Gibson Dunn Advises Contango Oil & Gas Company in Its $5.7 Billion Merger with Independence Energy, LLC

June 24, 2021

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher is proud to advise Contango Oil & Gas Company in its $5.7 billion merger with Independence Energy, LLC to create a new combined company managed by KKR’s Energy Real Assets team.

The Gibson Dunn team was led by Houston partner Hillary Holmes, Dallas partner Jeffrey Chapman, and New York partner Andrew Kaplan, with assistance from Houston associates Monika Kluziak, Brian Downs, Zain Hassan, Stefan Koller, Josh Stout, and Nathan Zhang, Los Angeles associate Sarah Graham, and Orange County associate Darren Kerstien. Houston partner Shalla Prichard is advising on financing. Houston partner James Chenoweth and Houston associate Collin Metcalf are advising on tax aspects, and Dallas partner Krista Hanvey and Dallas associate Gina Hancock are advising on compensation.