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IPOs & Equity Offerings

IPOs & Equity Offerings

Vinson & Elkins represents issuers and underwriters in a wide variety of capital-raising transactions, including initial public offerings (IPOs), and private placements and public offerings of equity, debt, and convertible securities. A significant portion of our Capital Markets practice focuses on IPOs, much of which has been fueled by continued demand for investment in master limited partnerships (MLPs). In fact, our lawyers have advised on 67% of all natural resource and real estate MLP IPOs completed in the last decade. In addition, our IPO activity has also been driven by the representation of private equity funds, with a substantial number of IPOs of portfolio company investments across a variety of industries.

Our Capital Markets team serves clients across many industries, including energy, aerospace, finance, real estate, telecommunications, and technology, and works in close coordination with our subject matter experts across the firm to address environmental, tax, executive compensation and benefits, regulatory, and other issues that may arise in the course of an offering. The firm has experience with a variety of IPO investment vehicles as well, including corporations, MLPs, real estate investment trusts (REITs) and special purpose acquisition vehicles (SPACs).

As a result of the depth of our Capital Markets practice, we have established one of the most accomplished teams of corporate partners and associates of any law firm in the country. Our lawyers are experienced in helping clients manage and complete every phase of the offering process, including corporate restructuring; pre-clearing financial statements and similar issues, and efficiently managing the overall SEC review process; working with accounting firms, engineers, and others engaged in the offering process; assisting with post-IPO planning and developing related corporate governance structures, processes and procedures; implementing compensation plans and agreements; and managing the listing process with the NYSE and NASDAQ markets.

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Practice Highlights

  • Brigham Minerals, Inc. in its $261 million initial public offering of Class A common stock 
  • Underwriters to Vine Resources Inc. in its initial public offering of common stock (In Registration)
  • Tortoise Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, in its $233 million initial public offering of units 
  • New Fortress Energy LLC in its $291 million initial public offering of Class A shares
  • Spartan Energy Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, in its $552 million initial public offering of common units 
  • Berry Petroleum Corporation in its $183 million initial public offering of common stock 
  • Focus Financial Partners Inc. in its $615 million initial public offering of common stock
  • PermRock Royalty Trust in its $106 million initial public offering of trust units
  • Quintana Energy Services Inc. in its $96 million initial public offering of common stock

Corporate Initial Public Offerings

  • Cactus, Inc. in its $503 million initial public offering of common stock 
  • Nine Energy Service, Inc. in its $185 million initial public offering of common stock
  • Liberty Oilfield Services, Inc. in its $249 million initial public offering of common stock 
  • SailPoint Technologies Holdings, Inc. in its $276 million initial public offering of common stock
  • Sentinel Energy Services Inc., a special purpose acquisition company, in its $345 million initial public offering of common stock
  • Ranger Energy Services, Inc. in its $85 million initial public offering of common stock 
  • Venator Materials PLC in its $522 million initial public offering of ordinary shares by a selling shareholder
  • TPG RE Finance Trust, Inc. in its $233 million initial public offering of common stock
  • Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure, Inc. in its $121 million initial public offering of common stock
  • Select Energy Services, Inc. in its $122 million initial public offering of common stock

MLP Initial Public Offerings

  • BP Midstream Partners LP in its $765 million initial public offering of common units 
  • Oasis Midstream Partners LP in its $147 million initial public offering of common units
  • Underwriters to Antero Midstream GP LP in its $875 million initial public offering of common units by a selling securityholder
  • Special Tax Counsel to Hess Midstream Partners LP in its $391 million initial public offering 
  • Underwriters to Noble Midstream Partners LP in its $323 million initial public offering of common units 
  • Underwriters to CNX Coal Resources LP in its $83 million initial public offering of common units
  • Underwriters to 8point3 Energy Partners LP in its $420 million initial public offering of common units 
  • Underwriters to PennTex Midstream Partners, LP in its $238 million initial public offering of common units
  • Underwriters to EQT GP Holdings, LP in its $714 million initial public offering of common units by a selling securityholder
  • Underwriters to Tallgrass Energy GP, LP in its $1.4 billion initial public offering of common units

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+1.713.758.3708
doelman@velaw.com

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