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Edward T. Stockbridge

Edward T. Stockbridge Partner, Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity

Ted's practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, and technology transactions. He has over 32 years of experience advising clients on mergers and acquisitions, including various types of carve-out transactions, and technology-related transactions, including strategic acquisitions and sales of technology companies, outsourcing, IP licensing, royalty monetization, and strategic IP development arrangements. Ted’s industry experience includes oilfield services, software, life sciences, chemical and petrochemical manufacturing, and chemical distribution industries.

Experience Highlights

  • Nexeo Solutions in its $125 million acquisition of Archway Sales, a specialty chemicals distributor, and the assets of JACAAB, a blending business
  • Axip Energy Services in the $430 million sale of its international contract compression and processing business, and aftermarket services business, to Enerflex Ltd
  • Valerus Compression Services in its $435 million sale of Valerus Field Solutions to Kentz Corporation

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Nexeo Solutions in the acquisition of Chemical Specialists and Development, and several related entities, forming a chemical distribution business
  • The Shaw Group in the $300 million sale of substantially all of its Energy & Chemicals Group to Technip S.A.
  • TPG Capital in the $300 million acquisition of a minority stake in M&G Chemicals, a chemicals manufacturing and engineering company and a leading global supplier of polyethylene terephthalate
  • TPG Capital in the $979 million acquisition of Ashland Inc.’s global chemical distribution business
  • TPG Capital and ACON Investments in the $900 million formation of Northern Tier Energy and acquisition of a Minnesota refinery and related retail assets from Marathon Petroleum
  • Axip Energy Services in the sale of its domestic aftermarket business to Arkos Holdings
  • Mitcham Industries in the C$4 million acquisition of Absolute Equipment Solutions, Inc., a Calgary-based provider of equipment used for the deployment and retrieval of seismic recording systems by helicopter in the seismic industry


  • TPG Capital in the $345 million joint venture with Italy-based Gruppo Mossi & Ghisolfi to explore and promote a breakthrough technology to produce biofuels

Contact Details


T +1.713.758.1032
F +1.713.615.5576
1001 Fannin Street
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77002
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Ted's Practices

  • University of Florida College of Law, J.D. with high honors, 1982 (Phi Kappa Phi; Order of the Coif; University of Florida Law Review)
  • Duke University, B.S.E., Mechanical Engineering magna cum laude, 1976 (Pi Tau Sigma; Tau Beta Pi)
  • Admitted to practice: Texas; Florida; California
  • Chambers USA,Technology and IT Outsourcing, 2006–2011
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (Woodward/White, Inc.),Corporate Law, 2012–2019