Mobile Energy Services Company: Ownership And Contractual Structures

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FIE445 – Take-home Exam Esty, Case n°18: “Mobile Energy Services Company” Candidate numbers: 8 and 17 Question 1: Ownership and contractual structures Following the restructuration of Scott Paper and the subsequent acquisition of the energy complex by the Southern Company, a heavy contractual framework was displayed in order to try to secure the relationships between the parties. The diagram below encompasses the most notable elements of this framework, with respect to the ownership of the Mobile Energy Services Company (MESC) and its agreements with other parties. * MESC LLD was acquired by the Southern Company after a bidding process, through two of its (fully owned) subsidies: MESC Holding Incorporated and Southern Electric International. The acquisition was financed with a bridge loan of $350 million, which is now to be repaid with the issuance of mortgage and tax-exempt bonds. The newly bought energy complex was legally established as a Limited Liability Company, meaning the MESC would be a separated entity (though being fiscally integrated) and that its upcoming bonds will hence be nonrecourse to the Southern Company (through its subsidies). The MESC is thus a…show more content…
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