A.J. Ericksen




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A.J.Ericksen represents public and private businesses, primarily in the energy sector, in a broad range of corporate, mergers & acquisitions (M&A) and securities matters.

Mr. Ericksen has advised companies, including master limited partnerships (MLPs), and institutional investors in numerous M&A transactions. He has significant experience in initial public offerings (IPOs), Rule 144A offerings and other public and private offerings of equity and debt securities. He also represents clients in connection with debt tender offers and consent solicitations. In addition, he counsels companies as to Exchange Act reporting, general corporate governance, Section 16 and other securities law matters.

Related Experience

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Schlumberger – $14.8 billion acquisition of Cameron International Corporation
  • Ergon, Inc. – acquisition of general partner of, and contribution of asphalt terminals and cash to, Blueknight Energy Partners, LP
  • Conflicts Committee of PennTex Midstream Partners, LP – $280 million going-private transaction involving tender offer by Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (pending)
  • Transocean Ltd. – acquisition of Transocean Partners LLC
  • Regency Energy Partners LP – $18 billion merger with Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.
  • Regency Energy Partners LP – $5.6 billion acquisition of PVR Partners, LP
  • Schlumberger Limited – formation of OneSubseaTM, a multibillion dollar joint venture with Cameron International Corporation
  • Schlumberger Limited – $11 billion acquisition of Smith International, Inc.
  • Transocean – $58 billion combination with GlobalSantaFe Corporation
  • American Industrial Partners – acquisition of Polar Group Holdings Company, LLC
  • American Industrial Partners – sale of Rockwell American
  • Delek U.S. Holdings, Inc. – multiple dropdowns of midstream and logistics assets to Delek Logistics Partners, LP
  • Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. – sale of flowback operations; multiple acquisitions of pressure pumping assets
  • Oceaneering International Inc. – $230 million acquisition of C & C Technologies, Inc.
  • Private Equity Investors - co-investment in power generation company
  • Private Equity Investors - co-investment in midstream company
  • Midstates Petroleum Company – $650 million acquisition of E&P assets
  • Marathon Oil Corporation – disposition of Gulf of Mexico pipeline interests
  • Houston Wire & Cable Company – purchase of Southwest Wire Rope LP and Southern Wire, LLC
  • K-Sea Transportation Partners L.P. – $203 million acquisition of private companies
  • ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC – $412 million purchase of the general partner and a 63 percent limited partner interest in Buckeye GP Holdings LP

Capital Markets and Securities Offerings

  • Underwriters – initial public offering of GPM Petroleum, LP (in registration)
  • Shell Midstream Partners, L.P. – $1.1 billion initial public offering
  • Transocean Partners LLC – $442 million initial public offering
  • Delek Logistics Partners, LP – $193 million initial public offering; $250 million rule 144A senior notes offering
  • KiOR, Inc. – $162 million initial public offering
  • Underwriters – $201 million initial public offering of World Point Terminals, LP
  • Initial purchasers – $1.45 billion 144A offering of senior secured second lien notes by offshore E&P producer
  • Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation – $1 billion public offering of common stock; $275 million public offering of common stock
  • Schlumberger – numerous public and Rule 144A offerings of senior notes totaling over $12 billion
  • Oceaneering International Inc. – $500 million public offering of senior notes
  • Transocean – numerous public offerings of senior notes totaling $9.5 billion; $6.6 billion public offering of convertible notes; $1 billion public offering of shares; $600 million Rule 144A offering of senior secured notes; $625 million Rule 144A offering of senior secured notes
  • Bristow Group Inc. – $450 million public offering of senior notes and concurrent tender offer/redemption of senior notes
  • Westar Energy, Inc. – multiple public offerings of first mortgage bonds totaling $625 million
  • CenterPoint Energy – numerous public and Rule 144A offerings of debt securities and common stock
  • Cleco Power LLC – numerous debt offerings
  • K-Sea Transportation Partners L.P. – numerous public offerings of common units totaling over $215 million
  • Underwriter representations include TC PipeLines, LP, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, LLC, Core Laboratories, N.V., Teekay LNG Partners L.P., Tesco Corporation, Pioneer Energy Services Corp., Azure Midstream Partners, L.P., Genco Shipping & Trading Limited, Penn Virginia GP Holdings, L.P., Toreador Resources Corporation and W&T Offshore, Inc., among others

Other Matters

  • Transocean Ltd. – redomestication from the Cayman Islands to Switzerland

Awards & Community

Recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer-Rising Star (Thomson Reuters), 2012-2017


Publications, Speeches & Presentations



The MLP Dropdown Process After El Paso

Baker Botts partners Josh Davidson, David Sterling, and A.J. Ericksen, discussed the important process takeaways for MLP dropdowns following the April 2015 El Paso decision of the Delaware Court of Chancery.