A Locke Lord team represented a new management team at Flat Creek Resources, LLC in a $405 million equity commitment from EnCap Energy Capital Fund XI, L.P.
A Locke Lord team led by Pete Barrett (Providence) represented Vendome Medquest, LLC, a subsidiary of Vendome Group, LLC, in the sale of its Healthcare Informatics business line to Endeavor Events, LLC.
A Locke Lord team led by Terry Radney and Max Stubbs (both of Houston) represented OneEnergy Partners, LLC (OEP), a portfolio company of Carnelian Energy Capital, in the sale of all of OEP’s existing operations and leasehold assets to Franklin Mountain Energy, LLC.
In partnership with Advocates for Community Transformation (ACT), a Locke Lord litigation team of Arthur Anthony, Maddie Brunner, Matthew McDougal, and Clint Williams (all of Dallas) met with South Dallas community members to hear their concerns and experiences involving significant criminal activity in their neighborhood.
A Locke Lord team led by Joe Perillo (Houston) represented Motley Services, LLC, in the company’s acquisition by KLX Energy Services Holdings, Inc. for $148 million.
A Locke Lord team comprised of Douglas Gray (Providence), Ralph Loren (Boston) and Baker Coon (Providence) represented Juvenescence Limited, a leading drug development company based in the British Virgin Islands, focused on the development of therapies to increase human longevity, in connection with the launch of its latest joint venture project, FoxBio Inc.
A Locke Lord team led by Eugene McDermott, Douglas Gray and Baker Coon (all of Providence), represented Juvenescence Limited, a leading drug development company based in the British Virgin Islands, focused on the development of therapies to increase human longevity, in its purchase of 14.4 million shares of AgeX Therapeutics, Inc. for $43.2 million, from its affiliate BioTime, Inc. (NYSE American: BTX).
James Channo, Managing Partner of Locke Lord’s London office and Co-Chair of the International Transactions Practice Group, and London Partner Sean Page advised Brisbane-based SolGold plc (LSE and TSX code: SOLG) on the allotment and issue of 100,000,000 new ordinary shares to BHP Billiton Holdings Limited (BHP) at 45p per share to raise £45 million (US $59.2 million).
A Locke Lord team led by Pete Barrett (Providence) represented Vendome Medquest, LLC, a subsidiary of Vendome Group, LLC, in its sale of ENT Journal to Sage Publications, Inc.
A Locke Lord team led by Michelle Earley (Austin), Bill Swanstrom and Ann Williams (both of Houston) represented Southcross Holdings Borrower LP in the announced sale of the Robstown NGL fractionation facility located near Corpus Christi, Texas to EPIC Midstream Holdings, LP.
Locke Lord represented Tampa Electric Company in the underwritten public offering of $375 million principal amount of 4.45% notes due 2049, which closed on Oct. 4, 2018, and makes a total of $725 million of notes the client has issued this year (see previous transaction).
A Locke Lord team represented a management team at Acacia Energy Partners, LLC in an equity commitment from Kayne Anderson Energy Fund VIII, L.P.
Locke Lord’s James Rubens and Tanya Beroukhim (both of Boston) represented Phoenix Tower International, a wireless communications infrastructure provider, in the closing of its $485 million senior secured term loan facility to continue its international expansion.
A Locke Lord team led by Greg Heath (Houston) represented Centric Gas Services, LLC in an announced majority investment from Ara Partners Group for an undisclosed value.
Locke Lord’s DeLaina Mulcahy (Houston) created and represented Greater Texas Cultural Education Facilities Finance Corporation to act as a conduit issuer of tax-exempt debt on behalf of the Firm’s client Southwest Transplant Alliance.
Locke Lord lawyers Chris Barth, Hugh Balsam and Matthew Kalas (all of Chicago) and Kelly Biggins (Los Angeles) secured a decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals which affirms in full the district court’s grant of summary judgment to the Firm’s client, a leading international aircraft lessor.
