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Michael Telle
Michael Telle
Partner — Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions
Partner — Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions

Michael Telle

Michael Telle

Texas Tower
845 Texas Avenue
Suite 4700
Houston, Texas 77002

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Michael Telle

Experience Highlights

  • Goodrich Petroleum Corporation in its $480 million sale to Paloma Partners in an all cash tender offer

  • ProFrac Holdings in its $407.5 million acquisition of FTS International, creating one of the largest completions-focused service companies in the U.S. oil and gas industry

  • Frank’s International in its merger with Expro Group

  • PermRock Royalty Trust in its $106 million initial public offering of trust units

  • C&J Energy Services, Inc. in its $262 million public offering of common stock 

  • WildHorse Resource Development Corporation in its $447 million initial public offering of common stock

  • Underwriters to EQT GP Holdings, LP in its $714 million initial public offering of common units by a selling securityholder

  • Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust in its $380 million initial public offering of trust units

  • Enbridge Energy Management, L.L.C. in its $351 million initial public offering of common units

  • W-H Energy Services Inc. in its $165 million initial public offering of common stock

  • Mike has represented the issuer or the underwriters in capital markets transactions for a wide variety of issuers including American Midstream Partners, L.P.; Chesapeake Energy Corporation; Chesapeake Midstream Partners, L.P.; Chesapeake Oilfield Operating, L.L.C.; Civeo Corporation; ConocoPhillips; Continental Resources, Inc.; Energen Corporation; Enterprise Products Partners, L.P.; EQT Midstream Partners, L.P.; Helmerich & Payne, Inc.; Key Energy Services, Inc.; Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P.; Nabors Industries Ltd.; Newfield Exploration Company; NGL Energy Partners, L.P.; Oil States International, Inc.; Southwestern Energy Company; Spectra Energy Partners, L.P.; TEPPCO Partners, L.P.; Texas Eastern Transmission, LP; Transocean Ltd.; and Waste Management Inc. 

  • Paragon Offshore Limited in the $232.5 million sale of the company to Borr Drilling Limited

  • Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Enbridge Energy Partners in the $170.2 million acquisition of all of the publicly held common units of Midcoast Energy Partners by Enbridge Energy Company

  • Sunoco Logistics Partners, L.P. in the formation of Permian Express Partners, a strategic joint venture with ExxonMobil to combine certain of their key crude oil logistics assets

  • Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. in its $1.0 billion acquisition of American Petroleum Tankers LLC and State Class Tankers LLC

  • Lufkin Industries Inc. in its $3.3 billion acquisition by General Electric Company

  • Chesapeake Energy Corporation in the $2.0 billion disposition of its interest in Chesapeake Midstream Partners, L.P.

  • W-H Energy Services, Inc. in its $3.1 billion acquisition by Smith International, Inc.

  • Enterprise Products Partners, L.P. in its $13.0 billion cash and stock merger with GulfTerra Energy Partners, L.P.

  • Alinda Capital Partners in its acquisition of a 50% interest in the general partner of Martin Midstream Partners L.P.


  • South Texas College of Law, J.D. summa cum laude, 1994
  • Texas Tech University, M.S. summa cum laude, 1991
  • Texas Tech University, B.B.A., Economics cum laude, 1990
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings, LLC), Corporate Law (Houston), 2016−2023
  • Legal 500 U.S., Finance: Capital Markets: Debt Offerings, 2015; Finance: Capital Markets: Equity Offerings, 2015 and 2021; Energy: Transactions, 2015; Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Large Deals ($1–5 billion), 2014
  • Chambers USA, Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (Texas), 2013–2019, 2021, and 2022; Corporate/M&A (Texas), 2011–2015 and 2019; Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional) (Texas), 2010–2011; Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (Central United States)(Nationwide), 2019–2022
  • Chambers Global, Capital Markets: Debt and Equity (Central USA), 2020–2022
  • Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2008–2017
  • IFLR1000, 2020–2022
  • Texas