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Claire Smyser Campbell
Claire Smyser Campbell
Senior Associate — Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions
Senior Associate — Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions

Claire Smyser Campbell

Claire Smyser Campbell
Houston

1001 Fannin Street
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77002

Claire Smyser Campbell

Claire’s principal area of practice is corporate and securities law, including securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, fund formation, investment management and general corporate representation. She advises private equity firms, their portfolio companies and a variety of public and private companies in connection with acquisitions, financings, joint ventures, exit transactions, fund formations and administration and general corporate matters. Claire has advised clients across a broad range of industries, including energy (upstream, midstream, oilfield services and renewable energy), consumer products and chemicals.

Experience Highlights

  • WildHorse Resource Development in its $4 billion sale to Chesapeake Energy

  • Blackstone Infrastructure Partners in its $3.3 billion acquisition of a controlling interest in Tallgrass Energy and subsequent acquisition of all outstanding publicly-held shares and associated co-investment arrangements

  • C&J Energy Services in its $2.86 billion merger with Nabors’ completion and production business to create a leading diversified completion and production services provider

  • RSP Permian in the $2.4 billion acquisition of Silver Hill Energy Partners and Silver Hill E&P II 

  • Patterson-UTI Energy in its $1.76 billion merger with Seventy Seven Energy

  • Management team of Moda Midstream in a $750 million line of equity commitment to the company, a liquids terminaling, and logistics provider, from Encap Flatrock Midstream

  • Anadarko Petroleum in its $4.015 billion sale of midstream assets to Western Gas Partners and the simplification transaction between Western Gas Partners and Western Gas Equity Partners

  • Blackstone in its $1.57 billion acquisition of an interest in the Rover pipeline project from a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners

  • TPG Capital in its $1.8 billion acquisition of natural gas properties in Wyoming’s Jonah field from Encana Corporation

  • WildHorse Resource Development Corporation in its $447 million initial public offering of common stock

  • Crestview Partners in its $305 million cash and stock combination sale of non-operated producing properties and 10,600 net acres in the core of the Williston Basin to Northern Oil and Gas

  • Quantum Energy Partners in the $300 million line of equity commitment to Intensity Midstream, a newly-formed company to pursue midstream assets across select North American basins

  • C&J Energy Services, Inc. in its $262 million public offering of common stock 

  • Continental Resources in its $220 million sale of mineral rights in the SCOOP and STACK oil and gas plays and formation of a joint venture with Franco-Nevada Corporation

  • Talara Capital Management in its $75 million line of equity commitment to Crescent Pass Energy Holdings 

  • Natural Gas Partners Portfolio Company in the acquisition of oil and gas assets and related restructuring

  • Goldman Sachs Renewable Power Fund in the $350 million acquisition from Marina Energy, a subsidiary of Southern Jersey Industries, of its solar portfolio comprised of 76 distributed solar energy projects with total capacity of 204 MW

  • A private equity firm in its debut fund exclusively focused on renewable energy projects

  • Clovis Point Capital in its acquisition of Cirruspath, a leading provider of sales enablement software

  • Clovis Point Capital in its preferred equity investment in MediaPro Holdings, a company that provides customer-data protection and compliance based-computer training

  • EVOCA S.p.A. in its acquisition of assets from VE Global Solutions, a North American professional coffee equipment distributor 

  • The founder of Drunk Elephant and a consortium of majority equity holders in the sale of Drunk Elephant, a skincare company, to Shiseido Company, an international personal care company

  • An international private equity fund on its acquisition of a leading global producer of automatic snack and beverage vending machines

  • Nexeo Solutions, a chemicals and plastics distributor and TPG Capital portfolio company, in its $1.575 billion merger with WL Ross Holdings Corp. in a SPAC business combination

  • TPG Capital in its $300 million acquisition of a minority stake in M&G Chemicals, a chemicals manufacturing and engineering company and a leading global supplier of polyethylene terephthalate

Credentials