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IPOs & Equity Offerings

IPOs & Equity Offerings

Vinson & Elkins represents issuers and underwriters in a wide variety of capital-raising transactions, including initial public offerings (IPOs), and private placements and public offerings of equity, debt, and convertible securities. A significant portion of our Capital Markets practice focuses on IPOs, much of which has been fueled by continued demand for investment in master limited partnerships (MLPs). Our lawyers have advised on 80 percent of all natural resource and real estate MLP IPOs completed since the tax legislation affecting MLPs was enacted in 1987. Our IPO activity has also been driven by the representation of private equity funds, with a substantial number of IPOs of portfolio company investments across a variety of industries. 

Our Capital Markets team serves clients across many industries, including energy, aerospace, finance, real estate, telecommunications, and technology, and works in close coordination with our subject matter experts across the firm to address environmental, tax, executive compensation and benefits, regulatory, and other issues that may arise in the course of an offering. The firm has experience with a variety of IPO investment vehicles as well, including corporations, MLPs, real estate investment trusts (REITs) and special purpose acquisition vehicles (SPACs).

As a result of the depth of our Capital Markets practice, we have established one of the most accomplished teams of corporate partners and associates of any law firm in the country. Our lawyers are experienced in helping clients manage and complete every phase of the offering process, including corporate restructuring; pre-clearing financial statements and similar issues, and efficiently managing the overall SEC review process; working with accounting firms, engineers, and others engaged in the offering process; assisting with post-IPO planning and developing related corporate governance structures, processes and procedures; implementing compensation plans and agreements; and managing the listing process with the NYSE and NASDAQ markets.

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Practice Highlights

  • Sailpoint Technologies Holdings, Inc. in its $276 million initial public offering of common stock 
  • Sentinel Energy Services Inc., a special purpose acquisition company, in its $300 million initial public offering of common stock
  • BP Midstream Partners LP in its $765 million initial public offering of common units 
  • Oasis Midstream Partners LP in its $128 million initial public offering of common units
  • Ranger Energy Services, Inc. in its $85 million initial public offering of common stock 
  • Venator Materials PLC in its $522 million initial public offering of ordinary shares by a selling shareholder
  • TPG RE Finance Trust, Inc. in its $233 initial public offering of common stock 
  • Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure, Inc. in its $121 million initial public offering of common stock
  • Underwriters to Antero Midstream GP LP in its $875 million initial public offering of common units by a selling securityholder
  • Select Energy Services, Inc. in its $121 million initial public offering of common stock

Corporate Initial Public Offerings

  • Vantage Energy Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, in its $552 million initial public offering of common stock 
  • Underwriters to Silver Run Acquisition Corporation II, a special purpose acquisition company, in its $1.035 billion initial public offering of common stock
  • Underwriters to ProPetro Holding Corp. in its $402 million initial public offering of common stock
  • Underwriters to Clipper Realty Inc. in its $77 million initial public offering of common stock
  • Ramaco Resources, Inc. in its $81 million initial public offering of common stock
  • Jagged Peak Energy Inc. in its $474 million initial public offering of common stock
  • WildHorse Resource Development Corporation in its $447 million initial public offering of common stock
  • Underwriters to Smart Sand, Inc. in its $148 million initial public offering of common stock
  • Extraction Oil & Gas, Inc. in its $728 million initial public offering of common stock
  • Global Medical REIT Inc. in its $150 million initial public offering of common stock

MLP Initial Public Offerings

  • Underwriters to Noble Midstream Partners LP in its $323 million initial public offering of common units 
  • Underwriters to CNX Coal Resources LP in its $83 million initial public offering of common units
  • Underwriters to 8point3 Energy Partners LP in its $420 million initial public offering of common units 
  • Underwriters to PennTex Midstream Partners, LP in its $238 million initial public offering of common units
  • Underwriters to EQT GP Holdings, LP in its $714 million initial public offering of common units by a selling securityholder
  • Underwriters to Tallgrass Energy GP, LP in its $1.4 billion initial public offering of common units
  • Black Stone Minerals, L.P. in its $428 million initial public offering of common units
  • Enviva Partners, LP in its $230 million initial public offering of common units
  • Columbia Pipeline Partners LP in its $1.2 billion initial public offering of common units
  • Rice Midstream Partners LP in its $474 million initial public offering of common units