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Guy Gribov

Guy Gribov Partner, Finance

Guy Gribov represents clients in a wide range of financial transactions. He advises mezzanine funds, publicly and privately held corporate borrowers and issuers, private equity funds, credit funds and commercial banks on matters such as bank financings, mezzanine and structured financings, preferred equity investments and convertible debt. He has worked on matters involving an array of industries such as energy, where he has extensive experience in oil and gas exploration and oilfield services, as well as infrastructure and healthcare.

With experience counseling both lenders and borrowers, Guy approaches every transaction with an understanding of the counter-party’s concerns and prides himself on arriving at solutions that satisfy both sides, helping to establish productive, long-term relationships between borrowers and lenders. 

Guy’s work has earned him praise from Chambers USA, where reviewers described him as a "superstar" who is "poised and efficient in what he does" (2019).

Experience Highlights

Syndicated Finance

  • Caerus Operating LLC in a $1 billion secured reserve-based revolving credit facility 
  • Lario Oil & Gas Company in a $600 million secured revolving credit facility for parent company, O’s Companies, Inc
  • Concho Resources Inc. in a $3 billion secured reserve-based revolving credit facility
  • Jagged Peak Energy LLC, as borrower, in a $1 billion secured revolving credit facility in connection with the initial public offering of Jagged Peak Energy Inc. 
  • A privately-held exploration and development oil and gas company in a $1.5 billion secured reserve-based revolving credit facility to Hilcorp Energy Development II
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., in a $2.25 billion senior secured revolving credit facility to partially finance the acquisition of a private oil and gas exploration company by a group of investors led by private equity firms (assisted)
  • A publicly traded propane distributer and gas storage company in a $1 billion senior secured credit facility, consisting of a $700 million revolving credit facility and a $300 million term loan credit facility

Structured/Mezzanine Finance

  • Apollo Investment Corporation in numerous mezzanine loans and other structured investments to domestic oil and gas producers
  • Stellus Capital Management in multiple preferred equity and structured debt investments in oil and gas producers
  • Two mezzanine funds in a $1.25 billion loan with associated warrants for acquisition and development of oil and gas properties
  • A hedge fund lender in a $75 million note purchase agreement to King Operating Corporation
  • Angelo, Gordon Energy Servicer, LLC in a $110 million secured term loan to be used for acquisition financing purposes by Diversified Gas & Oil Corporation

Private Equity

  • Atinum E&P, Inc. and certain affiliates in (i) a $150 million reserve-based revolving first lien credit facility and a $50 million second lien term loan for Atinum South Texas, LLC, (ii), a $150 million reserve-based revolving first lien credit facility and a $75 million second lien term loan for Atinum Marcellus I LLC, (iii) a $300 million reserve-based revolving first lien credit facility and a $150 million second lien term loan for Atinum Midcon I, LLC, (iv) a $750 million reserve-based revolving first lien revolving reserve-based facility and a $75 million second lien term loan for Atinum Energy Investments, LLC, and (v) a $750 million reserve-based revolving first lien revolving reserve-based facility and a $75 million second lien term loan for Tradition Resources II, LLC
  • Avista Capital Partners and its portfolio company Sidewinder Drilling in connection with the acquisition financing and related revolving credit facility for Sidewinder’s $242 million acquisition of Union Drilling
  • Sentinel Peak Resources California, LLC in a $750 million secured reserve-based revolving credit facility in connection with the acquisition of oil and gas properties from Freeport
  • A sponsor-backed midstream oil and gas company in a $250 million secured asset-based revolving credit facility


Contact Details

Houston

T +1.713.758.3295
F +1.713.615.5295
ggribov@velaw.com
1001 Fannin Street
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77002
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Guy's Practices

  • Columbia Law School, J.D., 2009 (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; Columbia Journal of Transnational Law)
  • Simon Fraser University, B.B.A., Finance, 2006
  • Admitted to practice: Texas
  • Other Language: Fluent in Hebrew
  • Selected to the Texas Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2016–2019
  • Chambers USA, Banking & Finance Law (Texas), 2015–2019; "Associates to Watch," 2017 and 2018; "Up and Coming," 2019