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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

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Houston, Texas 77002

Nettie Downs

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

  • Live Oak Acquisition Corp. II, a SPAC, in its $1.4 billion business combination with Navitas Semiconductor, the industry leader in Gallium nitride power ICs

  • HighPeak Energy Partners, LP and its affiliates in a $900 million business combination with Pure Acquisition Corp., a SPAC

  • 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

  • Rubicon Oilfield International, a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus, in its sale to Innovex Downhole Solutions

  • Global Atlantic Financial Group in its acquisition of two utility scale solar projects in West Texas (250 MW) from a major developer

  • 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

  • Plains All American in a strategic joint venture, Plains Oryx Permian Basin LLC, with Oryx Midstream, a Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners portfolio company, combining substantially all of Oryx’s assets with the majority of Plains’ assets located within the Permian Basin

  • 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

  • ASX listed ioneer in the formation of a 50/50 joint venture with Sibanye Stillwater to develop the flagship Rhyolite Ridge Lithium-Boron Project located in Nevada and related development and financing matters

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

  • Crowley Holdings in the closing with Global Infrastructure Partners of a $300 million preferred equity investment in Crowley Preferred Funding, LLC

  • Enerplus Resources (USA) Corporation on the acquisition of the issued and outstanding equity interests of Bruin L&P HoldCo, LLC, a pure-play Williston Basin private company, from Bruin Purchaser LLC for a total cash consideration of US$465 million

  • 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

  • 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
  • Association of Women Attorneys Foundation Board of Trustees
  • Houston Bar Association Special Olympics Committee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Arabic (conversational)
  • Spanish (conversational)