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Douglas E. McWilliams
Douglas E. McWilliams
Partner — Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions
Partner — Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions

Douglas E. McWilliams

Douglas E. McWilliams
Houston

1001 Fannin Street
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77002

Douglas E. McWilliams

Doug has an extensive corporate practice, advising on capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings and other equity and debt offerings, and merger and acquisition transactions.

Doug has been consistently ranked as one of the top 10 lawyers in the country in representing issuers in connection with their IPOs. As a result, Doug has developed a robust practice representing private equity backed companies seeking an exit either through the public markets or through complex sale transactions. Additionally, Doug has considerable experience in assisting public companies in connection with capital markets and merger and acquisition transactions. He has particular experience with clients engaged in the energy industry, including oil and gas exploration and production, midstream, oilfield service, oilfield equipment manufacturing and supply and seismic companies.

Doug is head of V&E’s Equity Capital Markets Group.

Experience Highlights

  • Parsley Energy in its $4.5 billion sale to Pioneer Natural Resources Company

  • Noble Energy in its $13 billion sale to Chevron

  • Switchback Energy Acquisition, Sentinel Energy Acquisition, Vantage Energy Acquisition and the underwriters of Silver Run Acquisition, each special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), in their initial public offerings

  • Switchback Energy Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by an affiliate of NGP Capital Management, in its $2.4 billion business combination with ChargePoint, a leading electric vehicle charging network (pending)

  • Brigham Minerals, Inc. in its $261 million initial public offering of Class A common stock 

  • Berry Petroleum Corporation in its $183 million initial public offering of common stock 

  • Brigham Minerals, Inc. in its $261 million initial public offering of Class A common stock 

  • Berry Petroleum Corporation in its $183 million initial public offering of common stock 

  • Ranger Energy Services, Inc. in its $85 million initial public offering of common stock 

  • Underwriters to ProPetro Holding Corp. in its $402 million initial public offering of common stock

  • Ramaco Resources, Inc. in its $81 million initial public offering of common stock

  • Jagged Peak Energy Inc. in its $474 million initial public offering of common stock

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

  • Extraction Oil & Gas, Inc. in its $728 million initial public offering of common stock

  • Parsley Energy in its $4.5 billion sale to Pioneer Natural Resources Company

  • Switchback Energy Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by an affiliate of NGP Capital Management, in its $2.4 billion business combination with ChargePoint, a leading electric vehicle charging network (pending)

  • Noble Energy in its $13 billion sale to Chevron

  • Jagged Peak Energy in its $2.27 billion merger with Parsley Energy

  • Felix Energy in its $2.5 billion sale to WPX Energy

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

  • RSP Permian in its $9.5 billion sale to Concho Resources, creating the largest unconventional shale producer in the Permian Basin

  • Deep Gulf Energy Companies, a deepwater oil and gas exploration and development business operating in the Gulf of Mexico and a portfolio company of First Reserve, in its $1.225 billion sale to Kosmos Energy

  • TPG in its $2.66 billion acquisition of assets from EnerVest in a SPAC business combination

  • Hiland Partners in the $3 billion sale of the company to Kinder Morgan

  • Extraction Oil & Gas, Inc. in its $400 million offering of senior notes 

  • Underwriters to Tapstone Energy Inc. in its $300 million offering of senior notes 

  • Covey Park Energy LLC in its $450 million offering of senior notes 

  • Parsley Energy, Inc. in its $450 million offering of senior notes 

  • WildHorse Resource Development Corporation in its $350 million offering of senior notes

  • RSP Permian, Inc. in its $450 million offering of senior notes

  • Parlsey Energy, Inc. in its $650 million offering of senior notes 

  • Extraction Oil & Gas Holdings, LLC in its $550 million offering of senior notes 

  • RSP Permian, Inc. in its $200 million offering of senior notes

  • Rice Energy, Inc. in its $400 million offering of senior notes

Credentials

  • Harvard Law School, J.D. magna cum laude, 1995
  • University of Texas, B.B.A., Finance with highest honors, 1992
  • Legal 500 U.S., Energy Transactions, 2017; Capital Markets: Equity Offerings, 2012-2015 and 2018; Capital Markets: Debt Offerings, 2013, 2014, 2019; US Taxes: Non-Contentious, 2019
  • Chambers USA, Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (Texas), 2015−2019, “Up and Coming”, 2014; Capital Markets: Debt & Equity: Central United States (Nationwide), 2019 and 2020
  • Chambers Global, Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (Central United States), 2020
  • Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2004 and 2007–2019
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings, LLC), Corporate Law, 2007–2015 and 2017–2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings, LLC), “Lawyer of the Year” in Corporate Law (Houston), 2020
  • Selected to the Texas Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2004
  • H Texas Magazine, one of the “Lawyers on the Fast Track,” 2004
  • Texas
  • “Energy IPOs Market Update and Readiness Considerations,” 2017 Oil & Gas Institute presented by the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, July 17, 2017 (speaker)
  • “Preparing for an IPO: Market Update, Process and Timeline,” V&E’s Houston Office, November 9, 2016 (speaker)
  • “Thoughts for Officers and Directors of E&P Companies and MLPs in 2016,” V&E website, January 19, 2016 (co-author)