Andy Savage



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Andy is a Partner in the Corporate practice based in London. Andy’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity transactions.

Andy’s practice covers a number of sectors, but he has particular experience advising on energy, infrastructure and telecoms transactions (including telecoms infrastructure transactions). He advises on both domestic and cross-border transactions and he has been involved in numerous emerging markets transactions, including in Africa.

Prior to joining Watson Farley & Williams Andy practiced at Norton Rose Fulbright LLP and Vinson & Elkins RLLP.

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    Andy’s experience includes advising:
    • Blue Energy, a UK based renewable energy investor and developer,  in connection with the disposal of a portfolio of windfarms with a total capacity of 149 MW to funds managed by Octopus Investments.
    • The lenders to Chrysaor (backed by EIG Partners) on the corporate aspects of Chrysaor’s proposed purchase of certain of Shell’s North Sea assets for a consideration of up to US$3.8bn.
    • OMV AG and OMV Exploration & Production GmbH on the sale of 100% of the shares in its wholly owned subsidiary OMV (U.K.) Ltd to Siccar Point Energy Limited (backed by Blackstone Energy Partners and Blue Water Energy) for a consideration of up to US$1bn.
    • Soros Fund Management and Albright Capital Management in connection with the US$855m sale of APR Energy, a global provider of turnkey temporary power generation services, to Horizon Acquisition Company plc, a London Stock Exchange listed acquisition vehicle founded by Hugh Osmond, the private equity investor. The transaction was effected by way of a reverse takeover.
    • Orange SA on BT’s £12.5bn acquisition of EE Ltd.
    • A consortium of international financial investors, comprising Egyptian-American Enterprise Fund, Helios Investment Partners (Helios, acting on behalf of funds it advises) and the MENA Long-Term Value Fund in relation to a conditional agreement to acquire a majority stake in Fawry, the leading electronic bill and payment platform in Egypt. The purchase price valued Fawry at approximately US$100m.
    • RWE NPower Renewables in relation to the disposal of a pipeline of 10 onshore wind projects to the German fund, Renerco.
    • Vattenfall AB in relation to the recommended cash takeover offer for Eclipse Energy (UK) plc, the owner of the Ormonde offshore wind and gas project.
    • Etisalat Nigeria on the sale and leaseback of its telecommunications towers to IHS Holding (the transaction was awarded IJ Global African Telecoms Infrastructure Deal of the Year 2014).
    • Various telecoms infrastructure companies, mobile network operators and lenders on the proposed acquisitions, disposals and leaseback arrangements of telecommunications towers in various African and Middle Eastern countries.
    • Helios Investment Partners portfolio company on the acquisition of a 29.4% shareholding in Eland Oil & Gas Plc, an AIM listed oil and gas company with interests in Nigeria.
    • A Helios Investment Partners portfolio company on its acquisition of Multi-Links Telecommunications Ltd, a Nigerian telecoms operator, from Telkom SA.
    • Funds advised by African Infrastructure Investment Managers (a joint venture between the Macquarie Group and Old Mutual Investment Group) on its equity investment in Cenpower Generation Company Ltd the owner of the Kpone Independent Power Plant in Ghana, which, when constructed, will be a 340 MW combined cycle gas turbine power plant and one of the largest IPPs in Ghana.
    • Vattenfall AB in connection with its investment in a Liberian biomass production facility together with the shareholder arrangements with the project developer and the offtake arrangements.
    • A US clean energy fund on a joint venture in relation to the development of solar projects in Eastern Europe.

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