Credit Suisse in $100 Million Margin Loan
Advised Credit Suisse in its role as lead lender and administrative agent in a $100 million margin loan facility to a subsidiary of Rentech, Inc., an owner and operator of wood fiber processing and nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing businesses. The loan is collateralized by a portion of the publicly traded units of Rentech Nitrogen Partners, L.P.
FirstCity Financial Corporation
Represented FirstCity Financial Corporation in merger with affiliates of Värde Partners, Inc., pursuant to which FirstCity became a privately held entity.
Apollo Management VII, L.P. Acquisition of Parallel Petroleum Corporation
Represented Parallel Petroleum Corporation in the sale of the company to Apollo Management VII, L.P.
Representation of Boards of Directors in Acquisition of Energy Company
Represented the Boards of Directors of both Hassie Hunt Exploration Company and Hassie Hunt Production Company in connection with the $4.5 billion acquisition of Hunt Petroleum Corporation and the Hassie Hunt Companies by Ft. Worth-based XTO Energy.
$450 Million Public Offering - Convertible Notes
$450 million Public Offering (Convertible Notes) Trinity Industries used the proceeds of this offering to provide additional funds for general corporate purposes, including the expansion of its railcar leasing business and possible repayments or repurchases of a portion of its outstanding indebtedness. J. P. Morgan Securities Inc., Banc of America Securities LLC, and Wachovia Securities acted as joint book-running managers.
$150 Million Senior Note Offering - Energy
Represented an independent energy company in a $150 million 144A senior note offering.
Going Private Transaction - McNeil Partners
Represented McNeil Partners, L.P. in the sale of the company to Whitehall Street/Goldman Sachs.
Defense of Proxy Contest
Represented AAON in the defense of a proxy contest by Bay Harbour.
$63 Million Public Offering - Common Stock
Represented an independent energy company in a $63 Million public offering of common stock.
Special Transaction Committee - Texas Genco Holdings, Inc.
The Special Transaction Committee of the Board of Directors of Texas Genco Holdings, Inc. in connection with the sale of the publicly-held interests in Texas Genco to GC Power Acquisition LLC, an entity owned by investment funds affiliated with The Blackstone Group, Hellman & Friedman LLC, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. and Texas Pacific Group.
TMBR/Sharp Drilling, Inc. in its Merger with a Subsidiary of Patterson/UTI Energy, Inc.
Represented TMBR/Sharp Drilling, Inc. in connection with the merger of TMBR/Sharp Drilling into a subsidiary of Patterson/UTI Energy, Inc.