Eli G. Hunt

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Eli G. Hunt

Eli G. Hunt

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Biography

Eli Hunt is a Partner in the Firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Practice and a member of the Firm’s Energy and Infrastructure Group. Eli represents public and private companies, including private equity funds and strategic investors, in connection with mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, reorganizations and other general corporate matters. He has represented U.S. and non-U.S. companies in a wide range of industries and sectors, including energy, oil and gas, infrastructure, manufacturing, retail, technology, healthcare and services.

Eli’s experience prior to Simpson Thacher includes representing:

* Global Infrastructure Partners in multiple transactions, including its acquisition of a 50% interest in a natural gas gathering and processing joint venture with Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK), the formation and initial public offering of Access Midstream Partners, L.P. (ACMP), the acquisition of CHK’s interests in ACMP, the $2.16 billion acquisition by ACMP of a portfolio of midstream assets, the $5.99 billion sale of GIP’s interests in ACMP to the Williams Companies Inc., GIP’s $850 million 25% equity investment in Freeport LNG and GIP’s $1.4 billion sale of its 50% stake in the 680-mile Ruby interstate natural gas pipeline to Veresen Inc.
* Siemens AG in multiple transactions, including its acquisitions of Mentor Graphics for approximately US$4.5 billion and Dresser-Rand for approximately US$7.6 billion, its US$970 million acquisition of CD-adapco, the sale of its water technologies group to AEA for €640 million, and its approximately €120 million investment in Bentley Systems
* Multiple clients, including First Reserve, BlackRock, D.E. Shaw, Carlyle Power, Terra-Gen and others, in various transactions involving the purchase and sale of power projects
* OnyxPoint Global Management LP in its investment and recapitalization of Sable Permian Resources LLC, together with Sable Management, LLC and The Energy & Minerals Group
* BC Partners in the $2.8 billion acquisition of CenturyLink’s data center and colocation business in combination with Medina Capital’s security and data analytics portfolio
* Consolidated Edison in the formation of an approximately $2 billion joint venture with Crestwood Equity Partners
* Occidental Petroleum Corporation in its acquisition of substantially all of SandRidge Energy, Inc.’s Piñon field exploration and production and midstream assets
* Safeway in its $9 billion sale to Albertsons
* The Independent Committee of Brookfield Renewable Power Fund in its US$13 billion combination with the power generating assets of Brookfield Renewable Power Inc., to create Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners L.P.
* Catterton in the formation with LVMH and Group Arnault of L Catterton, a global consumer-focused investment fund operating across North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America with assets under management of greater than US$12 billion
* Aquiline Capital Partners in multiple transactions, including the acquisition of Worley Claims Services and Engs Commercial Finance, as well as Aquiline’s investment in Virtus Partners and in the sale of Conning Holdings Corp. to Cathay Life Insurance Co, Ltd

Eli received his J.D. from the New York University School of Law and his B.A. from the University of Rochester. He is admitted to practice in New York.

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Eli G. Hunt
Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP
Education
JD
Class of 2002

Founded in 1835, New York University School of Law has a record of academic excellence and national scholarly influence. One of the first law schools to admit women, it has been long committed to welcoming students of diverse backgrounds, people who had been discriminated against by many other institutions. Located on the University's campus in Greenwich Village, NYU Law has been a leader, and continues to be, in areas such as law and business, clinical education, public service, interdisciplinary colloquia and global studies.

BA
Class of 1999

The University of Rochester is a private, nonsectarian, research university in Rochester, New York, United States. The university grants undergraduate and graduate degrees, including doctoral and professional degrees. The university has six schools and various interdisciplinary programs. The University of Rochester is noted for its Eastman School of Music. The university is also home to the Institute of Optics, founded in 1929, the first educational program in the US devoted exclusively to optics. Rochester's Laboratory for Laser Energetics is home to the second most energetic fusion laser in the world.

Career History
Partner
2004 - Current

Latham & Watkins LLP is a full-service law firm. The firm offers services in the areas of finance, litigation, tax, banking, life sciences, private equity, real estate, government relations, employment law, and outsourcing. The firm practices in a spectrum of transactional, litigation, corporate, and regulatory areas. Latham & Watkins was established in 1934 and is based in New York, New York.

Partner
Current

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP provides legal services. Established in 1884, the firm provides coordinated legal advice on corporate transactions and litigation matters in industries which include financial services, insurance, power and natural resources, consumer products, services, technology, telecommunications, media, pharmaceuticals and healthcare industries. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the firm's practice.

Transactions
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Aqua America, Inc. issued . USD Common Stock

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Aqua America, Inc. purchases Peoples Natural Gas Co. LLC from SteelRiver Infrastructure Partners LP

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Siemens AG purchases Dresser-Rand Group, Inc.

Awards & Honors
2015
M&A Advisor - 40 Under 40, Legal Advisor
Admitted to the New York Bar
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