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Matthew Falcone

Matthew Falcone Senior Associate, Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity

Matt focuses his practice on corporate and securities transactions, as well as general corporate matters. He works with private equity sponsors, their portfolio companies, and a variety of other public and private companies in connection with mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, and other strategic transactions. Matt has also assisted issuers and underwriters in public and private offerings of equity and debt securities. The following is a list of representative matters in which Matt has assisted.

Experience Highlights

  • Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners in its $1.03 billion sale of Eureka Midstream Holdings and Hornet Midstream Holdings to EQM Midstream Partners 
  • FleetPride, a TPG portfolio company, in its sale to American Securities
  • Global Atlantic Financial Group in the $1.175 billion acquisition from Southern Power of a 33 percent minority interest in its solar portfolio (comprised of 26 operating solar facilities representing approximately 1.7 gigawatts of capacity)
  • ATX Energy Partners, a newly formed E&P company and the successor company to Brigham Resources, in a $780 million line of equity investment in the company from Warburg Pincus alongside Yorktown Partners and Pine Brook
  • Plains GP Holdings, L.P. in its $7.2 billion simplification transaction between Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. and Plains AAP, L.P.
  • Upstream oil & gas operator in the sale of approximately $2.5 billion of midstream infrastructure assets to affiliates of an energy-focused private equity fund
  • SemGroup Corporation in its $2.1 billion acquisition of Houston Fuel Oil Terminal Company, one of the largest oil terminals in the U.S., from Alinda Capital Partners
  • Natural Gas Partners in an $800 million strategic joint venture with EnLink Midstream to operate and expand EnLink's natural gas, natural gas liquids and crude oil midstream assets in the liquids-rich Delaware Basin
  • Sunoco Logistics Partners, L.P. in the formation of Permian Express Partners, a strategic joint venture with ExxonMobil to combine certain of their key crude oil logistics assets

Private Equity

  • Warburg Pincus in the $500 million line of equity commitment to RimRock Oil & Gas, an E&P company focused on unconventional assets in the United States and Canada
  • Lotus Midstream, a crude oil logistics provider, in a $400 million line of equity commitment to the company from EnCap Flatrock Midstream
  • Morgan Stanley Energy Partners its acquisition of Specialized Desanders, a provider of sand management solutions to the oil and gas industry
  • Apex International Energy, an independent oil and gas exploration and production company focused on Egypt, in a $500 million line of equity commitment to the company by Warburg Pincus
  • Ridge Runner Resources in a $300 million line of equity commitment to the company, a newly formed oil and gas E&P company focused on the Delaware Basin, from Warburg Pincus
  • Lime Rock Partners in the $400 million line of equity commitment to CrownRock Minerals and the acquisition by CrownRock of certain oil and gas interests from Mallard Royalty Holdings 
  • Greenfield Midstream in a $300 million line of equity commitment to the company, focused on midstream infrastructure across North America, from EnCap Flatrock Midstream
  • Natural Gas Partners in a line of equity commitment to Trilogy Midstream Investments
  • Upstream-focused portfolio company in a $300 million line of equity commitment by an energy-focused private equity fund
  • Clean Line Energy Partners,  a developer of renewable energy transmission projects, in the $50 million equity investment in the company by Bluescape Resources 
  • NGP Global Agribusiness Partners in the management-led recapitalization of Agspring, a provider of midstream grain, oilseed and specialty crop handling, processing and logistics operations, in partnership with American Infrastructure MLP Funds and other institutional investors 
  • Quantum Energy Partners in the combination of two of its portfolio companies, Xplorer Midstream and Intensity Midstream 

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Flywheel Energy Operating, a portfolio company of funds managed by Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, in its $1.86 billion acquisition of all Fayetteville Shale and ARKOMA upstream and midstream assets of Southwestern Energy Company via the acquisition of 100% of the issued and outstanding securities in SWN Production (Arkansas), LLC and DeSoto Gathering Company, LLC
  • Oasis Petroleum in the $946 million acquisition of acreage in the Delaware Basin from Forge Energy
  • Valorem Energy, LLC in the $285 million acquisition of LINN Energy, Inc.’s Williston Basin interests  
  • Continental Resources in its $220 million sale of mineral rights in the SCOOP and STACK oil and gas plays and formation of a joint venture with Franco-Nevada Corporation
  • Targa Resources in its $160 million sale of the company’s refined products and crude oil storage and terminaling facilities in Washington and Maryland to ArcLight Capital Partners
  • Trinity CO2 in TSSP's structured investment in Trinity Midstream in partnership with Trinity CO2

Capital Markets Offerings

  • Gastar Exploration Inc. in its $125 million offering of convertible notes and its $50 million private placement of common stock 


Contact Details

Houston

T +1.713.758.3386
F +1.713.615.5730
mfalcone@velaw.com
1001 Fannin Street
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77002
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Matt's Practices

  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D. with honors, 2011
  • Georgetown University, B.S.F.S., International Politics magna cum laude, 2007
  • Admitted to practice: New York; Texas
  • Other Language: Italian (conversational)
  • Member: New York Bar Association; American Bar Association; Texas Exes