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Our corporate and securities group represents issuers and underwriters in tens of billions of dollars of securities offerings annually, ranking us among the nation’s leaders in capital markets transactions. We advise on IPOs and follow-on equity offerings by corporations and master limited partnerships (MLPs), offerings of high‐yield and investment-grade debt securities, PIPEs and other private placements. We also are experienced in the structuring and offering of preferred, convertible, hybrid and other complex and innovative corporate and MLP securities, as well as in refinancings, restructurings and other liability management transactions.

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Recent Notable Matters

Allegiance Bancshares, Inc. $60 million public offering of subordinated debt securities

Underwriters for Evergy, Inc. Notes $1.6 billion issuance of notes for this new parent company’s inaugural public offering

Three Rivers Natural Resource Holdings IV LLC — equity commitment of up to $500 million from funds managed by energy private equity firm Riverstone Holdings LLC and additional amounts from the company’s management team

Phillips 66$600 million offering of floating rate notes of Phillips 66 exchangeable into floating rate notes of Phillips 66 Partners LP, the first offering by a sponsor of an MLP of debt securities that are exchangeable at the option of the sponsor into debt securities of an MLP

Underwriters of Bank7 Corp — $65 million initial public offering of common stock

Kinder Morgan, Inc.$2 billion public offering of senior notes

FirstEnergy Corp.$1.62 billion of Series A Convertible preferred stock

Sysco Corporation$1 billion offering of senior notes

Underwriters of Spirit of Texas Bancshares, Inc.$48.3 million initial public offering of common stock

Lilis Energy, Inc.$100 million preferred stock private placement

Underwriters of Green Bancorp, Inc.$45.1 million public offering by certain shareholders of its common stock

Global Infrastructure Partners$250 million preferred equity investment in Caprock Midstream to fund the expansion of Caprock’s natural gas gathering and processing assets in the Permian Basin

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP$1.9 billion public offering of common units

Castleton Commodities International LLCequity 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

JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.as administrative agent, in an amendment to a $220 million revolving credit facility to a privately held oil and gas exploration and production company with oil and gas properties in Texas, Mississippi, and Louisiana, as borrower. In connection with the amendment, the borrower issued to the lenders warrants exercisable for 65 percent (post-exercise) of all then-outstanding equity.

Allegiance Bancshares, Inc.$62.8 million initial public offering

Kinder Morgan, Inc.$1.25 billion offering of senior notes

Underwriters of EOG Resources Inc.$1 billion public offering of senior notes

Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. — $175 million Rule 144A offering of senior notes

TechnipFMC plcrepresented Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Wells Fargo Securities, as the exclusive dealer managers, in offers to exchange $800 million of senior notes issued by FMC Technologies, Inc. for new senior notes issued by its parent, TechnipFMC plc, and related consent solicitations by FMC Technologies, Inc.

Colorado Interstate Gas Company, L.L.C. and  Colorado Interstate Issuing Corporation$375 million offering of senior notes

Underwriters of Independent Bank Group, Inc.$45 million offering of subordinated notes

Sysco Corporation€500 million public offering of senior notes

ConocoPhillips$2.5 billion public offering of senior notes

Venoco, Inc.series of strategic financing transactions, including the issuance of $175 million of first lien senior secured notes and the exchange of $194 million of existing debt securities for $150 million of second lien senior secured notes

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October 25, 2017

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