Michael Shenberg is a partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at White & Case, based in the New York Office.
A recognized leader in his field, Michael focuses on energy M&A, capital markets and financing transactions.
He has represented financial and strategic investors in numerous deals involving the purchase or sale of energy assets, including large portfolios, single-asset deals and joint ventures. Additionally, Michael advises energy company clients on financings including restructurings and corporate and commercial matters.
Michael received his JD from New York University School of Law, cum laude, Member, Order of the Coif, Note Editor, New York University Law Review, in 1985 and his BA from Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey, in 1982.
Michael is listed as a leading individual for Energy and Conventional Power in Chambers USA (2018) and for M&A in Legal 500 USA (2018).
Recent matters include the representation of:
- Calpine Corporation in its US$17 billion sale to Energy Capital Partners, an energy-focused private-equity firm, and a consortium of investors including Access Industries and Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board.
- Macquarie Infrastructure Corp. in its sale of Bayonne Energy Center, a power generation facility in Bayonne, New Jersey.
- Cogentrix Energy Power Management, LLC, a leading independent power producer and portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, in its sale of Red Oak Power, LLC, the US-based owner and operator of combined cycle electricity generating facility, to Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Inc.
- Calpine Corporation in its US$1.05 billion acquisition of Noble Americas Energy Solutions, LLC (NAES), the nation's largest independent supplier of power to commercial and industrial retail customers.
- Dynegy Inc. in its US$119 million sale of two intermediate gas-fueled plants located in Dighton and Milford, Massachusetts to a subsidiary of Starwood Energy Group Global.
- Dynegy Inc., in its US$2.8 billion acquisition of ownership interests in certain Midwest generation assets from Duke Energy Corp.
- IFM Investors, a global fund manager, in the sale of Essential Power, a 1,767 net MW power generation portfolio with headquarters in Princeton, New Jersey to The Carlyle Group.
- Calpine Corporation in its US$500 million acquisition of the Granite Ridge Energy Center, a 745 MW combined-cycle, gas-fired power plant located in Londonderry, New Hampshire.
- Global Infrastructure Partners in the acquisition of the principal holdings of Competitive Power Ventures.