Jeffrey Han, an attorney whose practice covers a wide range of intellectual property matters with an emphasis on patent litigation, has rejoined Vinson & Elkins as counsel in the firm’s Austin office.
Vinson & Elkins advised TPG Capital Management, L.P., through certain subsidiaries, in connection with the definitive agreement between TPG Growth and The Rise Fund to partner with Greenhouse, the leading hiring software company used by over 4,000 businesses, as a majority investor.
Vinson & Elkins advised Hygo Energy Transition Ltd. (“Hygo”) in connection with a definitive agreement for New Fortress Energy Inc. to acquire Hygo, a 50-50 joint venture between Golar LNG Limited and Stonepeak Infrastructure Fund II Cayman (G) Ltd., a fund managed by Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners and Golar LNG Partners, LP. The transaction is valued at a $3.1 billion enterprise value and a $2.18 billion equity value.
Vinson & Elkins advised DIRTT Environmental Solutions Ltd, an interior construction company that uses proprietary software to design, manufacture and install fully customizable environments, in its C$35 million Canadian-style bought-deal underwriting of 6.00% convertible unsecured subordinated debentures with a syndicate of underwriters led by National Bank Financial Inc.
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Vinson & Elkins advised CoolSys™, the parent of market-leading refrigeration and HVAC services companies nationwide, in its acquisition of C.E. Holt Refrigeration, Inc., a commercial refrigeration and HVAC company headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Vinson & Elkins advised Comscore, Inc. (the “Company”), a trusted partner for planning, transacting and evaluating media across platforms, in connection with a recapitalization transaction involving investments in convertible preferred stock from Charter Communications Holding Company, LLC (“Charter”), Qurate Retail, Inc. and an affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management, L.P.
Vinson & Elkins advised global investment firm The Carlyle Group in a strategic growth investment through a $374 million commitment to Amp Solar Group, Inc., a Canadian-based global renewable energy infrastructure developer, owner and manager. Since 2009, the Company has successfully developed over 1.8 gigawatts of distributed and utility-scale renewable generation projects, hybrid generation plus storage projects, and stand-alone battery storage projects around the world.
Vinson & Elkins advised Allegion plc, a leading global security products and solutions provider, in its acquisition of privately held technology company Yonomi, an innovation leader in IoT Cloud platforms.
On December 22, 2019 the U.S. Fifth Circuit affirmed an $11.6 million judgment for Vinson & Elkins client Captain Jay Rivera. Captain Rivera, a harbor pilot, was badly injured when boarding a vessel owned by Kirby Offshore Marine, LLC (Kirby). District Court Judge George Hanks found Kirby liable under both theories offered by Captain Rivera and awarded damages for Captain Rivera’s lost future earnings as a harbor pilot.
Vinson & Elkins advised Jonah Energy LLC in connection with its out-of-court restructuring, which closed on December 29, 2020. The restructuring transactions included a cash tender offer for any and all of Jonah’s existing senior unsecured notes, the redemption of all non-tendered notes, a fully-backstopped equity rights offering to fund $85 million of new equity investment from all eligible existing noteholders, which was used to pay down outstanding indebtedness under the company’s existing credit facility, and entry into an amended and restated credit facility.
Vinson & Elkins is advising Range Resources Corporation in connection with its offering of $600 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2029 (the “Notes”). The size of the offering was increased from the previously announced $500 million to $600 million.