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HTC Corp. Defeats Smartphone Remote Control Patent Litigation Published: 05-14-2018

A Texas federal jury has found in favor of Vinson & Elkins client HTC Corporation, rejecting all of the plaintiff’s claims in a case accusing the wireless phone manufacturer of infringing an individual inventor’s patent on user interface and infrared universal remote control technology. The plaintiff had sought damages for each of millions of smartphones sold between 2013-2015.

TPG Growth and The Rise Fund to Acquire CLEAResult 06-18-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised TPG Growth and The Rise Fund in an agreement to acquire CLEAResult, the country’s leading provider of energy efficiency solutions for utility companies.

Southern Power Sells Minority Interest in Solar Portfolio to Global Atlantic Financial Group 05-23-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised affiliates of Global Atlantic Financial Group in the $1.175 billion acquisition from Southern Power of a 33 percent minority interest in its solar portfolio.

Delek US Announces Sale of AltAir Paramount and Paramount, CA Assets 03-19-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Delek US Holdings, Inc. in connection with the sale of AltAir Paramount, LLC and Delek’s Paramount, California refining and pipeline assets to an affiliate of Boston based World Energy, LLC.

Noble Midstream Partners and Greenfield Midstream Form DJ Basin JV, Acquire Saddle Butte Pipeline 12-12-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Noble Midstream Partners LP in connection with the formation of Black Diamond Gathering, LLC (“Black Diamond”), a joint venture with Greenfield Midstream, LLC, and Black Diamond’s definitive agreements to acquire Saddle Butte Rockies Midstream, LLC and affiliates for $625 million. 

SandRidge Energy to Acquire Bonanza Creek Energy 11-15-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised SandRidge Energy in its definitive merger agreement with Bonanza Creek Energy, under which SandRidge will acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Bonanza Creek in a cash-and-stock transaction valued at $36.00 per share. The purchase price implies a total transaction value of approximately $746 million.

Rosehill Resources Inc. to Expand Delaware Basin Position 10-30-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Rosehill Resources Inc. in connection with its acquisition of 4,565 net undeveloped acres, which includes producing properties with limited production of 40 Boepd, in the Southern Delaware Basin. Subject to certain conditions, Rosehill may acquire up to an additional 4,535 net acres at the same price per net acre.

C&J Energy Services to Acquire O-Tex Holdings, Inc. 10-25-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised C&J Energy Services, Inc., in the acquisition of O-Tex Holdings, Inc. and its operating subsidiaries, including O-Tex Pumping, L.L.C.

Cooke Inc. to Acquire Omega Protein Corporation for $22.00 Per Share 10-06-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Omega Protein Corporation (“Omega Protein”), a nutritional product company and a leading integrated provider of specialty oils and specialty protein products, in connection with its definitive agreement with Cooke Inc. ("Cooke"), a New Brunswick company and parent of Cooke Aquaculture Inc., under which Cooke will acquire all outstanding shares of Omega Protein for $22.00 per share in cash or approximately $500 million.

Western Refining Logistics and Andeavor Logistics Merge 08-14-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Western Refining Logistics in connection with its merger with Andeavor Logistics in a unit-for-unit transaction for a total enterprise value of $1.8 billion, including net debt.

Ranger Energy Services, Inc. Prices Initial Public Offering 08-10-2017

Vinson & Elkins is advising Ranger Energy Services, Inc. in connection with its initial public offering of 5,862,069 shares of its Class A common stock at $14.50 per share.

Energy Transfer Announces $1.57B Sale of Stake in Entity of Rover Pipeline Project to Blackstone 07-31-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised funds managed by Blackstone in an agreement with Energy Transfer Partners' wholly owned subsidiaries, Energy Transfer Interstate Holdings and ET Rover Pipeline (HoldCo), whereby Blackstone will contribute approximately $1.57 billion in cash in exchange for a 49.9% interest in HoldCo.

TPG Growth to Acquire Discovery Midstream 06-27-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised TPG Growth, the middle market and growth equity platform of global alternative asset firm TPG, in its definitive agreement to acquire Discovery Midstream.

