A Locke Lord team led by Walker Clarke (Houston) represented Hunting PLC in the purchase of offshore related oil and gas assets from RTI Energy Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Arconic, Inc., for a total value of $12.5 million.
A Locke Lord team led by John Eisel (Chicago) represented 1WorldSync Holdings, a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) network, in its acquisition by Battery Ventures, a global, technology-focused investment firm.
A Locke Lord team led by Mitch Tiras and Jennie Simmons (both of Houston) represented AMP Americas II, LLC in a $75 million investment for new dairy RNG projects led by EIV Capital and existing AMP investors.
A Locke Lord team led by Mike Peters, Ann Williams and Lauren Corbeil (all of Houston) represented Silver Eagle Distributors, L.P., the nation’s largest independent distributor of Anheuser-Busch beverages, in the sale of Silver Eagle’s Greater Houston-area business to a subsidiary of Redwood Capital Investments, LLC. The transaction included Silver Eagle’s rights to distribute beer and other beverages in Harris, Fort Bend and Montgomery Counties in Texas.
A Locke Lord team led by Rick Kuebel (New Orleans) and Mike Peters (Houston) represented National Oilwell Varco in connection with the purchase of all of the equity interests in Denali Inc., a manufacturer of industrial storage tanks, from affiliates of Patriarch Partners and the Zohar Funds and others.
A Locke Lord team led by Matt McKenna and Joe Perillo (both of Houston) served as U.S. counsel for Claxton Engineering Services Inc. in the purchase of all of the assets of Proserv UK Limited’s international field technology services (FTS) business unit, including its surveying capability, for an undisclosed value.
A Locke Lord team led by Ben Smolij and Eric Johnson (both of Houston) advised American Electric Technologies, Inc., in a share exchange transaction and related reverse stock split with Stabilis Energy LLC and its subsidiaries. The combined company, operating under the name Stabilis Energy, Inc., is a vertically integrated provider of small-scale liquefied natural gas production, distribution and fueling services to multiple end markets in North America.
A Locke Lord team led by Sean Page (London) represented one of the global coffee industry leaders, illycaffè SpA (illy), in relation to the acquisition of its UK distribution business from EFB Group.
Richard Reibstein (New York) and Buddy Sanders (Houston) secured a favorable determination from the IRS that a national group fitness client qualified for Section 530 safe harbor relief in connection with the client’s treatment of its trainers as independent contractors paid on a Form 1099 basis.
A Locke Lord team led by Brett Hamilton (Houston) represented a syndicate of lenders in Jamestown’s purchase of the San Francisco headquarters of Levi Strauss & Co.
A Locke Lord team led by Brett Hamilton (Houston) represented a syndicate of lenders in Jamestown’s purchase of The Shops Buckhead Atlanta, a six-block complex of retail space and offices as well as two development parcels totaling 2.7 acres.
A Locke Lord team led by Kevin Peter and Elizabeth Genter (both of Houston) represented Allied Power Group, LLC (APG), a Fund III portfolio company of OFS Energy Fund, in the sale of APG to an affiliate of AEA Investors LP for an undisclosed sum.
A Locke Lord team led by Mitch Tiras and Freddy Feldman (both of Houston) represented the management team of WildFire Energy I LLC in equity commitments exceeding $1 billion from management, Warburg Pincus LLC and Kayne Private Energy Income Funds.
A Locke Lord team led by Wing Cheung (Hong Kong) represented China Sun Corporation, Central Eagle Limited and Golden Diamond Inc. as joint offerors in the acquisition of approximately 70% of the issued share capital of KEE Holdings Company Limited for the total consideration of approximately HK$546,852,000.
A Locke Lord team led by Jack Jacobsen (Dallas) and Michael Blankenship (Houston) represented Comstock Resources, Inc. in the acquisition of Covey Park Energy LLC in a cash and stock merger valued at approximately $2.2 billion, including the assumption of Covey Park's outstanding debt and the retirement of Covey Park's existing preferred units for an aggregate total of approximately $1.1 billion.
