Lakshmi Ramanathan

Associate

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Houston

P: +1.713.229.1391 F: +1.713.229.2891
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Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Representation of offshore drilling company in acquisition of another offshore drilling company
  • Representation of Halliburton Company in proposed acquisition of Baker Hughes Incorporated
  • Representation of Champion Energy, LLC in sale of retail electric provider business to Calpine Corporation

Initial Public Offerings

  • Columbia Pipeline Partners LP – $1.1 billion initial public offering of common units
  • Shell Midstream Partners, L.P. –  $920 million initial public offering of common units

Representative Spin-offs

  • Noble Corporation plc (Paragon Offshore)

Capital Markets – Issuer Representation

  • El Paso Electric Company – $150 million public offering of senior notes
  • Noble Holding International Limited – $1.1 billion public offering of senior notes
  • Waste Management, Inc. – $350 million public offering of senior notes
  • Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. – $190 million common stock offering; $300 million private offering of senior notes

Capital Markets – Underwriter Representation 

  • Counsel to underwriters in securities offerings, including registered offerings of debt and equity securities, 144A private placements of high yield debt securities and at-the-market continuous offering programs (ATMs), by master limited partnerships (MLPs), including Summit Midstream Partners, LP and Ferrellgas Partners, L.P.
  • Southeast Supply Header, LLC – $400 million private offering of senior notes
  • Burlington Northern Santa Fe, LLC – $1.5 billion public offering of debt securities; $1 billion public offering of debt securities; $750 million public offering of debt securities

Public Company Corporate Counsel

  • Corporate counsel to Atwood Oceanics, Inc., Bristow Group Inc., Dril-Quip, Inc., Halliburton Company and Noble Corporation plc – Exchange Act reporting, proxy statements, NYSE matters, board resolutions, corporate governance, committee charters, Reg FD issues and Section 16 compliance