Brian J. Rosenblatt

Brian J. Rosenblatt Senior Associate, Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity

Brian focuses his practice on counseling private equity funds and their portfolio companies, hedge funds, master limited partnerships, and other public and private companies in connection with mergers and acquisitions, equity investments, joint ventures, capital markets transactions, and general corporate matters. His capital markets experience includes the representation of master limited partnerships and other issuers in initial public offerings, as well as public and private offerings of equity and debt securities.

Brian structures, negotiates, and drafts the documentation for complex acquisitions, dispositions, investments, partnerships, and joint ventures, including stock and asset purchase agreements, limited partnership agreements, and LLC operating agreements. The following is a list of representative matters in which Brian has assisted.

Experience Highlights

  • Apollo Global Management and Riverstone Holdings in the $7.15 billion acquisition, among a consortium of investors, of El Paso Corp.'s upstream assets
  • Riverstone Holdings in its $225 million line of equity commitment to Sierra Oil & Gas, Mexico’s first independent exploration and production company
  • The Carlyle Group in the acquisition of the North American power generation assets of Cogentrix Energy, including five coal and solar power projects and a development pipeline of gas and renewable projects, from The Goldman Sachs Group

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Apollo Global in the $620 million acquisition by its portfolio company, Talos Energy, of Gulf of Mexico oil and gas assets from Helix Energy Solutions Group
  • Buckeye Partners in the $1.14 billion merger between Buckeye Partners and Buckeye GP Holdings
  • EQT Infrastructure in the acquisition of a 70% stake in Peregrine Midstream Partners, a natural gas storage company
  • Investor in connection with a commitment to Quantum Utility Investment LLC
  • Reliant Energy Inc. in the $500 million sale of the Bighorn electric generation facility to Nevada Power Company
  • Sunoco, Inc. in the $85 million sale of its Philadelphia chemical plant to Honeywell International Inc

Private Equity

  • GSO Capital Partners, the credit investment arm of Blackstone, in its $150 million investment in Rentech
  • Riverstone Holdings in a line of equity investment in Quintana Shipping Ltd., an international provider of shipping transportation services through the ownership and operation of dry bulk vessels
  • Riverstone Holdings in a $205 million equity commitment to Ridgebury Tankers, a newly-formed company focused on the acquisition and operation of vessels in the tanker sector
  • Riverstone Holdings in a line of equity co-investment in Venado Oil & Gas, a privately held energy company focused on leasing and drilling oil and natural gas properties located in the Gulf Coast and Permian regions of Texas
  • Riverstone Holdings in the $200 million line of equity co-investment in White Rose Energy Ventures Holdings, a West African-focused exploration and production company
  • A private equity fund in connection with the acquisition of wind assets from major wind developers
  • Tresalia Capital in its investment in Tory Burch LLC
  • Tresalia Capital in a co-investment in a provider of health care cost management solutions

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New York, NY 10103-0040
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Brian's Practices

  • Tulane Law School, J.D. cum laude, 2008
  • Tulane University, A.B. Freeman School of Business, M.B.A., 2008 (Dean’s List; Beta Gamma Sigma)
  • University of Southern California, B.A., Political Science cum laude, 2004
  • Admitted to practice: New York
  • Adjunct Professor: Tulane Law School