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Gillian A. Hobson

Gillian A. Hobson Partner, Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions

Gillian’s primary area of practice is corporate finance and securities. She has represented both issuers and underwriters in public and private debt and equity securities offerings, including offerings of limited partner interests of publicly traded partnerships, also known as MLPs.

In addition to representing both public and private companies in complex mergers and acquisitions, asset and stock dispositions, and venture capital financings, Gillian regularly counsels clients on general corporate matters, including compliance with periodic reporting requirements. She also has significant experience with proxy disclosure issues, corporate governance, executive compensation, and Section 16 reporting obligations.

Experience Highlights

  • GPM Petroleum LP in its initial public offering of common units (In Registration)
  • Alon USA in the $464 million acquisition by Delek US Holdings of the outstanding shares of Alon common stock 
  • TransCanada Corporation in the $915 million merger of Columbia Pipeline Partners and Columbia Pipeline Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TransCanada
  • TC PipeLines in its $765 million acquisition of a 49.3% interest in Iroquois Gas Transmission System and the remaining 11.8% interest in Portland Natural Gas Transmission System from TransCanada 
  • Columbia Pipeline Partners LP in its $1.2 billion initial public offering of common units
  • Underwriters to Shell Midstream Partners, L.P. in its $1.1 billion initial public offering of common units
  • Inergy, L.P. and Inergy Midstream, L.P. in an $8 billion multistep combination transaction with Crestwood Midstream Partners LP and Crestwood Holdings LLC
  • Crestwood Midstream Partners in its $750 million acquisition of Arrow Midstream Holdings, a privately-held midstream company in the Bakken shale play

Master Limited Partnerships

  • Alon USA Partners, LP in its $184 million initial public offering of common units
  • Inergy Midstream, L.P. in its $313 million initial public offering of common units
  • Oiltanking Partners, L.P. in its $247 million initial public offering of common units

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Spectra Energy Corp. in its $11+ billion agreement with Spectra Energy Partners to drop down Spectra Energy’s remaining U.S. transmission, storage, and liquids assets to Spectra Energy Partners
  • Continental Airlines in its $3.2 billion all-stock merger with United Airlines
  • Energy Transfer Equity in its $900 million acquisition of the general partner of Regency Energy Partners and the sale of its interests in the Midcontinent Express Pipeline to Regency Energy Partners
  • Penn Virginia Corporation in the $400 million acquisition and related financing of producing properties and undeveloped leasehold interests in the Eagle Ford Shale play from Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation

Contact Details

Houston

T +1.713.758.3747
F +1.713.615.5794
ghobson@velaw.com
1001 Fannin Street
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77002
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Gillian's Practices

  • University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 1998
  • Harvard University, B.A., 1993
  • Admitted to practice: Texas
  • Legal 500 U.S., Capital Markets: Equity Offerings
  • Selected to the Who’s Who in Energy list, Houston Business Journal, 2015
  • Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2013−2017
  • Selected to the Texas Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2007−2011
  • Selected to the BTI Client Service All-Stars list, 2014
  • Board of Directors and Executive Committee Member: Houston Ballet
  • Board of Directors and Governance Committee Member: The Houston Zoo
  • Member: Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals (serves on SCSGP Corporate Practices and Securities Law committees) 
  • Member: American Bar Association; National Bar Association; Houston Bar Association
  • United Way Young Leaders  
  • Steering Committee: United Way Women’s Initiative