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Jeffery Burton Floyd
Jeffery Burton Floyd
Partner — Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity
Partner — Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity

Jeffery Burton Floyd

Jeffery Burton Floyd
Houston

1001 Fannin Street
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77002

Jeffery Burton Floyd

Experience Highlights

  • Venator Materials PLC in its $522 million initial public offering of ordinary shares by a selling shareholder and separation from Huntsman Corporation

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

    • Woodside Petroleum Limited in its $3.35 billion acquisition of Apache Corporation’s interests in the Wheatstone LNG and Balnaves oil development projects in Australia and the Kitimat LNG project in Canada

    • C&J Energy Services in its $2.86 billion merger with Nabors’ completion and production business to create a leading diversified completion and production services provider

    • Oiltanking Holdings Americas in the $4.41 billion acquisition by Enterprise Products Partners of the general partner of Oiltanking Partners, and all of the common and subordinated units of Oiltanking Partners held by Oiltanking Holding Americas and a wholly owned subsidiary

    • 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

    • Huntsman Corporation in its $1.1 billion acquisition of the performance additives and titanium dioxide businesses of Rockwood Holdings

    • QR Energy in its $3 billion merger with Breitburn Energy Partners

    • St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System in its $1 billion transfer to the Catholic Health Initiatives

  • Sabine Oil & Gas in its merger with Forest Oil Corporation through an all-stock transaction

  • The Shaw Group in its $3 billion sale to Chicago Bridge & Iron

  • Equinor (formerly Statoil) in the $4.7 billion acquisition of Brigham Exploration Company, a public exploration and production company

  • Global Industries in the $937 million sale of the company, a publicly traded subsea solution provider, to Technip SA

  • Continental Airlines in its $3.2 billion all-stock merger with United Airlines

  • Energy Transfer Partners in its $2 billion acquisition of a 50% interest in Citrus Corp

  • Plains All American Pipeline in its $744 million merger with PAA Natural Gas Storage through a unit-for-unit exchange

  • Westlake Chemical Corp. in its subsequently withdrawn unsolicited $1.2 billion bid to acquire Georgia Gulf Corp., North America’s largest maker of vinyl construction products

  • Plains All American Pipeline in its subsequently withdrawn unsolicited $1 billion bid to acquire SemGroup, a publicly traded oil and gas storage and transportation company

  • Miller Energy Resources against shareholder activists Lone Star Value Management and Bristol Capital

  • Endeavour International Corporation against shareholder activist Talisman Group Investments

  • Conn’s in connection with activist activity by Luxor Capital and Greenlight Capital

  • Oil States International in connection with activist activity by JANA Partners

Credentials

  • Georgetown University, J.D. cum laude, 1984 (Editor, The Tax Lawyer)
  • University of South Carolina, B.A. cum laude, 1981 (Phi Beta Kappa; Omicron Delta Kappa)
  • Chambers USA, Corporate/M&A (Texas), 2013−2021
  • Legal 500 U.S., Energy: Transactions, 2013 and 2015; M&A: Large Deals, 2014 and 2015; Shareholder Activism, 2020
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings, LLC), “Lawyer of the Year,” Corporate Law (Houston), 2017 and 2020
  • The Best Lawyers in America©(BL Rankings, LLC), (Houston): Corporate Law, 2005, 2006, and 2008−2022; Securities/Capital Markets Law, 2008−2022; Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2010 and 2013−2022
  • Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2003−2018
  • IFLR1000, 2020 and 2021
  • Member: American Bar Association
  • Texas
  • “The Future of Shareholder Activism: Navigating the Increasingly Complex Landscape Webcast,” December 9, 2019 (speaker)
  • “Public Company Consolidations: What You Need to Know,” Energy Series, V&E Houston Office, March 20, 2019 (speaker)
  • “NACD Peer Exchange: How the Board Can Plan for Uncertainty in 2017,” The National Association of Corporate Directors, April 6, 2017 (speaker)