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Baker Botts Represents El Paso Electric Company in $4.3 Billion Acquisition


Deal Description: El Paso Electric Company (NYSE:EE) Enters Agreement to Be Acquired by Infrastructure Investments Fund, an Investment Vehicle Advised by J.P. Morgan Investment Management Inc.

Target: El Paso Electric Company (NYSE:EE)

Outside Counsel to El Paso Electric Company:  Baker Botts L.L.P. 

Financial Advisors to El Paso Electric Company: Lazard

Other Party(s): Infrastructure Investments Fund (IIF) and Sun Jupiter Holdings LLC

Counsel to IIF and Sun Jupiter Holdings LLC: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Financial Advisors to IIF and Sun Jupiter Holdings LLC: BofA Merrill Lynch

Enterprise Value: Approx. $4.3 billion

Baker Botts Lawyers/Office Involved:

Corporate: Tim Taylor (Partner, Houston), Bill Lamb (Partner, New York), Carina Antweil (Senior Associate, Houston), Stephen Noh (Associate, Houston) and Emmie Proctor (Associate, Houston)

Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation: Rob Fowler (Partner, Houston) and Gabriela Alvarez (Associate, Houston)

Tax: Don Lonczak (Partner, Washington D.C.)


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