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Austin B. Light
Austin B. Light
Senior Associate — Executive Compensation & Benefits
Senior Associate — Executive Compensation & Benefits

Austin B. Light

Austin B. Light

2801 Via Fortuna
Suite 100
Austin, TX 78746

Austin B. Light

Experience Highlights

  • Crestview Partners in its investment in Upwell Water, a water-focused specialty finance company

  • NorthStar Realty Finance in its approximately $16 billion combination with NorthStar Asset Management Group and Colony Capital in an all-stock merger of equals 

  • Double Eagle Energy Holdings ll, a portfolio company of Apollo Natural Resources Partners Funds I and II, in its merger with Veritas Energy, creating one of the largest pure play exploration and production companies focused on the Permian’s Midland Basin

  • 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

  • Riverstone Energy Limited in a $103 million line of equity commitment to Aleph Midstream S.A., an Argentine midstream company 

  • Apollo Global Management in the formation of a strategic partnership with Chisholm Oil and Gas to invest in oil and gas properties in Oklahoma, and Chisholm’s initial acquisition of STACK assets

  • AltaGas in the $6.4 billion acquisition of WGL Holdings, owner of a regulated natural gas utility, a midstream franchise and non-regulated contracted power and energy marketing businesses throughout the United States

  • Sunoco Logistics Partners LP in its $20 billion merger with Energy Transfer Partners in a unit-for-unit transaction

  • KLR Energy Acquisition Corp. in the $445 million combination with Tema Oil and Gas Company to form Rosehill Resources in a SPAC business combination

  • Quantum Energy Partners in the combination of two of its portfolio companies, Xplorer Midstream and Intensity Midstream 

  • Riverstone Holdings in its upsized equity commitment to, and formation of, Salt Fork Resources, an oil and gas exploration and production company focused on the Appalachian Basin

  • Oaktree Capital Management in the $600 million line of equity commitment to Charger Shale Oil Company, an oil and gas company focused in the Permian Basin

  • Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners in its $1.03 billion sale of Eureka Midstream Holdings and Hornet Midstream Holdings to EQM Midstream Partners 

  • Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners in its $300 million investment in GlidePath Power Solutions

  • Underwriters to Noble Midstream Partners LP in its $323 million initial public offering of common units 

  • Ramaco Resources, Inc. in its $81 million initial public offering of common stock


  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D. with honors, 2015 (Associate Editor, Texas Law Review)
  • Austin College, B.A., Business Administration magna cum laude, 2011
  • Texas
  • “Tax and Accounting Year-End Update,” V&E Austin Office, December 5, 2019 (presenter)