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Michael Marek
Michael Marek
Senior Associate — Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets
Senior Associate — Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets

Michael Marek

Michael Marek
Houston

1001 Fannin Street
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77002

Michael Marek

Experience Highlights

  • 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

  • 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

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

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

  • Ashtead Technology Offshore, a Buckthorn Partners LLP portfolio company, in its acquisition of Aqua-Tech Solutions

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • Upstream-focused portfolio company in a $300 million line of equity commitment by an energy-focused private equity fund

  • Bluescape Energy Partners in the $40 million preferred investment in Riley Exploration – Permian, a Yorktown Partners portfolio company

  • Clearlake Capital Partners in connection with the restructuring and financing facilities of Knight Energy Holdings

  • 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

  • An upstream private equity portfolio company in its formation of a joint venture with a midstream provider to develop oil, gas and water gathering assets in New Mexico

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

  • 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

  • Castlerock Exploration in a line of equity commitment to the company by institutional investors

  • Omega Protein in its $500 million sale to Cooke, a global seafood company based in Canada

  • C&J Energy Services in its $265 million acquisition of O-Tex Holdings, a White Deer Energy portfolio company and provider of oilfield cementing services

  • Memorial Resource Development in its $4.4 billion merger with Range Resources 

  • RSP Permian in the $2.4 billion acquisition of Silver Hill Energy Partners and Silver Hill E&P II 

  • TransCanada Corporation in the $915 million merger of Columbia Pipeline Partners and Columbia Pipeline Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TransCanada

  • Enviva Wilmington Holdings in its $175 million sale  of Enviva Pellets Sampson to Enviva 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,” 2021
  • Member: Texas Energy Law Association
  • Member: University of Texas Friar Society
  • Texas
  • Spanish (proficient)
  • “A Future for Reserve-Based Lending in Emerging Markets?,” 9  Tex. J. Oil Gas & Energy L., 2014 (co-author)