. of Americas, and also in connection with the execution of the related service and operations and maintenance agreements.

  • Represented Duke Energy Renewables in connection with the execution of a balance of plant construction contract and turbine supply agreement for a 200 MW wind generation facility in Texas.

  • Represented Western Energy Partners in the negotiation of a joint development agreement to fund and govern the development of the Clean Path Energy Center, a combined natural gas and solar generation facility with a nominal capacity of 750 MW being developed in New Mexico.

  • Represented Truckee Gaming in its Acquisition of Three Northern Nevada Casinos

  • Represented Air Methods Corporation in its sale to an affiliate of American Securities for $2.5 billion.

  • Represented Centerra Gold in its Acquisition of Thompson Creek Metals.

  • Represented Tax Guard in the acquisition of the company by Falfurrias Capital Partners. Tax Guard provides proprietary data and services that help lenders accurately assess tax-related credit risk associated with potential borrowers.

Education

Bar Admissions

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • Colorado Bar Association, Member
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