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Zach A. Rider
Zach A. Rider
Senior Associate — Finance
Senior Associate — Finance

Zach A. Rider

Zach A. Rider

1001 Fannin Street
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77002

Zach A. Rider

Zach’s practice focuses on commercial lending and finance transactions, including syndicated, structured, and mezzanine finance, as well as private equity investments, particularly in the energy industry. He represents commercial lenders, mezzanine lenders, private equity funds, borrowers, and issuers in a range of financing transactions. Zach also has significant experience in the energy industry, which has included representing clients in connection with reserve-based and asset-based lending facilities. In addition, he has represented lenders and borrowers in a range of energy-related financings for master limited partnerships, oilfield services companies, and refining, distribution, storage and transportation companies.

Experience Highlights

  • Stellus Capital Management in multiple preferred equity and structured debt investments in oil and gas producers

  • Nisource, Inc. in three credit facilities with an aggregate of $3.5 billion

  • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. in two concurrently negotiated revolving credit facilities to Exterran Energy Solutions, LP and Archrock Services, LP, representing $1.275 billion in the aggregate, in connection with the public spin-off of the international operations of Exterran Holdings 

  • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. in a $350 million revolving credit facility to Blueknight Energy Partners

  • TPG Capital in its $1.8 billion acquisition of natural gas properties in Wyoming’s Jonah field from Encana Corporation

  • Blue Racer Midstream, LLC, a joint venture between Caiman Energy II, LLC and Dominion Resources, in a $800 million credit facility

  • RockPile Energy Services, LLC in a $150 million secured revolving credit facility

  • Tapstone Energy, LLC in a $250 million secured reserve-based credit facility in connection with the acquisition of oil and gas properties from Shell


  • University of Texas at Austin, J.D. with honors, 2012
  • The George Washington University, B.A., Philosophy and History cum laude, 2007
  • Texas