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E. Ramey Layne
E. Ramey Layne
Partner — Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions
Partner — Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions

E. Ramey Layne

E. Ramey Layne
Houston

1001 Fannin Street
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77002

E. Ramey Layne

Experience Highlights

  • Queen’s Gambit Growth Capital, a SPAC, in its $345 million initial public offering of units

  • Switchback II Corporation, a SPAC, in its $316 million initial public offering of units

  • The Lion Electric Company, a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles, in its $1.9 billion combination with Northern Genesis Acquisition Corp., a publicly traded ESG-focused SPAC

  • Tortoise Acquisition Corp., a SPAC, in the $1 billion business combination with Hyliion Inc., a developer and manufacturer of electrified powertrain solutions for Class 8 commercial vehicles that significantly reduce emissions

  • TPG as majority holder of certain convertible preferred units of EnLink Midstream Partners in EnLink’s simplification transaction

  • Underwriters to Sunnova Energy International Inc. in its $168 million initial public offering of common stock 

  • New Fortress Energy LLC in its $291 million initial public offering of Class A shares

  • Liberty Oilfield Services, Inc. in its $249 million initial public offering of common stock 

  • TPG RE Finance Trust, Inc. in its $233 million initial public offering of common stock

  • Rockpile Energy Holdings, a portfolio company of White Deer Energy, in the $284.5 million sale of RockPile Energy Services to Keane Group

  • Queen’s Gambit Growth Capital, a SPAC, in its $345 million initial public offering of units

  • Switchback II Corporation, a SPAC, in its $316 million initial public offering of units

  • Spartan Acquisition Corp. II, a SPAC, in its $345 million initial public offering of units

  • Rice Acquisition Corp., a SPAC, in its $232 million initial public offering of units

  • Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corporation, a SPAC, in its $230 million initial public offering of units

  • Tortoise Acquisition Corp. II, a SPAC, in its $345 million initial public offering of units

  • Switchback Energy Acquisition Corporation, a SPAC, in its $300 million initial public offering of Class A common stock

  • The Lion Electric Company, a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles, in its $1.9 billion combination with Northern Genesis Acquisition Corp., a publicly traded ESG-focused SPAC

  • Switchback Energy Acquisition Corporation, a SPAC, in its $2.4 billion business combination with ChargePoint, Inc., a leading electric vehicle charging network

  • Tortoise Acquisition Corp. II, a SPAC, in its $345 million initial public offering of units

  • Tortoise Acquisition Corp., a SPAC, in the $1 billion business combination with Hyliion Inc., a developer and manufacturer of electrified powertrain solutions for Class 8 commercial vehicles that significantly reduce emissions

  • Spartan Energy Acquisition Corp., a SPAC, in its $552 million initial public offering of common units

  • Spartan Energy Acquisition Corp., a SPAC sponsored by an affiliate of Apollo Global Management, in its $1.75 billion business combination with Fisker Inc., a developer of eco-friendly electric vehicles

  • Sentinel Energy Services Inc., a SPAC, in its $345 million initial public offering of common stock

  • Vantage Energy Acquisition Corp., a SPAC, in its $552 million initial public offering of units

  • Underwriters to Silver Run Acquisition Corporation II, a SPAC, in its $1.035 billion initial public offering of units

  • CVR Refining, LP in its $690 million initial public offering of common units

  • Underwriters to 8point3 Energy Partners LP in its $420 million initial public offering of common units 

  • Enviva Partners, LP in its $230 million initial public offering of common units

  • Dominion Midstream Partners, LP in its $423 million initial public offering of common units

  • Westlake Chemical Partners LP in its $311 million initial public offering of common units

  • Foresight Energy LP in its $350 million initial public offering of common units

  • Underwriters to USA Compression Partners, LP in its $198 million initial public offering of common units

  • Hi-Crush Partners LP in its $220 million initial public offering of common units

  • CVR Partners, LP in its $353 million initial public offering of common units

  • Double Eagle Energy Permian in its $2.8 billion sale of certain undeveloped acreage and producing oil and gas properties in the core of the Midland Basin to Parsley Energy

  • CVR Partners in the $533 million acquisition of Rentech Nitrogen Partners, creating a leading North American nitrogen fertilizer producer 

  • Niska Gas Storage Partners in the $911.9 million sale of the company, a natural gas services provider and Riverstone Holdings portfolio company, to Brookfield Infrastructure 

  • Foresight Reserves in the $1.37 billion sale of a significant economic interest in Foresight Energy, a coal producer, to Murray Energy

  • Hi-Crush Proppants in the drop down of Hi-Crush Augusta, owner of a 1,187-acre facility with integrated rail infrastructure and production capacity of 1.6 million tons of frac sand per year, to Hi-Crush Partners

  • Devon Energy Corp. in the $8.84 billion contribution of substantially all of its U.S. midstream business to Crosstex Energy and Crosstex Energy to form a consolidated midstream business controlled by Devon

  • Buckeye Partners in the $1.14 billion merger between Buckeye Partners and Buckeye GP Holdings

Credentials

  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 2002
  • The University of Texas, B.A., Latin American Studies with honors, 1999
  • Legal 500 U.S., Finance: Capital Markets: Equity Offerings, 2015, 2018–2021, “Next Generation Lawyer,” 2019, 2020, “Next Generation Partner,” 2021; Finance: Capital Markets: Debt, 2020 and 2021
  • Chambers USA, Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (Texas), 2017–2019 and 2021; “Up and Coming” in Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (Texas), 2016 and 2017; Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (Central United States) (Nationwide), 2019–2021; SPACs (Nationwide), 2021
  • Chambers Global, Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (Central United States), 2017–2021
  • Selected to the New York Metro Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2011–2017
  • Selected to the Texas Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2013–2017
  • IFLR1000, 2020 and 2021
  • Member: American Bar Association and New York State Bar Association
  • New York
  • Texas
  • Colorado
  • “Market Update: Evolution of Midstream IPO Structures,” V&E Houston Office, September 12, 2018 (speaker)
  • “MLP Transitions: Understanding the Process and Critically Evaluating the Long-Term Costs and Expected Benefits of Simplifications, Roll-ups and Conversions,” April 19, 2018 (speaker)
  • “Energy Series CLE: MLP 101: Market Trends and Updates,” V&E Houston Office, October 17, 2017 (speaker)
  • “Alternative Capital: 144A Equity Offerings and Special Purpose Acquisition Companies,” V&E Houston Office, February 22, 2017 (speaker)
  • “LinnCo and LINN to Permit Partners to Exchange Into Corporate Blocker,” V&E Capital Markets and Tax Update E-Communication, March 24, 2016 (co-author)
  • “Dramatic Changes to Partnership Audit Rules and Their Implications for Existing Partnerships,” V&E Tax Update E-communication, November 5, 2015 (co-author)
  • “Retail Preferred Offerings Expand Outside of the Traditional E&P MLP Space,” V&E MLP Update E-communication, October 12, 2015 (co-author)
  • “MLP 201,” Energy Series, November 18, 2014 (presenter)