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David W. Wicklund

David W. Wicklund Partner, Finance

David Wicklund, a partner in V&E’s Finance practice group, advises clients on complex acquisition and leveraged financings.

David’s clients include top-tier private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, as well as corporate borrowers, lead arrangers and underwriters in a variety of domestic and cross-border acquisitions. In addition, he advises corporations and underwriters on debt offerings for general corporate purposes. Many of his clients are focused on the oil and gas industry as well as the industrial, infrastructure and technology sectors.

David is experienced in advising on syndicated loans, high-yield bond offerings, reserve-based facilities, asset-based facilities, distressed debt, mezzanine facilities, and direct lending.

Experience Highlights

  • Maxar Technologies Ltd. (f/k/a MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.), a space technologies company, in connection with financing its acquisition of Digital Globe, Inc., the global leader in Earth imagery, for $3.6 billion
  • AltaGas, Ltd. in connection with financing its acquisition of WGL Holdings, Inc. for $6.4 billion in cash
  • TPG Growth and The Rise Fund in connection with financing their acquisition of CLEAResult
  • TPG Pace Energy Holdings Corp. in connection with financing its acquisition of oil and gas assets within EnerVest’s South Texas Division for approximately $2.66 billion in cash and stock
  • Blackstone in connection with financing its acquisition of EagleClaw Midstream Ventures for approximately $2 billion
  • Blackstone in connection with financing its acquisition of a 49.9% interest in ET Rover Pipeline for approximately $1.57 billion in cash
  • Targa Resources Partners and Targa Resources Corp. in the $7.7 billion acquisition of Atlas Pipeline Partners and Atlas Energy
  • 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
  • NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. (NRF) in connection with the financing aspects of a merger involving NRF, NorthStar Asset Management Group and Colony Capital, Inc. 
  • TPG Capital in its $1.8 billion acquisition of natural gas properties in Wyoming’s Jonah field from Encana Corporation
  • Energy XXI in its $2.3 billion acquisition of EPL Oil & Gas Inc., creating the largest publicly traded independent oil and gas producer on the Gulf of Mexico Shelf

High Yield Bonds

  • Magnolia Oil & Gas Operating LLC in a $400 million unsecured notes offering
  • Jonah Energy LLC in a $600 million unsecured notes offering
  • Underwriters to CONSOL Mining Corporation in a $300 million secured notes offering
  • Underwriters to Bristow Group Inc. in a $350 million secured notes offering 
  • CVR Partners, LP in a $645 million senior secured notes offering
  • SandRidge Energy, Inc. in its $1.25 billion offering of senior secured notes
  • Goodrich Petroleum Corporation in a $100 million senior secured notes offering
  • Goodrich Petroleum Corporation in an up-tiering exchange transaction
  • Underwriters to Baytex Energy Corp. in its $1.2 billion offering of senior notes
  • Breitburn Energy Partners LP in a private placement of $650 million of 9.25% senior secured second lien notes
  • Energy XXI Gulf Coast, Inc. in its $1.5 billion offering of senior secured notes


Contact Details

New York

T +1.212.237.0021
F +1.917.849.5361
dwicklund@velaw.com
666 Fifth Avenue
26th Floor
New York, NY 10103
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Dave's Practices

  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2003
  • Williams College, B.A., 2000
  • Admitted to practice: New York
  • The Legal 500 U.S., Private Equity Buyouts, 2016; Project Finance, 2018 and 2019; Finance: Commercial Lending, 2019
  • Selected to New York Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2014, 2016-2018