Sarah J. Dodson

Associate

Sarah Dodson

Houston

P: +1.713.229.1390 F: +1.713.229.7790

Mergers and Acquisitions (Including Spin-offs)

  • Lime Rock Partners in its sale of GEODynamics, Inc. to Oil States International Inc. for $525 million in cash and stock.
  • Halliburton Company in various acquisitions, including the acquisition of Summit ESP Inc.
  • Halliburton Company in its proposed $35 billion acquisition of Baker Hughes Incorporated.
  • Conflicts Committee of the board of directors of the general partner of Antero Midstream Partners LP in connection with the $1.05 billion drop down of Antero Resources Corporation's integrated water business.
  • Sunnova Energy Corporation in acquisitions of distributed generation residential solar assets.
  • Conflicts Committee of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners and Special Committee of Kinder Morgan Management in $70 billion purchase of KMP, KMR and El Paso Pipeline Partners by KinderMorgan, Inc.
  • Chesapeake Energy Corporation in $3.1 billion spin-off of its oilfield services division, Seventy Seven Energy Inc.

Capital Markets Issuer Representation

  • Shell Midstream Partners, L.P. in various financings, including $680 million public offering of common units with a concurrent $300 million private placement, a $275 million private placement of common units and a $300 million private placement of common units.
  • Sunnova Energy Corporation in in various financings, including a private equity investment by Energy Capital Partners, a separate private equity financing round and conduit facility, and its first asset-backed securitization collateralized by a pool of distributed generation solar assets.
  • Summit Midstream Partners, LP in $300 million offering of 9.50% fixed-to-floating rate cumulative redeemable perpetual preferred units.
  • American Midstream Partners, LP in $300 million private placement of senior unsecured notes.
  • Chesapeake Energy Corporation in $1.5 billion exchange offers of 8.00% senior secured second lien notes due 2022 in exchange for certain outstanding senior unsecured notes.
  • Linn Energy, LLC in privately-negotiated exchanges of $2 billion outstanding senior unsecured notes for $1 billion of newly issued senior secured second lien notes.
  • Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. in $650 million public offering of senior notes and concurrent tender offer/redemption of senior notes.
  • Shell Oil Company in $1.1 billion initial public offering of Shell Midstream Partners, L.P.
  • Enable Midstream Partners, LP in $575 million initial public offering.
  • Parker Drilling Company in $360 million private placement of senior notes and concurrent tender offer.

Capital Markets Underwriter Representation

  • Rowan Companies plc $500 million public offering of senior notes and $750 million debt tender offer.
  • Athlon Energy Inc. $570 million public offering of common stock.
  • Athlon Energy Inc. $559 million public offering of common stock.

Other Matters

  • Atwood Oceanics, Inc. (ATW) refinancing of $1.55 billion senior revolving credit facility secured by offshore drilling rigs.
  • Debtors’ counsel to Global Geophysical Services, Inc. in chapter 11 cases.

Public Company Corporate Counsel

  • Corporate counsel to Shell Midstream Partners, L.P. and Summit Midstream Partners, LP - Exchange Act reporting; NYSE matters; board matters; corporate governance; Reg FD issues; Section 16 compliance.