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Kate Rainey Willson
Kate Rainey Willson
Senior Associate — Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets
Senior Associate — Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets

Kate Rainey Willson

Kate Rainey Willson
Austin

2801 Via Fortuna
Suite 100
Austin, TX 78746

Kate Rainey Willson

Experience Highlights

  • 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

  • Energy XXI in its $2.3 billion acquisition of EPL Oil & Gas Inc., creating the largest publicly traded independent oil and gas producer on the Gulf of Mexico Shelf

  • Riverstone Holdings in the $9.5 billion formation of Talen Energy Corporation, one of the largest independent power producers in the U.S., through a Reverse Morris Trust spin-off of PPL Corporation’s merchant power generation business and the concurrent combination thereof with Riverstone’s merchant power generation business and associated debt financings

  • Natural Gas Partners in its $100 million equity commitment to MS Energy Services, an independent directional drilling service company

  • Avista Capital Partners in its $150 million investment in a joint venture with SEACOR Tankers to operate and construct  Jones Act vessels

  • LOLA Energy in the $250 million line of equity commitment to the company, a newly formed independent oil and gas company, from Denham Capital 

  • Energy XXI Gulf Coast, Inc. in its $650 million offering of senior notes 

  • Energy XXI Gulf Coast, Inc. in its $1.5 billion offering of senior secured notes

  • Core Laboratories N.V. in its $198 million public offering of common stock 

  • Routinely advises publicly traded companies on 1933 Act and 1934 Act compliance, listing exchange requirements, corporate governance, and board of directors matters

Credentials

  • Tulane University Law School, J.D. magna cum laude, 2013 (Order of the Coif; Tulane Law Review)
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.A., Government & Sociology with highest honors, 2009
  • Texas