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Family Office-Led Private Consortium Acquires PureWest

Vinson & Elkins advised PureWest Energy, LLC, a leading Rocky Mountain independent natural gas producer, in the completion of an all-cash merger with a newly formed entity sponsored by a private consortium of family offices and financial institutions for a total consideration of $1.84 billion.

The Vinson & Elkins corporate team was led by partners John Grand, Jim Fox and Shay Kuperman and senior associates David Latham and Patrick Whelan, with assistance from partners Crosby Scofield, Ben Higson and Miguel Colebrook and associates Katherine Harclerode, Anne Jensen, Nick Gonzalez and Austin Scieszinski. Other key team members include partners Todd Way and Ron Nardini, counsel Peter Rogers and associates Mel Byun and Miron Klimkowski; partner Becky Baker; partner Patricia Adams and associate Cassandra Zarate; partners Kara Kuritz, Jeff Crough, Hill Wellford and Craig Zieminski, counsel David Smith and associates Grant Newton, Britton Taubenfeld and Eugene Temchenko; partner Sarah Mitchell and associate Victoria Bahrami-Negad; counsel Brandon Tuck and associate Kevin Moscon; partner Michael Kurzer; and partners Dave Wicklund and Niels Jensen.

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