Jude A. Dworaczyk

Associate

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Houston

P: +1.713.229.1519 F: +1.713.229.7719

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