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Robert Hughes
Robert Hughes
Senior Associate — Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity
Senior Associate — Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity

Robert Hughes

Robert Hughes

1001 Fannin Street
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77002

Robert Hughes

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

Experience Highlights

  • TPG Growth and The Rise Fund in the acquisition of CLEAResult, the country’s leading provider of efficiency solutions for utility companies, from General Atlantic

  • AltaGas in the $6.4 billion acquisition of WGL Holdings, owner of a regulated natural gas utility, a midstream franchise and non-regulated contracted power and energy marketing businesses throughout the United States

  • Vantage Energy in its $2.7 billion sale to Rice Energy 

  • TPG Pace Energy Holdings, a Special Purpose Acquisition Company and affiliate of TPG, in the $2.66 billion acquisition of oil and gas assets from EnerVest

  • Centennial Resource Production in the approximately $1.39 billion sale of the company, a Natural Gas Partners portfolio company, to Silver Run Acquisition Corporation

  • TPG Growth in the $1.2 billion sale of Discovery Midstream to KKR and Williams

  • Jagged Peak Energy Inc. in its $474 million initial public offering of common stock

  • WildHorse Resource Development in its $435 million private placement of Series A perpetual convertible preferred stock to The Carlyle Group

  • Quantum Energy Partners in its $300 million line of equity commitment/joint venture partnership with Tug Hill to engage in the acquisition, development, and exploitation of conventional and unconventional oil and gas assets

  • Covey Park Energy LLC in its $225 million private placement of Series A preferred units to fund in part Covey Park’s acquisition of properties in the Haynesville Shale from Chesapeake Energy Corporation 


  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D. with honors, 2013 (Member, Texas Law Review)
  • The University of Texas, B.A., Government, 2009
  • Selected to the Texas Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2020
  • Texas