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Sam Garforth-Bles
Sam Garforth-Bles
Associate — Energy Transactions & Projects
Associate — Energy Transactions & Projects

Sam Garforth-Bles

Sam Garforth-Bles

1001 Fannin Street
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77002

Sam Garforth-Bles

Experience Highlights

  • Apollo Global Management in the acquisition of a majority interest in Total Operations and Production Services, a leading provider of gas compression services for the Permian Basin with a focus on electric driven compression systems that offer customers improved performance and reduced emissions, from Black Bay Energy Capital

  • Terra Energy Partners in the $60 million acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Ursa Piceance Holdings, following a comprehensive 363 sale process and competitive auction as part of Ursa’s chapter 11 cases

  • KKR in the $5.7 billion merger between Independence Energy and Contango (pending)

  • Grenadier Energy Partners II in its sale of certain assets to HighPeak Energy

  • Elliott Management in a convertible debt investment in an offshore oil and gas exploration company in Guyana

  • The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) and its Renewable and Sustainable Energy Fund, in the construction and permanent debt financing with HSBC Bank USA, as Lead Arranger, to develop, construct and operate a portfolio of eight solar projects in Maine


  • University of British Columbia Faculty of Law, J.D., 2016
  • Rice University, B.A. Philosophy, 2012
  • Sam was on secondment to a client and returned April 12, 2021
  • Prior to law, Sam was a professional tennis player and captain of the Rice University men’s tennis team
  • Alberta, Ontario
  • Texas
  • French (conversational)