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Keith Fullenweider

Keith Fullenweider
Houston

Texas Tower
845 Texas Avenue
Suite 4700
Houston, Texas 77002

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Keith Fullenweider

Experience Highlights

  • KKR and its portfolio company, Independence Energy, in its $5.7 billion merger with Contango Oil & Gas to form Crescent Energy Company

  • The parent company of EagleClaw Midstream, a Blackstone and I Squared Capital portfolio company, in a merger with Altus Midstream valuing the combined entity at $9 billion

  • TPG Pace Tech Opportunities, a SPAC, in its $1.7 billion business combination with Nerdy Inc., a direct-to-consumer platform for live online learning

  • Quantum Energy Partners and Post Oak Energy Capital in the $3.6 billion sale of Oryx Midstream to Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners 

  • Blackstone Infrastructure Partners in its $3.3 billion acquisition of a controlling interest in Tallgrass Energy and subsequently, together with affiliates of Enagas, GIC, NPS and USS, the acquisition of all outstanding publicly-held shares

  • TPG in its $2.66 billion acquisition of assets from EnerVest in a SPAC business combination

  • TPG Growth in the $1.2 billion sale of Discovery Midstream to KKR and Williams

  • AltaGas in the $6.4 billion acquisition of WGL Holdings, owner of a regulated natural gas utility, a midstream franchise and non-regulated contracted power and energy marketing businesses

  • The founder of Drunk Elephant and a consortium of majority equity holders in the sale of Drunk Elephant, a skincare company, to Shiseido

  • FleetPride, a TPG portfolio company, in its sale to American Securities

  • TPG Growth and The Rise Fund in the acquisition of CLEAResult, a provider of energy efficiency technology solutions, from General Atlantic

  • Select Energy Services, an affiliate of Crestview Partners, in its $1.3 billion merger with Rockwater Energy Solutions

  • Blackstone in the $2 billion acquisition of Eagle Claw Midstream Ventures from EnCap Flatrock Midstream

  • Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. in its business combination with Perella Weinberg Partners

  • Vantage Energy in its $2.7 billion sale to Rice Energy 

  • Nexeo Solutions, a chemicals and plastics distributor and TPG Capital portfolio company, in its $1.575 billion merger with WL Ross Holdings Corp. in a SPAC business combination

Credentials

  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D. with high honors, 1988 (Chancellors; Order of the Coif; Texas Law Review)
  • Princeton University, A.B., History summa cum laude, 1985
  • Selected to the 500 Leading Dealmakers in America, Lawdragon, 2022
  • Selected to the 500 Leading Lawyers in America, Lawdragon, 2022
  • Chambers Global, Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional) (USA), 2011−2013, 2019−2022; Corporate/M&A: International & Cross-Border (USA), 2020 and 2021
  • Chambers USA, Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)(Nationwide), 2010−2022; “Eminent Practitioners” in Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)(Nationwide), 2022; Corporate/M&A (Texas), 2010−2022; Corporate/M&A: Private Equity (Texas), 2021 and 2022; “Spotlight Table” in Corporate M&A: Private Equity (Texas), 2021 and 2022
  • Legal 500 U.S., M&A/Corporate & Commercial: M&A: Large Deals ($1 Billion plus), 2015–2022; Venture Capital and Emerging Companies, 2017; M&A/Corporate & Commercial: Private Equity Buyouts, 2011–2022; Energy: Transactions, 2014, 2016–2020; Finance: Project Finance, 2018–2022; “Leading Lawyer” in Energy: Transactions: Oil & Gas, 2020–2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings, LLC), “Lawyer of the Year” in Mergers & Acquisitions (Houston), 2013, 2016, 2018, and 2020
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings, LLC), Mergers and Acquisitions Law (Houston), 2007−2022
  • Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2003−2020 and 2022
  • IFLR1000, 2020 and 2021
  • Texas