Jonathan B. Platt

Partner

Jonathan Platt

Dallas

P: +1.214.953.6817 F: +1.214.661.4817

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