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Top EPA Enforcement Official Patrick D. Traylor Joins V&E in Washington, D.C. Published: 10-15-2019

Patrick D. Traylor, the former Deputy Assistant Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA), has joined Vinson & Elkins as a partner in Washington, D.C.

CoolSys Acquires Building Air Services 10-09-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised CoolSys, a parent of market-leading refrigeration and HVAC services companies nationwide and a portfolio company of Ares Management Corporation, in its acquisition of Building Air Services, a provider of service and preventive maintenance programs for commercial air conditioning, heating, refrigeration and automated building controls.

CoolSys Acquires Agape Mechanical in the Midwest 08-01-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised CoolSys in its acquisition of Agape Mechanical, an HVAC, refrigeration and plumbing contractor based in Lakeville, Minnesota. 

Frontier Tubular Solutions Acquires Permian Enterprises 05-31-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised SCF Partners and its portfolio company, Frontier Tubular Solutions (Frontier), in connection with Frontier’s acquisition of Permian Enterprises, an Odessa, Texas-based tubular goods service provider offering internal plastic coatings, cement and fiberglass linings, external coatings and linings and non-destructive inspection services to the oil and gas industry throughout Texas and New Mexico.

Brittany Sakowitz Named a 2019 Rising Star by The Deal 04-10-2019

Vinson & Elkins partner Brittany Sakowitz has been chosen by The Deal as one of “the most promising new M&A partners of 2019.”

Enviva Partners, LP Announces Accretive Drop-Down Transactions 03-25-2019

Vinson & Elkins served as counsel to the sponsor in Enviva Partners, LP’s agreement to purchase the sponsor’s interest in its first development joint venture, Enviva Wilmington Holdings, LLC.

Coolsys Acquired by Ares Management Corporation 03-21-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised the management team of Coolsys Inc., a parent of market-leading refrigeration and HVAC companies nationwide, in connection with its acquisition by a fund managed by the Private Equity Group of Ares Management Corporation. 

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 19 V&E Attorneys To 2019 Texas Rising Stars List 03-04-2019

Super Lawyers has named 19 Vinson & Elkins attorneys to the 2019 Texas Rising Stars List across a range of the firm’s practices and Texas offices.

Noble Midstream and Salt Creek Midstream Close Delaware Basin Joint Venture 02-08-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Noble Midstream in connection with the closing of a previously announced 50/50 joint venture with Salt Creek Midstream LLC, Delaware Crossing LLC. 

SCF Partners Announces Investment in ProDirectional 01-10-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised SCF Partners in its partnership with and investment in Professional Directional Enterprises (ProDirectional), a leading independent directional drilling services company.

Vinson & Elkins Names 8 New Partners 12-17-2018

Vinson & Elkins has promoted eight lawyers to partner, effective Jan. 1, 2019: Mike Bielby, Prentiss Cutshaw and Jaren Taylor in Dallas; Danielle Patterson, Scott Rubinsky and Brittany Sakowitz in Houston; Scott Stiegler in London; and Jamie Tabb in Washington, D.C.

EnLink Midstream, LLC to Acquire EnLink Midstream Partners, LP in a Simplification Transaction 10-22-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised TPG in its capacity as a majority holder of the $750 million Series B Cumulative Convertible Preferred Units of EnLink Midstream Partners, LP.

StoneMor Partners L.P. Announces Corporate Transition 09-28-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised StoneMor Partners L.P., a leading owner and operator of cemeteries and funeral homes, in the execution of a definitive agreement that will result in the transition to a newly-created Delaware corporation, StoneMor Inc.

Energy Transfer Equity to Acquire Energy Transfer Partners in Simplification Transaction 08-01-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) in the agreement with Energy Transfer Equity (ETE) for the merger of ETP with a wholly-owned subsidiary of ETE in a unit-for-unit exchange. In connection with the transaction, ETE’s incentive distribution rights (IDRs) in ETP will be cancelled.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 21 V&E Attorneys to 2018 Texas Rising Stars List 03-12-2018

Super Lawyers has named 21 Vinson & Elkins attorneys to the 2018 Texas Rising Stars List across a range of the firm’s practices and Texas offices.

Enviva Holdings Announces New JV and Acquisition of Wood Pellet Production Plant 01-02-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Enviva Development Holdings, LLC in connection with its new joint venture, Enviva JV Development Company, LLC, with affiliates of The John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A.) to acquire, develop and construct wood pellet production plants and deep-water marine terminals in the Southeastern United States. 

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. 

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.

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.

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.

SCS Financial Agrees to Join Focus Financial Partners 05-15-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Focus Financial Partners in connection with SCS Financial and its subsidiary SCS Capital Management’s definitive agreement to join the Focus partnership. With $16.5 billion in regulatory assets under management, SCS is the largest deal in Focus’ history.

