Peter, Kevin

Kevin Peter

Partner
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Kevin Peter is Co-Chair of Locke Lord’s Corporate Practice Group. He has extensive experience representing buyers and sellers in various merger and acquisition transactions, public and private, strategic and financial. Much of Kevin's practice focuses in the energy industry, particularly oilfield services, energy technologies and upstream and midstream. He also represents private equity and mezzanine debt funds in their investment transactions as well as target companies and management groups in negotiating acquisition and financing transactions with private equity investors and lenders.

Kevin Peter is Co-Chair of Locke Lord’s Corporate Practice Group. He has extensive experience representing buyers and sellers in various merger and acquisition transactions, public and private, strategic and financial. Much of Kevin's practice focuses in the energy industry, particularly oilfield services, energy technologies and upstream and midstream. He also represents private equity and mezzanine debt funds in their investment transactions as well as target companies and management groups in negotiating acquisition and financing transactions with private equity investors and lenders.

In addition, Kevin represents issuers, underwriters and investors in public offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities, lenders and borrowers in senior, mezzanine and subordinated debt financing transactions, and various clients in connection with general commercial and/or contractual matters, including business structuring and planning and joint venture arrangements.

Kevin’s experience includes the representation of:

Oilfield Services & General Industrial

  • Oliver Equipment Company in its sale to Sunbelt Supply by affiliate FloWorks International
  • Private investor in partnership with a private equity fund in the acquisition of a provider of mechanical, column, reactor, catalyst and demolition work and other general heavy construction and services
  • Flow-Zone in its acquisition by The Reynolds Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of McNaughton-McKay Electric Company
  • Sterling Partners and its portfolio company, Desert NDT LLC, in the $260 million sale of Desert NDT to ShawCor Ltd.
  • C&J Energy Services, Inc., in its $272.5 million acquisition of Casedhole Holdings, Inc., a provider of cased-hole wireline and complementary services
  • Privately held distributor of oilfield tools and products in $500 million sale to international oilfield product and service supplier
  • Various private equity funds and portfolio companies in investment, financing and divestiture transactions
  • Publicly traded oilfield service company in a joint venture transaction to develop and commercialize water treatment and disposal technologies for produced water in drilling operations

Midstream

  • The management team of Trace Midstream in its combination with Gemini Midstream
  • NJR Midstream, a business of New Jersey Resources, in the acquisition of Leaf River Energy Center, LLC, from Macquarie Infrastructure Partners for $367.5 million
  • Martin Midstream Partners L.P. in several transactions including:
    • $212 million 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
    • $107 million divestiture of certain terminalling assets in Corpus Christi, Texas, to NuStar Logistics, L.P.
    • $135 million acquisition of a 20% interest in West Texas LPG Pipeline L.P. from Atlas Pipeline Partners
    • $275 million sale of East Texas and Northwest Louisiana gas gathering and processing assets to CenterPoint Energy Inc.
  • Saddle Butte Rockies Midstream, LLC, and affiliates in its announced $625 million acquisition by Black Diamond Gathering, LLC, a newly formed joint venture by Noble Midstream Partners LP and Greenfield Midstream, LLC
  • ONEOK Partners LP in its $305 million acquisition of midstream assets in Powder River Basin
  • Crestwood Midstream Partners, LP, in its $377 million acquisition of Marcellus Shale gathering assets from Antero Resources
  • Crestwood Midstream Partners LP in its $338 million acquisition of midstream assets from Frontier Gas Services, LLC
  • An energy private equity fund in a $700 million joint venture with MarkWest Energy Partners to develop gathering and processing assets in the Marcellus Shale and in its subsequent $2 billion sale of its interest to MarkWest Energy
  • Privately held natural gas processing and treatment company in $185 million sale to publicly traded midstream MLP
  • Owner of 17Bcf natural gas storage facility in sale to strategic buyer
  • Developer in sale of 50% interest in LNG project with estimated development cost of $1.1 billion

Renewable & Other Energy Transactions

  • AMP Americas II, LLC, in a $75 million investment for new dairy RNG projects led by EIV Capital and existing AMP investors
  • 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
  • Amp Americas in the sale of its 20 ampCNG fueling stations to American Natural Gas LLC for $41 million
  • Leading renewable transportation fuel company in the sale of assets to an affiliate of a private equity fund focused on sustainable infrastructure
  • Publicly traded energy company in sale of 1800 MW of generation assets valued in excess of $200 million
  • Private equity investors in $100 million Series A financing of target company specializing in the manufacturing and marketing of biodiesel fuel and biodiesel plant construction
  • International private equity fund in $165 million acquisition of district energy facilities in North America
  • Private equity funds in numerous target investments ranging from $10 million to $1 billion
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Education
  • J.D.,

    magna cum laude

    , University of Houston Law Center, 1995
    Order of the Coif
    Articles Editor, Houston Law Review
  • B.B.A.,

    cum laude

    , Texas A&M University, 1989
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, 1995
Professional Affiliations
    • Member, State Bar of Texas
    • Past Chairman, Mergers & Acquisitions Section, Houston Bar Association
    • Member, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants
    • Member, American Bar Association, Committees on Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity and Venture Capital
Community Leadership
    • Legal Advisory Committee (Past Chairman); Parade Committee – Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
    • Houston Area Program Coordinator and Co-Founder – Bayou City Blessings in a Backpack
Professional History
    • Partner, Locke Lord LLP
    • Certified Public Accountant, Texas (1991)
    • Accountant, KPMG LLP (1989-1992)