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Highly Regarded CFIUS and Export Controls Attorney Damara Chambers Joins V&E Published: 07-09-2019

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Damara Chambers, an internationally-recognized attorney who advises corporate clients on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), export controls and international trade matters, has joined Vinson & Elkins as a partner and will co-lead the firm’s National Security practice, adding further depth to the practice group.

Osaka Gas Increases Upstream Presence with Acquisition of Sabine Oil & Gas 07-29-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Osaka Gas in a definitive agreement with Sabine Oil & Gas Holdings to acquire 100% of the outstanding shares of its subsidiary, Sabine Oil & Gas Corporation.

Phillips 66 and Phillips 66 Partners Announce Elimination of Incentive Distribution Rights 07-26-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised the conflicts committee of the board of directors of the general partner of Phillips 66 Partners in the agreement between Phillips 66 (PSX) and Phillips 66 Partners (PSXP) to eliminate all of Phillips 66’s incentive distribution rights and general partner economic interests in PSXP in exchange for 101 million newly issued PSXP common units.

ConocoPhillips Signs Agreement with Caelus Natural Resources to Acquire Nuna Discovery Acreage 06-18-2019

Vinson & Elkins represented Caelus Natural Resources Alaska, LLC on its entry into an agreement with ConocoPhillips Alaska to sell 100 percent of the Nuna discovery, located just east of the Colville River and approximately five miles southwest of the Oooguruk Field.

Atlantic Power Acquires Ownership Interests in Two Biomass Plants from AltaGas 05-15-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised AltaGas Power Holdings (U.S.) Inc. (AltaGas) in the execution of an agreement whereby Atlantic Power Corporation will acquire the equity ownership interests held by AltaGas in two contracted biomass plants in North Carolina and Michigan. 

Direct Energy to Sell Franchisee Home Services Business, Clockwork 02-21-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Direct Energy, one of North America’s largest energy and services companies and a subsidiary of Centrica plc, in connection with the sale of Clockwork, Inc. and certain of its affiliates to Authority Brands, a home services franchise platform backed by funds advised by Apax Partners, for $300 million. 

Targa Resources Sells 45 Percent Interest in Bakken Assets for $1.6B 02-19-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Targa Resources Corp. in its definitive agreements to sell a 45 percent interest in Targa Badlands LLC, the entity that holds all of Targa’s assets in North Dakota, to funds managed by GSO Capital Partners and Blackstone Tactical Opportunities for $1.6 billion in cash. 

Carbon Energy Acquires Membership Units of Carbon Appalachian Co. 01-07-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised affiliates of Old Ironsides Energy, LLC in connection with their sale to Carbon Energy Corporation of membership units representing 73.50% of Carbon Appalachian Company, LLC.

Eni acquires 70% and Operatorship of Oooguruk Oil Field in Alaska 01-03-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Caelus Natural Resources Alaska, LLC in a transaction whereby Eni will acquire 70% and operatorship of the Oooguruk oil field in Alaska from Caelus.

EagleClaw Midstream, Blackstone Energy Partners and I Squared Capital Form Leading Delaware Basin Midstream Partnership 11-02-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised EagleClaw Midstream and funds managed by Blackstone Energy Partners in connection with the binding agreements between EagleClaw, Blackstone and I Squared Capital, pursuant to which I Squared Capital has committed over $500 million of cash and contributed its Delaware Basin midstream portfolio company, Pinnacle Midstream, and become a partner in BCP Raptor Holdco, the parent company for EagleClaw. 

Targa Resources Executes Agreements to Sell Assets in its Petroleum Logistics Business 09-12-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Targa Resources Corp. in connection with agreements to sell its refined products and crude oil storage and terminaling facilities in Tacoma, WA and Baltimore, MD to an affiliate of ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC for approximately $160 million.

Kinder Morgan and EagleClaw Announce Final Investment Decision on Permian Highway Pipeline Project 09-05-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised EagleClaw Midstream Ventures, LLC, a portfolio company of Blackstone Energy Partners, in the execution of definitive joint venture agreements with Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline LLC, a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan, Inc., to proceed with the Permian Highway Pipeline Project (PHP Project) after having secured sufficient firm transportation agreements with shippers.

Plains All American, Magellan Midstream, OMERS Infrastructure Announce Joint Ownership of BridgeTex Pipeline Company 08-21-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Plains All American in an agreement between certain subsidiaries of Plains, Magellan Midstream Partners and OMERS, along with OMERS Infrastructure Management Inc., whereby Plains and Magellan will collectively sell a 50% interest in BridgeTex Pipeline Company for $1.438 billion. 

