Peter, Kevin

Kevin Peter




Kevin Peter serves as Co-Chair of Locke Lord’s Corporate Practice Group. He has extensive experience representing buyers and sellers in various forms of merger and acquisition transactions, public and private, strategic and financial. Much of Kevin's practice is focused in the energy industry, particularly oilfield services, energy technologies and upstream and midstream assets. His practice also includes representing 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.

Representative Experience

  • Represented Flow-Zone in its acquisition by The Reynolds Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of McNaughton-McKay Electric Company, for an undisclosed value
  • Represented the management team of Trace Midstream in its combination with Gemini Midstream
  • Represented 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
  • Represented AMP Americas II, LLC in a $75 million investment for new dairy RNG projects led by EIV Capital and existing AMP investors
  • 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
  • Represented Amp Americas in the sale of its 20 ampCNG fueling stations to American Natural Gas LLC for $41 million
  • Represented Martin Midstream Partners L.P. in the 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
  • Represented 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
  • Represented Martin Midstream Partners L.P. in its $107 million divestiture of certain terminalling assets in Corpus Christi, Texas to NuStar Logistics, L.P.
  • Represented Martin Midstream Partners L.P. in its $135 million acquisition of a 20% interest in West Texas LPG Pipeline L.P. from Atlas Pipeline Partners
  • Represented Sterling Partners and its portfolio company, Desert NDT LLC, in the $260 million sale of Desert NDT to ShawCor Ltd.
  • Represented ONEOK Partners LP in its $305 million acquisition of midstream assets in Powder River Basin
  • Represented Crestwood Midstream Partners, LP in its $377 million acquisition of Marcellus Shale gathering assets from Antero Resources
  • Represented C&J Energy Services, Inc. in its $272.5 million acquisition of Casedhole Holdings, Inc., a provider of cased-hole wireline and complementary services
  • Represented Martin Midstream Partners L.P. in its $275 million sale of East Texas and Northwest Louisiana gas gathering and processing assets to CenterPoint Energy Inc.
  • Represented Crestwood Midstream Partners LP in its $338 million acquisition of midstream assets from Frontier Gas Services, LLC
  • Represented 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
  • Represented privately held distributor of oilfield tools and products in $500 million sale to international oilfield product and service supplier
  • Represented privately held natural gas processing and treatment company in $185 million sale to publicly traded midstream MLP
  • Represented owner of 17Bcf natural gas storage facility in sale to strategic buyer
  • Represented developer in sale of 50% interest in LNG project with estimated development cost of $1.1 billion
  • Represented publicly traded energy company in sale of 1800 MW of generation assets valued in excess of $200 million
  • Represented 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
  • Represented international private equity fund in $165 million acquisition of district energy facilities in North America
  • Represented private equity funds in numerous target investments ranging from $10 million to $1 billion
  • Represented 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

Professional History

  • Partner, Locke Lord LLP
  • Certified Public Accountant, Texas (1991)
  • Accountant, KPMG LLP (1989 - 1992)

Professional Affiliations and Recognitions

  • 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
  • Vestry; Finance Committee – Holy Spirit Episcopal Church
  • President – Stratford Spartan Booster Club