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Calcasieu Pass awarded North American Deal of the Year

Calcasieu Pass funds modular LNG

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Venture Global was able to pull off the first major project financing for modular LNG construction in the US. A total of US$5.8bn was raised for Calcasieu Pass LNG

Arlington, Virginia-based Venture Global was founded in 2013 by Bob Pender and Michael Sabel. Pender previously served as a partner at Hogan Lovells and was co-leader of the firm’s global energy and natural resources team and chair of its project and international finance group for a decade. Sabel was previously executive vice-president of First Sierra Financial, a publicly-traded commercial finance company. Prior to that he was a managing director with Friedman Billings Ramsey & Co in the investment banking group, and vice-president, investment banking, with Sandler O’Neil & Partners.

The company set out to deliver LNG projects with a modular, mid-scale construction with the idea that they could be built quicker than the few that were coming to market at the time from Cheniere Energy and Freeport LNG.