Global law firm Clifford Chance hired Kelley Bledsoe as counsel in Washington, D.C. Bledsoe’s practice focuses on strategic technology, outsourcing and commercial transactions that facilitate long-term business relationships and drive cost savings for clients.
Clifford Chance appointed Jason C. Ewart a partner in its global financial markets team as the firm expands its U.S. leveraged finance group. Ewart has 15 years of experience and has represented a variety of direct lenders, mezzanine funds and other financial institutions.
Jonathan Bobinger, partner at Clifford Chance, joined its new office in Houston. He joined seven new partners in Houston, along with Devika Kornbacher, Alex Leff and Tony Giustini who are relocating to support the expansion.
Clifford Chance appointed Ness Cohen managing partner of the New York office. Cohen’s practice focuses on real estate private equity and joint ventures as well as acquisitions, dispositions and financings involving real estate.
Clifford Chance advised Alter Domus, a provider of technology-enabled fund administration, debt capital markets and corporate services, backed by private equity house Permira, on its acquisition of Solvas from Deloitte & Touche.
Clifford Chance appointed Zarrar Sehgal, a partner at the firm, to serve as the head of the firm’s global asset finance group. Sehgal will lead the company’s 125-person international team of asset finance lawyers.
Clifford Chance advised Grenergy Renovables, a Spanish renewables groups, on its acquisition of a 60% stake in U.S.-headquartered solar project developer Sofos Harbert Renewable Energy (SHRE). The transaction closed in February 2023 and increases Grenergy’s stake in SHRE to 100%.
Acuity Knowledge Partners, a provider of high-value research, analytics and business intelligence to the financial services sector, advised by Permira, the global private equity firm, acquired a majority stake in the business from Equistone Partners Europe, a mid-market private equity investor.
International law firm, Clifford Chance, advised BlackRock in connection with a $150 million term loan facility for Puttshack, a tech-infused mini golf entertainment venue. The proceeds of the loan will support Puttshack’s rapid growth strategy in the United States.
International law firm, Clifford Chance, advised the U.S. Department of Energy Loan Programs Office on a $102.1 million loan to Syrah Technologies for the expansion of a facility producing material used in batteries for electric vehicles.