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Brett M. Santoli
Brett M. Santoli
Partner — Finance
Partner — Finance

Brett M. Santoli

Brett M. Santoli
New York

The Grace Building
1114 Avenue of the Americas
32nd Floor
New York, NY 10036

start quote symbolI have a broad base of experience in the finance area — there's very little I haven't seen and done. I draw on that experience when structuring deals for my clients to think through complicated problems and anticipate variables and outcomes.end quote symbol
Brett M. Santoli

Experience Highlights

  • An issuer in a $1.061 billion private placement to finance a cross border pipeline (2014 IJGlobal North America Project Bond Deal of the Year)

  • An offshore drilling company in a $1.25 billion Term Loan B and super-priority revolving facilities (Marine Money Offshore 2013 Refinancing Deal of the Year)

  • A borrower in the development and bridge financing of an approximately $5 billion natural gas pipeline

  • A borrower in $1 billion project financing of two ultra-deepwater drillships

  • A borrower in the project financing of a $250 million sugar cane ethanol plantation and port facility in Peru (Project Finance Magazine 2010 Latin American Biofuels Deal of the Year)

  • A major quick-serve restaurant franchisor in a $950 million minority recapitalization transaction

  • An offshore drilling company in a $1.25 billion Term Loan B and super-priority revolving facilities (Marine Money Offshore 2013 Refinancing Deal of the Year)

  • A borrower in a $1 billion construction and acquisition of two ultra-deepwater drillships

  • The Lenders in a $300 million revolving facility secured by eight offshore support vessels

  • A borrower in a $45 million multi-draw term loan for financing the acquisition of four vessels

  • A borrower in a $100 million construction financing of eight marine service vessels

  • A borrower in a $200 million acquisition financing of a public Norwegian subsea services company

  • An E&P company in a $5.0 billion reserve-based credit facility

  • An E&P company in a $1.5 billion reserve-based credit facility

  • An E&P company in a $900 million reserve-based credit facility

  • An oilfield services company in a $375 million Term Loan B facility

  • An oilfield services company in a $215 million term loan and revolving credit facility

  • An oilfield services company in a $150 million unsecured bridge facility

  • An oilfield services company in receivables borrowing base credit facility

  • An E&P company in a $150 million reserve-based credit facility

  • An issuer in a $1.061 billion private placement to finance a cross border pipeline (2014 IJGlobal North America Project Bond Deal of the Year)

  • A borrower in the $550 million project financing of a transmission line crossing three states

  • A borrower in the project financing of a bridge

  • A lender in the project financing of a domestic soybean biodiesel and crush facility

  • A lender in the term loan financing of three soybean biodiesel facilities in Colorado and New Jersey

  • The lead arranger and underwriter in the project financing of a gas-fired cogeneration facility in Texas

  • A borrower in the development and bridge financing of an approximately $5 billion natural gas pipeline

  • A borrower in the project financing of a $250 million sugar cane ethanol plantation and port facility in Peru (Project Finance Magazine 2010 Latin American Biofuels Deal of the Year)

  • A lender in the project financing of a cross-border transit tunnel connecting Canada and the United States

  • A borrower in $200 million project financing of a greenfield gas pipeline connecting gas fields to a liquefaction facility in Trinidad and Tobago

  • Lead arrangers and underwriters in the refinancing of project financing of cross-border gas pipeline in Canada and the United States

  • Lead arrangers and underwriters in the project financing of a gas compression platform in Mexico

  • The lead arranger and underwriter in the project financing of a gas-fired cogeneration facility in Illinois

  • The lead arranger and underwriter in the project financing of a greenfield gas-fired cogeneration facility in Colombia

Credentials

  • Cornell Law School, J.D. with specialization in International Legal Affairs, 1998
  • Colby College, B.A., Government and Classical Civilization magna cum laude, 1995
  • Legal 500 U.S., Energy: Renewable/Alternative, 2017; Project Finance, 2013 and 2014; Finance: Commercial Lending, 2019–2021
  • Selected to the New York Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2013
  • IFLR1000, 2020
  • Member: American Bar Association
  • New York
  • “Hot Topics in Offshore Capital Markets,” 7th Annual Houston Offshore Finance Forum, May 2017 (moderator)