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Monday, June 9, 2014
Oaktree to Expand Power Opportunities Strategy with Acquisition of Highstar Capital Team
Acquisition expands Oaktree's presence in $700 billion North American infrastructure space.. Read Full

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Ports America Announces Refinancing and Consolidation of Capital Structure
The Ports America Companies, successfully refinanced the debt facilities of both Ports America, Inc. and MTC Holdings, Inc. into a single, unified capital structure... Read Full

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Finding Funds to Improve US Infrastructure
Transportation advocates are hoping President Obama brings a sense of urgency to discussions about boosting infrastructure spending in his State of the Union address Tuesday... Read Full

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Aerostar Obtains Part 139 Operating Certificate From FAA and Makes $615 Million Initial Payment to PRPA
Milestone Public Private Partnership Clears Way for Modernization of Caribbean's Busiest Airport.. Read Full

Friday, July 20, 2012
PEI Article: Highstar team wins Puerto Rico airport
Highstar Capital and partner ASUR have been named private operator of Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. The consortium offered $615m upfront as well as $550m annually, plus investing $1.4bn to improve the airport... Read Full

Friday, July 20, 2012
InfraAmericas Article: Highstar Agrees to Acquire Veolia's US Solid Waste Unit for USD1.91bn
Infrastructure investor Highstar Capital has agreed to acquire Veolia Environnement's US solid waste business for USD1.91bn... Read Full

Friday, July 20, 2012
InfraAmericas Article: ASUR, Highstar Win Puerto Rico Airport Concession
Aerostar Airport Holdings has won a 40-year concession agreement for the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in Puerto Rico... Read Full

Thursday, July 19, 2012
Government of Puerto Rico Selects Highstar Capital and ASUR to Operate and Upgrade Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport in San Juan
Puerto Rico's Governor, Luis Fortuño, announced today that Aerostar Airport Holdings, LLC has been chosen to operate and lease the Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport... Read Full

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Star Atlantic Waste Holdings Announces Agreement to Acquire Veolia ES Solid Waste
Star Atlantic Waste Holdings II, L.P., a Highstar Capital portfolio company, today announced that it has reached an agreement to purchase Veolia ES Solid Waste, Inc. from Veolia Environmental Services North America Corp... Read Full

Thursday, January 19, 2012
Get Politics out of Infrastructure
At first glance, the impasse in Washington over the Keystone pipeline project is yet another battle in the struggle between the energy industry and environmentalists... Read Full

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
The Wall Street Journal Interview: The Case for an Infrastructure Bank
Christopher H. Lee on how politics is obstructing the need for more investment in infrastructure... Read Full

Saturday, January 7, 2012
The Baltimore Sun: Fixing transportation makes too much sense for Congress
Fixing transportation makes too much sense for Congress: Christopher Lee's plan to fix the roads and bridges and put millions of Americans to work.. Read Full

Friday, January 6, 2012
The Midday Weekly Review: Interview with Christopher H. Lee
The Maryland financier who has made the Port of Baltimore a thriving and expanding hub is trying to sell Congress on a $250 billion plan to modernize the nation's crumbling infrastructure and create millions of jobs... Read Full

Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Christopher H. Lee Huffington Post Op-Ed: A Lesson From Occupy Wall Street
The Occupy Wall Street demonstration that began in New York and evolved into a national phenomenon has faced setbacks recently, most notably the forced evacuation of protesters around the country... Read Full

Monday, December 26, 2011
Port Investor Offers Plan to Confront Joblessness
Financier asks Congress to speed infrastructure projects... Read Full

Monday, December 19, 2011
Roll Call: Lee and Medcalf: Invest in Infrastructure, Create 6 Million Jobs
A major reason the administration's infrastructure bill failed to pass was Democrats' insistence on taxing millionaires to pay for bridges and Republicans' refusal to allow new taxes for bridges or anything else... Read Full

Monday, November 7, 2011
Christopher H. Lee ABC TopLine Interview: U.S. Trails Brazil and China In Infrastructure
Christopher H. Lee, Founder and Managing Partner of Highstar Capital, is interviewed on ABC's Topline about how an infrastructure bank will get projects started quickly... Read Full

