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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

1001 Fannin Street
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77002

Jeffery Burton Floyd

Jeff concentrates his practice on mergers and acquisitions, shareholder activism, contests for control, and corporate governance. He has worked extensively on public mergers and acquisitions, including those involving publicly traded partnerships. For more than 30 years, Jeff has represented public and private companies as well as private investment companies and investment banking firms in a diverse range of industries, including energy and oilfield services, retail, finance, technology and software, health care, and construction.

Jeff is co-head of V&E’s Shareholder Activism Practice, and is a member of the firm’s Management Committee.

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


  • 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), 2013-2020
  • 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” in Corporate Law (Houston), 2017 and 2020
  • The Best Lawyers in America©(BL Rankings, LLC), Corporate Law, 2005, 2006, and 2008−2021; Securities/Capital Markets Law, 2008−2021; Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2010 and 2013−2021
  • Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2003−2018
  • IFLR1000, 2020
  • 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)