Jonathan B. Platt

Partner

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Dallas

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Jonathan Platt

Jon Platt manages a broad transactional practice, representing public and private companies and private equity funds in mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, commercial transactions and general corporate matters. Jon has broad experience representing clients across many industries, but in particular, his practice is focused on the energy, infrastructure and technology sectors.

Related Experience

Mergers and Acquisitions and Joint Ventures

  • Hyphen Solutions – Recapitalization and significant equity investment from affiliates of GreyLion Capital and Stone Point Capital
  • Private equity-backed E&P company – multiple acquisitions of producing properties and leasehold in the Midland Basin valued in excess of $250 million
  • Closely-held oil field services company – Approximately $300 million sale to private equity buyer, including partial equity rollover
  • Management of Pegasus Optimization Managers – Sale to Kodiak Gas Services, an affiliate of EQT Infrastructure
  • Privately held software company – Multiple acquisitions of software companies and intellectual property valued in excess of $100 million
  • Matador Resources Company - $300 million joint venture formation of San Mateo Midstream II, LLC with Five Point Energy LLC
  • Private aviation services company – Approximately $125 million sale of the company to private equity fund, including significant management equity rollover
  • Matador Resources Company – Merger with Harvey E. Yates Company  for cash and stock consideration valued at approximately $500 million
  • Pegasus Optimization Managers, LLC (Apollo-backed compression services company) – Acquisition of natural gas compression assets located in the Powder River Basin and negotiation of related long-term compression services agreement
  • Family-owned E&P company – $600 million sale of all U.S. oil and gas assets to energy focused private equity fund
  • Kimberly Clark Corp. – $1.8 billion spin-off of healthcare business in $1.8 billion transaction
  • AT&T – $1.4 billion sale of Sterling Software to IBM
  • Public E&P company – $135 million sale of producing oil and gas properties in the Eagle Ford Shale to non-U.S. buyer
  • Private equity-backed E&P company – $33.5 million acquisition of producing properties and leasehold in the Fort Worth Basin
  • Private equity-backed midstream oil and gas company – $200 million joint venture with anchor customer of gas gathering and processing facility
  • Private equity-backed E&P Company – $50 million acquisition of producing properties in the Permian Basin and related infrastructure and salt water disposal assets
  • Private equity-backed E&P Company – Negotiation of $75 million joint venture with private-equity backed water services company to consolidate and provide growth capital for produced water infrastructure and disposal assets
  • Matador Resources Company – $165 million sale of gas gathering and processing assets to a subsidiary of publicly traded MLP
  • Private oilfield services firm – Acquisition of multiple salt water disposal wells
  • Public compression services company – Sale of natural gas compression provider to affiliates of private equity fund

Private Equity

  • E&P private equity fund – Investments in or dispositions of numerous portfolio companies by four related private equity funds focusing on investments in U.S. oil and gas exploration and development projects with total equity commitments in excess of $250 million
  • Midstream private equity fund – Numerous portfolio company investments by funds focusing on investments in oil and gas midstream projects, with total equity commitments in excess of $2 billion
  • Private-equity backed software company – Leveraged distribution recapitalization transaction, valued in excess of $250 million
  • Management of Non-op E&P company – $100 million equity commitment from energy private equity fund
  • Management of E&P company – $250 million equity commitment from E&P focused private equity fund
  • Public E&P company – $200 million joint venture and equity commitment from infrastructure focused private equity fund for development of infrastructure and produced water disposal assets in the Delaware Basin
  • Management of E&P company – Recapitalization and equity commitment from private equity fund for acquisition of assets in East Texas
  • Family office – Formation of numerous investment partnerships for real property, private equity and hedge fund assets
  • Management of oilfield services company – Negotiation of recapitalization and rollover of existing equity into new company formed in connection with leveraged acquisition by energy focused private equity fund
  • Real Estate private equity fund – Acquisition of bathroom tile and surfacing solution provider
  • General counsel representation of several private equity-backed portfolio companies, including the negotiation of employment arrangements, complex commercial transactions, and general governance matters.

Capital Markets

  • Counsel to underwriters in $250 million initial public offering for private equity-backed oilfield services company
  • Counsel to underwriters in $500 million initial public offering for private equity-backed building materials provider
  • Counsel to Matador Resources Company in multiple high-yield debt offerings under Rule 144A and Regulation S
  • Counsel to Matador Resources Company in multiple public-equity offerings
  • Counsel to NYSE-listed MLP in multiple debt and equity offerings
  • Counsel to NYSE-listed soft drink provider in multiple public debt offerings and tender offers
  • Counsel to initial purchasers in multiple high-yield debt offerings under Rule 144A and Regulation S

Awards & Community

Recognized as a "Next Generation Partner" by The Legal 500 U.S., 2021

Recognized as "Up & Coming" for Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional) in Chambers USA, 2021

Recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer-Rising Star (Thomson Reuters), 2018

Recognized in "Best Lawyers Under 40" by D Magazine, 2020

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