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About Ben

Ben Martin has experience assisting clients throughout a legal entity’s life-cycle, from its incorporation and establishment of governance procedures to its termination through merger, conversion or other business combination. 

His M&A experience includes the representation of public companies, private investment firms and private companies in the acquisition and sale of public and private companies. In his M&A experience, he has coordinated with financial advisors to the firm’s clients to help manage robust auction processes in search of the most attractive disposition opportunity. He has also assisted clients in their investment in strategic joint ventures.

Ben has also represented issuers in various securities offerings that have collectively raised more than $8 billion.

Experience

Recent Notable Matters

Bluescape Resources Company LLC — investment by BRC Special Situations III LLC, a subsidiary of Bluescape Resources Company LLC, in FirstEnergy Corp.

Holly Energy Partners, L.P. — representing Holly Energy Partners, L.P. in an IDR simplification transaction that will eliminate the incentive distribution rights held by its general partner and convert its general partner interest into a non-economic general partner interest in exchange for the issuance of common units of Holly Energy valued at $1.25 billion

Merchants' Choice Payment Solutions — represented Delta Card Services Inc., the holding company for Merchants’ Choice Payment Solutions, in an acquisition of substantially all the assets of MCPS by Paysafe Group plc for $470 Million

VTTI Energy Partners LP — represented the Conflicts Committee of the Board of Directors of the general partner of VTTI Energy Partners LP in a merger agreement between VTTI Energy Partners LP and VTTI B.V. pursuant to which VTTI B.V. will acquire, for cash, all of the outstanding publicly held common units of VTTI Energy Partners LP

Midcoast Energy Partners, L.P. — represented the Conflicts Committee of the Board of Directors of the general partner of Midcoast Energy Partners, L.P. in a merger agreement between MEP and Enbridge Energy Company, Inc., an indirect subsidiary of Enbridge Inc., whereby EECI will acquire, for cash, all of the outstanding publicly held common units of MEP

DCP Midstream, LLC — 50/50 joint venture between Phillips 66 and Spectra Energy, in a transaction combining all of the assets and debt of DCP Midstream, LLC with DCP Midstream Partners, LP. The combination creates the largest gathering and processing master limited partnership in the United States with a pro-forma enterprise value of approximately $11 billion

Specified Air Solutions — a portfolio company of The Sterling Group, in is acquisitions of PoolPak International LLC and Dectron Inc.

Phillips 66 Partners — entry into a 50/50 joint venture with Plains All American Pipeline to own and operate the STACK Pipeline, which will transport crude oil from Oklahoma’s STACK play to Cushing, Oklahoma

The Sterling Group — acquisition of North American Industrial Services, an industrial maintenance company

Dexter Axle Company — a portfolio company of The Sterling Group, in its acquisition of AL-KO Vehicle Technology (VT) from AL-KO Kober SE and various other related add-on acquisitions

Universal Fiber Systems — acquisition by funds managed by HIG

Bluescape Energy Partners LLC — investment by Energy Strategic Advisory Services LLC (ESAS), a subsidiary of Bluescape Energy Partners LLC, in EXCO Resources, Inc.

The Sterling Group LP — acquisition of a manufacturer of bathtubs and showers and various related add-on acquisitions

Leading midstream MLP — $1 billion debt offering

Lufkin Industries, Inc. — a manufacturer of oilfield equipment and industrial gearboxes, in the company’s $3.3 billion sale to General Electric Co.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation — in multiple debt offerings

Credentials

Education

University of Virginia School of Law,
J.D.
2012
Louisiana State University,
B.A.
2008
magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

Texas

Languages

Conversational Spanish

News

News

Deal of the Week: Lots of Energy

May 3, 2013
Texas Lawyer - Houston Bureau

Insights

Noteworthy

Noteworthy

Thomson Reuters
Super Lawyers
Texas Rising Star, 2018
University of Virginia
Virginia Law & Business Review