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Reese A. O'Connor
Reese A. O'Connor
Senior Associate — Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets
Senior Associate — Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets

Reese A. O'Connor

Reese A. O'Connor
Houston

1001 Fannin Street
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77002

Reese A. O'Connor

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

Experience Highlights

  • A public exploration and production company in its $1.55 billion and $1.05 billion sales of midstream assets

  • EnCap Investments in a $500 million line of equity commitment to Santa Elena Holdings, a newly-formed E&P and minerals company

  • First Reserve in its $135 million acquisition of TriMas Corporation’s Lamons business, a provider of industrial sealing and fastener solutions

  • Ethos Crude in its $10 million investment in Curlett IP, a technology-focused oilfield services company

  • Natural Gas Partners in a line of equity commitment to Trilogy Midstream Investments

  • Morgan Stanley Energy Partners its acquisition of Specialized Desanders, a provider of sand management solutions to the oil and gas industry

  • 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

  • Morgan Stanley Energy Partners its acquisition of Specialized Desanders, a provider of sand management solutions to the oil and gas industry

  • EnCap Investments in its $394 million line of equity commitment to XCL Resources Holdings, a newly-formed Houston, Texas-based E&P company focused on the acquisition and development of oil and gas properties in the United States

  • Momentum Pressure Control, a snubbing and pressure control company, in its sale to TEC Energy Services, a Lime Rock/B-29 Investments portfolio company

  • Natural Gas Partners in a line of equity commitment to Trilogy Midstream Investments

  • Midstream company in the sale of certain pipelines, injection stations and other midstream assets

  • Quintana Energy Services Inc. in its $96 million initial public offering of common stock

  • HPS Investment Partners, LLC and affiliate, as second lien lender, in the acquisition of Shoreline Energy LLC, a privately-owned Gulf of Mexico and Louisiana focused energy and exploration company

  • Energy XXI Ltd, a publicly-traded offshore energy E&P company, in connection with its chapter 11 cases which reduced the company’s funded debt by more than $3 billion

  • Sundevil Power Holdings LLC, a merchant power company, in connection with the sale of its power block assets in its chapter 11 case, filed in Delaware

  • Sanjel Corp., an oilfield services company headquartered in Canada, in connection with its chapter 15 case and the sale of substantially all of the company’s U.S. assets

Credentials

  • South Texas College of Law, J.D. summa cum laude, 2014
  • Texas Tech University, B.B.A., 2011
  • Selected to the Texas Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2020
  • Member: Houston Bar Association
  • Texas
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas
  • “Dealing in Distressed Energy Assets,” 4 LSU J. Energy L. & Resources 175 (2016) (co-author)