Travis J. Wofford

Partner

travis.wofford@bakerbotts.com

Houston

P: +1.713.229.1315 F: +1.713.229.2715
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Travis Wofford's practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, shareholder activism and corporate advisory work. Mr. Wofford also represents corporate clients and investment banks in complex public and private securities offerings. Mr. Wofford has particular experience in the energy and TMT sectors.

Related Experience

Travis has broad mergers and acquisitions and capital markets experience spanning numerous transaction structures. Notable transactions include representing:*

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Schlumberger Limited in its $14 billion acquisition of Cameron International Corporation
  • McDermott International, Inc. in its $6 billion acquisition of Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V.
  • Halliburton Company in its proposed $35 billion acquisition of Baker Hughes Incorporated
  • Conflicts Committee of Williams Partners L.P. in its $10.5 billion acquisition by The Williams Companies Inc., its prior proposed $13.8 billion acquisition by The Williams Companies Inc. (resulting in $428 million buyer termination fee), its $50 billion merger with Access Midstream Partners, L.P. and its $11.4 billion simplification of incentive distribution rights and general partner interest and related $1.8 billion private placement
  • Conflicts Committee of Arc Logistics Partners LP in its sale to Zenith Energy U.S. LP and Warburg Pincus LLC
  • Chesapeake Energy Corporation in acquisitions and dispositions aggregating $2 billion in value, including the sale of upstream oil and gas assets in the Western Anadarko Basin to private equity investors and various sales of compression assets
  • Sunnova Energy Corporation in acquisitions of distributed generation residential solar assets
  • Special Committee of Barnes & Noble Inc. in its $683 million sale to Elliot Advisors
  • Various private investments by Liberty Media, Liberty Interactive and other associated companies, including the divestiture of Liberty Interactive's position in FTD Companies
  • Ascent Capital Group in its merger with its subsidiary Monitronics International and the related Chapter 11 bankruptcy of Monitronics
  • Qurate Retail Inc. in the disposition of its indirect stake in FTD Companies Inc.
  • Independent directors of JDA Software Group in the $2 billion leveraged buyout of JDA by New Mountain Capital
  • IBM in its $850 million divestiture of its point-of-sale technology business to Toshiba
  • Lindsay Goldberg in its purchase from Lockheed Martin Corporation and other investors of Pacific Architects and Engineers Inc. and Defense Support Services
  • Barnes & Noble in the strategic investment by Microsoft in its NOOK business
  • Civeo Corporation in its redomestication from Texas to British Columbia

Capital Markets

  • Sunnova Energy Corporation in its initial public offering and various other financings, including Series A, B and C fundraising rounds and convertible notes, its first asset-backed securitization collateralized by a pool of distributed generation solar assets, its first loan-backed securitization collateralized by a pool of consumer loans, and its first delayed-draw private placement securitization facility layered over tax equity facilities
  • Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. in various debt and equity offerings, including its aggregate $300 million Delaware Basin asset acquisition financing (including a preferred stock private placement to GSO Capital Partners and registered offerings of senior notes and common stock), its $300 million senior notes private offering to finance an acquisition of Eagle Ford assets, its $550 senior notes offering and related tender offer and redemption of outstanding senior notes, and various other offerings of senior notes and common stock
  • Jones Energy, Inc. in its public offering of convertible preferred stock and concurrent public offering of common stock
  • McDermott International, Inc. in its private placement of $300 million of redeemable preferred stock and warrants
  • Helix Energy Solutions Group in its $125 million public offering of convertible senior notes
  • Linn Energy, LLC in its privately-negotiated exchanges of $2 billion outstanding senior unsecured notes for $1 billion of newly issued senior secured second lien notes and its $1.0 billion bridge term loan facility and $1.1 billion public offering of senior notes in connection with its $2.3 billion asset acquisition from Devon Energy Corporation
  • Dr. Pepper Snapple Group in its $400 million private offering of senior notes and related $250 million tender offer and redemption of outstanding senior notes
  • Noble Corporation plc in its public offering of senior notes and related $750 million cash tender offer for outstanding senior notes
  • Westlake Chemical in a $500 million senior notes offering
  • Initial purchasers in the $1.45 billion private offering of senior secured second lien notes by Energy XXI Ltd
  • Initial purchasers in the $1.50 billion private offering of senior notes by Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC
  • Underwriters in Summit Midstream Holdings' $500 million public offering of senior notes and related cash tender offer for outstanding senior notes
  • Initial Purchasers in an $800 million senior notes offering by Texas Eastern Transmission, LP, a subsidiary of Spectra Energy Partners, LP
  • Initial purchaser and dealer manager in Chesapeake Energy Corporation's $2 billion public offering of senior notes and related tender offer/consent solicitation for outstanding senior notes and a $1.1 billion private placement of cumulative non-voting convertible preferred stock
  • Underwriters in various common stock offerings, including Tesco Corporation, Core Laboratories

* Includes matters handled prior to joining Baker Botts L.L.P.

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Recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer-Rising Star (Thomson Reuters), 2016-2019

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