Stephanie Pindyck Costantino Talks Domestic Oil and Gas M&A with The Deal
Structuring an MLP Finance
Jaffe Sees 'A Lot' of IPOs in 2013 'Pipeline'
The number of days until the U.S. House of Representatives returns from August recess. The Senate is in this week to tackle procedural motions for legislation related to cybersecurity and Planned Parenthood. The Senate is...more
On June 24, 2015, the Master Limited Partnership Parity Act (S. 1656) was reintroduced in the House and the Senate. The legislation would provide investors in renewable energy projects with tax breaks that are currently...more
Over the past several months we’ve seen a rise in mergers and acquisitions among midstream energy firms. A variety of factors will likely push more firms to consider M&A, but one factor stands out: new regulations surrounding...more
The Treasury Department (Treasury) and the Internal Revenue Service (Service) have issued proposed tax regulations (Proposed Regulations) that provide guidance on, and significantly scale back, the types of activities...more
Widely held partnerships are a significant source of funding for oil, gas and certain natural resources projects, but the publicly traded partnership (“PTP”) rules can cause such partnerships to be treated as corporations for...more
On May 5, 2015, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) released proposed regulations that, if finalized, would provide guidance on qualifying income from minerals and natural resources activities for master limited partnerships...more
On May 6, 2015, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published proposed regulations [REG-132634-14], which if finalized would clarify that income from certain oil and natural gas fracturing (“fracking”) services is “qualifying...more
On Wednesday (May 6th, 2015), the Treasury Department published proposed regulations under Section 7704(d)(1)(E) of the Internal Revenue Code that define qualifying activities of publicly-traded partnerships with respect to...more
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued proposed regulations addressing master limited partnership (MLP) qualifying income under Section 7704(d)(1)(E) of the Internal Revenue Code. This Locke Lord QuickStudy...more
In this post-trial opinion, the Delaware Court of Chancery determined that a general partner breached a limited partnership agreement in connection with a “drop-down” transaction. The Court held that the partnership’s...more
On May 5, 2015, the Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued proposed regulations that provide much-anticipated guidance on the scope of qualifying income under Section 7704(d)(1)(E) of the...more
On Tuesday, May 5, 2015, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) released proposed regulations defining qualifying income for Master Limited Partnerships (“MLPs”). MLPs are publicly traded partnerships that are taxed as a...more
Proposed regulations seek to provide rules for determining MLP qualifying income from certain activities and services performed with respect to minerals or natural resources.
On May 5, 2015, the Internal Revenue...more
Today, the IRS released anxiously awaited proposed regulations defining qualifying income for publicly traded partnerships, usually referred to as “master limited partnerships” (MLPs). ...more
On May 5, 2015, the IRS issued proposed regulations that provide guidance on whether income from activities with respect to minerals or natural resources is qualifying income for publicly traded partnerships (MLPs). The...more
Sponsors generally form a yieldco or a master limited partnership (MLP) because the structure of these permanent capital vehicles allows for the issuance of equity to investors at a lower cost of capital, providing a...more
On April 20, 2015, the Delaware Court of Chancery issued a post-trial opinion in the case In Re: El Paso Pipeline Partners L.P. (C.A. No. 7141-VCL), finding El Paso Pipeline GP Company LLC, the general partner (GP) of El Paso...more
Since the first wind deal utilizing a partnership in 2003 (also known as a “partnership flip,” a “pre-tax after-tax partnership,” or a “wind safe harbor partnership structure”), there has been a constant evolution of...more
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On Monday, February 2, President Obama formally released his 2016 budget proposal and, as expected, it contained numerous changes to the Internal Revenue Code. ...more
In the past few years, many energy companies with investments in renewable energy projects have considered forming “yieldcos,” with five formations in 2013 and 2014. A yieldco is a growth-focused public company, typically...more
Yesterday, Sol-Wind filed its S-1 with the Securities & Exchange Commission for its listing on the NYSE. Its ticker symbol will be SLWD.
Here is a link to my structure diagrams for Sol-Wind and comparisons of it to a...more
The market’s notable uptick in MLP-to-MLP M&A activity, often preceded by an acquisition of the target MLP’s general partner, follows a trend we recently identified.
At least five MLP M&A transactions have been...more
Amanda Levin, senior writer at The Deal, sat down with Stephanie Pindyck-Costantino, of counsel at Pepper Hamilton LLP, to talk about the robust domestic oil and gas M&A scene.
The Bakken shale play has been of great...more
MLP merger and acquisition activity can take a number of different forms to unlock value for sponsors and unitholders.
In the first half of 2014, master limited partnership (MLP) mergers and...more
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