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Brenda Lenahan
Brenda Lenahan
Partner — Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions
Partner — Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions

Brenda Lenahan

Brenda Lenahan
New York

The Grace Building
1114 Avenue of the Americas
32nd Floor
New York, NY 10036

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Brenda Lenahan

Brenda Lenahan focuses her practice on capital markets, and corporate governance and compliance. Brenda represents both issuers and underwriters in a variety of capital markets transactions. She has wide experience handling initial public offerings, other public offerings of debt and equity securities, and private placements of debt and equity securities.

She has particular experience with Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) and publicly traded master limited partnerships (MLPs). Brenda is a highly skilled practitioner with extensive knowledge of securities law. She regularly advises clients on general corporate matters, including corporate compliance and governance. Brenda was recognized in Capital Markets: Equity Offerings in 2019 by Legal 500 U.S.

She serves as a co-chair of V&E’s Women’s Initiative in the firm’s New York office and a member of the New York Recruiting Committee.

Experience Highlights

  • Spartan Energy Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, in its $552 million initial public offering of common units 

  • Focus Financial Partners Inc., an international partnership of wealth management firms, in its $615 million initial public offering of common stock 

  • Black Stone Minerals, L.P., a mineral interest MLP, in its $428 million initial public offering of common units

  • Viper Energy Partners LP, a mineral interest, variable MLP, in its $150 million initial public offering of common units

  • ARC Logistics Partners LP, an MLP with crude oil and refined products terminalling assets, in its $129 million initial public offering of common units

  • Underwriters to CrossAmerica Partners LP (fka Lehigh Gas Partners L.P.), an MLP engaged in the wholesale distribution of motor fuels, in its $138 million initial public offering of common units

  • Underwriters to Pattern Energy Group Inc., a wind power company, in its $352 million initial public offering of common stock

  • Publicly traded companies on listing exchange requirements and corporate governance review in the context of their day-to-day operations, capital market offerings, and strategic transactions, including Global Partners LP, a midstream logistics and marketing MLP, and Cloud Peak Energy Inc., a coal producer

  • Northern Tier Energy LP, a variable MLP with refining, retail, and pipeline operations, in its $262 million initial public offering of common units

  • Rhino Resource Partners L.P., a coal MLP, in its $76 million initial public offering of common units

  • PVR Partners, L.P. in the financing of its $1.0 billion acquisition of a midstream pipeline company with operating assets serving Marcellus Shale natural gas producers, primarily in northeastern Pennsylvania

  • Buckeye Partners in the $1.7 billion acquisition of Bahamas Oil Refining Company, owner of the largest storage terminal facility in the Caribbean, from First Reserve and Vopak

  • Arc Terminals, a portfolio company of Lightfoot Capital Partners, in the acquisition of  Gulf Coast Asphalt Company’s 1.2 million barrel marine terminalling facility in Mobile, Alabama, and rail transloading facility in Saraland, Alabama

  • Sinopec in the $8 billion acquisition of Addax Petroleum Corporation, a Canadian company publicly traded on the Toronto and London Stock Exchanges, with oil and gas assets in West Africa and the Middle East

Credentials

  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D. with honors, 2000 (Texas Law Review; Chancellor-at-Large; Order of the Coif)
  • University of Texas, B.B.A. with highest honors, 1994; Masters in Professional Accounting in Taxation, 1994
  • Legal 500 U.S., Capital Markets: Equity Offerings, 2019
  • Member: American Bar Association; New York State Bar Association; Business Law Section, State Bar of Texas
  • Texas
  • New York
  • “Valuation Creation and Strategic Exit Readiness,” Independent Petroleum Association of Americas IPAA Oil Gas Investment Symposium, April 8, 2019 (panelist)