Bracewell & Giuliani LLP is representing Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI) in connection with its agreement to acquire Hiland Partners from its founder, Harold Hamm, and certain Hamm family trusts, for a total purchase price of approximately $3 billion, including the assumption of debt.

The purchased assets consist of crude oil gathering and transportation pipelines and gas gathering and processing systems, primarily serving production from the Bakken Formation in North Dakota and Montana. (more…)

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The members of Cimarron Acid and Frac LLC (“Cimarron”), a portfolio company of Annapurna Capital Management, LLCSummit I, LP, an affiliate of Annapurna Capital Management, LLC (“Annapurna”a registered Commodity Pool Operator), completed the contribution of 100% of the membership interests in Cimarron to affiliates of Quintana Energy Partners LP in exchange for aggregate consideration of approximately $80 million (including the repayment of Cimarron’s debt).

Baker Botts represented Cimarron in the transaction. (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”), today announced that a subsidiary of the Partnership has signed a definitive agreement to acquire LPC Crude Oil Marketing LLC (“LPC”), which has crude oil gathering, transportation and marketing operations in the Permian Basin, for approximately $100 million, subject to certain adjustments. (more…)

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Akin Gump advised Morgan Stanley in the sale, along with Chesapeake Energy Corporation, of natural gas producing assets in east Texas and north Louisiana to SND Operating, LLC. According to SND, the transaction was valued at $129 million in cash, subject to closing adjustments, and included 182,395 net acres, 73 percent operated by Chesapeake. As a result of the deal, SND, which is backed by Vortus Investment Advisors, now holds about 225,000 net acres of production. (more…)

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Andrews Kurth LLP is pleased to announce that Drew Baldinger is returning to the firm as a Business Transactions Partner in Houston.

Mr. Baldinger was most recently vice president, commercial and legal, for South Louisiana Methanol, headquartered in Austin, Texas. In that position, he oversaw all legal issues and was a member of senior management for an approximately $2 billion greenfield gas-to-methanol development. (more…)

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The Firm represented J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., as the underwriters, in connection with a public offering of 2,523,128 shares of common stock of Texas Capital Bancshares, Inc. (“TCBI”). The offering closed on November 18, 2014. Proceeds will be used to provide capital support for the growth of Texas Capital Bank and for other general corporate purposes. (more…)

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In a deal that closed December 10, Akin Gump advised Alliance Data Systems Corporation in its purchase of Conversant, Inc. for $2.3 billion in cash and stock. (more…)

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Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, represented the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) in a competitive procurement for and structuring of a public-private partnership (PPP) for the design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of Texas SH 183 managed lanes project, located in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. (more…)

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Bracewell & Giuliani LLP is representing Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI) in connection with the completion of its acquisition of the outstanding equity securities of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: KMP), Kinder Morgan Management, LLC (NYSE: KMR), and El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. (NYSE: EPB) for approximately $76 billion in total transaction value. The transaction was initially announced on August 10, 2014. (more…)

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Baker Botts lawyers represent Halliburton in one of the largest energy deals of 2014.

Under the deal, Halliburton will acquire all the outstanding shares of Baker Hughes in a stock and cash transaction. The transaction is valued at $78.62 per Baker Hughes share, representing an equity value of $34.6 billion and enterprise value of $38.0 billion, based on Halliburton’s closing price on November 12, 2014, the day prior to public confirmation by Baker Hughes that it was in talks with Halliburton regarding a transaction. Upon the completion of the transaction, Baker Hughes stockholders will own approximately 36 percent of the combined company. (more…)

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King & Spalding represented real estate owner and developer Edens Investment Trust in its acquisition of all outstanding shares of AmREIT, Inc., in an all-cash transaction valued at $762 million. The deal was unanimously approved by AmREIT’s board of directors. It is expected to close in the first quarter of 2015. (more…)

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Vinson & Elkins advised Nuevo Midstream, LLC in the sale of the company to Western Gas Partners, LP for $1.5 billion in cash. The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2014. (more…)

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