Vinson & Elkins advised funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. in the launch of a partnership with FourPass Energy, LLC to acquire and operate large-scale, oil-weighted, producing oil and gas assets.
The Times has named Vinson & Elkins to its 2021 Best Law Firms list, commending the firm for its work in energy and renewables.
Vinson & Elkins advised Charah Solutions, Inc. (the “Company”) on the sale of Allied Power Holdings, LLC, its subsidiary engaged in maintenance, modification and repair services to the nuclear and fossil power generation industry, to an affiliate of Bernhard Capital Partners Management, LP, the Company’s majority shareholder, in an all-cash deal for $40 million.
The National Black Lawyers recently named Vinson & Elkins partners Gillian Hobson and Patrick Gadson to its list of Top 100 Black Lawyers in the U.S. Counsel Quentin Smith, senior associate Carla Jordan-Detamore and associate Princess Fuller were named to the organization’s Top 40 Under 40 Black Lawyers list.
Vinson & Elkins counsel Jose Sanchez has been selected by Latinvex among the 2020 Latin America Rising Legal Stars.
Vinson & Elkins advised ActivTrak, Inc., a leader in workforce analytics and productivity management software, in connection with its $50 million in Series B funding to scale go-to-market activities in sales, marketing and channels, and expand platform capabilities using AI-driven analytics to help companies better understand and optimize how digital work gets done.
Vinson & Elkins advised Lilis Energy, Inc. (the “Company”), an exploration and development company operating in the Permian Basin of West Texas and Southeastern New Mexico, in connection with its Modified Debtors’ First Amended Joint Liquidating Chapter 11 Plan (the “Plan”). The Plan, which was confirmed in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division on November 17, 2020, received the overwhelming support of all creditors.
The Diverse Attorney Pipeline Program (DAPP) is one of the many pipeline programs that Vinson & Elkins supports to further diversity in the legal industry. DAPP aims to diversify the profession by expanding opportunities for women law students of color to secure summer positions at law firms and corporations following their first year of law school. By infusing the attorney pipeline with talented women of color, DAPP works to increase the statistics of women of color who are hired, retained and promoted at law firms in the United States.
Vinson & Elkins has bolstered its Investment Funds practice with the addition of Emily Stephens as a partner.
Stephens, who previously served for more than 14 years in managing director roles for global alternative investment management firm Oaktree Capital Management, participated in all aspects of fundraising for several of Oaktree’s largest funds, including what was, at the time, the world’s largest closed-end distressed debt fund at $10.9 billion. She also served as an investment team member and lead lawyer for Oaktree’s flagship investment strategy focused primarily on distressed credit opportunities.
Vinson & Elkins advised Antero Midstream Corporation in connection with a private placement by Antero Midstream Partners LP, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Antero Midstream, to eligible purchasers of $550 million in aggregate principal amount of 7.875% senior unsecured notes due 2026 at par.
Vinson & Elkins advised Rubicon Oilfield International, a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus, in its definitive agreement to be acquired by Innovex Downhole Solutions, Inc. The transaction is expected to close in early 2021 and will create the industry’s leading independent well-centric products and technology company.
Vinson & Elkins advised Sunbelt Supply in the acquisition of Oliver Equipment Company, a leading provider of specialty rotating equipment, onsite services and custom packaged systems for industrial applications, by affiliate FloWorks International.