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Douglas V. Getten

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Getten, Douglas V.

Doug's practice primarily focuses on corporate finance and securities law, including public and private securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, and other investment activities. His capital markets experience includes the representation of issuers and underwriters, particularly in the energy sector, in initial public offerings, as well as public and private offerings of equity and debt securities. He has also advised private equity investors, as well as public and private companies, on transactions in the oil and gas, pipeline, and power industries.

Representative Experience
Capital Markets Transactions
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  • Assisted in the representation of the sponsor, a private exploration and production company, in the public offering of common units in a royalty trust ($189 million)
  • Assisted in the representation of the initial public offering of common stock in the general partner of a public master limited partnership ($340 million)
  • Assisted in representation of Chinese sovereign wealth fund in investment in convertible preferred stock of a public exploration and production company ($250 million)
Mergers & Acquisitions
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  • Assisted in representation of acquisition by energy trading company of the general partner of a publicly traded master limited partnership from a hedge fund for $90 million
  • Assisted in representation of the sale by the sponsor parent corporation’s natural gas liquids business to its publicly traded master limited partnership subsidiary for $530 million in cash and equity
  • Assisted in representation of an oilfield service company in its acquisition of the land based service business from the portfolio company of a private equity fund (approximate consideration was $8 million)
Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Education and Professional Background
  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D., B.C.L., 2006 (Order of the Coif; Phi Kappa Phi; Louisiana Law Review)
  • University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, B.A., 2001
  • Admitted to practice: Texas, 2006
Activities and Affiliations
  • Member: Houston Bar Association; Houston Young Lawyers Association

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Houston, TX 77002-6760

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