CoolSys Acquires Building Air Services 10-09-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised CoolSys, a parent of market-leading refrigeration and HVAC services companies nationwide and a portfolio company of Ares Management Corporation, in its acquisition of Building Air Services, a provider of service and preventive maintenance programs for commercial air conditioning, heating, refrigeration and automated building controls.

CoolSys Acquires Agape Mechanical in the Midwest 08-01-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised CoolSys in its acquisition of Agape Mechanical, an HVAC, refrigeration and plumbing contractor based in Lakeville, Minnesota. 

Frontier Tubular Solutions Acquires Permian Enterprises 05-31-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised SCF Partners and its portfolio company, Frontier Tubular Solutions (Frontier), in connection with Frontier’s acquisition of Permian Enterprises, an Odessa, Texas-based tubular goods service provider offering internal plastic coatings, cement and fiberglass linings, external coatings and linings and non-destructive inspection services to the oil and gas industry throughout Texas and New Mexico.

Enviva Partners, LP Announces Accretive Drop-Down Transactions 03-25-2019

Vinson & Elkins served as counsel to the sponsor in Enviva Partners, LP’s agreement to purchase the sponsor’s interest in its first development joint venture, Enviva Wilmington Holdings, LLC.

Coolsys Acquired by Ares Management Corporation 03-21-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised the management team of Coolsys Inc., a parent of market-leading refrigeration and HVAC companies nationwide, in connection with its acquisition by a fund managed by the Private Equity Group of Ares Management Corporation. 

Noble Midstream and Salt Creek Midstream Close Delaware Basin Joint Venture 02-08-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Noble Midstream in connection with the closing of a previously announced 50/50 joint venture with Salt Creek Midstream LLC, Delaware Crossing LLC. 

SCF Partners Announces Investment in ProDirectional 01-10-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised SCF Partners in its partnership with and investment in Professional Directional Enterprises (ProDirectional), a leading independent directional drilling services company.

EnLink Midstream, LLC to Acquire EnLink Midstream Partners, LP in a Simplification Transaction 10-22-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised TPG in its capacity as a majority holder of the $750 million Series B Cumulative Convertible Preferred Units of EnLink Midstream Partners, LP.

StoneMor Partners L.P. Announces Corporate Transition 09-28-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised StoneMor Partners L.P., a leading owner and operator of cemeteries and funeral homes, in the execution of a definitive agreement that will result in the transition to a newly-created Delaware corporation, StoneMor Inc.

Energy Transfer Equity to Acquire Energy Transfer Partners in Simplification Transaction 08-01-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) in the agreement with Energy Transfer Equity (ETE) for the merger of ETP with a wholly-owned subsidiary of ETE in a unit-for-unit exchange. In connection with the transaction, ETE’s incentive distribution rights (IDRs) in ETP will be cancelled.

Enviva Holdings Announces New JV and Acquisition of Wood Pellet Production Plant 01-02-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Enviva Development Holdings, LLC in connection with its new joint venture, Enviva JV Development Company, LLC, with affiliates of The John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A.) to acquire, develop and construct wood pellet production plants and deep-water marine terminals in the Southeastern United States. 

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. 

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.

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.

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.

SCS Financial Agrees to Join Focus Financial Partners 05-15-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Focus Financial Partners in connection with SCS Financial and its subsidiary SCS Capital Management’s definitive agreement to join the Focus partnership. With $16.5 billion in regulatory assets under management, SCS is the largest deal in Focus’ history.

Enviva Partners to Acquire Enviva Port of Wilmington for $120M 05-10-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Enviva Wilmington Holdings, LLC in the sale of Enviva Port of Wilmington, LLC (“Wilmington”) to Enviva Partners, LP for total consideration of $130 million.

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.

Vinson & Elkins Names 8 New Partners 12-17-2018

Vinson & Elkins has promoted eight lawyers to partner, effective Jan. 1, 2019: Mike Bielby, Prentiss Cutshaw and Jaren Taylor in Dallas; Danielle Patterson, Scott Rubinsky and Brittany Sakowitz in Houston; Scott Stiegler in London; and Jamie Tabb in Washington, D.C.

Brittany Sakowitz Named a 2019 Rising Star by The Deal 04-10-2019

Vinson & Elkins partner Brittany Sakowitz has been chosen by The Deal as one of “the most promising new M&A partners of 2019.”

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 19 V&E Attorneys To 2019 Texas Rising Stars List 03-04-2019

Super Lawyers has named 19 Vinson & Elkins attorneys to the 2019 Texas Rising Stars List across a range of the firm’s practices and Texas offices.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 21 V&E Attorneys to 2018 Texas Rising Stars List 03-12-2018

Super Lawyers has named 21 Vinson & Elkins attorneys to the 2018 Texas Rising Stars List across a range of the firm’s practices and Texas offices.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 25 V&E Attorneys to 2017 Texas Rising Stars List 03-08-2017

Super Lawyers has named 25 Vinson & Elkins attorneys to the 2017 Texas Rising Stars List across a range of the firm’s practices and Texas offices.

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