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Baker Botts Advises Southern Company Gas in Sale of Its Wholesale Natural Gas Marketing and Trading Business


Deal Description: Southern Company Gas announced that certain of its affiliates have entered into an agreement to sell Sequent Energy Management, L.P. and Sequent Energy Canada Corp., which are engaged in the wholesale marketing and trading of natural gas in the United States and Canada, for $50 million plus working capital and other adjustments. Southern Company Gas is a subsidiary of The Southern Company.

Baker Botts represented Southern Company Gas in the transaction

Baker Botts Lawyers/Office Involved:

Corporate: Jonathan Bobinger (Partner, Houston), Bill Lamb (Senior Counsel, Houston), Eileen Boyce (Special Counsel, Houston), Matthew McKenna (Associate, Houston), Nathaniel Richards (Associate, Houston) and Regan Vicknair (Associate, Houston)

Finance: Lyman Paden (Special Counsel, Houston)

Tax: Jon Lobb (Partner, Houston) and Peter Farrell (Senior Associate; Washington D.C.)

Intellectual Property: Michael Hawes (Partner, Houston)

Regulatory: Jason Bennett (Partner, Houston), Elaine Walsh (Partner, Washington D.C.), Emil Barth (Partner, Washington D.C.), Arigesta Joyce Adetutu (Senior Associate, Houston) and Clarence Hawkes III (Associate, Washington D.C.)

Employee Benefits: Mark Bodron (Partner, Houston) and Krisa Benskin (Special Counsel, Houston)

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