Jared Berg works with privately and publicly held companies, as well as their private equity investors, in mergers, acquisitions and general corporate matters. He advises businesses throughout the various stages of their development, including formation and establishment of corporate structures and governance, initial and follow-on equity investments, growth-oriented mergers and acquisitions, as well as ultimate dispositions through sale or an IPO. Jared's experience focuses in the energy sector, but his business background and legal knowledge is applicable to a range of industries.
Recent Notable Matters
COG Operating LLC — contribution of 13 salt water disposal wells and approximately 40 miles of large-diameter produced water gathering pipelines to Solaris Water Midstream, LLC in exchange for cash and equity in Solaris Midstream Holdings, LLC
Apache Corporation — creation of $3.5 billion midstream company with Kayne Anderson Acquisition Corp., forming the only publicly traded, pure-play Permian Basin midstream company that is a C-corporation
HPS Investment Partners, LLC and Kingfisher Midstream, LLC — merger agreement between Kingfisher, Silver Run Acquisition Corporation II and Alta Mesa Holdings, LP to combine and form Alta Mesa Resources, Inc.
DCP Midstream Partners, LP — 50/50 joint venture between Phillips 66 and Spectra Energy, in a transaction combining all of the assets and debt of Midstream 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.
Pilot Chemical Corp. — purchase of ATRP Solutions, Inc., a venture capital-backed specialty polymer technology company, which was in business for ten years after being spun out of Carnegie Mellon University
Apache Corporation — formation of SCM Alpine, LLC, which will own and operate a greenfield NGL y-grade pipeline, including transportation service agreements, tariffs and related regulatory matters
Castleton Commodities International LLC — equity investment by Tokyo Gas America Ltd. in a subsidiary of Castleton Commodities International, Castleton Resources LLC, which owns upstream oil and gas assets in East Texas
Pembina Pipeline Corporation — acquisition of Veresen Inc. in a combined cash and stock transaction valued at approximately CAD $9.7 billion. The transaction creates one of the largest energy infrastructure companies in Canada, with a pro-forma enterprise value of approximately CAD $33 billion.
Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. — $70 million sale of St. Lawrence Gas Company, Inc. and its subsidiaries to Liberty Utilities Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp.
Conflicts Committee of Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP — advised the Conflicts Committee of the Board of Directors of the general partner of Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP in its acquisition of an additional 24.99% membership interest in Rockies Express Pipeline LLC from a subsidiary of Tallgrass Development, LP for cash consideration of $400 million
Publications and Speeches
"Everything Under the Sun: A Guide to Siting Solar in the Lone Star State," Ernest E. Smith, Jacob R. Lederle & W. Jared Berg, Texas Journal of Oil, Gas and Energy Law, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2017.
“Ending the Game of Chicken: Proposed Solutions to Keep Texas Wind Developers and Mineral Lessees from Ruffling Each Other's Feathers,” Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2015-2016.