Kirkland & Ellis LLP advised Blackstone Energy Partners in its $700M equity commitment to Windy Cove Energy LLC to acquire and develop carbon dioxide-enhanced oil recovery properties in the United States. Windy Cove is a newly formed oil and gas company based in Houston, TX. (more…)
Thompson & Knight advised privately-held institutional affiliates of EnerVest Ltd. (“EnerVest”) in the $1.95 billion acquisition of oil and gas assets in the Granite Wash and Cleveland fields of Texas and Western Oklahoma from Linn Energy LLC (“Linn”).
The Thompson & Knight team was led by Arthur J. Wright and included Brandon L. Bloom, Cole Bredthauer, Anthony J. Campiti, Jason Patrick Loden, Mary A. McNulty, and Kelli C. Sims. (more…)
On September 29, 2014, the EnLink Midstream companies, EnLink Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE:ENLK) (the Partnership) and EnLink Midstream, LLC (NYSE:ENLC) (the General Partner) (together “EnLink”), announced that a subsidiary of the Partnership signed a definitive agreement with Chevron Pipe Line Company and Chevron Midstream Pipelines LLC to acquire Gulf Coast natural gas pipeline assets including the Bridgeline system (“the natural gas assets”) predominantly located in Southern Louisiana for $235 million, subject to certain adjustments. (more…)
On September 24, 2014, Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE: COG) announced the closing of a $925 million private placement of senior unsecured notes to a group of institutional investors. In total, Cabot raised $925 million through the following three series of notes: $100 million of 7-year 3.24% notes due 2021, $575 million of 10-year 3.67% notes due 2024 and $250 million of 12-year 3.77% notes due 2026. Proceeds from the offering will be used to repay Cabot’s outstanding borrowings under its credit facility, fund its Eagle Ford Shale acquisition and for other general corporate purposes. (more…)
Ajinomoto Co. Inc., a Tokyo-based, worldwide leader in high-quality processed foods and seasonings and a household name in Asia , announced today that it has entered into an agreement, through its subsidiary Ajinomoto North America, Inc., to acquire Texas-based Windsor Quality Holdings LP, a leading manufacturer of ethnic frozen foods in the U.S., including brands such as Ling Ling and Josè Olè. (more…)
Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that the firm represented Atlas Pipeline Partners, L.P., a master limited partnership, in amending its revolving credit facility with the initial borrowing capacity of $800 million, and contains an accordion feature of up to an additional $250 million, which, if exercised, will increase the Partnership’s total available borrowing capacity to $1.05 billion. (more…)
Skadden represented Houston-based independent power generator Dynegy Inc. in its $3.25 billion acquisition of EquiPower Resources Corp. and Brayton Point from private equity firm Energy Capital Partners.
Houston Business Journal editor, Emily Wilkinson selected Cameron International Corp. pending sell of its centrifugal compression business to Dublin, Ireland-based Ingersoll Rand PLC (NYSE: IR), a heating and air-conditioning systems manufacturer, for $850 million in cash as this weeks “Deal of the Week.” (more…)
Akin Gump advised Gulfport Energy Corporation in an offering of $300 million aggregate principal amount of its 7.750 percent senior notes due 2020 at an issue price of 106 percent of the aggregate principal amount of the notes. The notes were sold to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and to certain non-U.S. persons in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act. (more…)
LINN Energy, LLC (Nasdaq:LINE) (“LINN”) and LinnCo, LLC (Nasdaq:LNCO) (“LinnCo”) announced that LINN signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire assets in the Hugoton Basin from Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE:PXD) (“Pioneer”) for a contract price of $340 million. The assets are currently producing approximately 40 MMcfe/d, approximately 60 percent of which is natural gas, with a shallow base decline of approximately six percent. Total proved reserves are estimated to be approximately 340 Bcfe (approximately 95 percent PDP). The asset package is comprised of approximately 235,000 net acres, all held by production, with approximately 1,200 producing wells. LINN has identified 180 future drilling locations and 150 recompletion opportunities. The acquisition is anticipated to close in the third quarter of 2014 with an effective date of July 1, 2014. (more…)
VTTI Energy Partners LP (NYSE: VTTI), a Marshall Islands limited partnership, completed its initial public offering of 20,125,000 common units (including 2,625,000 common units pursuant to the underwriters’ option to purchase additional common units). The common units were sold by VTTI MLP Partners B.V., a wholly-owned subsidiary of VTTI B.V. (more…)