Double Eagle Energy Holdings III LLC and FourPoint Permian Form DoublePoint Energy 06-05-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Double Eagle Energy Holdings III LLC in connection with the formation of a new company named DoublePoint Energy, LLC with FourPoint Permian, LLC. 

Quintana Energy Services Inc. Closes Initial Public Offering 02-13-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Quintana Energy Services Inc. (QES) in connection with its initial public offering of 9,259,259 shares of its common stock at $10.00 per share.

Targa Resources Announces $1.1B of Development JVs with Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners 02-06-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Targa Resources Corp. in connection with development joint ventures with investment vehicles affiliated with Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners.

HollyFrontier and Holly Energy Partners Announce IDR Simplification Agreement 10-19-2017

Vinson & Elkins provided tax counsel to Holly Energy Partners, L.P. (Holly Energy) in connection with Holly Energy and HEP Logistics Holdings, L.P.’s (HEP GP) definitive agreement to eliminate the incentive distribution rights held by HEP GP and convert HEP GP’s 2% general partner interest in Holly Energy into a non-economic interest in exchange for the issuance by Holly Energy of 37,250,000 of its common units to HEP GP, representing total equity value of $1.25 billion based on Holly Energy’s previous closing day price of $33.56.

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.

Oncor Announces Asset Swap with Sharyland Utilities and Sharyland Distribution & Transmission Services 07-24-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Oncor Electric Delivery Company, L.L.C. in connection with its agreement with Sharyland Utilities, L.P. and Sharyland Distribution & Transmission Services, L.L.C. to swap assets in a transaction valued at approximately $400 million. 

TPG RE Finance Trust, Inc. Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering 07-19-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised TPG RE Finance Trust, Inc. in connection with its initial public offering of 11,000,000 shares of its common stock at $20.00 per share. The offering priced on July 19, 2017 and is expected to close on July 25, 2017, subject to customary closing conditions.

MVP REIT and MVP REIT II Announce Definitive Merger Agreement 05-30-2017

Vinson & Elkins acted as counsel for the special committee of the board of directors of MVP REIT II, Inc. in connection with a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which MVP REIT II will acquire MVP REIT, Inc. in a stock-for-stock merger.

Osaka Gas Increases Upstream Presence with Acquisition of Sabine Oil & Gas 07-29-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Osaka Gas in a definitive agreement with Sabine Oil & Gas Holdings to acquire 100% of the outstanding shares of its subsidiary, Sabine Oil & Gas Corporation.

Phillips 66 and Phillips 66 Partners Announce Elimination of Incentive Distribution Rights 07-26-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised the conflicts committee of the board of directors of the general partner of Phillips 66 Partners in the agreement between Phillips 66 (PSX) and Phillips 66 Partners (PSXP) to eliminate all of Phillips 66’s incentive distribution rights and general partner economic interests in PSXP in exchange for 101 million newly issued PSXP common units.

ConocoPhillips Signs Agreement with Caelus Natural Resources to Acquire Nuna Discovery Acreage 06-18-2019

Vinson & Elkins represented Caelus Natural Resources Alaska, LLC on its entry into an agreement with ConocoPhillips Alaska to sell 100 percent of the Nuna discovery, located just east of the Colville River and approximately five miles southwest of the Oooguruk Field.

Atlantic Power Acquires Ownership Interests in Two Biomass Plants from AltaGas 05-15-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised AltaGas Power Holdings (U.S.) Inc. (AltaGas) in the execution of an agreement whereby Atlantic Power Corporation will acquire the equity ownership interests held by AltaGas in two contracted biomass plants in North Carolina and Michigan. 

Direct Energy to Sell Franchisee Home Services Business, Clockwork 02-21-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Direct Energy, one of North America’s largest energy and services companies and a subsidiary of Centrica plc, in connection with the sale of Clockwork, Inc. and certain of its affiliates to Authority Brands, a home services franchise platform backed by funds advised by Apax Partners, for $300 million. 

Targa Resources Sells 45 Percent Interest in Bakken Assets for $1.6B 02-19-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Targa Resources Corp. in its definitive agreements to sell a 45 percent interest in Targa Badlands LLC, the entity that holds all of Targa’s assets in North Dakota, to funds managed by GSO Capital Partners and Blackstone Tactical Opportunities for $1.6 billion in cash. 

Carbon Energy Acquires Membership Units of Carbon Appalachian Co. 01-07-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised affiliates of Old Ironsides Energy, LLC in connection with their sale to Carbon Energy Corporation of membership units representing 73.50% of Carbon Appalachian Company, LLC.