A Locke Lord team led by Greg Heath and Jeannie Diep (both of Houston) represented Main Street Capital Corporation in a new portfolio investment in SI East, LLC, a newly formed entity formed to facilitate General Steel Drum, LLC's acquisition of North Coast Container Corporation.
A Locke Lord team served as counsel to a senior secured lender in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy case of A’Gaci, L.L.C. A’Gaci, a women’s fast-fashion clothing retailer with stores located throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, filed its Chapter 11 case in January 2018 in the Western District of Texas (San Antonio Division).
A Locke Lord team led by Joe Perillo (Houston) represented Enterprise Products Partners L.P. in an announced agreement under which American Midstream may elect to purchase a 25 percent interest in Enterprise’s Pascagoula natural gas processing plant.
A Locke Lord team led by Alan Levin (Hartford) represented QBE North America as it entered into an agreement with Safeco Insurance, a Liberty Mutual Company, with respect to QBE’s personal insurance independent agency policies in 47 states.
Kathleen Swan and Ermias Abebe (both of Chicago) and Enrique Santiago (West Palm Beach) represented Sokowatch Inc., the winner of the 2015 Social New Venture Challenge at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business that provides a technology platform connecting informal retailers throughout Sub-Saharan Africa to CPG companies in the United States, including Unilever, Mars and P&G, in the closing of its $2 million Series A Preferred Stock Offering.
A Locke Lord team led by Jack Jacobsen (Dallas) and Michael Blankenship (Houston) represented Comstock Resources, Inc. in the closed acquisition of oil and gas properties from Arkoma Drilling, L.P. and Williston Drilling, L.P., entities owned by Dallas businessman Jerry Jones, in exchange for approximately 88.6 million shares of Comstock common stock.
A Locke Lord team led by Phil Eisenberg and David Patton (both of Houston) represented Comstock Oil & Gas-Louisiana LLC in the closed acquisition of Louisiana oil and gas assets from Enduro Resource Partners LLC for $34 million.
A Locke Lord team led by Keith Parr (Chicago) represented Lupin Atlantis Holdings, S.A., Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc., and Lupin Ltd. in defending against a motion for a temporary restraining order filed by Taro Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. and Taro Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc. following Lupin’s launch of its desoximetasone topical spray (0.25 percent) product.
A Locke Lord team led by Michael Blankenship, Bill Swanstrom and Steve Peterson (all of Houston) represented EnCap Flatrock Midstream as Lotus Midstream, a portfolio company of EnCap Flatrock, announced the acquisition of the Centurion pipeline system and a Southeast New Mexico crude oil gathering system from Occidental Petroleum Corporation.
A Locke Lord team led by Steve Peterson, Bill Swanstrom and Michael Blankenship (all of Houston) acted as legal advisor to EnCap Flatrock Midstream in portfolio company Moda Midstream, LLC’s announced acquisition of the Oxy Ingleside Energy Center (IEC) and certain crude oil and LPG infrastructure from Occidental Petroleum Corporation.
A Locke Lord team led by Brandon Renken (Houston) represented Badger Midstream Energy LP in a natural gas gathering and processing dispute in which Badger accused Scout Energy Group II LP of surreptitiously taking about $20 million worth of product from the pipeline stream.
A Locke Lord team led by Van Jolas (Dallas) represented Merit Energy Company in MMGJ Hugoton III, LLC’s acquisition of 100 percent of the issued share capital of BHP Billiton Petroleum (Arkansas) Inc. and 100 percent of the membership interests in BHP Billiton Petroleum (Fayetteville) LLC from BHP Billiton Ltd. for $300 million.
Locke Lord’s Ernesto Palomo, Alyssa Falk and Josh Fliegel (all of Chicago) provided pro bono support to families and school districts as a state court in New Mexico ruled that New Mexico’s education system violated the state constitution because it failed to provide students a sufficient public education.