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Brittany A. Sakowitz

Brittany A. Sakowitz Partner, Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity

Brittany concentrates her practice on mergers and acquisitions and private equity. She has counseled private equity investors, their portfolio companies, and other public and private companies in connection with mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, offerings of equity and debt securities, and general corporate governance matters. Brittany has advised clients across a broad range of industries, including energy (upstream, midstream, oilfield services, power, and marketing and trading), consumer products, and financial services.

Experience Highlights

  • Sunoco in the $3.3 billion sale of a majority of its convenience stores to 7-Eleven
  • Noble Midstream Partners in the formation of Black Diamond Gathering, LLC, a joint venture with Greenfield Midstream, LLC, to acquire Saddle Butte Rockies Midstream, LLC for $625 million 
  • Omega Protein in its $500 million sale to Cooke, a global seafood company based in Canada
  • Focus Financial Partners in the acquisition of SCS Capital Management, an independent registered investment advisory firm  with $16.5 billion in regulatory assets under management
  • SCF Partners in multiple investments in energy services and equipment industry providers 

Private Equity

  • SCF Partners in its investment in Hi-Tech Industrial Services, provider of integrated specialty services to the downstream energy, infrastructure and industrial markets
  • SCF Partners in its acquisition of BCCK Holding Company, an international natural gas engineering company specializing in nitrogen rejection
  • SCF Partners in the combination of Beckman Production Services and Nine Energy Services, provider of completion tools and services to support the development of unconventional and conventional oil and gas resources

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Riverstone Holdings in the $9.5 billion formation of Talen Energy Corporation, one of the largest independent power producers in the U.S., through a Reverse Morris Trust spin-off of PPL Corporation’s merchant power generation business and the concurrent combination thereof with Riverstone’s merchant power generation business and associated debt financings
  • Sunoco Logistics Partners LP in its $20 billion merger with Energy Transfer Partners in a unit-for-unit transaction
  • Energy Transfer Partners in its $3.75 billion exchange with Energy Transfer Equity of Sunoco Logistics Partners’ general partner interest and incentive distribution rights and its interests in the Bakken pipeline project 
  • Energy Transfer Partners in the $1.8 billion acquisition of Susser Holdings Corporation, the owner of retail convenience stores and a wholesale fuel distributor, in a unit and cash transaction
  • KLR Energy Acquisition Corp. in the $445 million combination with Tema Oil and Gas Company to form Rosehill Resources
  • Enviva Wilmington Holdings in its $175 million sale  of Enviva Pellets Sampson to Enviva Partners
  • Enviva Wilmington Holdings in the $130 million sale of Enviva Port of Wilmington, owner of a deep-water marine terminal, to Enviva Partners
  • New York Mortgage Trust in the approximately $24 million acquisition of the remaining 80% membership interests in RiverBanc, an investment management firm that manages over $400 million of direct and indirect investments in multifamily apartment properties 
  • Tyr Energy in the acquisition of 100% of the equity interest in Hickory Run Energy for development of a highly efficient natural gas-fired combined cycle power plant with an electric generating capacity of up to 1,000 MW
  • Quantum Utility Generation in its acquisition of gas-fired power generation development projects in Texas
  • Shelf Subsea Services, an SCF Partners portfolio company, in the $17 million acquisition of the Australian and Asian assets of Cal Dive International; distressed acquisition after Cal Dive parent in US sought chapter 11 protection
  • Wayzata Investment Partners in the sale by Castleton Energy Center, a Wayzata portfolio company, of its 72 megawatt natural gas- and oil-fired electric generating facility in Castleton-on-Hudson, New York to Fortistar 

Capital Markets

  • Nine Energy Service, Inc. in its $185 million initial public offering of common stock
  • Underwriters to EQT GP Holdings, LP in its $714 million initial public offering of common units by a selling securityholder


Contact Details

Houston

T +1.713.758.3216
F +1.713.615.5116
bsakowitz@velaw.com
1001 Fannin Street
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77002
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Brittany's Practices

  • University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 2010
  • University of Houston Bauer College of Business, M.B.A., 2010 
  • Louisiana State University, B.A. Communications, 2007
  • Admitted to practice: Texas
  • Selected to the Texas Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2014−2019
  • Member: Houston Bar Association, Houston Young Lawyers Association 
  • Advisory Board Member: Hermann Park Conservancy