James H. Mayor

Partner

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Houston

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Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Vectren Corporation-$6 billion merger with CenterPoint Energy, Inc.  
  • McDermott International, Inc.-$6 billion combination with Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. 
  • Westar Energy, Inc.-$14 billion combination with Great Plains Energy Incorporated
  • Transocean Inc.-$58 billion combination with GlobalSantaFe Corporation
  • Transocean Inc.-$9 billion acquisition of R&B Falcon Corporation
  • Transocean Ltd.-$1.1 billion sale of 38 drilling rigs to a private equity group
  • Transocean Ltd.-acquisition of Transocean Partners LLC
  • J. Ray McDermott, S.A.-acquisition of the assets of Secunda International Limited; disposition of Secunda charter fleet
  • McDermott International, Inc.-sale of Hudson Products Corporation; sale of McDermott Engineers & Constructors (Canada) Ltd.; acquisition of Deepsea Group Limited
  • BWX Technologies, Inc.-acquisitions of Marine Mechanical Corporation and Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc.
  • Special Committee of Plains Resources Inc.-acquisition by a group led by Paul G. Allen and members of management
  • An acquisition of an oil and gas measurement manufacturing business
  • A $200 million disposition of oil and gas properties

Securities Offerings

  • McDermott International, Inc. – private placement of $300 million of preferred stock and warrants
  • McDermott International, Inc. – offering of $1.3 billion of senior notes
  • Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. – private placement of $250 million of preferred stock and warrants
  • McDermott International, Inc.-$287.5 million public offering of tangible equity units; offering of $300 million of second lien secured notes
  • Transocean Ltd.-$2.0 billion public offering of senior notes
  • Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc.-$400 million offering of senior notes
  • Transocean Inc.-$6.6 billion public offering of convertible notes and $2.5 billion public offering of senior notes
  • Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc.-$373 million public offering of convertible notes
  • Edge Petroleum Corporation-$138 million public offering of common stock and $138 million public offering of convertible perpetual preferred stock
  • Westlake Chemical Corporation-$170.6 million initial public offering; $250 million senior notes offering; $172 million secondary public offering for a selling stockholder
  • Transocean Inc.-$1 billion public offering of floating rate notes; $258.3 million secondary public offering of shares of TODCO; $242.3 million secondary public offering of shares of TODCO; exchange offers for $1.48 billion of notes; $400 million convertible debentures offering; $1.3 billion senior notes offering; $500 million zero coupon convertible debentures offering
  • J. Ray McDermott, S.A.-$200 million senior secured notes offering; tender offer for senior secured notes
  • CenterPoint Energy, Inc.-$575 million exchange offer for convertible notes
  • TODCO-separation from Transocean Inc. and $165.5 million initial public offering; $269.9 million secondary public offering
  • Non-U.S. company-$377 million private placement of notes

Other Matters

  • Transocean Ltd.-redomestication to Switzerland
  • McDermott International, Inc.-spin-off of The Babcock & Wilcox Company
  • McDermott International, Inc.-settlement of chapter 11 proceedings involving The Babcock & Wilcox Company