Sunday, October 30, 2011
Christopher H. Lee Op-ed in POLITICO: Memo to DC: Want jobs? Fund infrastructure
If the past months of gridlock and political gamesmanship are a reliable indicator of Washington's approach to moving America forward, President Barack Obama's infrastructure bill is dead on arrival... Read Full

Friday, October 28, 2011
Christopher H. Lee Huffington Post Op-Ed: Reconstructing the American Dream
The other night I dreamed of an inspired future for America. I saw a quintet of gleaming new passenger terminals at Chicago O'Hare, which as any traveler who has passed through this venerable airport's overburdened..... Read Full

Sunday, October 23, 2011
The Daily Caller Article: The case for a Fast-Track Infrastructure Board
Recognizing the critical importance of revitalizing America's decaying infrastructure in creating jobs and jump-starting our economy, the Obama administration recently announced..... Read Full

Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Christopher H. Lee Huffington Post Op-ed: A Game Changing Infrastructure Investment Strategy
Christopher Lee published this piece advocating the creation of a national infrastructure bank to finance greatly needed upgrades and expansions to this country's roads, rails, bridges, power grid, and other assests... Read Full

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Highstar Set to Acquire 1,147 MW of Contracted Natural Gas Power Generation in Arizona from LS Power
Highstar Capital has announced that it has reached agreement with LS Power to acquire 100% of the equity interests of the Arlington Valley and Griffith power generation plants located in Arizona... Read Full

Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Infrastructure Investor: Seagirt - North American Deal of the Year
The Infrastructure Investor 2010 awards are the result of a month-long, democratic voting process that canvassed the views of our readers on the firms and deals that they considered to be best-of-breed in almost 50..... Read Full

Friday, February 25, 2011
Christopher Lee Speaks at CSPAN's Roundtable
Highstar Capital Founder Christopher Lee and US Governors participate in a roundtable discussion on making states more competitive through innovative PPPs that leverage private capital to compete in the global economy... Read Full

Thursday, February 24, 2011
Project Finance: North American Logistics Deal of the Year 2010
The $245 million bond financing for Ports America's acquisition of the concession for the Seagirt was a much more sober process than the bank debt-fuelled ports acquisitions of the leveraged infra­structure finance..... Read Full

Thursday, February 10, 2011
Kinder Morgan, Inc. Prices Initial Public Offering
We are very pleased to announce that Highstar portfolio company Kinder Morgan, Inc. ("KMI") successfully priced its initial public offering today. This offering was the largest Private Equity-backed IPO..... Read Full

Monday, November 29, 2010
The Good News in Shipping
At bustling Seagirt Marine Terminal in Dundalk, construction crews are ahead of schedule in creating a 50-foot-deep berth. Dredging is mostly done, pilings are in, but bulkheads, rails and cranes are still to go..... Read Full

Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Kinder Morgan, Inc. Parent Files For Initial Public Offering
HOUSTON, Nov. 23, 2010 - Kinder Morgan, Inc. today announced that its parent company, Kinder Morgan Holdco LLC, has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial..... Read Full

Thursday, September 30, 2010
Public, Private Plans Rebuild States
President Barack Obama has put infrastructure at the top of the nation's agenda. His bold call for infrastructure innovation is critical to upgrading roads, railways, ports and airports around the country. Properly..... Read Full

Monday, September 27, 2010
Seagirt PPP Included in a Report on Infrastructure by the World Economic Forum
The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging leaders in partnerships to shape global, regional and industry agendas. Recently..... Read Full

Friday, September 3, 2010
Advanced Disposal Acquires Southland Sanitation And Expands Into South Carolina Marketplace
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., (September 3, 2010) - Advanced Disposal Services, Inc., a regional integrated environmental services company, completed the acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding securities of SSI..... Read Full

Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Interstate Waste Services Announces New CEO
RAMSEY, NJ--(Marketwire - July 27, 2010) - Interstate Waste Services announced the appointment of Michael de Castro as its new Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Interstate Waste Services, Mr. de Castro was..... Read Full

