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Brian M. Moss

Brian M. Moss Partner, Finance

Brian’s practice focuses on syndicated and structured/mezzanine financings, and preferred equity investments, primarily in the energy space. He has worked on numerous bank financings, mezzanine and structured financings, preferred equity investments, and convertible debt. Brian represents mezzanine funds, publicly and privately held corporate borrowers and issuers, private equity funds, and commercial banks. His energy industry focus includes numerous matters involving oil and gas exploration and production, oilfield services, refining, distribution, storage and transportation, and retail. Brian is Vinson & Elkins' co-head of the Finance practice group.

Experience Highlights

  • Anadarko Petroleum Corporation in a $5 billion unsecured 364-day revolving credit facility and five-year revolving credit facility
  • Concho Resources Inc. in a $4 billion secured reserve-based revolving credit facility
  • A large international energy company in a $3 billion revolving credit facility and term loan in connection with the spin-off of its California oil and gas business
  • 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

Syndicated Finance

  • Anadarko Petroleum Corporation in a $5 billion unsecured 364-day revolving credit facility and five-year revolving credit facility
  • Concho Resources Inc. in a $4 billion secured reserve-based revolving credit facility
  • A large international energy company in a $3 billion revolving credit facility and term loan in connection with the spin-off of its California oil and gas business
  • Antero Resources Corporation in a $1 billion revolving credit facility
  • Antero Resources Midstream Operating LLC in a $500 million revolving credit facility
  • Nisource, Inc. in three credit facilities with an aggregate of $3.5 billion
  • Lario Oil & Gas Company in a $600 million secured revolving credit facility for parent company, O’s Companies, Inc
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. in a credit facility consisting of a $1.1 billion revolving commitment, a €50.0 million revolving commitment, and a $305 million term loan facility comprised of tranche A and tranche B term loans for global suppliers of products and services in the oil, gas, chemical, petrochemical, process, power generation, and military industries
  • Caerus Oil and Gas LLC in a $400 million senior secured revolving credit facility
  • Royal Bank of Canada in a $750 million senior secured revolving credit facility to Northern Oil and Gas, Inc
  • Alon USA Energy, Inc. in a $250 million term loan facility and $240 million revolving credit facility
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. in a $250 million unsecured revolving credit facility to a midstream MLP
  • Tapstone Energy, LLC in a $250 million secured reserve-based credit facility in connection with the acquisition of oil and gas properties from Shell
  • Triangle USA Petroleum Corporation in a $500 million senior secured revolving credit facility

Structured/Mezzanine Finance

  • Apollo Investment Corporation in numerous mezzanine loans and other structured investments to domestic oil and gas producers
  • Highbridge Principal Strategies, LLC in a $140 million unsecured mezzanine loan used to finance the acquisition of oil and gas assets from Chesapeake; Mezzanine investors received warrants for 30% of the equity in the borrower’s parent
  • 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
  • Crowley Holdings, Inc. in the issuance of $200 million of preferred equity

Private Equity

  • Apollo Global Management and Riverstone Holdings in a $2 billion reserve-based revolving credit facility in connection with the $7.15 billion acquisition, among a consortium of investors, of El Paso’s upstream assets
  • 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
  • Sidewinder Drilling, Inc., an Avista Capital Partners portfolio company, in a $225 million bridge facility backstopping notes to finance the acquisition of Union Drilling, a publicly traded land drilling services and equipment contractor
  • American Infrastructure MLP Funds and Landmark Dividend LLC, a national industry leader in the ground lease acquisition business, in Landmark Dividend’s $45 million revolving credit facility and $95 million advancing term loan credit facility for an affiliate of Landmark Dividend
  • Tudor Pickering Holt & Co., LLC in a senior unsecured term loan
  • Denham Capital Management in a $145 million preferred equity investment in  a geothermal power development company with one of the largest geothermal property portfolios in the United States


Contact Details

Houston

T +1.713.758.3370
F +1.713.615.5845
bmoss@velaw.com
1001 Fannin Street
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77002
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Brian's Practices

  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1998
  • Cambridge University, Master of Philosophy, European Studies, 1995
  • Dartmouth College, A.B. cum laude, 1993
  • Admitted to practice: Texas
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (Woodward/White, Inc.), Banking & Finance Law, 2015-2019
  • Chambers USA, Banking & Finance Law (Texas), 2015–2019
  • Legal 500 U.S., Finance: Commercial Lending, 2018 and 2019
  • Selected to the Texas Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2009–2010
  • Fellow: Texas Bar Foundation
  • Member: Houston Bar Association