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DOJ Environmental Lawyer Corinne Snow Rejoins V&E as Counsel Published: 01-23-2020

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Corinne Snow, an environmental attorney who recently served as Counsel and Chief of Staff for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division, has returned to Vinson & Elkins.

Africa Oil Announces Closing of Acquisition of Producing Assets in Deepwater Nigeria 01-15-2020

Vinson & Elkins advised Africa Oil Corp. in the acquisition of a 50% ownership interest in Petrobras Oil and Gas B.V. 

Funds Managed By Affiliates of Apollo Global Management Acquire Transportation Partners & Logistics 01-13-2020

Vinson & Elkins advised Takkion Holdings LLC, a subsidiary of funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, Inc., in connection with the acquisition of a majority interest in Casper, Wyoming-based Transportation Partners & Logistics, LLC and its subsidiaries (collectively, “TP&L”), including Global Specialized Services, LLC. TP&L is a leading provider of logistics, transportation and supply chain management solutions serving renewable energy and industrial markets. 

Borealis to Acquire NOVA Chemicals Ownership Interest in Novealis Joint Venture 01-09-2020

Vinson & Elkins advised Borealis AG (“Borealis”) in an agreement whereby Borealis will buy NOVA Chemicals Corporation’s 50% ownership interest in Novealis Holdings LLC.

CoolSys Acquires BRR Refrigeration and Tech Mechanical 12-20-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised CoolSys, a parent of market-leading refrigeration and HVAC companies nationwide, in two acquisitions that have now closed.

KKR Sells European Locomotive Leasing to AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets and Crédit Agricole Assurances 12-20-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P., a leading global investment firm, in a definitive agreement under which a consortium formed by AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets, acting on behalf of its clients (“AXA IM – Real Assets”) and Crédit Agricole Assurances will acquire European Locomotive Leasing (“ELL”), a leading pan-European provider of electric locomotive leasing solutions.

Devon Energy Announces Sale of Barnett Shale for $770M 12-18-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Devon Energy Corp. in the sale of its assets in the Barnett Shale to Banpu Kalnin Ventures (BKV) for $770 million. 

Blackstone Infrastructure Partners Acquires Publicly-Held Outstanding Class A Shares of Tallgrass Energy, LP 12-17-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Blackstone Infrastructure Partners in connection with its agreement, together with affiliates of Enagas, GIC, NPS and USS, to acquire all of the publicly-held outstanding Class A Shares of Tallgrass Energy, LP for $22.45 in cash per Class A Share.

Honeywell Acquires Rebellion Photonics 12-17-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Rebellion Photonics in its sale to Honeywell.

WPX Energy to Acquire Felix Energy for $2.5 Billion 12-16-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Felix Energy, one of the highest quality Delaware Basin operators, in the sale of Felix to WPX Energy for $2.5 billion.

Talos Energy Acquires Gulf Of Mexico Portfolio Through Multiple Transactions 12-10-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Talos Energy Inc. in connection with a series of definitive agreements to acquire a broad portfolio of U.S. Gulf of Mexico producing assets, exploration prospects and acreage from affiliates of ILX Holdings, Castex Energy and Venari Resources for $640 million as of the effective date.

Pure Acquisition Corp. Announces Business Combination Transaction 11-27-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised HighPeak Energy Partners, LP and Grenadier Energy Partners II, LLC (“Grenadier”) in separate transactions, one as to a Business Combination Agreement with, among others, HighPeak Funds, Pure Acquisition Corp. and HighPeak Energy, Inc., and the other transaction as to a Contribution Agreement with, among others, Pure, HighPeak Energy and Grenadier Energy Partners II, LLC. 

South Korean Consortium Acquires 50% Interest in Utopia Pipeline from Riverstone Holdings 11-25-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised funds affiliated with Riverstone Holdings LLC in the sale of a 50% ownership interest in the Utopia Pipeline to Shinhan Investment Corp., Samtan Co., Ltd., EIP Investment Co., Ltd. and KDB KIAMCO, a South Korean-based consortium of infrastructure investors.

Groupe Bruxelles Lambert Acquires Webhelp in €2.4bn Transaction 11-25-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Groupe Bruxelles Lambert, the Belgium-based investment holding company, on its acquisition of a majority stake in Webhelp, one of the world's leading call centre operators headquartered in Paris.

Noble Midstream Acquires Midstream Interests from Noble Energy for $1.6B 11-15-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Noble Energy in a definitive agreement whereby Noble Midstream Partners LP (the “Partnership”) acquired the Partnership’s incentive distribution rights and substantially all of Noble Energy’s remaining midstream interests for $1.6 billion. 

