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Paul Hastings Advises Oak Hill Advisors in One of Largest-Ever Private U.S. Conservation-Focused Forest Investments

November 02, 2022

Paul Hastings LLP is advising Oak Hill Advisors L.P., a leading alternative investment firm, as leader of a strategic environmental investment alliance in Blue Source Sustainable Forests Company to acquire a 1.7 million-acre timberland portfolio, as well as definitive agreements to acquire an additional 200,000 acres for a total value of approximately $1.8 billion. In one of the largest private conservation-focused forest investments in U.S. history, the land will be sustainably managed forestland for climate mitigation.

Partner Kfir Abutbul is leading the Paul Hastings team, which also includes partners Peter Burke, Chris Carr, Scott Flicker, Lucas Rachuba, Max Rosenberg, and Josh Sternoff; and associates Jared Arcari, Nahal Bahri, Travis Caulfield, Claire Connor, Brady Lambeth, Shilpa Soundararajan and Hailey Ullmann.

Paul Hastings is at the forefront of the rapidly evolving energy transition industry and launched the firm’s Energy Transition and Infrastructure team in 2021 to advise energy industry participants and investors in their pursuit of growth while helping them navigate the fundamental changes reshaping the energy landscape, as the world works toward a low-carbon future.

More details on the transaction can be found here.

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