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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

start quote symbolStructured finance transactions are very bespoke and can be constructed in myriad ways. It’s not a regulatory driven practice so there’s a lot of freedom of contract—we can tailor matters to represent what the two parties have agreed to and what they want to accomplish. Figuring out how to capture and document that is a compelling challenge and very rewarding.end quote symbol
Brian M. Moss

Experience Highlights

  • Talos Energy in a $950 million syndicated, senior secured, reserve-based revolving credit facility, including investment capacity for carbon capture and storage

  • Riverstone Credit Partners as administrative agent and lender on behalf of a syndicate of lenders under a $410 million term loan facility in the restructuring of MTE Holdings and its subsequent chapter 11 cases and related litigation

  • The Carlyle Group in a $175 million debt and preferred equity investment in a joint venture developing Permian E&P assets

  • EIG Credit Management Company LLC as purchasers of $50 million in second lien notes from an upstream E&P company

  • Fortis Minerals, an EnCap portfolio company, in a $200 million private note issuance to an alternative lender

  • HPS Investment Partners in connection with numerous mezzanine loans, secured term loans, and other structured investments to domestic and Canadian oil and gas producers

  • Sixth Street in a $160 million financing with $65 million in delayed draw commitments to an upstream E&P company

  • 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

  • Societe Generale in a $500 million syndicated, reserve-based credit facility to an upstream energy company

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

  • 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

  • Angelo Gordon & Co. in a $140 million senior secured term loan to an upstream E&P company

  • The Carlyle Group, as lender, in the issuance of $85 million senior notes to an upstream E&P company

  • HPS Investment Partners in a $75 million secured term loan to an upstream E&P company

  • HPS Investment Partners in a $98 million secured term loan to Elk Petroleum Aneth, LLC to finance an acquisition of oil and gas assets

  • HPS Investment Partners in a $150 million secured term loan to an upstream E&P company

  • HPS Investment Partners  in a $150 million secured holdco delayed draw term loan to an upstream E&P company

  • Riverstone in a $50 million term loan credit facility to an upstream E&P company 

  • Wells Fargo Strategic Capital in a $40 million holdco term loan agreement

  • HPS Investment Partners in a $250 million secured holdco delayed draw term loan to a Permian-focused upstream E&P company

  • 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

  • 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

  • Felix Energy, an EnCap portfolio company, in a $925 million syndicated reserve based credit facility

  • Joy Drive Midland, LLC, in a $200 million secured reserve based credit facility

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

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

  • 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), “Lawyer of the Year,” Banking & Finance Law (Houston), 2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings, LLC), Banking & Finance Law (Houston), 2015–2022
  • Chambers USA, Banking & Finance (Texas), 2015–2021
  • Legal 500 U.S., Finance: Commercial Lending, 2018–2021
  • Selected to the Texas Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2009–2010
  • IFLR1000, 2020 and 2021
  • Fellow: Texas Bar Foundation
  • Member: Houston Bar Association
  • Texas