Monday, May 10, 2010
Joint Ventures: Combining Investment Smarts with Political Savvy, Christopher H. Lee '74 is Giving New Life to Seaports, Roads, Pipelines, and Airports
It was a sunny day in early March when a diverse group gathered amid the patchwork of colorful steel containers crowding the Seagirt Marine Terminal on Baltimore's southeastern waterfront. There were government..... Read Full

Thursday, March 25, 2010
Ports America Announces New CEO
Ports America Group (Ports America) announced today that its board of directors has named Michael F. Hassing as the company's president and chief executive officer. Hassing, 51, has served..... Read Full

Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Ports America Wins San Francisco Business Times' "Real Estate Deals of the Year" award in the Infrastructure Category
The Highstar Team is pleased to inform you that on March 24th, 2010, Ports America Outer Harbor was awarded the San Francisco Business Times' "Real Estate Deals of the Year" award in the Infrastructure category..... Read Full

Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Iridium and Skybitz to Launch Global Asset Tracking Solution
SkyBitz®, a leader in remote asset tracking and information management solutions, and Iridium Communications Inc., the only provider of truly global mobile satellite services (MSS), announce a strategic partnership..... Read Full

Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Siemens and Sustainable Energy Solutions Help Exxonmobil And Novolyte Tap Baton Rouge Landfill Gas
As renewable energy sources go, methane from a landfill might not have the glamour of some other contemporary sources, but the economic and environmental benefits still shine as brightly. Today, City of Baton Rouge..... Read Full

Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Ports America Chesapeake Successfully Closes 50-Year Lease and Concession Agreement To Operate and Upgrade The Seagirt Marine Terminal In Port of Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland - January 12, 2010: Ports America Group ("Ports America") today announced that its subsidiary Ports America Chesapeake ("PAC") has successfully closed on a 50-year lease..... Read Full

Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Statement from Governor Martin O'Malley On The Completion Of Seagirt Lease To Ports America
ANNAPOLIS, MD (January 12, 2010) - Governor Martin O'Malley issued this statement today following the successful completion of a 50-year lease and concession agreement with Ports America Chesapeake to operate..... Read Full

Monday, January 11, 2010
Deal Analysis: Seagirt Marine Terminal
Highstar Capital's lease of the Seagirt container terminal in the Port of Baltimore is the first major movement in the US ports sector since the cluster of container terminal and services acquisitions in 2007..... Read Full

Thursday, December 3, 2009
Yes, We Can
Much has been written this year about the role private equity can play in infrastructure. Worries about misalignments of interest, huge piles of debt and 'quick flips' of vital infrastructure assets..... Read Full

Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Christopher H. Lee CNBC Interview on Port America Group's Investment in the Port of Baltimore, MD
CNBC's Erin Burnett interviews Christopher H. Lee, Founder & Managing Partner of Highstar Capital regarding Ports America Group's investment in the Seagirt Marine Terminal in the Port of Baltimore, MD... Read Full

Saturday, November 21, 2009
Md. Agrees to 50-year Lease of State Portion of Baltimore Port
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Friday an agreement to give the nation's largest port operator control of the state-owned portion of the Port of Baltimore for the next 50 years..... Read Full

Saturday, November 21, 2009
O'Malley Announces Port Upgrade: Huge Public-Private Deal Gets Bentley's Backing
A deal in which a private contractor will invest hundreds of millions of dollars into the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore in return for a 50-year lease of Seagirt Marine Terminal received a strong endorsement..... Read Full

Saturday, November 21, 2009
Investor to Help Baltimore Port Prepare for Bigger Ships
A private investment group led by Highstar Capital has agreed to invest as much as $1.3 billion to expand the Port of Baltimore as ports in the eastern U.S. push to make changes needed to serve a new generation..... Read Full

Friday, November 20, 2009
Governor O'Malley Announces 50-Year Contract With Ports America To Operate Port Of Baltimore's Seagirt Marine Terminal
Baltimore, MD (November 20, 2009) - Governor Martin O'Malley today announced a 50-year agreement between the Maryland Port Administration (MPA) and Ports America Chesapeake that will allow the MPA to lease..... Read Full

