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Keith Fullenweider

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Fullenweider, Keith

Biography
Keith advises clients in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and general corporate control and securities matters. Keith has substantial experience with companies and investors in all aspects of the energy and natural resources industry, including power generation, gas and electric utilities, oil and gas exploration and production, renewables and clean energy, energy services, transportation and midstream, and refining. Keith's industry experience also includes chemicals, engineering and construction, manufacturing and industrial, and technology. Keith heads the firm's M&A/Private Equity practice group.

Keith's practice experience includes advising on the following matters:


Representative Experience
Mergers and Acquisitions
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  • Quantum Energy Partners in its joint acquisition with Forum Energy Technologies of Global Tubing, LLC, a coiled tubing manufacturer, from ARC Financial Corp and a group of investors 
  • The Shaw Group in connection with its $3 billion combination cash-stock merger with and into Chicago Bridge & Iron, Inc.
  • Sidewinder Drilling, Inc., an Avista Capital Partners portfolio company, in connection with $242 million acquisition of Union Drilling, a publicly-traded land drilling services and equipment contractor
Private Equity
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  • TPG Capital in the $1.8 billion acquisition of natural gas properties in Wyoming's Jonah field from Encana Corporation
  • TPG Capital and Acon Investments in the $775 million sale of the general partner of Northern Tier Energy, owner of a Minnesota refinery and related assets, to Western Refining
  • Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. in connection with a minority investment by BDT Capital Partners
Energy Transactions
  • Energy Future Holdings in connection with the formation of a joint venture with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to pursue the development of two additional nuclear generating units at the Comanche Peak station
  • Green Rock Energy in connection with the formation of project companies and joint ventures to pursue coal gasification and related project development opportunities
  • Reservoir Capital Partners LP in connection with its investment in Sithe Global Power, and sale of a controlling interest in Sithe Global to The Blackstone Group
Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Education and Professional Background
  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D. with high honors, 1988 (Chancellors; Order of the Coif; Texas Law Review)
  • Princeton University, A.B. History summa cum laude, 1985
  • Attended the University of London, 1988
  • Admitted to practice: Texas, 1988
Professional Recognition
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  • Chambers Global – USA Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional), 2011 - 2013
  • Chambers USA – Nationwide Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional) 2010 - 2014; Texas Corporate M&A, 2010 - 2014; Texas Energy & Natural Resources, 2009 
  • Legal 500 U.S., "Leading Lawyer" in M&A: Large Deals ($1 billion - $5 billion), 2013 and 2014; M&A Middle Market ($500m - $999m), 2010 and 2011; M&A Large Deals ($1 billion - $5 billion), 2012 and 2013; Energy: Transactions, 2014; Private Equity Buyouts, 2013 and 2014
Activities and Affiliations
  • Advisory Director, Catholic Charities of Galveston-Houston
  • Director and Executive Committee Member: The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Houston (Board Chair 2010 - 2011)
  • Former Director: The University of Texas Law School Alumni Association; Kinkaid School Alumni Association, and The Fay School


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Keith has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Mergers & Acquisitions since 2007.