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Lina G. Dimachkieh

Lina G. Dimachkieh Partner, Tax

Lina Dimachkieh is an accomplished tax attorney who focuses on the federal income tax implications of domestic and cross-border transactions.

Selected by Super Lawyers as a Texas Rising Star, Lina advises public and private companies and private equity funds and their portfolio companies on a wide range of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, IPOs and other capital markets transactions, reorganizations, and spin-offs, and in negotiating partnership agreements. Lina also counsels public companies on day-to-day tax issues. 

She has particular experience advising on the implementation of Up-C structures and representing Up-C companies in M&A transactions and other matters.

In addition to her legal work, Lina serves as co-head of the Women’s Initiative in V&E’s Houston office and as a Houston office lead for V&E’s Diversity Council. In both roles, she works to support a diverse workplace where all lawyers are supported and are given opportunities to advance their careers.

Experience Highlights

  • WildHorse Resource Development in its $3.977 billion sale to Chesapeake Energy
  • TPG Pace Energy Holdings, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) and affiliate of TPG, in its $2.66 billion acquisition of oil and gas assets from EnerVest using an acquisitive Up-C structure 
  • Focus Financial Partners Inc. in its $615 million initial public offering of common stock utilizing an Up-C structure
  • TPG Capital in the $2 billion sale of its portfolio company, Nexeo Solutions, a global chemicals and plastics distributor, to Univar (pending)
  • Fifth Creek Energy Company in its $649 million combination with Bill Barrett Corporation, creating an E&P company focused on oil-weighted rural areas in the Denver-Julesburg Basin

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Focus Financial Partners Inc. in its $235 million acquisition of Loring Ward Group Inc. and related restructuring 
  • Roan Resources in a reorganization agreement with Linn Energy to form Roan Resources, a new publicly traded pureplay company 
  • C&J Energy Services in its $265 million acquisition of O-Tex Holdings, a White Deer Energy portfolio company and provider of oilfield cementing services
  • Rice Energy in its $6.7 billion unwinding of its Up-C structure and associated merger with EQT Corporation
  • Select Energy Services, an affiliate of Crestview Partners, in its $1.3 billion merger with Rockwater Energy Solutions
  • Focus Financial Partners, an international partnership of wealth management firms, in an investment by Stone Point Capital and KKR that valued Focus at approximately $2 billion 
  • Nexeo Solutions, a chemical and plastics distribution company, in its $1.575 billion sale to WL Ross Holding Corp. 
  • Antero Midstream Partners LP in its formation of a joint venture to develop processing and fractionation assets in Appalachia with MarkWest Energy Partners L.P., a wholly owned subsidiary of MPLX
  • Vantage Energy in its $2.7 billion sale to Rice Energy via an acquisitive Up-C structure
  • Patterson-UTI Energy in its $1.76 billion merger with Seventy Seven Energy
  • KLR Energy Acquisition Corp. in the $445 million combination with Tema Oil and Gas Company to form Rosehill Resources
  • Huntsman Corporation in its $1.1 billion acquisition of the performance additives and titanium dioxide businesses of Rockwood Holdings
  • A large publicly traded company in the spin-off of one of its business segments
  • CVR Partners in the $533 million acquisition of Rentech Nitrogen Partners, creating a leading North American nitrogen fertilizer producer 
  • The Conflicts Committee of the Board of Directors of El Paso Pipeline Partners in the $76 billion acquisition by Kinder Morgan Inc. of El Paso Pipeline Partners, Kinder Morgan Pipeline Partners and Kinder Morgan Management

Private Equity

  • SCF Partners in its investment in Professional Directional Enterprises
  • Crestview Partners as lead investors in the $588 million merger of Matlin & Partners Acquisition Corporation and U.S. Well Services, combining into a publicly listed hydraulic fracturing company
  • Riverstone Holdings in the $9.5 billion formation of Talen Energy Corporation, one of the largest independent power producers in the U.S., through a Reverse Morris Trust spin-off of PPL Corporation’s merchant power generation business and the concurrent combination thereof with Riverstone’s merchant power generation business and associated debt financings
  • SCF Partners in its investment in Hi-Tech Industrial Services, provider of integrated specialty services to the downstream energy, infrastructure and industrial markets
  • SCF Partners in its acquisition of BCCK Holding Company, an international natural gas engineering company specializing in nitrogen rejection
  • SCF Partners in the combination of portfolio companies to form Nine Energy Services, a provider of completion tools and services to support the development of unconventional and conventional oil and gas resources
  • Riverstone Holdings in its $5.2 billion take-private of Talen Energy Corporation, one of the largest independent power producers in the U.S. with a portfolio of power plants totaling approximately 16,000 MW, and associated debt financings
  • Riverstone Holdings in the acquisition by SunEdison of a 50% ownership stake in Silver Ridge Power, a Riverstone Holdings portfolio company and owner of solar power plant operating projects and a developing solar power facility

IPOs & Equity Offerings

  • Focus Financial Partners Inc. in its $615 million initial public offering of common stock utilizing an Up-C structure
  • Liberty Oilfield Services, Inc. in its $249 million initial public offering of common stock 
  • Cactus, Inc. in its $503 million initial public offering of common stock utilizing an Up-C structure 
  • Antero Midstream Partners LP in its $1.15 billion initial public offering of common units
  • Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure, Inc. in its $121 million initial public offering of common stock utilizing an Up-C structure
  • WildHorse Resource Development Corporation in its $447 million initial public offering of common stock
  • Ramaco Resources, Inc. in its $81 million initial public offering of common stock
  • Underwriters to Antero Midstream GP LP in its $875 million initial public offering of common units by a selling securityholder
  • Parsley Energy, Inc. in its $1.1 billion initial public offering of common stock utilizing an Up-C structure 
  • Plains GP Holdings, L.P. in its $2.9 billion initial public offering of common units; transaction was the largest U.S. IPO in 2013 and represented the first use of an Up-C structure in the MLP space


Contact Details

Houston

T +1.713.758.2716
F +1.713.615.5416
ldimachkieh@velaw.com
1001 Fannin Street
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77002
Local time: 5:18 AM
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Lina's Practices

  • Harvard Law School, J.D. magna cum laude, 2009 (Board of Student Advisors; Harvard International Law Journal)
  • University of Texas at Austin, M.P.A. and B.B.A., Accounting and Business Honors Program with highest honors, 2006 (Phi Kappa Phi; Beta Gamma Sigma)
  • Admitted to practice: Texas; U.S. Tax Court; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Selected to the Texas Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2019
  • Member: Tax Section, American Bar Association; Tax Section, Houston Bar Association; International Fiscal Association