A Locke Lord team led by James Channo and Nick Jennings (both of London) represented EML Payments Limited (ASX:EML) in the acquisition of Flex-e-Card Limited (FEC), a FinTech company providing gift card solutions to the shopping mall sector, for £21.6 million.
A Locke Lord team led by Joe Perillo (Houston) represented Texas Monthly LLC, an affiliate of Enterprise Products Company, in the purchase of Texas Monthly from Genesis Park II LP for an undisclosed value. The sale of the “National Magazine of Texas” is effective June 30.
A Locke Lord team led by Kevin Peter, Mitch Tiras and Jennie Simmons (all of Houston) represented Amp Americas in the sale of its 20 ampCNG fueling stations to American Natural Gas LLC for $41 million.
In Department of Commerce v. New York, the U.S. Supreme Court on June 27, 2019, effectively blocked the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census, an outcome which Locke Lord Chicago Partner Ernesto Palomo and team advocated for on behalf of LatinoJustice PRLDEF and 15 other national Latino organizations in an amicus brief filed in the case.
A Locke Lord team led by Joe Perillo (Houston) represented Acteon Group Ltd. in the acquisition of TerraSond, a multidisciplinary geospatial and geophysical business, for an undisclosed value.
The passing of House Bill 2763 was the culmination of over two years of work to bring the City of Galveston Employees’ Pension Plan for Police and the City of Galveston together to improve its funding and secure the retirement benefits of uniformed officers, retirees and their beneficiaries.
A Locke Lord team led by Joe Perillo (Houston) represented the shareholders of Quick Connectors, Inc. (QCI) in the sale of 100% of the outstanding shares of QCI and its subsidiaries to Innovex Downhole Solutions, Inc.
A Locke Lord team led by Kevin Peter and Ann Williams (both of Houston) represented Martin Midstream Partners L.P. in the completed sale of its membership interests in Arcadia Gas Storage, LLC, Cadeville Gas Storage LLC, Monroe Gas Storage, LLC and Perryville Gas Storage LLC to Hartree Cardinal Gas, LLC, a subsidiary of Hartree Bulk Storage LLC, for $212 million in cash.
A Locke Lord team led by Jeff Jefferson (Providence) represented Watson Holdings, LLC in the sale of Watson Inc., a supplier of custom nutrient premixes and ingredients for the food industry, to Glanbia, Inc., a global food and ingredient supplier.
A Locke Lord team led by James Channo (London) represented BSO Ireland in the acquisition of IX Reach, a global provider of network solutions, for an undisclosed value. This is the third acquisition by BSO in 18 months and strengthens BSO’s capabilities within the wholesale telecoms, cloud and technology sectors.
A Locke Lord team led by Hunter Summerford and Terry Radney (both of Houston) represented Spur Energy Partners LLC in an acquisition from Percussion Petroleum LLC of its Permian Northwest Shelf assets, which includes interests in approximately 380 gross producing wells and 22,000 net acres situated in the core of the Yeso formation in Eddy and Lea Counties, New Mexico, as well as associated water and midstream assets.
A Locke Lord team of Joe Perillo and Jennie Simmons (both of Houston) represented Symrise AG in the investment in and creation of a strategic partnership with Califormulations, LLC, a unique platform designed to deliver end-to-end beverage innovation to consumer packaged goods companies and their brands.
A Locke Lord team led by Mike Newquist (Providence) represented an affiliate of Nautic Partners, LLC in its acquisition of LindFast Solutions Group from private equity owner Harbour Group. LindFast is a master distributor of specialty fasteners in the North American market.
The Supreme Court of Texas issued an opinion on May 3, 2019, in Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, et al., v Brazos Valley Energy, LLC, et al., Case No. 18-0128, affirming a court of appeals decision in favor of Locke Lord clients Brazos Valley Energy, LLC, Freeport Energy Center, LLC, and Freestone Power Generation, LLC, all affiliates of Calpine Corporation, in an appeal about whether the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has discretion to deny a pollution control tax exemption for certain equipment that reduces air emissions at the facilities.
