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Desert Peak Minerals and Falcon Minerals Corporation to Combine in $1.9 Billion All-Stock Merger

Desert Peak Minerals and Falcon Minerals Corporation to Combine in $1.9 Billion All-Stock Merger, Creating a Premier, Shareholder Returns-Driven Mineral and Royalty Consolidation Company Background Image

Vinson & Elkins represented Desert Peak Minerals in its entry into a definitive agreement with Falcon Minerals Corporation to combine in an all-stock transaction which values the combined enterprise at $1.9 billion.

The combination is expected to create a premier mineral and royalty company at the front end of operators’ cost curves, with low leverage, an emphasis on shareholder returns and a significant footprint in the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford.

The V&E corporate team was led by partners Doug McWilliams, Scott Rubinsky and Benji Barron and senior associate Sang Lee, with assistance from counsel Raleigh Wolfe and associates David Smith, Nate Richards and Joseph Steuert. Also advising were partners Jim Meyer and Ryan Carney and associate Jeff Slusher; counsel Dario Mendoza and associate Brian DeShannon; partner Sean Becker and counsel Martin Luff; counsel Rajesh Patel and associate Marcus Martinez; partner Bryan Loocke, counsel Joclynn Townsend and associate Ben Zeter; partner Matthew Dobbins; and partner Hill Wellford and counsel David Smith.

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