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Brenda Lenahan

Brenda Lenahan Partner, Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions

Brenda’s primary practice areas are capital markets and corporate governance and compliance, with a focus on master limited partnerships (MLPs). She has represented both issuers and underwriters in a variety of capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings (IPOs), other public offerings of debt and equity securities, and private placements of debt and equity securities. Brenda regularly advises clients on general corporate matters, including compliance with periodic reporting requirements and corporate governance matters. She has represented clients in fund formation matters and mergers and acquisitions.

Experience Highlights

  • Black Stone Minerals, L.P., a mineral interest MLP, in its $428 million initial public offering of common units
  • Viper Energy Partners LP, a mineral interest, variable MLP, in its $150 million initial public offering of common units
  • ARC Logistics Partners LP, an MLP with crude oil and refined products terminalling assets, in its $129 million initial public offering of common units
  • Underwriters to CrossAmerica Partners LP (fka Lehigh Gas Partners L.P.), an MLP engaged in the wholesale distribution of motor fuels, in its $138 million initial public offering of common units
  • Underwriters to Pattern Energy Group Inc., a wind power company, in its $352 million initial public offering of common stock
  • Publicly traded companies on listing exchange requirements and corporate governance best practices in the context of their day-to-day operations, capital market offerings, and strategic transactions, including Global Partners LP, a midstream logistics and marketing MLP, and Cloud Peak Energy Inc., a coal producer

Master Limited Partnerships

  • Northern Tier Energy LP, a variable MLP with refining, retail, and pipeline operations, in its $262 million initial public offering of common units
  • Rhino Resource Partners L.P., a coal MLP, in its $76 million initial public offering of common units

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • PVR Partners, L.P. in the financing of its $1.0 billion acquisition of a midstream pipeline company with operating assets serving Marcellus Shale natural gas producers, primarily in northeastern Pennsylvania
  • Buckeye Partners in the $1.7 billion acquisition of Bahamas Oil Refining Company, owner of the largest storage terminal facility in the Caribbean, from First Reserve and Vopak
  • Arc Terminals, a portfolio company of Lightfoot Capital Partners, in the acquisition of  Gulf Coast Asphalt Company’s 1.2 million barrel marine terminalling facility in Mobile, Alabama, and rail transloading facility in Saraland, Alabama
  • Sinopec in the $8 billion acquisition of Addax Petroleum Corporation, a Canadian company publicly traded on the Toronto and London Stock Exchanges, with oil and gas assets in West Africa and the Middle East

Contact Details

New York

T +1.212.237.0133
F +1.917.849.5360
blenahan@velaw.com
666 Fifth Avenue
26th Floor
New York, NY 10103-0040
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Brenda's Practices

  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D. with honors, 2000 (Texas Law Review; Chancellor-at-Large; Order of the Coif)
  • University of Texas, B.B.A. with high honors, 1994; Master’s, Professional Accounting in Taxation, 1994
  • Admitted to practice: Texas; New York
    • Member: American Bar Association; New York State Bar Association; Business Law Section, State Bar of Texas