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About Rebecca

Rebecca Keep's practice focuses on complex financial transactions. She represents both lenders and borrowers in large, syndicated and bilateral, secured and unsecured, financing arrangements, including acquisition and working capital facilities, asset based loans, reserve based loans, dividend recapitalizations, institutional term loans, first and second lien arrangements, bond financing credit enhancement and project financings, with a focus on the energy industry.

Experience

Recent Notable Matters

DCP Midstream — multiple financings, including a $1.4 billion revolving credit facility to DCP Midstream, LP, and a $424 million term loan facility in connection with DCP Midstream, LLC’s contribution of assets to DCP Midstream, LP, to form the largest NGL producer and gas processor in the United States

Lilis Energy, Inc. — $200 million of first and second lien financings, including a $150 million convertible second lien term loan facility

Multinational investment bank and financial services company — $500 million secured reserve-based revolving credit facilities to Lonestar Resources US Inc. in connection with its acquisition of oil and gas properties in the Eagle Ford Shale play

Lead investor — $300 million secured term loan and equity investment to the holding company for an independent oil and gas exploration and production company

Energy company — multiple financings, including a $5 billion bridge facility and a $4 billion revolving credit facility in connection with its acquisition of its master limited partnerships, establishing the largest midstream and third largest energy company in North America, including a cross-­guaranty among entities and other debt to create a single creditor class and eliminate structural subordination, as borrower

Midstream natural gas services company — multiple financings, including a $2 billion unsecured revolving credit facility agented by Citibank, NA, a $400 million unsecured term loan facility agented by the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd, a $1 billion unsecured revolving credit facility agented by JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA and a $300 million unsecured delayed-draw term loan facility agented by Bank of America, NA

Great Plains Energy Inc. — $8 billion bridge loan from Goldman Sachs & Co. used to finance the pending purchase of Westar Energy with an approximate transaction value of $12.2 billion

Venoco, Inc. — issuance of its $175 million of first lien notes, $75 million secured term loan, and exchange of $194 million in principal and interest of its unsecured notes for $150 million of second lien notes. M&A Advisor named the transactions its 2015 “Deal of the Year,” out-of-court restructuring greater than $500 million.

Privately held exploration and production company — up to $450 million first lien reserve-based revolving credit facility and an up to $50 million second lien term loan facility

Credentials

Education

University of Tasmania,
LL.B.
2001
with first class honors
University of Tasmania,
B.A.
2001

Bar Admissions

New York

News

News

Deal of the Week: Energy Abounds

August 12, 2013
Texas Lawyer - Houston Bureau

Deal of the Week: Lots of Energy

May 3, 2013
Texas Lawyer - Houston Bureau

Noteworthy

Noteworthy

The Legal 500 United States
Commercial Lending: Advice to Borrowers, 2017 - 2018; Commercial Lending: Advice to Lenders, 2017 - 2018
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
IFLR1000 Financial & Corporate Guide
2018 - 2020

Events

Past Events

Bracewell Hosting WEN NYC Discussion Series

Bracewell LLP
1251 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY
United States

October 3, 2017