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Stephen Grant

Stephen Grant

Stephen Grant is a partner in Haynes and Boone’s Capital Markets and Securities Practice Group in the Houston office.

Stephen focuses his practice on corporate finance and securities law, including securities offerings, M&A, private equity transactions, and general corporate representation. He has extensive experience advising companies, investment banks and underwriters in connection with public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, including SEC registered capital markets transactions, private placements and Rule 144A/Reg S issuances. Stephen counsels public company clients and their boards on corporate governance matters, Exchange Act reporting and SEC compliance. In addition, he regularly represents companies in strategic investments and M&A transactions, both public and private. He also works with private equity investors, their portfolio companies, and a variety of other public and private companies.
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Selected Client Representations
Capital Markets

 

  • Vantage Energy Inc. in its initial public offering of common stock (postponed before pricing)
  • Underwriters to QEP Midstream Partners, LP in its $483 million initial public offering of common units
  • Underwriters to Jones Energy, Inc. in its $187 million initial public offering of common stock
  • Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC in its public offerings of Series A, B, and C Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Units
  • New Source Energy Partners, L.P. in its public offering of Series A Cumulative Convertible Preferred Units
  • Several issuers and selling stockholder in ATM offerings of common and preferred stock
  • FMC Technologies, Inc. in its $800 million offering of investment-grade senior notes
  • Chaparral Energy, Inc. in its $300 million offering of senior debt securities
  • Underwriters to SandRidge Energy, Inc. in its $1.1 billion offering of senior notes
  • Basic Energy, Inc. in its $300 million offering of senior secured debt securities
  • Group 1 Automotive, Inc. in its $350 million offering of senior notes

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Represented Canadian oilfield services company in connection with $275 million acquisition of U.S.-based international services company
  • Represented a privately owned partnership in connection with the $58 million sale of water related assets to the City of Hutto, Texas
  • Energy Transfer Partners in its $2 billion acquisition of a 50% interest in the Florida Gas Transmission pipeline system from Energy Transfer Equity
  • Represented privately held LNG solutions company in connection with strategic reverse merger acquisition of a public company
  • Represented an oilfield services company in sale of the company to a public company acquirer
  • Represented conflicts committee of a public MLP in going-private merger transaction

*Some of these representations were handled by Stephen prior to joining Haynes and Boone.

Professional Affiliations and Engagements
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Association for Corporate Growth, Member
  • The Greater Houston Partnership, Member
Qualifications

Education

J.D., Tulane University Law School, 2010, Managing Editor, Tulane Maritime Law Journal; Order of the Coif

B.S., Louisiana State University, 2007, summa cum laude, University Medalist

Admissions

Texas

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