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David S. Smith
David S. Smith
Senior Associate — Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets
Senior Associate — Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets

David S. Smith

David S. Smith

Texas Tower
845 Texas Avenue
Suite 4700
Houston, Texas 77002

David S. Smith

Experience Highlights

  • Goldman Sachs Renewable Power in its separation from Goldman Sachs Asset Management to form MN8 Energy, an independent renewable energy company and second largest U.S. independent solar and storage energy producer by capacity

  • MN8 Energy, Inc. in its initial public offering of common stock (In Registration)

  • Galvanic Energy in its sale of leased acreage to ExxonMobil estimated to contain lithium products to supply 50 million electric vehicles

  • BCP Raptor Holdco in its $9 billion business combination between BCP Raptor, a Blackstone and I Squared Capital portfolio company, and Altus Midstream to form Kinetik Holdings

  • Crowley Maritime Corporation in a joint venture with Seabulk Tankers, Inc., a subsidiary of SEACOR Holdings, to combine their respective fleets of “Jones Act” vessels engaged in liquid energy and chemical transportation and related operations and services to form Fairwater Holdings LLC , a new, independent U.S. Jones Act service provider

  • Talos Energy in its $1.1 billion acquisition of EnVen Energy Corporation, a private operator in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico

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

  • Mach Resources LLC in its $190 million initial public offering of Mach Natural Resources LP


  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 2017 (Senior Technical Editor, Harvard Law and Policy Review)
  • University of Cambridge, LL.M., 2016
  • Baylor University, B.A. summa cum laude, honors scholar with distinction, 2013 (phi beta kappa)
  • Texas
  • Chinese (conversational)
  • French (conversational)
  • Spanish (conversational)