Lytch Gutmann represents public and private companies, master limited partnerships (MLPs) and special committees in a variety of corporate transactions, including stock and asset purchases and sales, joint ventures, mergers and other business combinations. She also provides counsel to private equity funds and their portfolio companies, along with management teams seeking private equity capital.
Lytch’s practice focuses on the midstream and upstream areas of the energy industry. Her recent experience includes acquisitions and divestitures of oil and gas pipelines and storage terminal facilities, water infrastructure assets, and other midstream companies and assets.
Lytch is ranked in Chambers USA for Texas Corporate/M&A (2021-2023), which notes that “she is a standout in her ability to quickly distill and draft to accommodate complicated and unique matters into workable deal documents. Her counsel and attention to detail have been key to our success.” (2022).
Recent Notable Matters
Kinder Morgan, Inc. — sale of a 25.5 percent interest in Elba Liquefaction Company, L.L.C. to an undisclosed financial buyer for approximately $565 million
Invenergy and energyRe — as project sponsors, in forming a consortium of investors that secured one of six leases in the New York Bight offshore wind auction
Sol Systems — minority investment from KKR to scale Sol Systems’ Impact + Infrastructure approach and the formation of a strategic partnership with a commitment from KKR of up to $1 billion to acquire shovel-ready solar development projects
Sixth Street — $700 million acquisition of equity interests in joint venture owning various energy products pipelines and related logistics assets
The Robert A. Welch Foundation — creation and funding of The Welch Institute, a $100 million joint venture with Rice University that will combine fundamental chemistry and materials science with the latest in machine learning and artificial intelligence to accelerate the discovery, design and manufacture of the next generation of materials with applications to new energy systems, sustainable water, space systems, telecommunications, manufacturing, transportation, security and more
COG Operating LLC — contributions of saltwater disposal wells and large-diameter produced water gathering pipelines in the Delaware Basin to Solaris Water Midstream, LLC in exchange for cash and equity in Solaris Midstream Holdings, LLC
TC Energy Corporation — approximately $1.275 billion sale of US midstream assets held by its subsidiary, Columbia Midstream Group, to a subsidiary of UGI Corporation
Altus Midstream Company and Altus Midstream LP — $625 million of preferred equity in a private placement and amend its revolving credit facility to $650 million
Equity Investors in CN Jackalope Holdings, LLC — $235 million preferred equity investment by CN Jackalope Holdings, LLC in Crestwood Niobrara LLC, led by Global Infrastructure Partners. The preferred investment was used in part to finance the acquisition by Niobrara of the remaining 50 percent interest in Jackalope Gas Gathering Services, L.L.C.
COG Operating LLC — a subsidiary of Concho Resources, Inc., in the sale of produced water assets in the southern Delaware Basin to WaterBridge Resources LLC
Global Infrastructure Partners — preferred equity investment of up to $200 million in Dos Rios Crude Intermediate LLC, a subsidiary of Noble Midstream Partners LP formed to hold Noble Midstream’s 30 percent equity interest in the EPIC Crude Pipeline, which is being designed with an initial capacity of 590 MBbl/d from the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford to the Gulf Coast
Halcón Resources Corporation — $325 million divestiture of water infrastructure assets across the Delaware Basin to a subsidiary of WaterBridge Resources LLC
Harvest Midstream Company — $1.125 billion acquisition from Williams Partners L.P. of certain assets in the Four Corners area, including over 3,700 miles of pipeline, two gas processing plants and a CO2 treating facility
Kinder Morgan, Inc. — sale of a 49 percent interest in Elba Liquefaction Company, L.L.C. to EIG Global Energy Partners
Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. — sale of 100 percent of the equity interests of Bluewater Natural Gas Holding, LLC to WEC Energy Group, Inc.
Kinder Morgan, Inc. — sale of a 50 percent interest in Utopia pipeline project to Riverstone Investment Group LLC
Kinder Morgan, Inc. — signing of a definitive agreement valued at $568 million with Philly Tankers LLC to take assignment of contracts for the construction of four Jones Act vessels
La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec — partnership with GE Energy Financial Services, to jointly acquire Southern Star Central Corporation, owner of the Southern Star Central interstate gas pipeline, from Morgan Stanley Infrastructure
Kinder Morgan, Inc. — approximately $2 billion drop down of 50 percent of Ruby Pipeline, 50 percent of Gulf LNG and 47.5 percent of Young Gas Storage to EPB
Kinder Morgan, Inc. — approximately $1.655 billion drop down of 50 percent of El Paso Natural Gas Company, L.L.C. and 50 percent of former El Paso Midstream assets in Utah and South Texas to KMEP
Kinder Morgan, Inc. — approximately $6.22 billion drop down of 100 percent of Tennessee Gas Pipeline and a 50 percent interest in El Paso Natural Gas Company, L.L.C. to KMEP
Vopak North America, Inc. — sale of three terminals and undeveloped land to a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan, Inc. for $158 million
UNOCAL, a member of the Chevron Group — sale of the Beaumont Terminal to Phillips 66
Conflicts Committee of the Board of Directors of the General Partner of Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP — merger agreement between Tallgrass Energy GP, LP (TEGP) and TEP, in which TEGP will acquire all TEP common units held by the public
Conflicts Committee of the Board of Directors of the General Partner of Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP — TEP’s acquisition over three transactions of a 98 percent interest in Tallgrass Pony Express Pipeline, LLC
Conflicts Committee of the Board of Directors of the general partner of Western Refining Logistics, LP — merger with Andeavor Logistics LP in a unit-for-unit transaction valued at $1.8 billion