Friday, November 20, 2009
Christopher Lee Announces Ports America's 50-Year Lease and Concession Agreement
Highstar Capital's Founder & Managing Partner, Christopher Lee, and Governor Martin O'Malley announce the 50-year lease and concession agreement between the Maryland Port Administration and Ports America Chesapeake... Read Full

Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Christopher H. Lee CNBC Interview on Ports America Group's Investment in the Port of Oakland, CA
CNBC's Erin Burnett interviews Christopher H. Lee, founder of Highstar Capital regarding Ports America Group's investment in the Port of Oakland, CA... Read Full

Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Port of Oakland Awards 50 Year Operating Concession to Ports America Affiliate
Oakland, California - March 3, 2009: Ports America Group (Ports America) today announced that Ports America Outer Harbor LLC (Ports America Oakland) has been selected by the Port of Oakland Board of Commissioners..... Read Full

Thursday, February 26, 2009
WSJ Article Featuring Christopher H. Lee: "Commission urges taxing drivers more"
WASHINGTON - The government should make it a lot more expensive for Americans to drive and should install devices in cars that levy a fee for every mile traveled, according to a report being released Thursday by a..... Read Full

Monday, December 22, 2008
Christopher H. Lee CNBC Interview on Infrastructure
"Infrastructure Gameplan".. Read Full

Friday, October 10, 2008
Highstar Capital Announces Closing of Sale of Interests in Intergen
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 10, 2008 Highstar Capital (Highstar) announced today that AIG Highstar Capital has completed its previously announced sale of a 50% interest in InterGen NV (InterGen) to GMR Infrastructure..... Read Full

Tuesday, June 24, 2008
AIG Investments & Highstar Capital Announce Sale of Interests in Intergen
NEW YORK, June 24, 2008 - AIG Investments and Highstar Capital (Highstar) today announced that AIG Highstar Capital II, L.P. (AIG Highstar II) and certain of its investment affiliates have agreed to sell their 50%..... Read Full

Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Intergen to Acquire Transalta Mexico Portfolio - Two Facilities Will Add 511 MW to Company's Mexican Portfolio
Burlington, MA, February 20, 2008 - InterGen announced today that it has executed a purchase agreement to acquire TransAlta Corporations 511 MW Mexico portfolio, consisting of two operating power plants, the 252 MW..... Read Full

Friday, December 21, 2007
Intergen Deal Wins 2007 IFR European High-Yield Bond of the Year Award
The Highstar Team is pleased to inform you that on December 15th, 2007, International Financing Review (IFR) announced in its Review of the Year 2007 issue, InterGen, N.V. will be awarded the 2007 IFR European..... Read Full

Friday, November 30, 2007
Utilities, Inc. Acquires Perkins Mountain Water Company and Perkins Mountain Utility Company
Northbrook, IL: Utilities, Inc. has announced the acquisition of Perkins Mountain Water Company and Perkins Mountain Utility Company, wholly owned subsidiaries of Rhodes Homes Arizona, LLC. These companies were formed..... Read Full

Friday, November 30, 2007
MTC Holdings Closes Acquisition of Multimodal Facility in Toluca, México
November 30, 2007 - MTC Holdings, a leading terminal operating company headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., announced today that it has completed the acquisition of an inland, multi-modal terminal facility..... Read Full

Thursday, November 8, 2007
PPL Partners with Vermont Landfill to Develop Renewable Energy Generating Facility
ALLENTOWN, Pa., Nov. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PPL Renewable Energy, a subsidiary of PPL Corporation , will develop and install a 4.8- megawatt methane-to-electricity power generation system at the Moretown Landfill..... Read Full

Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Skybitz Named #2 in The Deloitte Technology Wireless Fast 50 And #2 in The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 with 40,314 Percent Growth
SkyBitz Continues Awards Sweep for Wireless Innovation and Growth.. Read Full

Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Alabama Solid Waste Alliance Is Made: Advanced Disposal Services, Inc. & Arrow Disposal Services, Inc. Combine Operations
Jacksonville, FL & Birmingham, AL, June 5, 2007 - Advanced Disposal Services, Inc, a Southeast regional provider of integrated solid waste collection, transfer, and disposal services, announces the acquisition of..... Read Full

Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Kinder Morgan, Inc. Going-Private Transaction Closes
HOUSTON, May 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI) today announced that the acquisition of KMI by investors including Chairman and CEO Richard D. Kinder has closed. Additional investors in the..... Read Full

Wednesday, May 9, 2007
AIG Highstar Announces Sale of Its Interest in Northern Star Generation
NEW YORK, May 9, 2007 - AIG Global Investment Group today announced that AIG Highstar Capital, L.P. (Highstar) and certain of its affiliates have agreed to sell their 50% beneficial ownership interest in Northern..... Read Full

Friday, March 16, 2007
AIG Global Investment Group Closes The Acquisition of P&O'S U.S. Marine Terminal Operations from DP World
March 16, 2007 - AIG Global Investment Group ("AIGGIG") announced that it has completed the purchase of 100% of the stock P&O Ports North America ("POPNA") from P&O Holdings, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of global..... Read Full

Monday, December 11, 2006
AIG Global Investment Group Enters into Agreement to Purchase P&OS U.S. Marine Terminal Operations from DP World
Dubai, United Arab Emirates and New York, NY, December 11, 2006 - On December 10, 2006, a member company of AIG Global Investment Group entered into an agreement in Dubai to purchase P&O Ports North America (POPNA)..... Read Full

Saturday, August 26, 2006
Kinder Morgan, Inc. Enters into Agreement to Sell to Investor Group for $107.50 per Share
HOUSTON, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI) today announced it has signed a definitive merger agreement under which Chairman and CEO Richard D. Kinder, together with other members of..... Read Full

Wednesday, July 19, 2006
AIG Highstar Announces Recapitalization of Advanced Disposal Services, Inc.
New York, NY, July 19, 2006 - AIG Highstar Capital (Highstar) and Advanced Disposal Services, Inc. (Advanced Disposal) announce their agreement to recapitalize Advanced Disposal in a transaction valued at approximately.... Read Full

Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Ontario Teachers and AIG Highstar to Buy Intergen For $1.75 Billion
TORONTO (April 19, 2005): The Ontario Teachers Pension Plan has formed a joint venture with AIG Highstar Capital, L.P. to purchase InterGen N.V. and 10 of its power plants from Shell Generating (Holding) B.V. and..... Read Full

Monday, July 11, 2005
AIG Highstar Capital Agrees to Sell Its Interests
NEW YORK, July 11, 2005 - AIG Highstar Capital, L.P. (AIG Highstar Capital), a private equity fund sponsored by American International Group, Inc. (AIG) has agreed to sell its interests in the Stagecoach natural gas..... Read Full

Monday, July 11, 2005
AIG Highstar Capital Agrees to Sell Major Midwestern Gas Pipeline to GE Commercial Finance and Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec
NEW YORK - (BUSINESS WIRE) - July 11, 2005 - AIG Highstar Capital, L.P. (AIG Highstar Capital), a private equity fund sponsored by American International Group, Inc. (AIG) has agreed to sell the Southern Star Central..... Read Full

Tuesday, February 1, 2005
DLJ Merchant Banking Partners and AIG Highstar Capital, L.P. to Sell ARC Holdings
MONTVALE, NJ, February 1, 2005 - DLJ Merchant Banking Partners and AIG Highstar Capital, L.P. today announced that they have signed a definitive agreement to sell American Ref-Fuel Holdings Corp. (ARC Holdings) to..... Read Full

Monday, September 16, 2002
AIG Highstar to Acquire 6,049 Mile Midwest Natural Gas Pipeline System from Williams
NEW YORK - Sept. 16, 2002 - AIG Highstar Capital, L.P. (AIG Highstar), a private equity fund sponsored by American International Group, Inc. (AIG), has announced that AIG Highstar's wholly owned portfolio company..... Read Full