Pillsbury’s Aviator Wind Project Top 5 Finalists for M&A Deal of the Year

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LOS ANGELES, CA—As a part of its 18th annual awards program, Power Finance & Risk has shortlisted Pillsbury’s Aviator Wind project as among five finalists for its M&A Deal of the Year Award for 2020.

Energy/Infrastructure/Projects team partner Mona E. Dajani together with Renewables Co-Chair (with Mona Dajani) partner Jorge Medina in Los Angeles and Energy/Infrastructure/Projects partner Michael Reese in New York, represented CMS Enterprises in the purchase of the majority 51 percent stake in Aviator Wind Holdings, LLC, from Ares Management Corp.’s Infrastructure and Power division.

Located in Northwest Texas, Aviator Wind, once operational, will be the largest single phase wind project in the ERCOT area and the largest single-phase, single-site onshore wind project in the U.S. It is expected to include 191 wind turbines and a total power output of approximately 525 MW. The project has corporate power purchase agreements in place with Facebook and McDonald’s USA.


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