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About Will

Will Anderson, co-chair of the firm's corporate and securities practice and chair of the firm’s financial institutions group, focuses on capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions and SEC compliance and disclosure matters. 

Will is consistently recognized as a national leader in capital markets offerings and large-deal M&A transactions by The Legal 500 United States. Will's capital markets practice includes initial public offerings, follow on equity offerings and high-yield and investment-grade debt offerings. Will has advised issuers and underwriters in more than 100 securities offerings that have collectively raised more than $100 billion. His M&A practice encompasses all types of transactions, including acquisitions and sales of public and private companies, private equity investments and joint ventures. Will also has significant experience representing conflicts committees, MLPs and sponsors in MLP buy-ins, drop-downs and other related-party transactions, and investment banking firms in fairness opinions rendered to special committees.

Will is a certified public accountant and practiced law for nine years with Sullivan & Cromwell prior to joining Bracewell.


Recent Notable Matters

Phillips 66 — $3.8 billion acquisition of all of the publicly held common units of DCP Midstream, LP in a cash for unit merger transaction

Drilling Tools International — business combination with ROC Energy Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, that resulted in DTI becoming a US publicly listed company

Phillips 66 — realignment of its economic and governance interests in DCP Midstream, LP and Gray Oak Pipeline, LLC through the merger of existing joint ventures owned by Phillips 66 and Enbridge Inc.

Phillips 66 — multiple offerings of senior notes totaling over $14.55 billion

DT Midstream, Inc. — $2.1 billion debut offering of high yield senior notes. DT Midstream, Inc. is the new independent, publicly traded company that was formed through the spin-off of DTE Energy Company’s non-utility natural gas pipeline, storage and gathering business

Gray Oak Pipeline, LLC — $1.4 billion debut offering of senior notes.  Gray Oak Pipeline, LLC is a joint venture indirectly owned by Phillips 66 Partners LP, Marathon Petroleum Corporation, Enbridge Inc. and Rattler Midstream LP

Neptune Energy Bondco plc — $300 million offering of high yield senior notes

DCP Midstream, LLC — an IDR simplification transaction that eliminated all incentive distribution rights in DCP Midstream, LP valued at $1.53 billion

Prosperity Bancshares, Inc. — $2.1 billion acquisition of LegacyTexas Financial Group, Inc., which is the second largest bank merger in the history of Texas. Awarded 2020 M&A Transaction of the Year by The Texas Lawbook and the Houston Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel.

Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. and Enbridge Energy Management, L.L.C. — represented two Special Committees of the Board of Directors of Enbridge Energy Management, L.L.C. in the acquisition of all public equity of Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. and Enbridge Energy Management, L.L.C. by Enbridge Inc. in share-for-unit transactions valued at $3.5 billion

PreCheck, Inc. — sale of PreCheck, Inc., the healthcare industry’s leading provider of background screening, compliance monitoring and credentialing solutions, to Cisive

Bluescape Resources Company LLC — investment by BRC Special Situations III LLC, a subsidiary of Bluescape Resources Company LLC, in the mandatory convertible preferred equity issued by FirstEnergy Corp. in a $2.5 billion issuance

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

Drilling Tools International, Inc. — multiple acquisitions, including acquisitions of RIK, Incorporated, a downhole drilling tool rental company, and the drill pipe rental division of Premium Oilfield Services LLC.  DTI is majority-owned by Hicks Equity Partners, the private equity arm for Hicks Holdings LLC, a holding company for the Thomas O. Hicks family’s assets

Phillips 66 — exchange of Phillips Specialty Products Inc. to Berkshire Hathaway Inc. for shares of Phillips 66 stock held by Berkshire Hathaway affiliates valued at approximately $1.4 billion

DCP Midstream, LLC — a transaction combining all of the assets and debt of DCP Midstream, LLC with DCP Midstream, LP. The combination created the largest gathering and processing master limited partnership in the United States with a pro-forma enterprise value of approximately $11 billion

Great Plains Energy Incorporated — revised stock-for-stock merger of equals transaction with Westar Energy, Inc., creating a company with a combined equity value of approximately $14 billion, and with nearly 13,000 MW of generation capacity and more than 51,000 miles of distribution lines

Woodforest National Bank — sale of its asset-based and equipment finance lending businesses, including $495 million loan portfolio, to Sterling National Bank

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

Western Refining Logistics, LP — represented the Conflicts Committee of the Board of Directors of the general partner of Western Refining Logistics, LP in its merger with Andeavor Logistics LP in a unit-for-unit transaction valued at $1.8 billion

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. acquired, 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 acquired, for cash, all of the outstanding publicly held common units of MEP

ConocoPhillips — spin-off of its downstream business, Phillips 66, in a transaction valued at $26 billion

ConocoPhillips — multiple offerings of senior notes totaling $10.5 billion

Underwriters’ Counsel for Bank7 Corp. — $64.6 million initial public offering of common stock

Underwriters’ Counsel for Green Bancorp, Inc. — multiple public offerings by selling shareholders of common stock totaling $105 million and $70 million initial public offering of common stock

Publications and Speeches

"2023 Q3 Capital Markets Update," CFGI Houston CPE Event, November 14, 2023



South Texas College of Law Houston,
summa cum laude
Stephen F. Austin State University,
B.B.A., Accounting

Bar Admissions

New York


Certified Public Accountant, Texas


Tri-Cities Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors, Houston Advisory Board Member
Texas General Counsel Forum, Houston Board Member



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Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Large Deals ($1 Billion plus), 2015 - 2023; Capital Markets: Debt, 2013, 2016 - 2023; Capital Markets: Equity, 2015 - 2018; Energy: Transactions, 2015
Delinian Limited
IFLR1000 Financial & Corporate and M&A Guide
2018 - 2023
Lawdragon Inc.
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