Lone Star Funds of Dallas used three firms for its pending acquisition of Home Properties, a Rochester-based multifamily real estate investment trust, for $7.6 billion, including assumed debt.

Lone Star turned to Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher; Hunton & Williams; and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Lone Star’s financial adviser, Goldman, Sachs & Co., used Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton.

Hogan Lovells advised Home Properties on the transaction. Sidley Austin advised BofA Merrill Lynch, which was financial adviser to Home Properties. (more…)

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Akin Gump advised the conflicts committee of the board of directors of Summit Midstream Partners, LP (SMLP) in a $255 million “drop-down” acquisition by its subsidiary Bison Midstream, LLC of the equity interests of certain SMLP subsidiaries (more…)

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Akin Gump advised Genesis Energy, L.P., a master limited partnership or MLP, in an approximately $204 million underwritten public offering of common units representing limited partner interests. Genesis will use the net proceeds from that offering for general partnership purposes, such as funding acquisitions (including organic growth projects) or repaying a portion of the borrowings outstanding under its revolving credit facility (more…)

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Akin Gump advised Sanchez Energy Corporation (SN) in the execution and closing of an agreement with Sanchez Production Partners LP (SPP) to sell escalating amounts of partial working interests in certain wellbores and associated assets to a subsidiary of SPP for aggregate consideration of approximately $85 million to the Company, subject to normal and customary closing and post-closing adjustments. In connection with the transaction, SN novated certain gas and oil hedging transactions related to the production of the wellbores to SPP (more…)

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Vinson & Elkins advised the management team of Moda Midstream, LLC, a liquids terminaling and logistics provider, in connection with a $750 million line of equity investment from Encap Flatrock Midstream (more…)

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Vinson & Elkins advised Foresight Reserves, LP, owner of Foresight Energy GP LLC, in an agreement with Murray Energy to acquire a controlling interest in Foresight Energy LP and Foresight Energy GP, to create the premier coal mining company in the U.S. The company will control over nine billion tons of coal reserves and will be one of the leading coal companies in the world (more…)

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Jackson Walker L.L.P. successfully represented Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT) in entering into a five-year, $750 million unsecured credit facility with a group of banks led by Bank of America. The credit agreement was dated March 12, 2015.

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Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO) entered into a drop-down transaction with Valero Energy Partners LP (NYSE: VLP), pursuant to which VLP acquired membership interests in certain subsidiaries of VLO for total consideration of about $671 million, including approximately $100 million of common and general partner units of VLP.

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Akin Gump advised the conflicts committee of the board of directors of Rose Rock Midstream, L.P.’s general partner in the partnership’s $325 million purchase of the remaining crude oil assets of SemGroup Corporation, which include the Wattenberg Oil Trunkline System and SemGroup’s 50 percent interest in the Glass Mountain Pipeline. (more…)

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Columbia Pipeline Partners LP (the “Partnership”), a NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI) company, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 46,811,398 common units representing limited partner interests in the Partnership at $23.00 per common unit. The Partnership has also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 7,021,709 common units. The common units are expected to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on February 6, 2015 under the symbol “CPPL.” The offering is expected to close on February 11, 2015, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. (more…)

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The EnLink Midstream companies, EnLink Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE:ENLK) (the Partnership) and EnLink Midstream, LLC (NYSE:ENLC) (the General Partner) (together “EnLink”), announced a definitive agreement to acquire Coronado Midstream Holdings LLC (“Coronado”), which owns natural gas gathering and processing facilities in the Permian Basin, for approximately $600 million, subject to certain adjustments (more…)

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Regency Energy Partners LP (NYSE: RGP) and Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (NYSE: ETE) announced a definitive agreement under which Regency and Energy Transfer Partners will combine in a unit-for-unit transaction plus a one-time cash payment to Regency unitholders that collectively implies a value for Regency of approximately $18.0 billion, including the assumption of net debt of $6.8 billion. (more…)

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