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Michael Marek
Michael Marek
Senior Associate — Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity
Senior Associate — Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity

Michael Marek

Michael Marek
Houston

Texas Tower
845 Texas Avenue
Suite 4700
Houston, Texas 77002

Michael Marek

Experience Highlights

  • The Blackstone Group in its leveraged buyout of a majority investment in Geosyntec Consultants, Inc., an environmental engineering and design consulting firm

  • EnCap Investments as lead investor in the $1.7 billion line of equity investments in Double Eagle Energy Holdings IV, LLC and Tumbleweed Royalty IV, LLC

  • SCF Partners in its investment partnership with T.D. Williamson, a global leader in intervention and isolation, inspection, and pigging products and services

  • FloWorks Holdings, LLC, a Clearlake Capital Group portfolio company, in its acquisition of Transom SemiTorr Holdings Corp., a specialty fluid handling systems and components distributor

  • Harvest Midstream in the formation of MaderaGas I LLC, an RNG-focused joint venture with NOVUS Wood Group

  • The Sinclair Companies in the combination of Sinclair Oil’s refining, renewable diesel and logistics assets with those of HollyFrontier Corporation and Holly Energy Partners, L.P.

  • EnCap Investments in its $300 million equity commitment to Sabalo Energy II

  • Kayne Anderson in its $500 million line of equity commitment to Black Knight Energy, a private energy company formed to pursue the acquisition and development of oil and natural gas assets across the lower 48

  • Blackstone in its acquisition of Sabre Industries from The Jordan Company

  • White Deer Energy and AXIOS Industrial Group, a portfolio company of White Deer Energy, in the merger between AXIOS and A&L Industrial Services, a portfolio company of Hastings Equity Partners

  • Management of Ascentium Capital, a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus and the largest independent equipment finance lender in the United States, in its sale to Regions Bank

  • Parsley Energy in its $4.5 billion sale to Pioneer Natural Resources Company

  • Gravity Oilfield Services, a Clearlake Capital portfolio company, in its acquisition of On Point Oilfield Holdings, a White Deer Energy portfolio company, creating the largest commercial produced water disposal company by injection volumes in the Midland Basin

  • SCF Partners in its investment in Hi-Tech Industrial Services, provider of integrated specialty services to the downstream energy, infrastructure and industrial markets

  • Noble Midstream Partners in a $200 million preferred equity commitment from Global Infrastructure Partners to fund capital contributions to, Dos Rios Crude Intermediate, a subsidiary holding Noble Midstream’s 30% equity interest in the EPIC Crude Pipeline

  • Greenfield Midstream in a $300 million line of equity commitment to the company, focused on midstream infrastructure across North America, from EnCap Flatrock Midstream

  • Chisholm Energy Holdings in a $500 million line of equity commitment to the company, focused on oil and gas assets in the northern Delaware Basin, from Warburg Pincus

  • Flywheel Bakken, formerly Valorem Energy, in its sale of non-operated assets to Northern Oil and Gas

  • Deep Gulf Energy Companies, a deepwater oil and gas exploration and development business operating in the Gulf of Mexico and a portfolio company of First Reserve, in its $1.225 billion sale to Kosmos Energy

  • Blackstone in its $1.57 billion acquisition of an interest in the Rover pipeline project from a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners

Credentials

  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D. with honors, 2014 (Editor-in-Chief, Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, & Energy Law, 2013-2014)
  • The University of Texas McCombs School of Business, MBA with concentration in Energy Finance, 2014 (Sord Scholar Award and Dean’s Award Winner)
  • Stanford University, B.A., International Relations, 2009
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings, LLC), “Ones to Watch,” (Houston): Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, 2021–2023; Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2021–2023; Corporate Law, 2023
  • Member: Texas Energy Law Association
  • Member: University of Texas Friar Society
  • Texas
  • Spanish (proficient)
  • “Mineral Company Structures,” World Oilman’s Mineral & Royalty Conference, April 18, 2022 (speaker)
  • “A Future for Reserve-Based Lending in Emerging Markets?,” 9  Tex. J. Oil Gas & Energy L., 2014 (co-author)