A Locke Lord team led by Mitch Tiras and Freddy Feldman (both of Houston) represented Lodestar Energy Group LLC in the acquisition of a set of rail logistic assets from Stolt-Nielsen Ltd.
In an appeal to the California Fourth Appellate District, Christopher Barth and Hugh Balsam (both of Chicago) and Kelly Biggins (Los Angeles) secured a unanimous grant of summary judgment for Star Insurance Company (a subsidiary of the former Meadowbrook Insurance Group, Inc. n/k/a AmeriTrust Group, Inc.).
Ricardo Lopez (Los Angeles) served as pro bono counsel to an unaccompanied minor who was recently granted asylum in the United States due to dangers she faced in her home country of Guatemala. Lopez accepted the case in early 2017 with the help of Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), an organization that protects unaccompanied children who enter the U.S. immigration system alone.
A Locke Lord team of Eric Larson, Bill Swanstrom, Freddy Feldman and Stefano Wach (all of Houston) represented Pinnacle Midstream II, LLC in a significant equity capital commitment from management and Energy Spectrum Partners VIII LP.
Doug Gray, Bob Durant, Sue Kiernan and Baker Coon (all of Providence) provided pro bono assistance to Ronald McDonald House of Providence in its merger with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern New England.
John Whitlock and Tanya Beroukhim (both of Boston) advised borrower TECO Finance, Inc. — and its parent company, TECO Energy, Inc., as guarantor — in a $500 million, 364-day syndicated term loan facility agented by JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
A Locke Lord deal team led by Jason Schumacher (Dallas) represented an undisclosed buyer that has purchased all of Harvest Oil & Gas’ interests in the San Juan Basin in New Mexico and Colorado for $42.8 million (subject to purchase price adjustments).
A Locke Lord team led by Douglas Gray and Baker Coon (both of Providence) represented Juvenescence Limited, a leading drug development company based in the British Virgin Islands and focused on the development of therapies to increase human longevity, in connection with its latest investment in BYOMass Inc., a Massachusetts-based company focused on developing treatments for obesity and cachexia.
A Locke Lord team led by Brian Cassidy (Austin) is representing Indigo Ridge Development Partners, LLC in the development of the $1.5 billion mixed-use Indigo Ridge North development project in Cedar Park, Texas.
Rory Radding and Straat Tenney (both of New York) assisted Iontera, Inc. in the purchase and acquisition of the assets, including the global trademark portfolio and other rights, of BKDK LLC (doing business as PLANT).
A Locke Lord team led by Bill Swanstrom and Jennie Simmons (both of Houston) represented Nuevo Midstream Dos, LLC in a definitive agreement with an affiliate of ArcLight Capital Partners to purchase Republic Midstream, LLC.
A Locke Lord team led by Joe Perillo (Houston) represented Coastal Flow Measurement, Inc. in the company’s sale to Quorum Software, a Thoma Bravo portfolio company. Coastal Flow, a Houston-based family of energy measurement services and software companies, also includes information services and technologies subsidiary, Flow-Cal, Inc.
A Locke Lord team led by Mitch Tiras and Ann Williams (both of Houston) represented Momentum Midstream in the sale of the company’s 38 percent stake in Utica East Ohio Midstream system (UEO) to Williams Cos.
On March 8, the Supreme Court of Texas sided with the Irving Firemen’s Relief & Retirement Fund’s interest in a case that will affect all pension plans across Texas that are sponsored by state and local government entities.
Locke Lord Partners David Standa (Chicago) and Daniel Solitro (Los Angeles) secured a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California preserving the anonymity of a blogger, known as “Aurelius,” on First Amendment grounds.
A Locke Lord team represented Matador Resources Company in a group of long-term natural gas, crude oil and produced water midstream contracts with San Mateo Midstream II LLC involving Matador’s properties in the Delaware Basin.