Luke A. Weedon

Section Chair - Finance (Firmwide) Partner

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Dallas

P: +1.214.953.6970 F: +1.214.661.4970

Bank Financings and High-Yield Debt Offerings

  • Lead arranger, administrative agent and underwriters – $500 million first lien revolving credit facility, $750 million second lien term loan, $750 million second lien Rule 144A debt offering, each secured by offshore drilling rigs; $500 million revolving credit facility to finance construction of offshore drilling rig
  • Lead arranger and administrative agent – $1.0 billion unsecured credit facility and $2.0 billion 364-day facility for a midstream energy company
  • Lead arranger and administrative agent – $2.5 billion unsecured credit facility for a midstream MLP
  • Lead arranger and administrative agent – $1.35 billion secured credit facility for a gas storage company
  • Lead arranger and administrative agent – $424 million unsecured credit facility for the general partner of a midstream MLP
  • Lead arranger and administrative agent – $125 million secured credit facility for a clothing manufacturer
  • Lead arranger and administrative agent – $140 million secured credit facility for a technology company to fund its acquisition of a publicly traded U.K. company
  • Asset-based lender, as administrative agent – multiple asset-based loans (most in the $25 - $100 million range) for private and public companies operating in the energy, chemicals, manufacturing and retail industries
  • Underwriter – multiple offerings of senior notes by public E&P company, including registered exchange offer of one series of senior secured notes and two series of senior notes for three new series of senior secured notes
  • Wireless communications company – $2.1 billion secured credit facility; secured and unsecured bridge loans aggregating $1.5 billion; $1 billion Rule 144A debt offering; multiple follow-on debt offerings
  • Offshore drilling contractor – $3 billion unsecured credit facility; $900 million credit facility secured by ultra-deepwater drillships; $625 million Rule 144A debt offering of notes secured by ultra-deepwater drillship; $600 million Rule 144A debt offering of notes secured by ultra-deepwater drillship
  • Technology company – $50 million multi-currency secured credit facility
  • Offshore drilling contractor – $1.55 credit facility secured by offshore drilling rigs; $450 million Rule 144A debt offering
  • Offshore drilling contractor and liftboat service provider – $1.15 billion credit facility secured by a fleet of vessels; $300 million secured Rule 144A debt offering; $200 million unsecured Rule 144A debt offering; $75 million secured credit facility; $400 million secured credit facility to facilitate exit from bankruptcy
  • Offshore oil and gas construction company – $810 million credit facility secured by vessels and real property; $69 million project financing for the construction of a new vessel; $105 million unsecured performance guarantee issuance facility; $25 million secured letter of credit facility; $500 million Rule 144A offering of second lien notes; $200 million secured Rule 144A debt offering; various factoring arrangements
  • Subsea engineering and applied technology company – $800 million unsecured credit facility
  • Power generation company – $600 million secured credit facility to facilitate spin-off; $700 million secured credit facility; $650 million secured credit facility to facilitate exit from bankruptcy
  • Supplier of nuclear components and fuel – $900 million secured credit facility
  • Midstream MLP – $1.5 billion unsecured credit facility; multiple unsecured Rule 144A debt offerings
  • General partner of midstream MLP – $250 million credit facility secured by units in a publicly-traded MLP
  • Midstream MLP – $450 million credit facility secured by real property and other assets
  • E&P company – $750 million unsecured borrowing base credit facility; $500 million unsecured bridge loan; multiple Rule 144A debt offerings
  • Offshore drilling contractor – $800 million credit facility secured by a fleet of offshore drilling rigs
  • Midstream MLP – $665 million credit facility secured by vessels and real property; multiple Rule 144A debt offerings
  • Joint Venture – $125 million project financing to develop, engineer, construct and operate an underground natural gas storage facility
  • Hydrocarbon storage and transportation company – $355 million credit facility secured by vessels, real property and units in a publicly-traded MLP
  • Residential home builder – multiple secured credit facilities aggregating over $150 million

Private Placements

  • Institutional purchasers – purchase of $25 million senior secured notes, subordinated notes and equity issued by a privately owned E&P company
  • Institutional purchasers – purchase of Cdn.$100 million of senior notes issued by a pipeline company
  • Institutional purchasers – purchase of $49.5 million of senior secured notes, subordinated notes and equity issued by a privately owned manufacturer of educational products
  • Institutional purchasers – purchase of $58 million of senior notes issued by public utility company
  • Institutional purchasers – purchase of $100 million of senior secured notes issued by an owner and operator of natural gas systems and facilities
  • Institutional purchasers – purchase of $34 million of senior secured notes, subordinated notes and equity issued by a privately owned pipeline servicing company
  • Institutional purchasers – purchase of $20 million of senior secured notes issued by a specialty chemicals company
  • Frozen food manufacturer – private placement of $85 million of senior subordinated notes
  • Convenience store owner and operator – private placement of $140 million of senior secured notes
  • Offshore drilling contractor – private placement of $410 million of senior secured notes

Structured Financings

  • Office building owner – $103 million lease-based securitized financing of an office building
  • Oil and gas company – $1.2 billion trade receivables securitization
  • Institutional investors – restructure of a $47 million credit tenant lease for the corporate headquarters of a public company that provides professional technical services