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James M. Garrett

James M. Garrett Partner, Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity

James’ principal areas of practice are private equity and mergers and acquisitions. He counsels private equity funds, their portfolio companies, and a variety of public and private companies in connection with strategic investments, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, as well as on general corporate matters.

Experience Highlights

  • EnCap Investments in its $394 million line of equity commitment to XCL Resources Holdings, a newly-formed Houston, Texas-based E&P company focused on the acquisition and development of oil and gas properties in the United States
  • Crestview Partners in its $150 million line of equity commitment to W Energy Partners, a company focused on exploration and production assets in the Bakken shale play 
  • 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
  • EnCap Investments in its $400 million line of equity commitment to Forge Energy II, an E&P company focused on the acquisition and development of oil and gas properties in the United States
  • Lucid Energy Group II in the $1.6 billion sale of the company, an EnCap Flatrock Midstream portfolio company, to a joint venture controlled by investment funds affiliated with Riverstone Holdings and the Goldman Sachs Group 
  • NCS Multistage Holdings in its $80 million acquisition of Spectrum Tracer Services, a leading provider of chemical and radioactive tracer diagnostics technologies
  • Rice Energy in its $6.7 billion merger with EQT Corporation, creating the largest independent producer of natural gas in the United States
  • Lucid Energy Group, an EnCap Flatrock portfolio company, in connection with a $250 million preferred equity commitment from Magnetar Capital
  • Patterson-UTI Energy in its $1.76 billion merger with Seventy Seven Energy
  • Ascentium Capital in the sale of the company, the third largest private-independent equipment finance company in the U.S. by volume, to Warburg Pincus

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Western Refining in the $210 million contribution of certain terminalling, storage and other logistics assets to Western Refining Logistics
  • ENTACT in the sale of the company, an environmental remediation and geotechnical services company and portfolio company of Austin Ventures and TGF Management Corp., to Pritzker Group Private Capital
  • M&M Tradition Holdings in the sale of the company, a diversified sheet metal fabricator of HVAC duct pipe and fittings and a portfolio company of Southwest Opportunity Partners, to MiTek Holdings, a Berkshire Hathaway portfolio company
  • Azure Midstream Energy in the $162.5 million contribution of its Legacy gathering system to Marlin Midstream Partners as well as its acquisition of the general partner of and 90% of the incentive distribution rights in Marlin Midstream Partners
  • St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System in its $1 billion transfer to the Catholic Health Initiatives
  • Western Refining in the $360 million contribution of substantially all of its southwest wholesale business to Western Refining Logistics
  • Carriage Services in its $55 million acquisition of six funeral home businesses and one cemetery business from Service Corporation International
  • Devon Energy Corp. in the $8.84 billion contribution of substantially all of its U.S. midstream business to Crosstex Energy and Crosstex Energy to form a consolidated midstream business controlled by Devon
  • SCF Partners in its acquisition of Oil Patch Group, a provider of services to the oil & gas industry
  • Crimson Exploration in the $800 million sale of the company in an all-stock transaction to a wholly owned subsidiary of Contango Oil & Gas
  • The Shaw Group in its $3 billion sale to Chicago Bridge & Iron
  • Ute Energy, a Quantum Energy Partners Portfolio company, in the $784 million sale of Ute Energy Upstream Holdings to publicly traded, Canada-based Crescent Point Energy
  • Equinor (formerly Statoil) in the $4.7 billion acquisition of Brigham Exploration Company, a public exploration and production company
  • Edge Oilfield Services and Summit Oilfield Services in their $300 million sale to Key Energy Services
  • Continental Airlines in its $3.2 billion all-stock merger with United Airlines

Private Equity

  • EnCap Investments in a $405 million line of equity commitment to Flat Creek Holdings, a company focused on the acquisition and development of oil and gas properties in the United States
  • Clovis Point Capital in its acquisition of Cirruspath, a leading provider of sales enablement software
  • TPG Sixth Street Partners in the formation of Blackline Midstream, a joint venture with Blackline Partners focused on acquiring and developing oil and gas midstream infrastructure assets 
  • EnCap Investments in a $250 million line of equity commitment to Black Swan Oil & Gas, an E&P company focused on oil and gas properties located in the U.S. 
  • Clovis Point Capital in its preferred equity investment in MediaPro Holdings and subsequent $60.6 million sale of a majority stake in the company
  • Crestview Partners in a $150 million line-of-equity commitment by its affiliate in H2Oil Energy Company and subsequent contribution of certain oil and gas leases to H2Oil Energy Company
  • Bluescape Energy Partners in the $40 million preferred investment in Riley Exploration - Permian, a Yorktown Partners portfolio company
  • EIV Capital in a $100 million line of equity commitment to H20 Midstream Holdings, a water midstream company
  • EnCap Investments in a line of equity commitment to Grayson Mill Energy, an E&P company focused on the Rocky Mountains
  • EnCap Investments in a $250 million line of equity commitment to Verdun Oil Company, an E&P company focused on the Mid-continent and Gulf Coast regions
  • Clovis Point Capital in its preferred equity investment in Mobile Solutions Services Holdings, a telecom expense management software and services business 
  • One Stone Energy Partners in a strategic exchange with Magellan Petroleum, involving the reacquisition by Magellan of its Series A Preferred Stock in exchange for a 100% interest in Nautilus Poplar, which owns oil and gas leases that cover the Poplar field and other assets and liabilities
  • Pine Brook Road Partners in the $100 million line of equity commitment to Cahill Services, a U.S. specialty rental business focused on the energy and industrial sectors 
  • Pine Brook Road Partners in the $149 million line of equity capital investment in Gulf Pine Energy Partners and acquisition by Gulf Pine of oil and gas properties from Dixie Energy Trust
  • Avista Capital Partners in its $150 million investment in a joint venture with SEACOR Tankers to operate and construct  Jones Act vessels


Contact Details

Houston

T +1.713.758.3228
F +1.713.615.5428
jgarrett@velaw.com
1001 Fannin Street
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77002
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James' Practices

  • University of Houston Law Center, J.D. magna cum laude, 2009 (Order of the Coif; Order of the Barons; Managing Editor, Houston Law Review)
  • Baylor University, B.B.A., Finance and Economics, 2003
  • Admitted to practice: Texas
  • Selected to the Texas Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2016−2019

  • Director: Interfaith CarePartners
  • Member: Houston Bar Association; Houston Young Lawyers Association