Jude A. Dworaczyk

Associate

jude.dworaczyk@bakerbotts.com

Houston

P: +1.713.229.1519 F: +1.713.229.7719
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Jude Dworaczyk represents public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings and general corporate matters. He also advises clients on securities compliance issues, including Exchange Act reporting.

Related Experience

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO) – $950 million merger with Valero Energy Partners LP (NYSE: VLP)
  • AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) – $1.1 billion sale of data center colocation operations and assets to Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (NYSE: BAM)
  • Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) – $1.35 billion sale of 15 jackup rigs to Norwegian based Borr Drilling Limited
  • Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) – $500 million joint venture with European credit platform, Hayfin Capital Management LLP, for the purchase of a harsh environment offshore drilling rig as part of Seadrill Limited's global bankruptcy settlement
  • Southcross Holdings LP – sale of a gathering and treating system in the Eagle Ford region of South Texas
  • Summit Midstream Partners, LP – preferred equity investment by TPG Capital, L.P. of up to $140 million to fund capital contributions to Double E Pipeline LLC, a joint venture between Summit Midstream Partners, LP and Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. – financial advisor to WPX Energy, Inc. (NYSE: WPX) in its $2.5 billion acquisition of Felix Energy, an operator in the Delaware Basin backed by EnCap Investments L.P.
  • AT&T, Inc. (NYSE: T) – sale of LifeShield Home Security to private equity firm, Hawk Capital Partners LP
  • Ergon, Inc. – acquisition of the general partner of Blueknight Energy Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: BKEP) and concurrent dropdown of approximately $108 million of assets to Blueknight Energy Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: BKEP)
  • Hula Partners – initial round of Series A Financing from Houston Ventures IV L.P. 
  • Multinational Insurance Corporation – restructuring of debt held in manufacturing company into a majority equity stake, a majority board position and newly issued second lien debt
  • Special Committee of Western Gas Equity Partners, LP (NYSE: WGP) – partial financing for $750 million acquisition by Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE: WES) of oil and gas gathering pipelines from Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: APC)
  • Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO) – multiple dropdowns totaling $1 billion of assets to Valero Energy Partners LP (NYSE: VLP)
  • Shell Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE: SHLX) – acquisition of $700 million of equity interests in a dropdown transaction

Capital Markets - Underwriter Representation

  • Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY) – $4.0 billion public offering of senior notes
  • Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY) – $1.0 billion public offering of senior notes, including its inaugural $500 million “Green Bond”
  • Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY) – $2.5 billion public offering of senior notes
  • Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY) – $1.0 billion public offering of senior notes and concurrent $230.54 waterfall debt tender offer
  • Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY) – $750 million public offering of senior notes
  • Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY) – €500 million public offering of senior notes
  • Halcón Resources Corporation (NYSE: HK) – $850 million 144A offering of senior notes and concurrent $289.2 million debt tender offer
  • Halcón Resources Corporation (NYSE: HK) – $400 million private placement of automatically convertible preferred stock
  • Summit Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE: SMLP) – $500 million public offering of senior notes and concurrent $276.77 million debt tender offer
  • Summit Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE: SMLP) – $127.6 million public offering of common units
  • Summit Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE: SMLP) – $96 million secondary public offering of common units
  • DCP Midstream, LP - $500 million public offering of debt securities of its operating partnership, DCP Midstream Operating, LP
  • Summit Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE: SMLP) – at-the-market continuous offering program (formerly manager's counsel)

Capital Markets - Issuer Representation

  • Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) – $4.0 billion public offering of senior notes to fund the acquisition of Advanced Disposal Services, Inc. (NYSE: ADSW) and concurrent $257.2 million debt tender offer
  • Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) – $750 million public offering of senior notes
  • Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) – $500 million public offering of senior notes
  • Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO) – $1.5 billion public offering of senior notes
  • Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO) – $1.25 billion public offering of senior notes and concurrent redemption
  • Valero Energy Partners LP (NYSE: VLP) – $500 million public offering of senior notes
  • Valero Energy Partners LP (NYSE: VLP) – $500 million public offering of senior notes
  • Valero Energy Partners LP (NYSE: VLP) – commencement of $350 million at-the-market continuous offering program
  • Transocean Ltd. (NYSE) – $700 million waterfall debt tender offer and concurrent consent solicitation
  • Schlumberger Holdings Corporation – $1.1 billion debt tender offer
  • Schlumberger Holdings Corporation – multiple redemptions of senior notes totaling over $1.4 billion
  • Bristow Group Inc. – $75 million debt tender offer in connection with its Chapter 11 restructuring
  • Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: TEP) – $400 million 144A offering of senior notes
  • Tallgrass Energy GP, LP (NYSE: TEGP) – $227.7 million secondary public offering of class a shares
  • Summit Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE: SMLP) – at-the-market continuous offering program

Public Company Corporate Counsel

  • Corporate counsel to Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO), Valero Energy Partners LP (NYSE: VLP) (prior to its merger with Valero Energy Corporation), Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG), CrossAmerica Partners LP (NYSE: CAPL) and Summit Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE: SMLP) – Exchange Act reporting; NYSE matters; board matters; corporate governance; Reg FD issues; Section 16 compliance

Awards & Community

Recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer-Rising Star (Thomson Reuters), 2020

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