Courtney Fore

Partner

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Austin

P: +1.512.322.2545 F: +1.512.322.3612

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