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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.

Calumet Specialty Products Partners Divests San Antonio Refinery and Related Assets 11-11-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P., a leading independent producer of specialty hydrocarbon and fuels products, in the sale of its San Antonio, Texas refinery and related assets, including a crude oil terminal and pipeline, to Starlight Relativity Acquisition Company LLC.

Starwood Energy to Acquire Lavaca Gas Gathering System From Third Coast Midstream 11-08-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Starwood Energy Group Global, Inc., a leading private investment firm focused on energy infrastructure, in a definitive agreement to acquire Third Coast Midstream, LLC's gas gathering infrastructure located in and around Lavaca County, TX.

Gravity to Acquire Permian Basin Focused Water Midstream Gathering and Disposal Company On Point 11-06-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Gravity, a leading water and energy infrastructure company backed by affiliates of Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., in a definitive agreement to acquire On Point Oilfield Holdings, LLC ("On Point") from White Deer Energy.

V&E Advises Cloud Peak Energy in Connection With Sale of Assets to Navajo Transitional Energy Company 10-24-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Cloud Peak Energy Inc. and certain subsidiaries in connection with the sale of substantially all their operating assets to Navajo Transitional Energy Company, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Navajo Nation, as part of Cloud Peak’s chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

Clovis Point Capital Exits its Position in Mobile Solutions 10-24-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Clovis Point Capital in connection with the sale of Mobile Solutions Services, LLC to Periscope Equity.

DTE Midstream Acquires Haynesville Midstream Assets from Momentum Midstream, Indigo Natural Resources 10-18-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Momentum Midstream in a transaction whereby DTE Midstream, a non-utility business of DTE Energy, will acquire a gathering system and gathering pipeline in the Haynesville shale formation of Louisiana for a purchase price of $2.25 billion in cash, plus a $400 million milestone payment upon completion of the gathering pipeline in the second half of 2020, from Momentum Midstream and Indigo Natural Resources, the primary gas producer supplying the system.

Basalt to Acquire Natural Gas Transmission Business from Third Coast Midstream 10-17-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised an infrastructure investment fund managed by Basalt Infrastructure Partners II GP Limited in its negotiation to enter into a definitive agreement to acquire Third Coast Midstream LLC’s natural gas transmission business.

Parsley Energy to Acquire Jagged Peak Energy in Deal Valued at $2.27B 10-14-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Jagged Peak Energy Inc. in a definitive merger agreement with Parsley Energy, Inc. under which Parsley will acquire Jagged Peak in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $2.27 billion

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.

Shiseido to Acquire Drunk Elephant 10-08-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Tiffany Masterson, the founder of Drunk Elephant, and a consortium of majority equity holders in connection with the sale of Drunk Elephant to Shiseido Company, Limited. 

Roan Resources Enters Into Definitive Merger Agreement to Be Acquired by Citizen Energy 10-01-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Roan Resources in the definitive merger agreement to be acquired by Citizen Energy Operating, LLC, an affiliate of Warburg Pincus LLC, in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $1.0 billion.

Law360 Names 3 V&E Partners as 2019 Rising Stars 09-16-2019

Law360 has named three Vinson & Elkins partners to its 2019 Rising Stars list, which honors outstanding attorneys under the age of 40.

Seacor Holdings Acquires JV Partner’s Interest in Sea-Vista 08-05-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Avista Capital Partners (“Avista”) in relation to SEACOR Holdings Inc.’s (the “Company”) acquisition through a subsidiary of Avista’s 49% indirect interest in the SEA-Vista joint venture between the Company and Avista. 

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. 

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.

Range Resources Corporation Announces Asset Sales 07-19-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Range Resources Corporation in the sale of a 2% proportionately reduced overriding royalty interest in 350,000 net surface acres in southwest Appalachia for gross proceeds totaling $600 million.

RedBird Capital Partners and Reverence Capital Partners Acquire Vida Capital 07-15-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Vida Capital, Inc. in the acquisition of Vida by RedBird Capital Partners and Reverence Capital Partners.

