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Sarah K. Morgan

Sarah K. Morgan Partner, Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions

Sarah’s primary areas of practice are capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and advising public and private companies on governance, and general corporate and securities matters.

Her capital markets experience includes representation of both issuers and underwriters in initial public offerings, as well as public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, with a particular emphasis on the energy industry. Sarah has also advised private equity investors, as well as public and private companies, on mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions in the oil and gas exploration, pipeline, and oilfield services industries.

Experience Highlights

  • Berry Petroleum Corporation in its $183 million initial public offering of common stock 
  • BP Midstream Partners LP in its $765 million initial public offering of common units 
  • Nine Energy Service, Inc. in its $185 million initial public offering of common stock
  • Venator Materials PLC in its $522 million initial public offering of ordinary shares by a selling shareholder
  • KLR Energy Acquisition Corp. in the $445 million combination with Tema Oil and Gas Company to form Rosehill Resources
  • Nexeo Solutions, a chemicals and plastics distributor and TPG Capital portfolio company, in its $1.575 billion merger with WL Ross Holdings Corp., a special purpose acquisition company formed by WL Ross
  • Underwriters to Tallgrass Energy GP, LP in its $1.4 billion initial public offering of common units
  • A large international energy company in the spin-off of its California oil and gas business into an independent and separately traded company
  • Susser Petroleum Partners LP in its $224 million initial public offering of common units
  • Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. in its $436 million initial public offering of common stock
  • Caiman Energy in the $2.5 billion sale of Caiman Eastern Midstream, LLC, a gas and liquids processing company focused in the Marcellus Shale, to Williams Partners
  • Energy XXI in its $2.3 billion acquisition of EPL Oil & Gas Inc., creating the largest publicly traded independent oil and gas producer on the Gulf of Mexico Shelf

Master Limited Partnerships

  • Underwriters to USD Partners LP in its $155 million initial public offering of common units
  • Underwriters to Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP in its $314 million initial public offering of common units
  • QR Energy, LP in its $355 million initial public offering of common units

IPOs & Equity Offerings

  • Pacific Drilling S.A. in its $57 million initial public offering of common stock
  • Spark Energy Inc. in its $54 million initial public offering of common stock

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • AIM Midstream Holdings in the $50 million sale of 90% of its ownership interest in the general partner of American Midstream Partners and 100% of its subordinated units of American Midstream Partners to High Point Infrastructure Partners
  • Caiman Energy II in the $1.5 billion joint venture with Dominion to provide midstream services to natural gas producers operating in the Utica shale
  • Frontier Drilling in the $2.16 billion merger of the independent drilling company with Noble Corporation, an offshore drilling contractor


Contact Details

Houston

T +1.713.758.2977
F +1.713.615.5234
smorgan@velaw.com
1001 Fannin Street
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77002
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Sarah's Practices

  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2004 (Articles Development Editor, Virginia Journal of Law and Politics, 2003–2004)
  • Rice University, B.A., 2001
  • Admitted to practice: Texas
    • Legal 500 U.S., Capital Markets: High-Yield Debt Offerings, 2016
    • Selected to the Texas Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2010–2012, 2014–2019
    • Selected to the BTI Client Service All-Stars list, 2016
      • Member: Houston Bar Association; Houston Young Lawyers Association