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

Benjamin Barron

Benjamin Barron
Houston

1001 Fannin Street
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77002

Benjamin Barron

Experience Highlights

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

  • 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

  • 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 throughout the United States

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • AltaGas in the sale of its gas-fired power assets to a private equity firm

  • 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

  • QR Energy in its $3 billion merger with Breitburn Energy Partners

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

  • Foresight Reserves in the $1.37 billion sale of a significant economic interest in Foresight Energy, a coal producer, to Murray Energy

  • Eagle Rock Energy Partners in the $1.325 billion contribution of its midstream business to Regency Energy Partners

  • CVR Partners in the $533 million acquisition of Rentech Nitrogen Partners, creating a leading North American nitrogen fertilizer producer 

  • 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

  • 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

Credentials

  • 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
  • Selected to the Texas Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2019
  • Texas