Clearlake Capital-Backed FloWorks Sells MultAlloy Division 07-03-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised FloWorks International LLC, a leading specialty industrial distributor of pipe, valves, and fittings and related technical solutions, backed by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., in the sale of its master distribution division, MultAlloy, as well as the Company's J&J Alloy and J&J Bar operations, to Texas Pipe & Supply.

NorthStar Realty Europe to be Acquired by AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets 07-02-2019

Vinson & Elkins served as tax counsel to NorthStar Realty Europe Corp. in a definitive merger agreement with AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets.

Calumet Specialty Products Partners Divests San Antonio Refinery and Related Assets 11-11-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P., a leading independent producer of specialty hydrocarbon and fuels products, in the sale of its San Antonio, Texas refinery and related assets, including a crude oil terminal and pipeline, to Starlight Relativity Acquisition Company LLC.

Starwood Energy to Acquire Lavaca Gas Gathering System From Third Coast Midstream 11-08-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Starwood Energy Group Global, Inc., a leading private investment firm focused on energy infrastructure, in a definitive agreement to acquire Third Coast Midstream, LLC's gas gathering infrastructure located in and around Lavaca County, TX.

Gravity to Acquire Permian Basin Focused Water Midstream Gathering and Disposal Company On Point 11-06-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Gravity, a leading water and energy infrastructure company backed by affiliates of Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., in a definitive agreement to acquire On Point Oilfield Holdings, LLC ("On Point") from White Deer Energy.

V&E Advises Cloud Peak Energy in Connection With Sale of Assets to Navajo Transitional Energy Company 10-24-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Cloud Peak Energy Inc. and certain subsidiaries in connection with the sale of substantially all their operating assets to Navajo Transitional Energy Company, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Navajo Nation, as part of Cloud Peak’s chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

Clovis Point Capital Exits its Position in Mobile Solutions 10-24-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Clovis Point Capital in connection with the sale of Mobile Solutions Services, LLC to Periscope Equity.

DTE Midstream Acquires Haynesville Midstream Assets from Momentum Midstream, Indigo Natural Resources 10-18-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Momentum Midstream in a transaction whereby DTE Midstream, a non-utility business of DTE Energy, will acquire a gathering system and gathering pipeline in the Haynesville shale formation of Louisiana for a purchase price of $2.25 billion in cash, plus a $400 million milestone payment upon completion of the gathering pipeline in the second half of 2020, from Momentum Midstream and Indigo Natural Resources, the primary gas producer supplying the system.

Basalt to Acquire Natural Gas Transmission Business from Third Coast Midstream 10-17-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised an infrastructure investment fund managed by Basalt Infrastructure Partners II GP Limited in its negotiation to enter into a definitive agreement to acquire Third Coast Midstream LLC’s natural gas transmission business.

Parsley Energy to Acquire Jagged Peak Energy in Deal Valued at $2.27B 10-14-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Jagged Peak Energy Inc. in a definitive merger agreement with Parsley Energy, Inc. under which Parsley will acquire Jagged Peak in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $2.27 billion

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.

Shiseido to Acquire Drunk Elephant 10-08-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Tiffany Masterson, the founder of Drunk Elephant, and a consortium of majority equity holders in connection with the sale of Drunk Elephant to Shiseido Company, Limited. 

Roan Resources Enters Into Definitive Merger Agreement to Be Acquired by Citizen Energy 10-01-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Roan Resources in the definitive merger agreement to be acquired by Citizen Energy Operating, LLC, an affiliate of Warburg Pincus LLC, in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $1.0 billion.

Seacor Holdings Acquires JV Partner’s Interest in Sea-Vista 08-05-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Avista Capital Partners (“Avista”) in relation to SEACOR Holdings Inc.’s (the “Company”) acquisition through a subsidiary of Avista’s 49% indirect interest in the SEA-Vista joint venture between the Company and Avista. 

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. 

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.

Range Resources Corporation Announces Asset Sales 07-19-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Range Resources Corporation in the sale of a 2% proportionately reduced overriding royalty interest in 350,000 net surface acres in southwest Appalachia for gross proceeds totaling $600 million.

