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Nettie Downs
Nettie Downs
Senior Associate — Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions
Senior Associate — Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions

Nettie Downs

Nettie Downs

1001 Fannin Street
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77002

Nettie Downs

Nettie’s principal area of practice is corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity, securities offerings and general corporate representation.

Experience Highlights

  • Carlyle Power Partners in its acquisition, through a joint venture with EIG, of the 829 MW Panda Patriot and the 829 MW Panda Liberty power generation facilities in Pennsylvania

  • Gulf Coast Ammonia in the financing of a world-scale, hydrogen-based ammonia project in Texas, including the negotiation of equity financing agreements

  • Plains All American Pipeline in a 50/50 joint venture, Cushing Connect Pipeline & Terminal LLC, with Holly Energy Partners, L.P., for (i) the development and construction of a new 160,000 barrel per day common carrier crude oil pipeline that will connect the Cushing, Oklahoma crude oil hub to the Tulsa, Oklahoma refining complex owned by a subsidiary of HollyFrontier Corporation and (ii) the ownership and operation of 1.5 million barrels of crude oil storage in Cushing, Oklahoma

  • Flywheel Energy Operating, a portfolio company of funds managed by Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, in the equity financing for its $1.865 billion acquisition of all Fayetteville Shale and ARKOMA upstream and midstream assets of Southwestern Energy Company via the acquisition of 100% of the issued and outstanding securities in SWN Production (Arkansas) and DeSoto Gathering Company

  • HighPeak Energy Partners, LP and its affiliates (the “HighPeak Funds”) in a $900 million SPAC business combination with Pure Acquisition Corp.

  • Direct Energy in its $300 million sale of Clockwork, a home services franchise platform, to Authority Brands 

  • Riverstone Holdings in the formation of a new independent power producer, Onyx Strategic Investment Management I BV, and acquisition of a fleet of coal and biomass-fired power stations in Europe

  • Management team in obtaining equity commitments of approximately $30 million to form a new financial services company

  • Maxar Technologies in its $3.6 billion merger with DigitalGlobe, creating a leading provider of satellites, earth imagery, geospatial data solutions and analytics

  • Devon Energy Corp. in the $3.125 billion sale of ownership interests in EnLink Midstream Partners and EnLink Midstream to Global Infrastructure Partners

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

  • Clean Line Energy Partners in the sale of its non-transmission development assets, including its interests in a 600 MW wind project and a series of utility-scale wind and battery storage development projects to ConnectGen, a portfolio company of Quantum Energy Partners

  • Petro Harvester Oil & Gas, LLC in its combination with White Marlin Energy Partners to form Rockall Energy, LLC

  • Ranger Energy Services, Inc. in its $85 million initial public offering of common stock 


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D. cum laude, 2014 (Executive Editor, Journal of International Law)
  • The Lauder Institute, Wharton | Arts & Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, M.A., International Studies, MENA, 2014 (Director’s List)
  • Brigham Young University, B.A., Linguistics magna cum laude, 2011
  • Houston Bar Association Special Olympics Committee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Arabic (conversational)
  • Spanish (conversational)