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Brian M. Moss
Brian M. Moss
Partner — Finance
Partner — Finance

Brian M. Moss

Brian M. Moss
Houston

1001 Fannin Street
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77002

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Brian M. Moss

Brian Moss is co-head of V&E’s Global Finance practice group.

Brian represents clients in a wide range of financial transactions. He advises alternative capital providers, publicly and privately held corporate borrowers and issuers, private equity funds, credit funds and commercial banks on matters such as bank financings, mezzanine and structured financings, preferred equity investments and convertible debt. He has worked on matters involving an array of industries including energy, where he has extensive experience in oil and gas exploration, midstream services, distribution, storage and transportation and oilfield services, as well as infrastructure.

Brian approaches every transaction from a holistic standpoint, using his legal skills and business acumen to achieve the best results for his clients.

Brian is repeatedly recognized by Legal 500 and Chambers USA as a top practitioner in his field, noting that he is very knowledgeable and works efficiently on matters such as syndicated and structured financings. He often works with mezzanine funds and private equity firms.” (2019)

Experience Highlights

  • Anadarko Petroleum Corporation in a $5 billion unsecured 364-day revolving credit facility and five-year revolving credit facility

  • Concho Resources Inc. in a $4 billion secured reserve-based revolving credit facility

  • A large international energy company in a $3 billion revolving credit facility and term loan in connection with the spin-off of its California oil and gas business

  • Apollo Investment Corporation in numerous mezzanine loans and other structured investments to domestic oil and gas producers

  • Stellus Capital Management in multiple preferred equity and structured debt investments in oil and gas producers

  • Anadarko Petroleum Corporation in a $5 billion unsecured 364-day revolving credit facility and five-year revolving credit facility

  • Concho Resources Inc. in a $4 billion secured reserve-based revolving credit facility

  • A large international energy company in a $3 billion revolving credit facility and term loan in connection with the spin-off of its California oil and gas business

  • Antero Resources Corporation in a $1 billion revolving credit facility

  • Antero Resources Midstream Operating LLC in a $500 million revolving credit facility

  • Nisource, Inc. in three credit facilities with an aggregate of $3.5 billion

  • Lario Oil & Gas Company in a $600 million secured revolving credit facility for parent company, O’s Companies, Inc

  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. in a credit facility consisting of a $1.1 billion revolving commitment, a €50.0 million revolving commitment, and a $305 million term loan facility comprised of tranche A and tranche B term loans for global suppliers of products and services in the oil, gas, chemical, petrochemical, process, power generation, and military industries

  • Caerus Oil and Gas LLC in a $400 million senior secured revolving credit facility

  • Royal Bank of Canada in a $750 million senior secured revolving credit facility to Northern Oil and Gas, Inc

  • Alon USA Energy, Inc. in a $250 million term loan facility and $240 million revolving credit facility

  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. in a $250 million unsecured revolving credit facility to a midstream MLP

  • Tapstone Energy, LLC in a $250 million secured reserve-based credit facility in connection with the acquisition of oil and gas properties from Shell

  • Triangle USA Petroleum Corporation in a $500 million senior secured revolving credit facility

  • Apollo Investment Corporation in numerous mezzanine loans and other structured investments to domestic oil and gas producers

  • Highbridge Principal Strategies, LLC in a $140 million unsecured mezzanine loan used to finance the acquisition of oil and gas assets from Chesapeake; Mezzanine investors received warrants for 30% of the equity in the borrower’s parent

  • Stellus Capital Management in multiple preferred equity and structured debt investments in oil and gas producers

  • Two mezzanine funds in a $1.25 billion loan with associated warrants for acquisition and development of oil and gas properties

  • Crowley Holdings, Inc. in the issuance of $200 million of preferred equity

  • Apollo Global Management and Riverstone Holdings in a $2 billion reserve-based revolving credit facility in connection with the $7.15 billion acquisition, among a consortium of investors, of El Paso’s upstream assets

  • Atinum E&P, Inc. and certain affiliates in (i) a $150 million reserve-based revolving first lien credit facility and a $50 million second lien term loan for Atinum South Texas, LLC, (ii), a $150 million reserve-based revolving first lien credit facility and a $75 million second lien term loan for Atinum Marcellus I LLC, (iii) a $300 million reserve-based revolving first lien credit facility and a $150 million second lien term loan for Atinum Midcon I, LLC, (iv) a $750 million reserve-based revolving first lien revolving reserve-based facility and a $75 million second lien term loan for Atinum Energy Investments, LLC, and (v) a $750 million reserve-based revolving first lien revolving reserve-based facility and a $75 million second lien term loan for Tradition Resources II, LLC

  • Sidewinder Drilling, Inc., an Avista Capital Partners portfolio company, in a $225 million bridge facility backstopping notes to finance the acquisition of Union Drilling, a publicly traded land drilling services and equipment contractor

  • American Infrastructure MLP Funds and Landmark Dividend LLC, a national industry leader in the ground lease acquisition business, in Landmark Dividend’s $45 million revolving credit facility and $95 million advancing term loan credit facility for an affiliate of Landmark Dividend

  • Tudor Pickering Holt & Co., LLC in a senior unsecured term loan

  • Denham Capital Management in a $145 million preferred equity investment in  a geothermal power development company with one of the largest geothermal property portfolios in the United States

Credentials

  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1998
  • Cambridge University, Master of Philosophy, European Studies, 1995
  • Dartmouth College, A.B. cum laude, 1993
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings, LLC), Banking & Finance Law, 2015-2020
  • Chambers USA, Banking & Finance (Texas), 2015–2020
  • Legal 500 U.S., Finance: Commercial Lending, 2018-2020
  • Selected to the Texas Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2009–2010
  • Fellow: Texas Bar Foundation
  • Member: Houston Bar Association
  • Texas