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John M. Grand

John M. Grand Partner, Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity

John’s practice focuses on energy transactions, private equity investments, and mergers and acquisitions. He has worked on a wide array of transactions in the energy sector, including upstream and midstream joint ventures, upstream and midstream acquisitions and divestitures, investments in oil services companies, investments in mining companies, and renewable energy transactions. John has also worked with clients in other industries, including manufacturing and real estate.

Experience Highlights

  • Pioneer Natural Resources in the $2.15 billion sale of EFS Midstream, an Eagle Ford Shale midstream company jointly owned with Reliance Holding USA, Inc., to Enterprise Products Partners 
  • TPG Capital in its $1.8 billion acquisition of natural gas properties in Wyoming’s Jonah field from Encana Corporation
  • Double Eagle Energy in the $200 million sale of its non-operated working interests in the SCOOP and STACK resource plays in southern and central Oklahoma to American Energy – NonOp
  • Harbinger Group in its $118.75 million acquisition of EXCO Resources’ interests in Compass Production Partners and Compass Production GP, operators of conventional oil and natural gas properties in the Permian Basin, as well as East Texas and North Louisiana
  • BG Group and EXCO Resources in the $910 million sale of TGGT Holdings, a joint venture between the two companies that owns and operates natural gas gathering, transportation and treating assets, to Azure Midstream
  • Pioneer Natural Resources in its $1.7 billion joint venture with Sinochem to develop 207,000 acres in the Permian Basin

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Iracore International in the sale of the company, a Lime Rock Partners portfolio company and developer, manufacturer, and applicator of elastomeric products for pipelines and other equipment used in demanding industrial applications
  • Denbury Resources in its $1.6 billion sale of Bakken assets to ExxonMobil and its wholly owned subsidiary XTO Energy 
  • Pioneer Natural Resources in its $297 million acquisition of Carmeuse Industrial Sands, a U.S. subsidiary of Carmeuse Holding
  • Pioneer Natural Resources in its $1.3 billion joint venture with Reliance Industries for the development of acreage in the Eagle Ford Shale

Private Equity

  • Trilantic Capital Partners in its partnership with Ward Petroleum Corporation to form a new oil and gas exploration and production company, Ward Energy Partners
  • Lime Rock Partners in its $100 million line of equity commitment to Endurance Resources Holdings, an exploration and production company focused on the Bone Spring oil play in New Mexico
  • Riverstone Holdings in its $200 million acquisition of Kerogen Exploration and BlackShale Resources, both focused on unconventional oil and liquids exploration and production in the United States and Canada, by newly formed portfolio company, Kerogen Exploration Holdings


Contact Details

Dallas

T +1.214.220.7866
M +1.225.266.2526
F +1.214.999.7866
jgrand@velaw.com
Trammell Crow Center
2001 Ross Avenue
Suite 3900
Dallas, TX 75201
Local time: 5:44 AM
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John's Practices

  • Louisiana State University Law Center, J.D., B.C.L., 2006 (Order of the Coif; Louisiana Law Review)
  • Centenary College, B.A., Political Science summa cum laude and with honors, 2002
  • Admitted to practice: Texas
  • Legal 500 U.S., Private Equity Buyouts, 2016; Project Finance, 2018
  • Selected to the Who’s Who in Energy list, Houston Business Journal, 2015
  • Selected to the Texas Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2012−2018