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Jonathan Mir

Lazard
Managing Director and Head of North American Power and Utilities

Mr. Mir is a Managing Director of Lazard, and is Head of the firm’s North American Power & Utilities Group; in addition, he serves as a member of the Firm’s Fairness Committee. Prior to joining Lazard in 2003, Mr. Mir was a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions Group of Merrill Lynch. 

Most recently, Mr. Mir has advised on the following matters (client in parentheses): purchase by Dynegy, in partnership with Energy Capital Partners, of Engie’s North American power generation portfolio (Dynegy), sale of ITC to Fortis (ITC), sale of the operating assets of Vivint Solar to TerraForm Power (Corporate Governance Committee of TerraForm Power), merger between Iberdrola USA and UIL (Iberdrola), sale of the operating assets of First Wind to TerraForm Power (Corporate Governance Committee of TerraForm Power), separation by NiSource into two public companies and MLP formation (NiSource), purchase by Dynegy of Duke Energy’s Ohio generation portfolio (Dynegy), purchase by Dynegy of the EquiPower generation portfolio from Energy Capital Partners (Dynegy), sale of Integrys to Wisconsin Energy (Integrys), sale of Ameren Energy Resources to Dynegy (Dynegy), strategic advisory in respect of First Solar (First Solar), strategic advisory in respect of the Long Island electric T&D system (New York State), sale of CH Energy Group to Fortis (CH Energy), Special Committee of the Board of Directors of SunPower (Independent Directors), restructuring of A123 Systems (A123), restructuring of LSP Batesville (LSP Batesville), sale of Central Vermont Public Service to Gaz Métro (Central Vermont Public Service), Dynegy’s restructuring process and strategic advisory (Dynegy), sale of Landys+Gyr to Toshiba (Landys+Gyr), merger of Progress Energy and Duke Energy (Progress Energy), Solyndra restructuring (U.S. Department of Energy), potential privatization or municipalization of the Long Island electric T&D system (LIPA), Duke Energy’s spin-off of Spectra Energy (Duke Energy), Verenium’s joint venture with BP (Verenium), PlaNYC (City of New York), National Grid’s acquisition of KeySpan (KeySpan), sale of Boston Generating to K Road Power (Boston Generating), restructuring of International Power’s U.S. subsidiary, American National Power (International Power) and various alternative energy financings.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Mir advised on the following matters: FPL’s merger with Entergy (terminated) (FPL), CP&L’s acquisition of Florida Progress Corporation (CP&L), sale of New England Electric System (“NEES”) to National Grid (NEES), NEES’ acquisition of Eastern Utilities (NEES).

Mr. Mir has also previously worked on a variety of transactions in areas such as Media & Entertainment and Healthcare, including: spin-off of Hughes Electronics from General Motors and associated investment in Hughes by News Corp. (General Motors), sale of Hughes Electronics by General Motors to EchoStar Communications (terminated) (General Motors), sale of Alza to Johnson & Johnson (Alza), sale of cable systems in Ohio and Massachusetts by Cablevision Systems Corporation (Cablevision Systems Corporation), purchase of MediaOne Group by AT&T (AT&T), purchase of TCA Cable TV by Cox Communications (Cox Communications) and the purchase of Nielsen Media Research by VNU (VNU).

Mr. Mir and his wife, Christine, reside in New York City with their two sons, Nicholas (9) and Alexander (7).

Lehigh University, B.A. in Economics with High Honors, Columbia Business School, M.B.A.