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Lande Spottswood

Lande Alexandra Spottswood Partner, Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets

Described as "incredibly intelligent" and "impressive" by interviewees in Chambers USA (2019), Lande Spottswood is an accomplished corporate lawyer who focuses her practice on large and complex strategic transactions, often in the energy and industrial sectors. Her clients include public and private companies, as well as private equity firms.

Lande advises on mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, restructurings, spinoffs, and joint ventures, as well as preferred investments and other capital-raising transactions. She also provides counsel on general corporate issues and she advises boards of directors and special committees with respect to conflicted transactions.

Since the beginning of 2010, Lande has advised participants in more than 30 public company mergers or change-of-control transactions. She also counseled clients involved with many of the largest MLP transactions of the last decade. 

Lande is regularly recognized as a leading M&A practitioner by legal trade publications, including Chambers USA for her Corporate and M&A practice, and by Legal 500, Texas Lawyer and Super Lawyers. An interviewee cited in her Chambers 2018 profile noted that Lande "demonstrates depth of knowledge in her field" and "most importantly, has gotten good results no matter what the task."  

In addition to her client work Lande serves as head of talent for V&E’s Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets practice and she co-leads the firm’s Women’s Initiative program in Houston.

Experience Highlights

  • Blackstone Infrastructure Partners in the $3.3 billion acquisition of a controlling interest in Tallgrass Energy
  • Energy Transfer Partners in the $60 billion merger with Energy Transfer Equity in a unit-for-unit exchange
  • RSP Permian in its $9.5 billion sale to Concho Resources, creating the largest unconventional shale producer in the Permian Basin
  • TPG Growth and The Rise Fund in the acquisition of CLEAResult, the country’s leading provider of efficiency solutions for utility companies, from General Atlantic
  • Sunoco in the $3.3 billion sale of a majority of its convenience stores to 7-Eleven
  • Moneygram International in its $1.2 billion sale to Hong Kong-based Ant Financial, one of the world's leading digital financial services providers
  • 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
  • The Conflicts Committee of the Board of Directors of El Paso Pipeline Partners in the $76 billion acquisition by Kinder Morgan Inc. of El Paso Pipeline Partners, Kinder Morgan Pipeline Partners and Kinder Morgan Management

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Antero Midstream GP, Antero Midstream Partners and Antero Resources in the roll up of Antero Midstream Partners in a unit-for-cash and stock transaction
  • FleetPride, a TPG portfolio company, in its sale to American Securities
  • SemGroup Corporation in its $2.1 billion acquisition of Houston Fuel Oil Terminal Company, one of the largest oil terminals in the U.S., from Alinda Capital Partners
  • Talos Energy, a portfolio company of Apollo Global Management and Riverstone Holdings, in its $2.5 billion combination with Stone Energy, creating an offshore-focused E&P company
  • Sunoco Logistics Partners LP in its $20 billion merger with Energy Transfer Partners in a unit-for-unit transaction
  • Plains GP Holdings, L.P. in its $7.2 billion simplification transaction between Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. and Plains AAP, L.P.
  • Devon Energy Corporation in the $8.84 billion contribution of substantially all of its U.S. midstream business to Crosstex Energy and Crosstex Energy to form a consolidated midstream business controlled by Devon
  • Oiltanking Holdings Americas in the $4.41 billion acquisition by Enterprise Products Partners of the general partner of Oiltanking Partners, and all of the common and subordinated units of Oiltanking Partners held by Oiltanking Holding Americas and a wholly owned subsidiary
  • Western Refining in the $2.4 billion take private of Northern Tier Energy, an independent downstream energy company with refining, retail and logistics operations
  • 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
  • The Shaw Group in its $3 billion sale to Chicago Bridge & Iron
  • Western Refining Logistics in its $1.8 billion merger with Andeavor Logistics
  • CVR Partners in the $533 million acquisition of Rentech Nitrogen Partners, creating a leading North American nitrogen fertilizer producer

    • Sabine Oil & Gas in its merger with Forest Oil Corporation through an all-stock transaction
    • Enterprise GP Holdings in its $8 billion merger with Enterprise Products Partners through a unit-for-unit exchange
    • Western Refining in the $360 million contribution of substantially all of its southwest wholesale business to Western Refining Logistics
    • Duncan Energy Partners in its $2.5 billion merger with Enterprise Products Partners
    • Vanguard Natural Resources in its $748 million acquisition of oil and gas company Encore Energy Partners from Denbury Resources, creating one of the largest upstream MLPs
    • Hiland Partners and Hiland Partners GP Holdings in their concurrent going private transactions
    • Energy Transfer Equity in its $900 million acquisition of the general partner of Regency Energy Partners and the sale of its interests in the Midcontinent Express Pipeline to Regency Energy Partners
    • Energy Transfer Partners in its $2 billion acquisition of a 50% interest in the Florida Gas Transmission pipeline system from Energy Transfer Equity
    • Energy Transfer Partners in the $2.9 billion sale of its propane business, Heritage Operating and Titan Energy Partners, to AmeriGas Partners, making this the first time a large publicly traded partnership was acquired by another limited partnership in the propane space
    • Continental Airlines in its $3.2 billion all-stock merger with United Airlines
    • T-3 Energy Services in the $422 million sale of the company to Robbins & Myers

    Capital Markets

    • A large international energy company in the spin-off of its California oil and gas business into an independent and separately traded company
    • Western Refining Logistics, LP in its $348 million initial public offering of common units
    • Hi-Crush Partners LP in its $220 million initial public offering of common units
    • Oiltanking Partners, L.P. in its $247 million initial public offering of common units


    Contact Details

    Houston

    T +1.713.758.2326
    F +1.713.615.5171
    lspottswood@velaw.com
    1001 Fannin Street
    Suite 2500
    Houston, TX 77002
    Local time: 5:28 AM
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    Lande's Practices

    • Harvard Law School, J.D. magna cum laude, 2008
    • Harvard College, A.B., Biochemical Sciences cum laude with honors, foreign language citation in Spanish, 2005
    • Admitted to practice: Texas
    • Law360, Rising Star, 2019
    • Chambers USA, Corporate/M&A (Texas), 2019; "Up and Coming" 2017 and 2018; "Associates to Watch" 2015 and 2016
    • Legal 500 U.S., Debt Offerings, 2018; M&A: Large Deals, 2018 and 2019
    • Texas Lawyer, “Lawyer On the Rise,” 2018 
    • Houston Business Journal, Women Who Mean Business – Women to Watch, 2018
    • Selected to the Texas Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers(Thomson Reuters), 2016 and 2017
    • Member: Houston Bar Association; Houston Young Lawyers Association
    • Trustee: Association of Women Attorneys Foundation