Courtney Fore

Partner

courtney.fore@bakerbotts.com

Austin

P: +1.512.322.2545 F: +1.512.322.3612
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Courtney Fore provides ongoing representation to corporate clients, including public issuers, private companies and venture and private equity funds. She advises clients regarding all manner of corporate issues, including public and private securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, asset purchases, SEC compliance and disclosure, corporate governance and other general corporate matters.

Related Experience

Capital Markets

  • Represented Tallgrass Energy GP, LP (NYSE: TEGP) in connection with its $1.2 billion initial public offering
  • Represented Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: TEP) in connection with its $313 million initial public offering
  • Represented ZS Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZSPH) in connection with its $123 million initial public offering
  • Represented NYSE-listed companies in multiple equity offerings totaling $1 billion
  • Represented a NYSE-listed company in multiple offerings of senior notes totaling $2 billion
  • Represented institutional investors in PIPE offerings totaling $2 billion
  • Represented various publicly-traded companies in at-the-market offering programs
  • On-going counseling of publicly-traded companies on '34 Act compliance and disclosure

Mergers, Acquisitions and Private Equity/Venture Capital Transactions

  • Represented Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC) in its $6 billion merger with CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP)
  • Represented Tallgrass Energy GP, LP (NYSE: TEGP) in its acquisition of Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: TEP)
  • Represented Southern Company Gas in the sale of Elizabethtown Gas and Elkton Gas to South Jersey Industries for $1.7 billion
  • Represented Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE: WR) in its $12.2 billion combination with Great Plains Energy Incorporated (NYSE: GXP) (initially announced as an acquisition; restructured as a merger of equals)
  • Represented international power company in the formation of a global joint venture for battery based energy storage technology
  • Represented The AES Corporation in the sale of DPL Energy Resources to IGS Energy
  • Represented The Energy & Minerals Group in structuring a special purpose fund and in connection with the formation of and investment in American Energy-Utica, LLC
  • Represented The Energy & Minerals Group in structuring a $500 million special purpose fund and in connection with the formation of and investment in Tallgrass Energy Partners, L.P.
  • Represented The Energy & Minerals Group in connection with the formation of an $825 million special purpose fund to acquire a controlling interest in the general partner of a public master limited partnership
  • Represented the purchasers (including funds affiliated with The Energy & Minerals Group, funds affiliated with Kayne Anderson and funds affiliated with First Reserve) of a 50.1% interest in the general partner of Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE: PAA) from an affiliate of Vulcan Energy Corporation
  • Represented the seller in a $390 million auction process sale of a FERC-regulated pipeline
  • Represented several technology and life sciences companies in early and late stage venture capital financings
  • Represented a clean energy company in multiple private convertible and senior notes offerings
  • Counseled various technology and life sciences companies on restructuring and general corporate matters
  • Represented ArcLight Capital Partners LLC in connection with the formation of and commitments to purchase preferred units and common units of JP Energy Partners, LP, a private limited partnership, and in the subsequent investments by ArcLight under the commitment
  • Represented a private equity firm in the purchase of a power construction and restoration company
  • Represented a casino development company in its investment in a Texas horse racing track

Awards & Community

Recognized as a "Rising Star" by The Legal 500 U.S., 2019

Recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer-Rising Star (Thomson Reuters), 2018 & 2019

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