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
Global Infrastructure Partners — contribution of $200+ million Bakken water gathering and disposal system to Hess Infrastructure Partners, a joint venture between Global Infrastructure Partners and Hess Corporation
Global Infrastructure Partners — preferred equity investment of up to $200 million in Dos Rios Crude Intermediate LLC, a subsidiary of Noble Midstream Partners LP formed to hold Noble Midstream’s 30 percent equity interest in the EPIC Crude Pipeline, which is being designed with an initial capacity of 590 thousand barrels per day from the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford to the Gulf Coast
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.
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
Perella Weinberg Partners L.P. — investors in Clear Water Resources, a salt water disposal company, and buyers of certain saltwater disposal wells, with environmental, permitting, and regulatory issues
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
Denham Capital Management – formation, capitalization, and/or general representation, including M&A, of Outrigger Energy LLC and Wrangler Midstream LLC
Howard Midstream Energy Partners, LLC — purchase of northeast Pennsylvania gathering assets from Southwestern Energy Company for $500 million