RedBird Capital Partners and Reverence Capital Partners Acquire Vida Capital 07-15-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Vida Capital, Inc. in the acquisition of Vida by RedBird Capital Partners and Reverence Capital Partners.

Clearlake Capital-Backed FloWorks Sells MultAlloy Division 07-03-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised FloWorks International LLC, a leading specialty industrial distributor of pipe, valves, and fittings and related technical solutions, backed by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., in the sale of its master distribution division, MultAlloy, as well as the Company's J&J Alloy and J&J Bar operations, to Texas Pipe & Supply.

NorthStar Realty Europe to be Acquired by AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets 07-02-2019

Vinson & Elkins served as tax counsel to NorthStar Realty Europe Corp. in a definitive merger agreement with AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets.

Chisholm Oil and Gas, LLC and Gastar Exploration LLC Announce Strategic Combination to Create Leading STACK E&P Company 06-19-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Chisholm Oil and Gas, LLC (“Chisholm”) in entering into definitive agreements with Gastar Exploration LLC (“Gastar”) to create a leading STACK E&P company through a business combination between the two companies. The combined company, which will operate under the name Chisholm Oil and Gas and be headquartered in Tulsa, will have net production of approximately 20,000 Boe per day and a combined acreage position of approximately 165,000 net acres, primarily in Kingfisher County, Oklahoma.

V&E Expands New York M&A Team with Addition of Partner John Kupiec 10-16-2018

John Kupiec has joined Vinson & Elkins’ Mergers and Acquisitions practice as a partner.

Law360 Names 3 V&E Partners as 2019 Rising Stars 09-16-2019

Law360 has named three Vinson & Elkins partners to its 2019 Rising Stars list, which honors outstanding attorneys under the age of 40.

Law360 Names V&E Among 2018 “Energy Groups of the Year” 02-18-2019

For the ninth consecutive year, Vinson & Elkins has been named in Law360’s “Practice Groups of the Year” series in recognition of the firm’s industry leading energy transactional and litigation successes in 2018. The firm is one of only five named in the energy category this year.

Sale of RSP Permian to Concho Resources Named 2018 M&A Deal of the Year at DFW Outstanding Corporate Counsel Awards 01-25-2019

The 2018 DFW Outstanding Corporate Counsel Awards, hosted by the Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel and The Texas Lawbook, recognized Vinson & Elkins and  RSP Permian General Counsel James Mutrie for their work on the company’s sale to Concho Resources, which was named M&A Deal of the Year.

Steve Gill and Jeremy Marwell Named 2018 Law360 MVPs 12-14-2018

Vinson & Elkins partners Steve Gill and Jeremy Marwell have been selected by Law360 as 2018 MVPs in the energy and environmental categories, respectively.

Lande Spottswood Receives 2018 Texas Lawyer "On the Rise" Award 09-10-2018

Vinson & Elkins partner Lande Spottswood has been selected by Texas Lawyer to receive a 2018 “On the Rise” award. Spottswood is among 23 Texas attorneys named in the category, which honors the most promising lawyers under the age of 40 in the state.

Law360 Names V&E a 2018 Texas Powerhouse 09-07-2018

Vinson & Elkins has once again been named a Texas Powerhouse by Law360, in recognition of the firm’s successes over the past year.

V&E Named Energy, Power and Utilities Law Firm of the Year at The 2018 Deal Awards 06-22-2018

Vinson & Elkins has been named “Energy, Power and Utilities Law Firm of the Year” as part of The 2018 Deal Awards, recognizing the advisors and service providers who “power the deal economy.”

Law360 Names Steve Gill A 2017 MVP 12-20-2017

Vinson & Elkins partner Steve Gill has been named one of Law360’s 2017 Energy MVPs of the Year for his work guiding clients through major mergers and acquisitions, including helping to establish one of the largest natural gas producers in the country.

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.

V&E Ranked #1 Legal Advisor by Deal Count in Mergermarket’s Global Energy, Mining & Utilities Report 01-13-2017

Vinson & Elkins claimed the top spot in Mergermarket’s 2016 Energy, Mining & Utilities (EMU) Global Trend Report by deal count, credited with 64 deals valued at $105 billion.

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