Energy Capital Partners’ $17 billion take-private of one of the largest natural gas generators in the U.S. (with 80 natural gas and geothermal power plants representing 26 GW in total capacity) was named Private Equity International Infrastructure Investor’s North American Deal of the Year, edging out CPPIB’s C$1.75 billion joint venture with Enbridge Inc. and Transurban’s acquisition of a toll road in Montreal, Canada. Energy Capital Partners was also ranked in the top 3 Energy Infrastructure Investors in North America for 2018.

In addition, the Calpine transaction was named the Best Upper-Market Deal by the Private Equity Wire readership for the Private Equity Wire 2019 Awards. Energy Capital Partners was also voted Best Infrastructure Management Firm of the Year by the same group.