Gibson Dunn

Law360, New York (March 22, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- When Hawkeye Renewables LLC sought to complete the first greenfield project financing deal of an ethanol facility using a Term-B loan, it turned to Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP.

Financing deals involving ethanol with second term loans were uncommon before the February 2005 Hawkeye transaction because of the volatility of commodity prices. Ethanol, an alternative fuel produced through crops and added to gasoline, is dependent on the market prices of corn and oil.

Gibson Dunn closed a $185 million Term-B loan facility led by Credit Suisse...
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