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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

start quote symbolAfter representing a company in an offering or other transaction, you often become a general resource for their ongoing legal needs and help quarterback the relationship. I love that collaboration and the feeling that I’m making a difference in helping a management team achieve its goals.end quote symbol
Brenda Lenahan

Experience Highlights

  • Queen’s Gambit Growth Capital, a SPAC, in its $345 million initial public offering of units

  • Spartan Acquisition Corp. II, a SPAC, in its $345 million initial public offering of units

  • Spartan Energy Acquisition Corp., a SPAC sponsored by an affiliate of Apollo Global Management, in its $1.75 billion business combination with Fisker Inc., a developer of eco-friendly electric vehicles

  • 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

  • Queen’s Gambit Growth Capital, a SPAC, in its $345 million initial public offering of units

  • Spartan Acquisition Corp. II, a SPAC, in its $345 million initial public offering of units

  • Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corporation, a SPAC, in its $230 million initial public offering of units

  • Tortoise Acquisition Corp. II, a SPAC, in its $345 million initial public offering of units

  • Tortoise Acquisition Corp. II, a SPAC, in its $345 million initial public offering of units

  • Tortoise Acquisition Corp., a SPAC, in the $1 billion business combination with Hyliion Inc., a developer and manufacturer of electrified powertrain solutions for Class 8 commercial vehicles that significantly reduce emissions

  • Tortoise Acquisition Corp. in its $325 million private placement of common stock

  • Spartan Energy Acquisition Corp., a SPAC, in its $552 million initial public offering of common units

  • Spartan Energy Acquisition Corp., a SPAC sponsored by an affiliate of Apollo Global Management, in its $1.75 billion business combination with Fisker Inc., a developer of eco-friendly electric vehicles

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

  • 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

  • Southwest Airlines Co. in its application to the United States Department of Treasury for $3.3 billion payroll support funding under the Payroll Support Program of the CARES Act and in its negotiation of the related agreements

  • Southwest Airlines Co. in its $500 million public offering of investment grade notes

  • Southwest Airlines Co. in its $2.3 billion public offering of convertible senior notes

  • Southwest Airlines Co. in its $2.3 billion public offering of common stock

  • Southwest Airlines Co. in its $2 billion public offering of investment grade senior notes

  • Southwest Airlines Co. in its $1.8 billion public offering of investment grade senior notes

  • Southwest Airlines Co. in its $1 billion public offering of investment grade senior notes

  • Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in its $505 million public offering of common stock

  • Double Eagle Energy Permian in its $2.8 billion sale of certain undeveloped acreage and producing oil and gas properties in the core of the Midland Basin to Parsley Energy

  • 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
  • IFLR1000, 2020 and 2021
  • 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)