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Gastar Exploration Announces Capital Transaction with Funds Managed by Ares Management

Published: 02-17-2017

Vinson & Elkins advised Gastar Exploration Inc. (“Gastar”) in its definitive securities purchase agreement with funds managed by affiliates of Ares Management, L.P. that provides for $425 million in new financing to Gastar in the form of a $250 million secured term loan, $125 million secured convertible notes and a $50 million common stock issuance. 

Chairman Mark Kelly led the client team with corporate partner Jim Prince. The transaction team was led by corporate partner David Stone and finance partner Mark Brazzil with assistance from corporate senior associate Matthew Falcone and associates Andrew Schulte, Ryan Martin and David Bumgardner and finance associate Zach Rider. Partner Billy Vigdor assisted on antitrust and partner Wendy Salinas assisted on tax.

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