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Porter Hedges Expands Energy Practice with New Office in Oklahoma City Led by Partner C. Ray Lees
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Porter Hedges has expanded its energy practice with the opening of a new office in Oklahoma City led by partner C. Ray Lees. Mr. Lees’ practice focuses on upstream and midstream oil and gas transactions including mergers, acquisitions & divestitures, joint ventures, finance, and real estate. He joins Porter Hedges along with of counsel Kendra […]

Shearman & Sterling Advises Arrangers in $725 Million Acquisition Financing of Grocery Outlet by Hellman & Friedman
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Shearman & Sterling advised Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and Jefferies Finance LLC as joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners in connection with a $725 million financing, comprising of a $450 million first lien term loan facility, a $75 million revolving credit facility and a $200 million second lien term loan […]

Stephenson Harwood advises on $2.5 billion development deal in Oman
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

International law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has advised on a large scale real estate and tourism development project in Oman. The Omagine project, which will cost approximately 2.5 billion US dollars to develop, was agreed with the Ministry of Tourism for the government of Oman and Omagine LLC. The project team from Stephenson Harwood’s Dubai […]

Kirkland Advises Vista Equity Partners in Formation and Fundraising of Vista Equity Partners Fund V
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Kirkland represented Vista Equity Partners in the formation and fundraising of Vista Equity Partners Fund V, its fifth flagship fund, which completed its fundraising six months early and announced its final closing on October 15, 2014. With Kirkland’s assistance, Fund V far exceeded its $3.5 billion target, raising in excess of $5.775 billion in limited […]

Goodwin Procter Advises HubSpot on Initial Public Offering
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Goodwin attorneys recently advised marketing and sales software company, HubSpot, on its initial public offering of 5,000,000 common shares. Shares priced at $25 per share and trading began on October 9 on the New York Stock Exchange under ticker “HUBS.” Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, and UBS Securities LLC served as […]

CC advises Statoil on the US$2.25 billion disposal of its Shah Deniz interest to PETRONAS
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Clifford Chance is advising the international energy company Statoil ASA (Statoil) on the disposal of Statoil’s interest in the Shah Deniz field, off shore Azerbaijan, to the Malaysian oil and gas company PETRONAS. The transaction value is US$2.25 billion. Closing is expected in early 2015 following approvals from the relevant authorities. The disposal comprises of […]

Paul Hastings Advises Banks on Financing Mattress Firm’s Purchase of The Sleep Train
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, represented the banks in financing the acquisition of The Sleep Train, Inc. and its subsidiaries by Mattress Firm, a leading specialty retailer of mattresses and related products and accessories in the United States with over 1,500 stores in over 36 states. Paul Hastings LLP represented Barclays Bank […]

Shearman & Sterling Advises Underwriters in Atmos Energy’s $500 Million Offering of Senior Notes
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Shearman & Sterling acted as counsel to the underwriters, represented by Credit Agricole Securities (USA) Inc., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, in connection with Atmos Energy’s offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of 4.125% Senior Notes due 2044. Atmos Energy Corporation is one of the country’s largest […]

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