Baker McKenzie acted as lead legal adviser to HB2 Energy’s management team in connection with HB2 Energy’s partnership with Colony Capital Inc. to form a new energy-focused investment management platform. The new company will be named Colony HB2 Energy and will sponsor and manage third-party capital across a series of investment solutions providing investors more efficient forms of exposure to the upstream and midstream oil and gas industry. Colony HB2 Energy is led by President and CEO Michael Bertuccio, who brings nearly 30 years of industry experience and will lead the day-to-day operations, including acquisitions, development and asset management. 

The Baker McKenzie team advising HB2’s management team was led by Steven Canner and included Emily Harbison and Steven Schneider.

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