April 20, 2011 Newsletter

Topics: $402M Closed For DCE; TCSA Finance Boot Camp a Success 
MEDC Assists With $40.2M in Financing for Dallas Clean Energy McCommas Bluff, LLC

DCE bonds will produce renewable energy

Dallas Clean Energy McCommas Bluff, LLC (or "DCE"), a subsidiary of Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (Nasdaq: CLNE) issued $40.2 million in tax-exempt bonds, to finance improvements and expansion of the landfill gas processing facility at the McCommas Bluff landfill outside of Dallas. CDA served as the financial advisor to the Mission Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), the conduit issuer on the transaction.

Read Clean Energy's full press release on the event.

TCSA Finance Boot Camp a Success

On April 5-6, CDA was pleased to sponsor the networking reception of the Texas Charter School Association's Finance Boot Camp training event, held in Duncanville, Texas at Advantage Academy's training facility. Earlier in the day during the workshop sessions, CDA President Lee McCormick co-presented on the topic of financing charter facilities in a difficult market.

Afterward, Matt Abbott of TCSA reported on the association's blog that, "Outside of the TCSA Annual Charter Schools Conference, this event was the largest ever gathering of charter leaders in the DFW area."

CDA is honored to be able to support the work of Texas charter schools as well as TCSA. If you or a client is involved in charter school facility financing and would like to discuss the current market, please get in touch.

8 Strategies for Hospital Borrowers in 2011

The April 2011 issue of the magazine of the Healthcare Financial Management Association features an article worth a look for those affiliated with health facilities finance. 

"Given the likelihood that volatility and unexpected events will continue to challenge the capital markets, healthcare borrowers should implement the following strategic responses..."

                —read "8 Strategies for Hospital Borrowers in 2011" in full


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