EQT Corporation to Acquire Rice Energy for $6.7 Billion 06-19-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Rice Energy in a definitive merger agreement with EQT Corporation, under which EQT will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Rice common stock for total consideration of approximately $6.7 billion

SemGroup Agrees to Acquire Houston Fuel Oil Terminal Company 06-06-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised SemGroup Corporation in the definitive agreement to acquire Houston Fuel Oil Terminal Company from investment funds managed by Alinda Capital Partners.

Noble Energy Sells Interests in CONE Gathering to Quantum Energy Partners for $765M 05-18-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Noble Energy in connection with its definitive agreement to divest the holding company which owns a 50 percent interest in CONE Gathering, LLC and 21.7 million common and subordinated limited partnership units to a portfolio company of Quantum Energy Partners for total cash consideration of $765 million.

Antero Midstream GP LP Closes Initial Public Offering 05-09-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised the underwriters in connection with Antero Midstream GP LP’s (AMGP) initial public offering of 37,250,000 common shares representing limited partner interests in AMGP by Antero Resources Investment LLC, at a public offering price of $23.50 per common share for total gross proceeds (before underwriters' fees and estimated expenses) of approximately $875 million.

TC PipeLines, LP Announces Agreement to Acquire Interests in Iroquois and PNGTS 05-04-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised TC PipeLines, LP in connection with its agreements to purchase a 49.3 percent interest in Iroquois Gas Transmission System and remaining 11.8 percent interest in Portland Natural Gas Transmission System from TransCanada for $765 million.

Select Energy Services Closes Initial Public Offering 04-26-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Select Energy Services in connection with its initial public offering of 8,700,000 shares of its Class A common stock. The offering closed on April 26, 2017.

C&J Energy Services Closes Public Offering of Common Stock 04-12-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised C&J Energy Services in connection with its public offering of 7,000,000 shares of common stock at a price to the public of $32.50 per share. The offering closed on April 12, 2017.

Sunoco Announces Strategic Divestiture of Convenience Stores 04-06-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Sunoco LP in its definitive asset purchase agreement for the sale of a majority of its convenience stores to 7-Eleven, Inc. Total consideration in the transaction is $3.3 billion in cash plus fuel, merchandise and other inventories.

TPG Growth and The Rise Fund to Acquire CLEAResult 06-18-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised TPG Growth and The Rise Fund in an agreement to acquire CLEAResult, the country’s leading provider of energy efficiency solutions for utility companies.

Southern Power Sells Minority Interest in Solar Portfolio to Global Atlantic Financial Group 05-23-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised affiliates of Global Atlantic Financial Group in the $1.175 billion acquisition from Southern Power of a 33 percent minority interest in its solar portfolio.

Delek US Announces Sale of AltAir Paramount and Paramount, CA Assets 03-19-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Delek US Holdings, Inc. in connection with the sale of AltAir Paramount, LLC and Delek’s Paramount, California refining and pipeline assets to an affiliate of Boston based World Energy, LLC.

Noble Midstream Partners and Greenfield Midstream Form DJ Basin JV, Acquire Saddle Butte Pipeline 12-12-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Noble Midstream Partners LP in connection with the formation of Black Diamond Gathering, LLC (“Black Diamond”), a joint venture with Greenfield Midstream, LLC, and Black Diamond’s definitive agreements to acquire Saddle Butte Rockies Midstream, LLC and affiliates for $625 million. 

SandRidge Energy to Acquire Bonanza Creek Energy 11-15-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised SandRidge Energy in its definitive merger agreement with Bonanza Creek Energy, under which SandRidge will acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Bonanza Creek in a cash-and-stock transaction valued at $36.00 per share. The purchase price implies a total transaction value of approximately $746 million.

Rosehill Resources Inc. to Expand Delaware Basin Position 10-30-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Rosehill Resources Inc. in connection with its acquisition of 4,565 net undeveloped acres, which includes producing properties with limited production of 40 Boepd, in the Southern Delaware Basin. Subject to certain conditions, Rosehill may acquire up to an additional 4,535 net acres at the same price per net acre.

