The oil and natural gas drilling boom presents investment opportunities for the pipelines and processing facilities to bring energy products to market. Energy companies that have invested billions of dollars in leasing mineral rights seek partnerships and joint ventures with companies that will help them meet market demands. And as more shale formations become available for drilling, private equity firms around the world are exploring investment opportunities.

Benesch’s private equity attorneys represent private equity firms including leverage buyout firms, mezzanine funds, venture capital funds and portfolio companies located both domestically and off shore, in the acquisition, financing, operation and ultimate disposition of their assets and in the formation and ongoing operation of the fund itself. Specialties include corporate finance, subordinated lending, senior lending, second lien lending, securities, recapitalizations, buyouts, mergers and acquisitions and restructuring.