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W. Matthew Strock
W. Matthew Strock
Partner — Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity
Partner — Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity

W. Matthew Strock

W. Matthew Strock
Houston

1001 Fannin Street
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77002

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W. Matthew Strock

Matt Strock is the co-head of V&E’s Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets practice and is a member of the firm’s Management Committee.

Matt advises private equity firms and their portfolio companies on investments, acquisitions, financings and divestitures. His clients are engaged in a wide range of industry sectors including midstream, upstream, oilfield services, manufacturing and technology.

Drawing on two decades of experience, Matt takes a commercial approach to his practice, focusing on legal issues that are critical to his clients’ meeting their business objectives.

Matt has received accolades from multiple sources including Chambers USA, which included him on its list of top Corporate/M&A lawyers in Texas from 2017 to 2019. Colleagues and clients surveyed by Chambers called Matt a “top private equity lawyer,” and describe him as “excellent,” and “very sharp” (2019).

Experience Highlights

  • Felix Energy in its $2.5 billion cash and stock sale of the company to WPX Energy

  • EnCap Investments in the $1.4 billion merger between Eclipse Resources, an EnCap portfolio company, and Blue Ridge Mountain Resources

  • MS Energy Services, a portfolio company of Denham Capital and NGP Energy Capital Management, in the $223 million sale of the company to Patterson-UTI Energy

  • Gravity Oilfield Services, a Clearlake Capital portfolio company, in its acquisition of On Point Oilfield Holdings, a White Deer Energy portfolio company, creating the largest commercial produced water disposal company by injection volumes in the Midland Basin

  • Spur Energy Partners in the formation of a partnership with KKR to acquire oil and gas production development assets

  • Floworks International, a Clearlake Capital Group portfolio company, in its sale of its distribution division, MultAlloy, to Texas Pipe and Supply Company

  • Natural Gas Partners in an $800 million strategic joint venture with EnLink Midstream to operate and expand EnLink’s natural gas, natural gas liquids and crude oil midstream assets in the liquids-rich Delaware Basin

  • Chisholm Energy Holdings in a $500 million line of equity commitment to the company, focused on oil and gas assets in the northern Delaware Basin, from Warburg Pincus

  • Clearlake Capital Group in its $244 million acquisition of Archer Limited’s North American Rental and Tubular division, provider of equipment and services to E&P operators in land and offshore markets in the United States and Mexico

  • SCF Partners in its combination of five portfolio companies to form Forum Energy Technologies, a provider of manufactured and applied products to the energy industry, and simultaneous investment in the combined company

  • Clearlake Capital Group in the formation of GlobeLTR Energy through the merger of two established oilfield services providers in the Permian Basin, Globe Energy Services and Light Tower Rentals

  • GlobeLTR Energy, a Clearlake Capital portfolio company, in the acquisition of West Texas H20, a Permian Basin-based fresh and produced water solutions provider

  • NGP Global Agribusiness Partners in the management-led recapitalization of Agspring, a provider of midstream grain, oilseed and specialty crop handling, processing and logistics operations, in partnership with American Infrastructure MLP Funds and other institutional investors 

  • Rubicon Oilfield International, a Warburg Pincus portfolio company, in the acquisition of Tercel Oilfield Products, an oilfield products company, from Lime Rock Partners 

  • EnCap Investments in multiple equity commitments and management build ups of upstream companies

  • Energy Transfer Partners in its $3.75 billion exchange with Energy Transfer Equity of Sunoco Logistics Partners’ general partner interest and incentive distribution rights and its interests in the Bakken pipeline project 

  • Sunoco in the $3.3 billion sale of a majority of its convenience stores to 7-Eleven

  • Concho Resources in its $1.625 billion acquisition of oil and gas assets from Reliance Energy

  • Energy Transfer Partners in the $1.8 billion acquisition of Susser Holdings Corporation, the owner of retail convenience stores and a wholesale fuel distributor, in a unit and cash transaction

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

  • KLR Energy Acquisition Corp. in the $445 million combination with Tema Oil and Gas Company to form Rosehill Resources in a SPAC business combination

  • Axip Energy Services in its $435 million sale of Valerus Field Solutions to Kentz Corporation and the sale of its international services business to Enerflex

  • Azure Midstream Energy in the $162.5 million contribution of its Legacy gathering system to Marlin Midstream Partners as well as its acquisition of the general partner of and 90% of the incentive distribution rights in Marlin Midstream Partners

  • Pon Holdings in the acquisition of IndiGO Auto Group Holdings

  • Frank’s International in its acquisition of Timco Services, a private company that provides tubular running services and rental equipment onshore in the southern United States and offshore in the Gulf of Mexico

  • Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. in connection with a 50/50 joint venture with Enterprise Products Partners, L.P. to resume service on the Old Ocean natural gas pipeline 

Credentials

  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D. with honors, 1999
  • Washington & Lee University, B.A. magna cum laude, 1995
  • Legal 500 U.S., M&A: Large Deals, 2015, 2017–2020; Private Equity Buyouts, 2012–2015, 2017–2020; Capital Markets: Debt Offerings, 2017–2020; Equity Offerings, 2017–2020; High-Yield Debt Offerings, 2017 and 2020; Technology: Transactions, 2013; Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), 2019 and 2020
  • Chambers USA, Corporate/M&A (Texas), 2017–2020; “Up and Coming”, 2016
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings, LLC)Corporate Law, 2019 and 2020
  • Member: Houston Bar Association
  • Texas
  • “The Efficiency Revolution,” Privcap Media’s 2017 Energy Game Change Conference, December 5, 2017 (moderator)
  • “7-Eleven Asset Acquisition,” Corporate Counsel Magazine, July 2017 (co-author)