C&J Energy Services to Acquire O-Tex Holdings, Inc. 10-25-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised C&J Energy Services, Inc., in the acquisition of O-Tex Holdings, Inc. and its operating subsidiaries, including O-Tex Pumping, L.L.C.

Cooke Inc. to Acquire Omega Protein Corporation for $22.00 Per Share 10-06-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Omega Protein Corporation (“Omega Protein”), a nutritional product company and a leading integrated provider of specialty oils and specialty protein products, in connection with its definitive agreement with Cooke Inc. ("Cooke"), a New Brunswick company and parent of Cooke Aquaculture Inc., under which Cooke will acquire all outstanding shares of Omega Protein for $22.00 per share in cash or approximately $500 million.

Western Refining Logistics and Andeavor Logistics Merge 08-14-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Western Refining Logistics in connection with its merger with Andeavor Logistics in a unit-for-unit transaction for a total enterprise value of $1.8 billion, including net debt.

Ranger Energy Services, Inc. Prices Initial Public Offering 08-10-2017

Vinson & Elkins is advising Ranger Energy Services, Inc. in connection with its initial public offering of 5,862,069 shares of its Class A common stock at $14.50 per share.

Energy Transfer Announces $1.57B Sale of Stake in Entity of Rover Pipeline Project to Blackstone 07-31-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised funds managed by Blackstone in an agreement with Energy Transfer Partners' wholly owned subsidiaries, Energy Transfer Interstate Holdings and ET Rover Pipeline (HoldCo), whereby Blackstone will contribute approximately $1.57 billion in cash in exchange for a 49.9% interest in HoldCo.

TPG Growth to Acquire Discovery Midstream 06-27-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised TPG Growth, the middle market and growth equity platform of global alternative asset firm TPG, in its definitive agreement to acquire Discovery Midstream.

EQT Corporation to Acquire Rice Energy for $6.7 Billion 06-19-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Rice Energy in a definitive merger agreement with EQT Corporation, under which EQT will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Rice common stock for total consideration of approximately $6.7 billion

SemGroup Agrees to Acquire Houston Fuel Oil Terminal Company 06-06-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised SemGroup Corporation in the definitive agreement to acquire Houston Fuel Oil Terminal Company from investment funds managed by Alinda Capital Partners.

Noble Energy Sells Interests in CONE Gathering to Quantum Energy Partners for $765M 05-18-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Noble Energy in connection with its definitive agreement to divest the holding company which owns a 50 percent interest in CONE Gathering, LLC and 21.7 million common and subordinated limited partnership units to a portfolio company of Quantum Energy Partners for total cash consideration of $765 million.

Antero Midstream GP LP Closes Initial Public Offering 05-09-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised the underwriters in connection with Antero Midstream GP LP’s (AMGP) initial public offering of 37,250,000 common shares representing limited partner interests in AMGP by Antero Resources Investment LLC, at a public offering price of $23.50 per common share for total gross proceeds (before underwriters' fees and estimated expenses) of approximately $875 million.

TC PipeLines, LP Announces Agreement to Acquire Interests in Iroquois and PNGTS 05-04-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised TC PipeLines, LP in connection with its agreements to purchase a 49.3 percent interest in Iroquois Gas Transmission System and remaining 11.8 percent interest in Portland Natural Gas Transmission System from TransCanada for $765 million.

Select Energy Services Closes Initial Public Offering 04-26-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Select Energy Services in connection with its initial public offering of 8,700,000 shares of its Class A common stock. The offering closed on April 26, 2017.

C&J Energy Services Closes Public Offering of Common Stock 04-12-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised C&J Energy Services in connection with its public offering of 7,000,000 shares of common stock at a price to the public of $32.50 per share. The offering closed on April 12, 2017.

Sunoco Announces Strategic Divestiture of Convenience Stores 04-06-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Sunoco LP in its definitive asset purchase agreement for the sale of a majority of its convenience stores to 7-Eleven, Inc. Total consideration in the transaction is $3.3 billion in cash plus fuel, merchandise and other inventories.

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