Stephen Massad

Senior Counsel

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Below is a representative sample of transactions he has worked on:

  • Halliburton Company – acquisition of Baker Hughes Incorporated (signed but later abandoned)
  • Kraton Performance Polymers Inc. – acquisition of Arizona Chemical Holdings Corporation
  • Kraton Performance Polymers Inc. – proposed combination with LCY Chemical Corp. of Taiwan and related inversion to England (signed but later abandoned)
  • Parker Drilling Company – acquisition of ITS Tubular Services via United Kingdom insolvency proceeding
  • Lyondell Chemical Company – acquisition for cash by Basell AF
  • Lyondell Chemical Company – acquisition of Millennium Chemicals Inc., together with its interest in Equistar Chemicals, L.P.
  • Lyondell Chemical Company – acquisition of Arco Chemical Corporation, subsequent sale of its polyols business to Bayer AG and formation of a related propylene oxide joint venture
  • Lyondell Chemical Company – formation of Equistar Chemicals, L.P., joint venture, addition of Occidental Petroleum chemical operations and acquisition by Lyondell of Occidental’s partnership interest
  • Lyondell Chemical Company – numerous equity and high-yield debt financing transactions
  • TPC Group Inc. – acquisition for cash by First Reserve Group and SK Capital Partners
  • Encore Acquisition Company – acquisition for cash and stock by Denbury Resources Inc.
  • Universal Compression Holdings, Inc. – stock-for-stock merger of equals with Hanover Compression Company to form Exterran Holdings, Inc.
  • Reliant Energy, Inc. – restructuring into CenterPoint Energy, Inc., and Reliant Resources, Inc., including 20 percent initial public offering of Reliant Resources and spin-off of remaining interest in Reliant Resources
  • Reliant Energy, Inc. – acquisition of NorAm Energy Corp. and Orion Power Holdings, Inc.
  • Pogo Producing Company – acquisition for cash and stock by Plains Exploration & Production Company
  • Pogo Producing Company – numerous financing and merger and acquisition transactions
  • Mesa Petroleum Co./Mesa Limited Partnership/Mesa Inc. – numerous unsolicited and negotiated merger and acquisition transactions, proxy contests, debt and equity financing transactions and restructuring transactions
  • Various private equity firms – various investments in and joint ventures with privately held oil and gas companies
  • Various NYSE-listed companies – audit committee investigations of various matters, including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act issues and accounting issues
  • Various investment banks – representation in connection with fairness opinions in M&A transactions
  • Various investment banks – numerous debt and equity financing transactions for various issuers
  • Receiver for Stanford Financial Group – representation of the court-appointed receiver for Stanford Financial Group in transactional and investigatory matters