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J. Mark Brazzil

J. Mark Brazzil Partner, Finance

Mark focuses on finance and energy transactions. In his finance practice, he primarily represents borrowers and sponsors in U.S. domestic and cross-border syndicated and structured financings, including reserve-based oil and gas finance. Mark also represents investors in the acquisition of loan portfolios (performing and distressed).

His energy transactions practice encompasses representation of energy industry clients in a variety of transactions in the U.S. and abroad, including gas gathering and processing, production handling, engineering, procurement, construction and installation agreements, and joint ventures. Mark has extensive international experience and has been resident in V&E’s Moscow and Beijing offices.

Experience Highlights

  • An independent E&P company in revolving and senior note credit facilities
  • An independent E&P company in restructuring existing term loan facilities into a first-lien revolving credit facility and second-lien term loan facility
  • An international private equity fund in subscription lines of credit with aggregate commitments of approximately $4.1 billion
  • An international private equity fund in the formation of a loan origination venture with a bank holding company
  • A private equity fund in the acquisition of a portfolio of performing and nonperforming loans from an alternative lender
  • An international private equity fund in a $60 million subordinated term loan to a film finance company in connection with its co-financing of certain movies with a major film studio

Finance

  • An international private equity fund in a $60 million subordinated term loan to a film finance company in connection with its co-financing of certain movies with a major film studio
  • A private equity-backed E&P company in its initial reserve-based revolving credit facility
  • An international private equity fund in subscription lines of credit with aggregate commitments of approximately $2.3 billion
  • An international private equity fund in the upsizing, refinancing, and securitization of a €1.8 billion structured financing of a portfolio of loans originated by German financial institutions

Energy Transactions

  • An independent E&P company in engineering, procurement, construction, and installation agreements in connection with a gas FPSO to be installed in the producer's development area in the eastern Mediterranean
  • A producer in gas processing arrangements for approximately 1,750 MMcf per day of processing capacity, with related fractionation arrangements
  • A producer as anchor ethane supplier in a long-term supply agreement with the developer of a large U.S. petrochemical facility
  • A producer in midstream agreements put in place between a producer and its sponsored MLP
  • An independent E&P company in the production infrastructure for its offshore blocks in West Africa, including platform engineering, fabrication, transportation, and installation agreements, and a long-term FPSO charter and O&M agreement
  • A U.S. power generation company in the formation of a nuclear development company jointly owned with a Japanese nuclear equipment supplier

Contact Details

Houston

T +1.713.758.2046
M +1.713.240.0341
F +1.713.615.5938
mbrazzil@velaw.com
1001 Fannin Street
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77002
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Mark's Practices

  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D. with honors, 1989 (Notes Editor, TexasLaw Review)
  • Sam Houston State University, B.A., English, 1980; M.A., English, 1983
  • Admitted to practice: Texas
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (Woodward/White Inc.), International Trade & Finance Law, 2006−2018
  • Legal 500 U.S., Project Finance: Advice to Lender, 2017
  • Member: American Bar Association; Houston Bar Association