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Kfir Abutbul

Partner

New York

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Kfir Abutbul

Partner

New York

Kfir serves as the Head of U.S. Energy Private Equity and advises clients throughout the product offering for private equity transactions, including complex equity investments, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and workouts, structured equity products (including participating and non-participating preferred equity, convertible securities, holdco PIK investments and related complex products), leveraged buyouts and joint ventures. He has particular expertise with the energy transition throughout its various verticals including power generation, batteries and storage, critical minerals and related infrastructure and chemical and other ancillary businesses to the energy transition and decarbonization.

In addition, Kfir represents clients in a variety of sectors requiring deep expertise with private equity sponsors including mining, industrials, chemicals among others. He has advised global clients on transactions involving both U.S. and non-U.S. assets, including in Japan, Korea, Africa, Western Europe and the Middle East.

In 2022, he was selected to the prestigious Energy Editorial Board by Law360, and has been a recognized practitioner in Legal 500 for private equity and energy transition.

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Office

New York

1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York
NY 10020

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Qualifications

Professional

Registered Foreign Lawyer, England and Wales, 2024

Admitted to the New York Bar and Texas Bar

Academic

Columbia Law School, J.D. 2010

University College London, LL.B. 2010

Other noteworthy experience

Non-A&O experience includes advising:

  • Oak Hill Advisors on multiple transactions including:
    in connection with the USD1.8bn capital investment into Bluesource, in one of the largest ever sustainable forest platforms in the United States.
    in connection with its USD500m commitment of preferred equity to Bluesource.
  • Guggenheim Partners in connection with multiple transactions involving complex debt and equity commitments, including preferred equity investments totalling multiple billions USD.
  • Sandbrook Capital in multiple transactions, including its formation.
  • Morgan Stanley Private Credit in connection with multiple preferred equity transactions.
  • OnyxPoint Global Management in connection with its investments in Sable Permian Resources and related restructuring.
  • White Oak Global Advisors in connection with multiple complex transactions, including restructuring and distressed matters.
  • Irradiant Partners in connection with multiple transactions involving investments in the energy transition.
  • A consortium of multiple sponsors in connection with their preferred equity investment in veterinary business.
  • An undisclosed financial sponsor in its preferred equity commitments of over USD500m and debt commitments of over USD100m, in connection with the development and construction of multiple battery storage facilities in the United States.
  • A consortium of premier sponsors in connection with the recapitalization of Getronics and related new capital investments.

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