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Thomas G. Zentner III
Thomas G. Zentner III
Partner — Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions
Partner — Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions

Thomas G. Zentner III

Thomas G. Zentner III
Austin

200 West 6th Street
Suite 2500
Austin, Texas 78701

Houston

Texas Tower
845 Texas Avenue
Suite 4700
Houston, Texas 77002

start quote symbolOne of the things I like best about my work is that I get to be deeply involved in my clients’ businesses. I like being the corporate quarterback for my clients and then working with them to find creative and efficient ways to help them grow their businesses and achieve their goals.end quote symbol
Thomas G. Zentner III

Experience Highlights

  • Brigham Minerals, Inc. in its $261 million initial public offering of Class A common stock and in its $2.55 billion cash and stock sale of all of its leasehold interests and related assets to Diamondback Energy

  • Oasis Midstream Partners LP in its $147 million initial public offering of common units and its $275 million offering of convertible senior notes

  • Underwriters to Southwestern Energy Company in its $1.15 billion offering of investment grade senior notes

  • Initial purchasers in the $400 million offering of senior notes by Civitas Resources, Inc.

  • Tap Rock Resources, LLC in its $500 million offering of senior notes

  • Howard Midstream Energy Partners, LLC in its $400 million offering of senior notes

  • Black Mountain Acquisition Corp., a SPAC, in its $276 million initial public offering of units

  • Underwriters to Vine Energy Inc. in its $346 million initial public offering of Class A common stock

  • Brigham Minerals, Inc. in its $41 million public offering of common stock by a selling stockholder

  • Oasis Midstream Partners LP in its $46 million public offering of common units

  • Underwriters to CNX Midstream Partners LP in its $137 million public offering of common units by a selling unitholder

  • Targa Resources Corp. in its $360 million initial public offering of common stock and its $1 billion private placement of Series A preferred stock

  • Newfield Exploration Company in its $808 million public offering of common stock

  • Core Laboratories N.V. in its $198 million public offering of common stock 

  • FMSA Holdings Inc. in its $400 million initial public offering of common stock by a selling stockholder 

  • Underwriters to Jones Energy, Inc. in its $188 million initial public offering of common stock

  • Oasis Petroleum Inc. in its $676 million initial public offering of common stock and its $471 million public offering of common stock

  • Anadarko Petroleum Corporation in its $2.1 billion public offering of common stock 

  • Targa Resources Corp. in its $1.25 billion offering of investment grade senior notes

  • Range Resources Corporation in its $600 million offering of senior notes and its $750 million offering of senior notes

  • Underwriters to Hilcorp Energy I, L.P. in its $1.2 billion offering of senior notes and its $1 billion offering of senior notes

  • Underwriters to EnLink Midstream, LLC in its $500 million offering of senior notes

  • Underwriters to CNX Resources Corporation in its $500 million offering of senior notes

  • Targa Resources Partners LP in its $1 billion offering of senior notes

  • Harvest Midstream I, L.P. in its $600 million offering of senior notes

  • RSP Permian, Inc. in its $200 million offering of senior notes

  • Newfield Exploration Company in its $816 million investment grade offering of senior notes

  • CrownRock, L.P. in its $350 million offering of senior notes

  • Anadarko Petroleum Corporation in its $3 billion offering of senior notes

  • Targa Resources Corp. in connection with its entry into a definitive agreement to acquire Lucid Energy, a company that natural gas gathering, treating and processing services in the Delaware Basin, from Riverstone Holdings and Goldman Sachs Asset Management for $3.55 billion

  • KKR in the $5.7 billion merger between Independence Energy and Contango to form Crescent Energy Company

  • Targa Resources Corp. in its $6.7 billion acquisition of Targa Resources Partners in an all stock-for-unit transaction

  • Devon Energy Corp. in the $220 million drop down of the Victoria Express Pipeline System and related assets to EnLink Midstream Partners in exchange for cash and equity

  • Targa Resources Partners and Targa Resources Corp. in the $7.7 billion acquisition of Atlas Pipeline Partners and Atlas Energy

  • Devon Energy Corporation in the $8.84 billion contribution of substantially all of its U.S. midstream business to Crosstex Energy and Crosstex Energy to form a consolidated midstream business controlled by Devon

  • Routinely advises multiple publicly traded corporations on 1933 Act and 1934 Act compliance, listing exchange requirements, corporate governance, and board of directors matters

Credentials

  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D. with honors, 2008
  • University of Texas, B.B.A., Business Honors/Finance with honors, 2005
  • Selected to the Texas Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2015−2018
  • Legal 500 U.S., Debt Offerings, 2018; Energy: Transactions – Oil & Gas, 2019
  • Member: Houston Bar Association; Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Texas
  • “Raising Capital in Traditional and New Markets,” 2018 CFO University, April 13, 2018 (panelist)
  • “Alternative Sources of Capital Raising in a Distressed Market,” V&E Houston’s Office, January 13, 2016 (speaker)
  • “Retail Preferred Offerings Expand Outside of the Traditional E&P MLP Space,” V&E MLP Update E-communication, October 12, 2015 (co-author)