KAAM SAHELY

Partner

Vinson & Elkins

Kaam represents private equity and special situations funds, developers and other participants in complex energy, infrastructure and industrial investments and projects. He practices in the areas of project development and finance, mergers and acquisitions, complex structured transactions and joint ventures. Kaam has a very active renewables practice and represents a number of the key investors in the U.S., including large scale solar projects.

Kaam’s recent experience includes his representation of Global Atlantic Financial Group in the $1.175 billion acquisition from Southern Power of a 33 percent minority interest in its solar portfolio (comprised of 26 operating solar facilities representing approximately 1.7 gigawatts of capacity), and Goldman Sachs Asset Management in the $350 million acquisition from Marina Energy, a subsidiary of Southern Jersey Industries, of its solar portfolio comprised of 76 distributed solar energy projects with total capacity of 204 MW. Kaam has been recognized by Chambers Global for Projects (USA) in 2016 and 2017 and Legal 500 U.S. for Energy – Renewable/Alternative in 2018, Project Finance in 2012-2015, 2017 and 2018, and Construction in 2012, 2014-2015, 2017 and 2018.

Kaam is co-head of the V&E Energy Transactions and Projects practice group.

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