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.

Africa Oil Announces Closing of Acquisition of Producing Assets in Deepwater Nigeria 01-15-2020

Vinson & Elkins advised Africa Oil Corp. in the acquisition of a 50% ownership interest in Petrobras Oil and Gas B.V. 

Funds Managed By Affiliates of Apollo Global Management Acquire Transportation Partners & Logistics 01-13-2020

Vinson & Elkins advised Takkion Holdings LLC, a subsidiary of funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, Inc., in connection with the acquisition of a majority interest in Casper, Wyoming-based Transportation Partners & Logistics, LLC and its subsidiaries (collectively, “TP&L”), including Global Specialized Services, LLC. TP&L is a leading provider of logistics, transportation and supply chain management solutions serving renewable energy and industrial markets. 

Borealis to Acquire NOVA Chemicals Ownership Interest in Novealis Joint Venture 01-09-2020

Vinson & Elkins advised Borealis AG (“Borealis”) in an agreement whereby Borealis will buy NOVA Chemicals Corporation’s 50% ownership interest in Novealis Holdings LLC.

CoolSys Acquires BRR Refrigeration and Tech Mechanical 12-20-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised CoolSys, a parent of market-leading refrigeration and HVAC companies nationwide, in two acquisitions that have now closed.

KKR Sells European Locomotive Leasing to AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets and Crédit Agricole Assurances 12-20-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P., a leading global investment firm, in a definitive agreement under which a consortium formed by AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets, acting on behalf of its clients (“AXA IM – Real Assets”) and Crédit Agricole Assurances will acquire European Locomotive Leasing (“ELL”), a leading pan-European provider of electric locomotive leasing solutions.

Devon Energy Announces Sale of Barnett Shale for $770M 12-18-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Devon Energy Corp. in the sale of its assets in the Barnett Shale to Banpu Kalnin Ventures (BKV) for $770 million. 

Blackstone Infrastructure Partners Acquires Publicly-Held Outstanding Class A Shares of Tallgrass Energy, LP 12-17-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Blackstone Infrastructure Partners in connection with its agreement, together with affiliates of Enagas, GIC, NPS and USS, to acquire all of the publicly-held outstanding Class A Shares of Tallgrass Energy, LP for $22.45 in cash per Class A Share.

Honeywell Acquires Rebellion Photonics 12-17-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Rebellion Photonics in its sale to Honeywell.

WPX Energy to Acquire Felix Energy for $2.5 Billion 12-16-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Felix Energy, one of the highest quality Delaware Basin operators, in the sale of Felix to WPX Energy for $2.5 billion.

Talos Energy Acquires Gulf Of Mexico Portfolio Through Multiple Transactions 12-10-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Talos Energy Inc. in connection with a series of definitive agreements to acquire a broad portfolio of U.S. Gulf of Mexico producing assets, exploration prospects and acreage from affiliates of ILX Holdings, Castex Energy and Venari Resources for $640 million as of the effective date.

Pure Acquisition Corp. Announces Business Combination Transaction 11-27-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised HighPeak Energy Partners, LP and Grenadier Energy Partners II, LLC (“Grenadier”) in separate transactions, one as to a Business Combination Agreement with, among others, HighPeak Funds, Pure Acquisition Corp. and HighPeak Energy, Inc., and the other transaction as to a Contribution Agreement with, among others, Pure, HighPeak Energy and Grenadier Energy Partners II, LLC. 

South Korean Consortium Acquires 50% Interest in Utopia Pipeline from Riverstone Holdings 11-25-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised funds affiliated with Riverstone Holdings LLC in the sale of a 50% ownership interest in the Utopia Pipeline to Shinhan Investment Corp., Samtan Co., Ltd., EIP Investment Co., Ltd. and KDB KIAMCO, a South Korean-based consortium of infrastructure investors.

Groupe Bruxelles Lambert Acquires Webhelp in €2.4bn Transaction 11-25-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Groupe Bruxelles Lambert, the Belgium-based investment holding company, on its acquisition of a majority stake in Webhelp, one of the world's leading call centre operators headquartered in Paris.

Noble Midstream Acquires Midstream Interests from Noble Energy for $1.6B 11-15-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Noble Energy in a definitive agreement whereby Noble Midstream Partners LP (the “Partnership”) acquired the Partnership’s incentive distribution rights and substantially all of Noble Energy’s remaining midstream interests for $1.6 billion. 

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.

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.

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