Deal of the Week

Deal of the Week: V&E, Clifford Chance Handle $2.5 Billion Energy Deal

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Vinson & Elkins represents Australia-based Woodside Petroleum in pending purchase of LNG projects from Apache Corp. of Houston for $2.5 billion.

Deal of the Week: Porter Hedges, Baker Botts Work $500 Million Energy Deal

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Baker Botts represents Houston-based The Energy & Minerals Group in equity commitment for Oklahoma City company.

Deal of the Week: $750M Cash Energy Deal

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Winston & Strawn represents Weatherford International in sale of businesses to Lubrizol Corp., which turned to Vinson & Elkins.

Deal of the Week: Baker Botts Works on Kimberly-Clark Spinoff

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Kimberly-Clark Corp. of Dallas spins off its health care business.

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Deal of the Week: V&E Works on $437 Million Refinery Deal

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Vinson & Elkins represents Alon USA Energy of Dallas in its pending acquisition of the Krotz Springs refinery.

Deal of the Week: Texas Firms Handling $1.5 Billion Cash Energy Deal

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Western Gas partners using Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in its pending purchase of Nuevo Midstream for $1.5 billion.

Deal of the Week: Baker Botts, Porter Hedges Handle Eagle Ford Shale Deal

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Carrizo Oil & Gas bought leasehold and producing interests in the Eagle Ford shale from Eagle Ford Minerals for $250 million.

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Deal of the Week: Southwestern Energy to Buy Shale Assets

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Porter Hedges represents Houston-based Southwestern Energy Co. in its pending purchase of shale assets in West Virginia and Pennsylvania for $5.375 billion.

Deal of the Week: $7.8 Billion Energy Deal

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Targa Resources Corp. and Targa Resources Partners to acquire Atlas Energy and Atlas Pipeline Partners.

Deal of the Week: $235 Million Energy Deal

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Dallas-based EnLink Midstream Partners and EnLink Midstream LLC buying pipeline assets including Bridgeline system in southern Louisiana.

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Deal of the Week: $4.41 Billion Energy Deal

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Andrews Kurth and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld represented Enterprise Products Partners in the Houston master limited partnership's acquisition of general partner and limited partnership interests in Oiltanking Partners.

Deal of the Week: Trio of Firms Involved in $7.6 Billion Deal

By Brenda Sapino jeffreys |

Baker Botts of Houston and two other firms represent Houston-based Dresser-Rand Group in its pending acquisition by Siemens for about $7.6 billion.

Deal of the Week: Plano's Alliance Data Systems Plans to Buy California Marketing Company for Around $2.3 Billion

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld represents Alliance Data Systems Corp. of Plano in pending acquisition of Conversant Inc., which turned to Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.

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Deal of the Week: Baker Botts, Jones Day Handle Frozen Food Deal

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Baker Botts represents Windsor Quality Holdings in its pending acquisition for about $800 million by Ajinomoto North America, which is using Jones Day.

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Deal of the Week: $860 Million Pending Energy Deal

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Trafigura AG of Houston announces an agreement to sell 80 percent of its interest in entity holding South Texas midstream assets to Buckeye Partners for $860 million.

Deal of the Week: Steel Deal for $600M Cash

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

K&L Gates represented Trinity Industries of Dallas in its purchase of assets of Meyer Steel Structure of Memphis in a $600 million cash deal.

Deal of the Week: $850 Million Cash Deal

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

On Aug. 18, Cameron announced a definitive agreement to sell the division to Ingersoll-Rand for $850 million, subject to closing adjustments.

Deal of the Week: $825 Million Cash Deal

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Strasburger & Price partner Garney Griggs of Houston led his firm's team representing longtime client Warren Equipment Co.

Deal of the Week: Lawyer Flies Solo in $278 Million Deal

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

It's not his first time being the only attorney on a deal on behalf of his client.

Deal of the Week: $715 Million E&P Deal for East Texas Acreage

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Jackson Walker and DLA Piper get East Texas deal done.

Deal of the Week: $21.4 Million Merger Completed After Motion for Preliminary Injunction Denied

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

"Moving parties have not established that they may suffer irreparable injury if relief is not granted, for which there is not an adequate remedy at law," wrote U.S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson of the Northern District of Texas in the order.

Deal of the Week: $1 Billion Energy Joint Venture

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Value for Valero

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld advised the conflicts committee of Valero Energy Partners in its pending acquisition of energy assets from Valero Energy Corp. for $154 million in cash. San Antonio-based Valero Energy Corp. turned to Baker Botts.

Locking Down the Deal

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Locke Lord represented National Oilwell Varco in the spinoff of its energy and industrial distribution business into a new company called NOW.

$500M Investment in Pipeline Company

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Locke Lord represented Navitas Midstream Partners, based in The Woodlands, in a deal with Warburg Pincus calling for the private equity firm to lead an investment of up to $500 million in equity in the oil and gas pipeline company.

Marathon Oil's $2.7 Billion Sale

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |
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Energy Expansion in Asset Trade

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

In-house lawyers represented LINN Energy of Houston and Irving-based Exxon Mobil Corp. in an asset trade.

Energy Acquisition for $639 Million in Cash

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld represents Sanchez Energy Corp. of Houston in its pending acquisition of Eagle Ford Shale assets in South Texas from wholly owned subsidiaries of Royal Dutch Shell for about $639 million in cash.

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Triple Play of Energy Deals for Latham & Watkins

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Latham & Watkins partner Jeffrey Munoz said the two deals for Freeport-McMoRan were interrelated, with proceeds from the $3.1 billion sale of Eagle Ford Shale assets paying for the $1.4 billion purchase of Deepwater Gulf of Mexico assets.

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$1.8 Billion Energy Deal

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Private Equity Firm to Acquire Financial Services Co. for About $1.3 Billion

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Dallas-based Lone Star Funds, a private equity firm, turned to Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher for its pending acquisition of financial services company DFC Global Corp. in a transaction valued at about $1.3 billion.

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Deal of the Week: Joint Venture Created to Develop GTL Plants

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Texas lawyers at Vinson & Elkins, Andrews Kurth and Norton Rose Fulbright represent three of the four participants in a joint venture formed to develop gas-to-liquids plants.

Deal of the Week

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Nicolas Evanoff, senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of CAMAC Energy Inc. of Houston, used lawyers from Sidley Austin for assistance with financing and the acquisition of the remaining interest in a production sharing contract in Nigeria.

Deal of the Week: Bracewell Leading Pending Sale of Apache Corp.'s Argentina Operations

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

P. Anthony Lannie, executive vice president and general counsel of Apache Corp., is using Bracewell & Giuliani in the Houston oil and gas exploration and production company's pending sale of its Argentina operations to YPF Sociedad Anonima for $852 million.

Deal of the Week: Phillips 66 Partners $700 Million Pending Purchase

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Vinson & Elkins and Latham & Watkins are working on a deal for Phillips 66 Partners of Houston to make its first acquisition: the purchase of a pipeline system and storage spheres from Phillips 66 for $700 million.

Oil and Gas Equipment Division to Change Hands for $550 Million

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

William Lemmer, senior vice president and general counsel of Cameron International Corp., turned to lawyers from Winston & Strawn and Baker Botts for the Houston company's pending sale of its reciprocating compression division to GE Oil & Gas for about $550 million in cash.

Cementing a $2.7 Billion Deal

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Frederick Anderson, vice president, general counsel and secretary of Texas Industries, turned to Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz for the Dallas company's pending acquisition by Martin Marietta Materials in a deal valued at about $2.7 billion.