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Private equity investing, including both debt and equity, is a core component of our transactions business. Our private equity experience has a particular focus in oil and gas, power and infrastructure investments, but also includes a wide variety of other industries. We handle all types of transactions on behalf of private equity clients, including fund development, joint ventures, distressed investments and exit transactions. Our team includes lawyers with significant experience advising private equity clients on fund formation, tax, and regulatory matters.


Recent Notable Matters

Kingfisher Midstream, LLC and HPS Investment Partners, LLC — merger agreement among Kingfisher, Silver Run Acquisition Corporation II and Alta Mesa Holdings, LP to form Alta Mesa Resources, Inc. This transaction was an UP-C structure created with the Riverstone SPAC

The Carlyle Group and CVC Capital Partners Fund VI — debt financing aspects of Neptune Energy Group's acquisition of a majority stake in ENGIE E&P International S.A. for $3.9 billion

Global Infrastructure Partners and affiliated funds — acquisition of 50 percent interest in Hess Infrastructure Partners LP's crude oil and natural gas infrastructure assets in the Bakken Shale for $2.675 billion

Alinda Capital Partners, LLC and GE Energy Financial Services, Inc. — $1.89 billion agreement to sell SourceGas Holdings LLC to Black Hills Corp.

Castleton Commodities International LLC — acquisition of over 160,000 net acres of leasehold and midstream assets in East Texas for more than $1 billion from subsidiaries of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation for properties in the Cotton Valley, liquids-rich Middle Bossier and Haynesville shales and related midstream assets including a high-pressure gathering system and water and condensate infrastructure system that collectively consisted of over 750 miles of pipeline

Apollo Investment Corporation and HPS Investment Partners — as secured lenders in the Chapter 11 proceeding of Miller Energy Resources, Inc.

EIG Global Energy Partners — joint venture with TPG Capital to acquire from Encana Corporation $1.8 billion of natural gas properties in Wyoming's Jonah Field

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board — $450 million commitment by its wholly-owned subsidiary, CPPIB Credit Investments, to LongPoint Minerals, LLC, an entity formed to buy minerals and royalties in the United States

ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC — purchase of the FERC-regulated Trans-Union Pipeline from Entegra Power Group and related acquisition financing

Perella Weinberg Partners — ATP bankruptcy case with respect to various overriding royalty interests held by Perella Weinberg Partners

La Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec — 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

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

HPS Investment Partners, LLC — convertible preferred stock and senior notes recapitalization of (and multiple follow-on investments in) the parent of Alta Mesa Holdings, LP, an oil and gas acquisition, exploitation, exploration and production company, and subsequent preferred stock investment by Bayou City Energy

Alinda Capital Partners — sale of NorTex Midstream Partners, LLC, a company owned by funds managed by Alinda that own Texas gas storage facilities, to a subsidiary of Castleton Commodities International LLC

Bluescape Energy Partners, LLC Bluescape Group-backed E&P portfolio companies, Arrow Rock and White Marlin, in a merger of equals with TPG Capital-backed E&P portfolio company, Petro Harvester, to form Rockall Energy

HPS Investment Partners, LLC — $210 million secured note facility to HMS Kingfisher HoldCo, LLC and ARM Midstream, LLC, as well as an equity investment in the related operating company, to fund the development and construction of a crude oil pipeline and gas gathering and processing facilities

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

HPS Investment Partners, LLC — $200 million second lien secured term loan facility to an upstream oil and gas company, secured by substantially all assets of the borrower, including its real property in Texas, as administrative agent

Bluescape Resources Company — investment by Energy Strategic Advisory Services LLC (ESAS), a subsidiary of Bluescape Energy Partners LLC, in EXCO Resources, Inc.

Bluescape Resources Company — formation of, and initial investment, in Jumar Energy Capital, LLC