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Douglas C. Smith

Douglas C. Smith Senior Associate, Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets

Doug’s principal area of practice is corporate finance and securities law, including private equity, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate representation.  Doug works with private equity and venture capital investors, their portfolio companies, and a variety of other public and private companies in connection with mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, and strategic investments. Doug has also represented issuers and underwriters in initial public offerings, as well as public and private offerings of equity and debt securities.

Experience Highlights

  • Conflicts Committee of the Board of Directors of Phillips 66 Partners in the $1.3 billion acquisition by Phillips 66 Partners of 30 crude, products and natural gas logistics assets from Phillips 66
  • Conflicts Committee of the Board of Directors of Phillips 66 Partners in the $1 billion drop down of Phillips 66's one third equity interests in the limited liability companies that respectively own the Sand Hills and Southern Hills natural gas liquids pipelines systems, and Phillips 66's 19.46 percent equity interest in Explorer Pipeline Company, the owner of the Explorer refined products pipeline system
  • Clearlake Capital Group in the formation of GlobeLTR Energy through the merger of two established oilfield services providers in the Permian Basin, Globe Energy Services and Light Tower Rentals
  • Daseke in its $626 million merger with Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II, a special purpose acquisition company, in an all-stock transaction 
  • TCFII Core in the $186 million sale of its portfolio company, Core Appalachia, to Diversified Gas & Oil
  • Lynden Energy in the $88 million sale of the company to Earthstone Energy  in an all-stock transaction 
  • RSP Permian, Inc. in its $448 million initial public offering of common stock
  • Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in its $70 million initial public offering of common stock 
  • MoneyGram International Inc. in its $152 million public offering of common stock
  • A large financial investor in transactions to acquire ownership stakes in approximately 5 growth companies across a variety of industries
  • A venture capital fund in its Series A financing of a bioinformatics company
  • A venture capital fund in its Series B financing of an automotive finance marketplace company

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Trammell Crow Center
2001 Ross Avenue
Suite 3900
Dallas, TX 75201
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Doug's Practices

  • Harvard Law School, J.D. cum laude, 2013
  • Tulane University, B.S., Economics summa cum laude, B.A., History cum laude, 2008 (Phi Beta Kappa)
  • Admitted to practice: Texas
  • Other Language: Spanish (moderate)
  • Senior Economic Research Associate, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 2008–2010
  • Member: Dallas Association of Young Lawyers