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Darin W. Schultz
Darin W. Schultz
Partner — Finance
Partner — Finance

Darin W. Schultz

Darin W. Schultz
Houston

1001 Fannin Street
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77002

start quote symbolI love helping a company secure the necessary financing to grow and innovate. That’s why I like working on the borrower and sponsor side; you have a personal connection to the companies that are actively involved in the space and are driving the market forward.end quote symbol
Darin W. Schultz

Experience Highlights

  • Targa Resources Partners and Targa Resources Corp. in the $7.7 billion acquisition of Atlas Pipeline Partners and Atlas Energy

  • Blue Racer Midstream, LLC, a joint venture between Caiman Energy II, LLC and Dominion Resources, in a $800 million credit facility

  • AES Gener S.A. in the development and project financing of the Angamos project, a 462 MW coal-fired power plant in Chile; named Project Finance International’s Power Deal of the Year (Americas), Power Finance & Risk’s Deal of the Year

  • Caliber Midstream Partners, L.P., a joint venture between First Reserve and Triangle Petroleum, in a $200 million revolving credit facility

  • Anadarko Petroleum Corporation in a $5 billion secured revolving credit facility

  • RockPile Energy Services, LLC in a $150 million secured revolving credit facility

  • QES Holdco LLC, a Quintana company, in a $200 million secured revolving credit facility

  • Goodrich Petroleum Corporation in various financing matters in support of a $350 million reserve-based credit facility

  • Parsley Energy, L.P. in various financing matters in furtherance of a $750 million reserve-based credit facility and parent initial public offering

  • Endurance Resources Holdings, LLC, a Lime Rock portfolio company, in a $150 million reserve-based credit facility

  • Deep Gulf Energy II, LLC, a First Reserve portfolio company, in a $150 million senior secured credit facility

  • Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc. in a $750 million reserve-based credit facility in furtherance of the acquisition financing of approximately $620 million of producing properties and undeveloped acreage

  • An international private equity fund in a $2 billion reserve-based credit facility in furtherance of acquisition financing

  • Globe Energy Services in a secured asset-based lending credit facility and acquisition financing

  • An international private equity fund in connection with the acquisition of $1 billion of performing/sub-performing secured loans and equity interests

  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. in a $375 million senior secured revolving and term loan credit facility to a borrower in the industrial construction and fabrication industry

  • Newfield Exploration Company in a $1.25 billion investment-grade credit facility

  • Lead arranger and administrative agent in $98 million secured acquisition financing with respect to a power project in Georgia

  • Westlake Chemical Corporation in various credit facility matters in furtherance of an MLP initial public offering

  • A venture capital/private equity firm in the $110 million acquisition financing of a surveying and mapping company

  • Great Northern Midstream, a Quintana Infrastructure and Development investment, in the development, financing, and refinancing of the BakkenLink crude oil pipeline in North Dakota

  • LS Power in the project financing of the Cross Texas Project, an approximately 234-mile electric transmission line and related facilities

  • Constellation Energy Group in the project financing of rooftop and ground-mounted solar projects in various states throughout the U.S.

  • A leading international energy company in the financing of the GNL Quintero Project, a major LNG facility in Chile; named “Americas Oil and Gas Deal of the Year for 2008” by Project Finance International

  • WestLB AG in the $990 million project financing of the 750 MW La Yesca Hydroelectric Project in Mexico; named as Project Finance International’s Power Deal of the Year (Americas)

  • AES Gener S.A. in the $440 million development and financing of the Nueva Ventanas project, an approximately 242 MW coal-fired power project in Chile; named Project Finance’s 2007 “Latin America Power Deal of the Year”

  • Trans-Allegheny Interstate Line Company in the financing of the 210-mile TrAIL electric transmission line

Credentials

  • Georgetown University, J.D. cum laude, 2004 (Executive Editor, The Tax Lawyer)
  • Georgetown University, B.S., Accounting and Finance magna cum laude, 2001 (Beta Gamma Sigma; Alpha Sigma Nu)
  • Law Clerk, Environmental and Natural Resources Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 2001
  • Judicial Clerk to The Honorable Gerald W. VandeWalle, North Dakota Supreme Court, 2004–2005
  • Selected to the Texas Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2014−2018
  • IFLR1000, 2021
  • Member, Texas Business Law Foundation
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • North Dakota
  • Texas
  • “Reserve-Based Lending: Market Trends and Recent Developments,” Energy Series, V&E Houston Office, February 6, 2019 (speaker)
  • Kentucky & Mineral Law Conference, “Access to Capital – Creative Financing Options,” October 2017 (speaker)
  • “Energy Finance – Loan Market Trends and Recent Developments in an Uncertain Commodity Price Environment,” V&E Houston Office, September 13, 2017 (speaker)