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Patrick Whelan
Patrick Whelan
Partner — Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity
Partner — Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity

Patrick Whelan

Patrick Whelan
New York

The Grace Building
1114 Avenue of the Americas
32nd Floor
New York, New York 10036

Patrick Whelan

Experience Highlights

  • PureWest Energy, a leading Rocky Mountain independent natural gas producer, in the completion of an all-cash merger with a newly formed entity sponsored by a private consortium of family offices and financial institutions, for a total consideration of $1.84 billion

  • Apollo Global Management in connection with the sale by New Fortress Energy (“NFE”) of 11 LNG infrastructure vessels to a newly formed venture owned approximately 80% by Apollo-managed funds and 20% by NFE, in a transaction valued at approximately $2 billion

  • Northwoods Management Company in connection with its acquisition by OneRock Energy Holdings

  • Continental Grain Company in connection with various investments, including investments in Refresco, Florida Food Products and Hissho Sushi

  • 4×4 Capital in its controlling interest investment in Yelloh, a pioneer in home frozen food delivery in the U.S.

  • Apollo Global Management in a transaction whereby DL Energy acquired a 25% equity interest in CPV Fairview Energy Center from Apollo Infrastructure Funds

  • Garnett Station Partners in its acquisition of Fat Tuesday, a New-Orleans based company specializing in to-go frozen drinks with more than 80 corporate and franchised retail locations

  • DoublePoint Energy in its $6.4 billion sale to Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE: PXD) (2022 Finalist in D CEO’s $1 Billion + Deal of the Year Awards)

  • Founders of Washville Car Wash in the establishment of a car wash owner and operator focused on the Northeastern United States

  • Cedar Park Capital (formerly Untitled Group) in connection with its investments in Garrett Leight California Optical, WatchBox, NAADAM, and Tu-K Industries

  • Spartan Energy Acquisition Corp., a SPAC sponsored by an affiliate of Apollo Global Management, in its $1.75 billion business combination with Fisker Inc., a developer of eco-friendly electric vehicles

  • Pegasus Optimization Managers in a definitive agreement whereby EQT Infrastructure portfolio company Kodiak Gas Services acquired Pegasus

  • Chisholm Oil and Gas in its strategic combination with Gastar Exploration to create a leading STACK E&P company

  • Starwood Energy Group Global in its acquisition of Third Coast Midstream’s Lavaca gas gathering system

  • Salt Fork Resources, a portfolio company of Riverstone Holdings, in the sale of natural gas and oil properties to Ascent Resources and cash contribution by Riverstone to Ascent

  • Double Eagle Energy Holdings III in the formation of DoublePoint Energy with FourPoint Permian and DoublePoint’s subsequent acquisition of assets from undisclosed sellers

  • Titanium Exploration Partners, LLC in connection with the sale of certain conventional assets in Oklahoma’s SCOOP play to Red Rocks Energy Partners, L.P.

  • Old Ironsides Energy, LLC in connection with their sale to Carbon Energy Corporation of membership units representing 73.50% of Carbon Appalachian Company, LLC

  • Apollo Global Management in the acquisition of an approximately $1 billion portfolio from GE Capital’s Energy Financial Services unit

  • Whistler Energy II (operating in the Central Gulf of Mexico) in connection with its $100 million acquisition by Talos Energy

  • Caelus Alaska Exploration Company in the sale of 124 exploration leases (for a total of approximately 350,000 acres) onshore in the Eastern North Slope of Alaska to Eni Petroleum US

  • Northwoods Energy, a portfolio company of Apollo Global Management, in the $500 million acquisition of SM Energy’s Powder River Basin assets 

  • Double Eagle Energy Permian in its $2.8 billion sale of certain undeveloped acreage and producing oil and gas properties in the core of the Midland Basin to Parsley Energy

  • Double Eagle Energy Holdings ll, a portfolio company of Apollo Natural Resources Partners Funds I and II, in its merger with Veritas Energy, creating one of the largest pure play exploration and production companies focused on the Permian’s Midland Basin

  • Related Fund Management in the formation of Related Real Estate Fund II, an approximately $1 billion fund focused on real estate investment opportunities 


  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 2015
  • University of Virginia, B.A., History and Economics, 2009
  • Selected to the New York Rising Star list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2023
  • New York