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Bill Barrett Corp. Announces $649M Combination with Fifth Creek Energy

Published: 12-05-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Fifth Creek Energy Company, LLC, a portfolio company of NGP, in a strategic business combination with Bill Barrett Corporation in a transaction valued at approximately $649 million. The transaction creates a premier exploitation and production company exclusively focused on oil-weighted rural areas in the Denver-Julesburg Basin.

Fifth Creek Energy Company is an independent oil and natural gas company based in Denver, Colorado, engaged in the acquisition, development and production of onshore oil and associated liquids-rich natural gas in North America.

The V&E corporate team was led by partners Doug McWilliams and Jeff Floyd and senior associate Shamus Crosby, with assistance from associates Bobak Fatemizadeh, Aaron Carpenter, Jane Ehinmoro and Key Hemyari. Also advising were partner John Lynch, senior associate Lina Dimachkieh and associate Curt Wimberly; partner David D’Alessandro and senior associate Melissa Spohn; partner Sean Becker and senior associate Christie Alcalá; partner Larry Nettles and associate Jennifer Cornejo; partner Neil Imus and associate John Andren; and partners David Stone and David Wicklund

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