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Benjamin Barron
Benjamin Barron
Partner — Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity
Partner — Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity

Benjamin Barron

Benjamin Barron

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845 Texas Avenue
Suite 4700
Houston, Texas 77002

Benjamin Barron

Experience Highlights

  • Stonepeak in its approximately $3 billion acquisition of a 50% interest in the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project, which at 2.6 GW is expected to be the largest offshore wind project in the U.S. and one of the largest offshore wind projects globally upon completion (pending)

  • Infinium in the development of a power-to-liquids eFuels facility in Texas that will convert waste carbon dioxide and green hydrogen into SAF and other low carbon fuels, and in its $75 million project equity investment commitment from Breakthrough Energy Catalyst

  • Targa Resources Corp. in connection with its entry into a definitive agreement to acquire Lucid Energy, a company that natural gas gathering, treating and processing services in the Delaware Basin, from Riverstone Holdings and Goldman Sachs Asset Management for $3.55 billion

  • Stonepeak Partners in connection with its investment in Maas Energy Works, a leading renewable natural gas developer in the United States

  • Long Ridge Energy Terminal, a portfolio company of Fortress Investment Group, in the execution of a definitive agreement for the investment in and development of a low carbon, biodegradable plastics production facility in Hannibal, Ohio with Newlight Technologies

  • Oasis Petroleum Inc. in a $6 billion merger of equals with Whiting Petroleum Corporation creating Chord Energy in 2022

  • A portfolio company of Blackstone Energy Partners in the $500 million cash commitment from I Squared Capital in connection with the contribution of its Permian midstream portfolio company

  • Desert Peak Minerals in an agreement to combine with Falcon Minerals Corporation in a $1.9 billion transaction

  • Targa Resources in the $857 million sale of its wholly-owned subsidiary that holds a 25% equity interest in the Gulf Coast Express Pipeline

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

  • 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

  • Targa Resources Corp. in the $1.1 billion development joint venture with Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners for ownership of a 25% interest in the Gulf Coast Express Pipeline, a 20% interest in the Grand Prix Pipeline, and a 100% interest in Targa’s next fractionation train

  • Targa Resources Partners and Targa Resources Corp. in the $7.7 billion acquisition of Atlas Pipeline Partners and Atlas Energy

  • Targa Resources Corp. in its $6.7 billion acquisition of Targa Resources Partners in an all stock-for-unit transaction

  • Memorial Resource Development in its $4.4 billion merger with Range Resources 

  • TPG in its $2.66 billion acquisition of assets from EnerVest in a SPAC business combination

  • Select Energy Services, an affiliate of Crestview Partners, in its $1.3 billion merger with Rockwater Energy Solutions

  • The Conflicts Committee of the Board of Directors of El Paso Pipeline Partners in the $76 billion acquisition by Kinder Morgan Inc. of El Paso Pipeline Partners, Kinder Morgan Pipeline Partners and Kinder Morgan Management

  • Oil States International in the $2.6 billion spin-off of its accommodations business, Civeo Corporation, into an independent, publicly traded company

  • Natural Resource Partners in its $205 million acquisition of VantaCore, a private limited partnership specializing in the construction materials industry,  from Trilantic, Kayne Anderson, and other minority owners

  • Venator Materials PLC in its separation from Huntsman Corporation

  • Goodrich Petroleum Corporation in its $480 million sale to Paloma Partners, an EnCap affiliate, in an all cash tender offer

  • Oasis Petroleum and its affiliate companies in the $1.8 billion merger of Oasis Midstream Partners LP with Crestwood Equity Partners LP

  • Targa Resources in its $1.6 billion sale of a minority interest in Targa Badlands to GSO Capital Partners and Blackstone Tactical Opportunities

  • ARM Energy Holdings, a premier infrastructure and energy marketing services firm, in its acquisition of Monument Pipeline from NextEra Energy Partners

  • Deep Gulf Energy Companies, a deepwater oil and gas exploration and development business operating in the Gulf of Mexico and a portfolio company of First Reserve, in its $1.225 billion sale to Kosmos Energy

  • EagleClaw Midstream Ventures, a portfolio company of Blackstone Energy Partners, in a joint venture with Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline, to construct and own the approximately $2 billion Permian Highway Pipeline Project 

  • U.S. Oil & Refining Co.’s private equity sponsor in its $358 million divestiture of U.S. Oil & Refining Co. and certain affiliated entities, including a refinery, marine terminal, a rail loading terminal and refined product and crude oil storage, to Par Pacific Holdings 

  • Talara Capital Management in its $50 million line of equity commitment to Viola Oil & Gas, an exploration and production company

  • Pine Brook Road Partners in its equity commitment to Stonegate Production Company II, an oil and gas exploration and production company focused on oil and gas projects in the United States

  • Century Payments in the sale of the company, an electronic payment processing company, to a wholly owned subsidiary of WorldPay US


  • Columbia Law School, J.D., 2012 (James Kent Scholar; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar)
  • Georgetown University, A.B., History (Honors) and Classics magna cum laude, 2009
  • Legal 500 U.S., M&A/Corporate & Commercial: Private Equity Buyouts, 2022; M&A/Corporate & Commercial: M&A – Large Deals ($1 Billion-Plus), 2023 and 2024
  • Selected to the Texas Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2019, 2022, and 2023
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