Hull Street Energy buys Maxim Power natural gas plants

A recently-formed Hull Street Energy affiliate, Milepost Power Holdings, made the purchase for about $106 million

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Hull Street Energy bought an ownership interest in Maxim Power from Maxim Power Corp.

A recently-formed Hull Street Energy affiliate, Milepost Power Holdings, made the purchase for about $106 million.

The assets Milepost bought consist of Maxim Power's five natural gas-fired electric generation facilities in the United States.

Hull Street Energy, a private equity firm that invests in power generation assets and related businesses, established Milepost as part of its strategy to build and grow a presence in the North American middle market power sector.

As a result of this transaction, Milepost now owns 446 MW of flexible, dual fueled power generation assets in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Western United States.

"The formation of Milepost and its acquisition of the Maxim Power (USA) assets reflect our strategic focus on the investment opportunity created by the ongoing transition to more sustainable sources of electric power," said Sarah Wright, Managing Partner of Hull Street Energy. "As the North American power market becomes increasingly fragmented and decentralized, we are actively pursuing opportunities to acquire middle market power businesses and to enhance their value through asset optimization, customer base expansion and improved management. We believe the industry expertise, analytical capabilities and operational strength of our team will enable Hull Street Energy and Milepost to identify middle market assets and businesses that are positioned to thrive as the power generation sector continues its evolution."

"Due to its advantageous access to fuel and its location, the Milepost asset fleet provides critical reliability service to the power grid in New England. The fleet should be well-positioned as the New England region moves to integrate more intermittent renewable resources such as solar, wind and hydro into its supply mix," noted Mark Orman, a Partner at Hull Street Energy who is serving as Interim CEO of Milepost Power.

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips and Greenberg Traurig acted as legal counsel to Hull Street Energy on the transaction, and Eaton Partners is currently serving as placement agent for the firm.

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