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Thomas Laughlin

Thomas Laughlin Senior Associate, Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity

Thomas’ practice focuses on private equity investments, energy transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. He works with private equity investors, their portfolio companies, and a variety of other public and private companies in connection with mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, and strategic investments, including transactions relating to upstream and midstream oil and gas properties. The following is a list of representative matters in which Thomas has assisted.

Experience Highlights

  • Double Eagle Energy Holdings, a portfolio company of Apollo Natural Resources Partners Funds I and II, in its merger with Veritas Energy, creating one of the largest pure play exploration and production companies focused on the Permian’s Midland Basin
  • Oaktree Capital Management in the $600 million line of equity commitment to Charger Shale Oil Company, an oil and gas company focused in the Permian Basin
  • Riverstone Holdings in its $200 million equity commitment to Castex Energy, an oil and gas company focused on Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico Shelf
  • Riverstone Holdings in a $200 million line of equity commitment to Abaco Energy Technologies Holdings, a newly formed company targeting oil services investments
  • Denbury Resources in its $1.6 billion sale of Bakken assets to ExxonMobil and its wholly owned subsidiary XTO Energy 

Energy – Upstream Oil & Gas

  • Riverstone Holdings in the $3.75 billion acquisition by its portfolio company, Fieldwood Energy LLC, of Apache Corp.’s assets in the Outer Continental Shelf of the Gulf of Mexico
  • Riverstone Holdings in the $600 million line of equity commitment to Fieldwood Energy, an oil and gas company focused on the acquisition and development of conventional oil and gas assets
  • TPG Capital in its $1.8 billion acquisition of natural gas properties in Wyoming’s Jonah field from Encana Corporation
  • Denbury Resources in the $1.05 billion acquisition of assets in the Cedar Creek Anticline of Montana from a wholly owned subsidiary of ConocoPhillips
  • Quantum Energy Partners in its $300 million line of equity commitment/joint venture partnership with Tug Hill to engage in the acquisition, development, and exploitation of conventional and unconventional oil and gas assets

Energy – Oilfield Services

  • Globe Energy Services in its recapitalization led by Clearlake Capital in partnership with Globe’s management team and other existing stakeholders
  • Riverstone Holdings in a $200 million line of equity commitment to Abaco Energy Technologies Holdings, a newly formed company targeting oil services investments
  • Riverstone Holdings in the acquisition of Utex Industries, a designer and manufacturer of sealing products for a wide range of applications in the energy sector, from the Rhone Group
  • Riverstone Holdings in the $775 million sale of Titan Specialties, a provider of engineered hardware used in the drilling, completion, and maintenance of oil and gas wells, to Hunting PLC
  • Globe Energy Services in the acquisition of Paul Musslewhite Trucking Co., and its affiliated subsidiaries, provider of fluids management services in the Permian Basin
  • Altpoint Capital Partners in the $50 million investment in Globe Energy Services, a Texas-based oilfield services company focused on new well completions, and the production and maintenance of existing well bores

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • MORSCO in its acquisition of Fortiline Waterworks, a portfolio company of CHS Capital and one of the largest waterworks distributors in the U.S.
  • Daseke in the acquisition of Lone Star Transportation and its affiliates, a flatbed, heavy-haul, and specialized carrier trucking services business
  • Daseke in its acquisition of Boyd Bros Transportation, creating one of the largest open-deck/specialty fleets in North America
  • Dart Container Corporation in the $1 billion acquisition of Solo Cup Company
  • Selling owner in its sale of Muti-Chem Group to Halliburton Company

Contact Details

Dallas

T +1.214.220.7832
M +1.214.926.5353
F +1.214.999.7816
tlaughlin@velaw.com
Trammell Crow Center
2001 Ross Avenue
Suite 3700
Dallas, TX 75201-2975
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Thomas' Practices

  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D. with honors, 2010
  • Baylor University, B.B.A., 2007
  • Admitted to practice: Texas
  • Member: Dallas Bar Association; Dallas Association of Young Lawyers