Jonathan B. Platt

Partner

jon.platt@bakerbotts.com

Dallas

P: +1.214.953.6817 F: +1.214.661.4817
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

  • Public E&P company – Merger with family owned Delaware Basin E&P company for cash and stock consideration valued at approximately $500 million
  • Family-owned E&P company – $600 million sale of all U.S. oil and gas assets to energy focused private equity fund
  • Private equity-backed E&P company – multiple acquisitions of producing properties and leasehold in the Midland Basin valued in excess of $250 million
  • Fortune 10 company – Spin-off of healthcare business in $1.8 billion transaction
  • Fortune 50 company – $1.4 billion sale of software company to public company
  • Private equity-backed software company – Multiple acquisitions of software companies and intellectual property valued in excess of $100 million
  • Closely-held oil field services company – Approximately $300 million sale to private equity buyer, including partial equity rollover
  • Private aviation services company – Approximately $125 million sale of the company to private equity fund, including significant management equity rollover
  • 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 – Acquisition of producing oil and gas properties in the Barnett Shale from distressed seller
  • Private equity-backed midstream oil and gas company – Joint venture with anchor customer of gas gathering and processing facility valued at approximately $200 million
  • Private equity-backed E&P Company – Acquisition of producing properties in the Permian Basin and related infrastructure and salt water disposal assets
  • Private equity-backed E&P Company – Negotiation of joint venture with private-equity backed water services company to consolidate and provide growth capital for produced water infrastructure and disposal assets
  • Public E&P company – $165 million sale of gas gathering and processing assets to a subsidiary of publicly traded MLP
  • Private equity-backed energy services company – Acquisition of natural gas compression assets located in the Powder River Basin and negotiation of related long-term compression services agreement
  • 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
  • Midstream private equity fund – Numerous portfolio company investments by funds focusing on investments in oil and gas midstream projects
  • Private-equity backed software company – Leveraged distribution recapitalization transaction, valued in excess of $250 million
  • Management of Non-op E&P company – Negotiation of $100 million equity commitment from energy private equity fund
  • Management of E&P company – Negotiation of $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 and 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 initial public offering for private equity-backed oilfield services company
  • Counsel to underwriters in initial public offering for private equity-backed building materials provider
  • Counsel to NYSE-listed E&P company in Counsel to NYSE-listed E&P company in multiple high-yield debt offerings under Rule 144A and Regulation S
  • 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 Texas Super Lawyer-Rising Star (Thomson Reuters), 2018

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

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Baker Botts Corporate Series: SEC Regulation FD

Baker Botts lawyers Neel Lemon and Jon Platt present an overview of SEC Regulation FD governing selective disclosure of material non-public information.