Eni acquires 70% and Operatorship of Oooguruk Oil Field in Alaska 01-03-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Caelus Natural Resources Alaska, LLC in a transaction whereby Eni will acquire 70% and operatorship of the Oooguruk oil field in Alaska from Caelus.

EagleClaw Midstream, Blackstone Energy Partners and I Squared Capital Form Leading Delaware Basin Midstream Partnership 11-02-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised EagleClaw Midstream and funds managed by Blackstone Energy Partners in connection with the binding agreements between EagleClaw, Blackstone and I Squared Capital, pursuant to which I Squared Capital has committed over $500 million of cash and contributed its Delaware Basin midstream portfolio company, Pinnacle Midstream, and become a partner in BCP Raptor Holdco, the parent company for EagleClaw. 

Targa Resources Executes Agreements to Sell Assets in its Petroleum Logistics Business 09-12-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Targa Resources Corp. in connection with agreements to sell its refined products and crude oil storage and terminaling facilities in Tacoma, WA and Baltimore, MD to an affiliate of ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC for approximately $160 million.

Kinder Morgan and EagleClaw Announce Final Investment Decision on Permian Highway Pipeline Project 09-05-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised EagleClaw Midstream Ventures, LLC, a portfolio company of Blackstone Energy Partners, in the execution of definitive joint venture agreements with Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline LLC, a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan, Inc., to proceed with the Permian Highway Pipeline Project (PHP Project) after having secured sufficient firm transportation agreements with shippers.

Plains All American, Magellan Midstream, OMERS Infrastructure Announce Joint Ownership of BridgeTex Pipeline Company 08-21-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Plains All American in an agreement between certain subsidiaries of Plains, Magellan Midstream Partners and OMERS, along with OMERS Infrastructure Management Inc., whereby Plains and Magellan will collectively sell a 50% interest in BridgeTex Pipeline Company for $1.438 billion. 

Double Eagle Energy Holdings III LLC and FourPoint Permian Form DoublePoint Energy 06-05-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Double Eagle Energy Holdings III LLC in connection with the formation of a new company named DoublePoint Energy, LLC with FourPoint Permian, LLC. 

Quintana Energy Services Inc. Closes Initial Public Offering 02-13-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Quintana Energy Services Inc. (QES) in connection with its initial public offering of 9,259,259 shares of its common stock at $10.00 per share.

Targa Resources Announces $1.1B of Development JVs with Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners 02-06-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Targa Resources Corp. in connection with development joint ventures with investment vehicles affiliated with Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners.

HollyFrontier and Holly Energy Partners Announce IDR Simplification Agreement 10-19-2017

Vinson & Elkins provided tax counsel to Holly Energy Partners, L.P. (Holly Energy) in connection with Holly Energy and HEP Logistics Holdings, L.P.’s (HEP GP) definitive agreement to eliminate the incentive distribution rights held by HEP GP and convert HEP GP’s 2% general partner interest in Holly Energy into a non-economic interest in exchange for the issuance by Holly Energy of 37,250,000 of its common units to HEP GP, representing total equity value of $1.25 billion based on Holly Energy’s previous closing day price of $33.56.

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.

Oncor Announces Asset Swap with Sharyland Utilities and Sharyland Distribution & Transmission Services 07-24-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Oncor Electric Delivery Company, L.L.C. in connection with its agreement with Sharyland Utilities, L.P. and Sharyland Distribution & Transmission Services, L.L.C. to swap assets in a transaction valued at approximately $400 million. 

TPG RE Finance Trust, Inc. Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering 07-19-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised TPG RE Finance Trust, Inc. in connection with its initial public offering of 11,000,000 shares of its common stock at $20.00 per share. The offering priced on July 19, 2017 and is expected to close on July 25, 2017, subject to customary closing conditions.

MVP REIT and MVP REIT II Announce Definitive Merger Agreement 05-30-2017

Vinson & Elkins acted as counsel for the special committee of the board of directors of MVP REIT II, Inc. in connection with a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which MVP REIT II will acquire MVP REIT, Inc. in a stock-for-stock merger.

RSP Permian’s $2.4B Acquisition of Silver Hill Energy Partners, LLC and Silver Hill E&P II Named “M&A Deal of the Year” by Oil and Gas Investor 03-01-2017

RSP Permian, Inc.’s (RSP) $2.4 billion acquisition of Silver Hill Energy Partners, LLC and Silver Hill E&P II, LLC has been named “M&A Deal of the Year” as part of Oil and Gas Investor’s annual Excellence Awards. Vinson & Elkins advised RSP in the transactions.

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