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Elena Sauber
Elena Sauber
Counsel — Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity
Counsel — Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity

Elena Sauber

Elena Sauber

Trammell Crow Center
2001 Ross Avenue
Suite 3900
Dallas, TX 75201

Elena Sauber

Elena’s practice focuses on energy transactions, private equity investments and divestitures, and mergers and acquisitions. She has worked on a wide array of transactions in the energy sector, including upstream and midstream joint ventures and upstream and midstream acquisitions and divestitures. Elena has also worked with clients in other industries, including manufacturing, retail, software, financial and real estate.

Experience Highlights

  • Pioneer Natural Resources in the sale of its Eagle Ford shale and remaining South Texas assets to Ensign Natural Resources

  • Pioneer Natural Resources in its $132 million sale of 2,900 net acres in the Sinor Nest field to an undisclosed third party

  • Caelus Natural Resources Alaska in its sale of the Oooguruk oil field to Eni 

  • Northwoods Energy, a portfolio company of Apollo Global Management, in the $500 million acquisition of SM Energy’s Powder River Basin assets

  • Varde Partners in its sale of oil and gas interests in South Texas to Magnolia Oil & Gas

  • Contanda Steel, a portfolio company of EQT Partners, in the acquisition of all assets and operations of Inbesa America, private steel terminal

  • Synagro Technologies, a portfolio company of EQT Partners, in the acquisition of Nursery Products, owner of a composting facility in Southern California

  • Vision Source, a Brazos Private Equity Partners portfolio company, in the sale of the company, North America’s largest service network of independent optometrists, to Essilor, a manufacturer of optical lenses 

  • Private equity firm in the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of a company that sells and services residential mortgage loans 

  • Azure Midstream Partners in the $189 million Section 363 sale of its East Texas and Northern Louisiana midstream business and assets to BTA Gathering and certain preferential right midstream assets to BP America Production Company 

  • Resource Energy in its $24 million acquisition of oil and gas assets from Crescent Point Energy 

  • Double Eagle Energy in the $200 million sale of its non-operated working interests in the SCOOP and STACK resource plays in southern and central Oklahoma to American Energy – NonOp

  • Sumitomo Forestry America in its acquisition of three key businesses from Crescent Communities, a residential and commercial real estate company

  • KJ Energy in the acquisition of certain oil and gas producing assets in East Texas and North Louisiana  

  • Morrison Supply Company in the acquisition of the assets of Kiva Kitchen & Bath and BAS Appliance Gallery, affiliated entities engaged in the distribution of household appliances, fixtures and related accessories 

  • A holding company, established under the laws of The British Virgin Islands, in a transaction to sell a U.S. helicopter manufacturer to a Chinese investment company 

  • A global inspection service provider in a transaction to acquire a Vancouver-based mineral testing business

  • A global inspection service provider in a transaction to acquire an Oregon-based audit and inventory management business 


  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2009 (John M. Olin Scholar in Law and Economics; Senior Editor, Virginia Journal of International Law; Senior Executive Editor,  Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law)
  • Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), Diploma in Civil Law, 2006
  • New York
  • Texas
  • Russian