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Brian DeShannon
Brian DeShannon
Senior Associate — Executive Compensation & Benefits
Senior Associate — Executive Compensation & Benefits

Brian DeShannon

Brian DeShannon
New York

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

Brian DeShannon

Experience Highlights

  • FlexSteel Technologies Holdings, Inc. in its $621 million acquisition by Cactus Inc.

  • Preferred Apartment Communities, a REIT owner and operator of Class A multifamily properties and grocery-anchored retail assets, in its $5.8 billion acquisition by Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust, Inc.

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

  • Funds managed by Ares Management in the acquisition and related financing of Atlas Crane Service, a full-service crane rental company that primarily serves the wind industry

  • Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corporation IV, a SPAC, in its $1.39 billion business combination with Hammerhead Resources, a Calgary-based energy company

  • ProPetro in its acquisition of Silvertip, a provider of wireline perforating and pumpdown services

  • Clearfork Midstream, a portfolio company of Encap Flatrock Midstream, in the acquisition of Azure Midstream Energy, a Haynesville Shale natural gas gathering and treating platform of Energy Spectrum Capital, and the related $400 million capital commitment from Encap Flatrock Midstream

  • Swiss Life Asset Management and EDF Invest in the $1.2 billion acquisition of a 27% interest in DataBank, the largest edge infrastructure operator in the U.S.

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

  • Dispatch Technologies, a customer-centric service logistics software company, in its acquisition of Youreka Labs, a Salesforce-based mobile services company

  • Riverstone Holdings (i) as lead investor in the $80 million Series D funding and (ii) as an investor in a $30 million additional growth capital round of Infinitum Electric, creator of the sustainable, breakthrough air-core motor

  • An affiliate of Vista Equity Partners in its lead investment in the $43 million Series B preferred stock financing round of MedTrainer, healthcare’s leader in credentialing, training, and compliance management software solutions

  • ArcBest Corporation in the sale of its subsidiary FleetNet America, a provider of fleet maintenance and repair services, to Cox Automotive Mobility Solutions

  • Brookfield Renewable Power in the approximately $1 billion acquisition of Scout Clean Energy from Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners

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

  • Funds managed by Apollo in the $2 billion sale by New Fortress Energy Inc. of 11 LNG infrastructure vessels to a newly formed venture owned approximately 80% by Apollo funds and 20% by NFE


  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 2015
  • Florida State University, B.S. Marketing, 2008
  • Member: New York City Bar Association
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Courts for the District of New Jersey, Southern District of New York, and Eastern District of New York