Webcast: Current Developments in Capital Markets Transactions in the Oil and Gas Industry

March 4, 2020

Please join our panel as they discuss current developments in capital markets in the oil and gas industry. Specifically, the panelists will provide insights, updates and practical guidance regarding market conditions, preferred equity, high-yield bonds, and SPACs. They also explore developing approaches to raising capital in the industry such as rights offerings and direct listings.

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Michael Casey is a Partner and Managing Director in the Houston office of Goldman Sachs & Co. He has over 20 years of energy investment banking experience and has advised on a variety of capital raising and strategic transactions. Michael has broad capital raising and financing experience across equity and debt markets, both public and private, as well as joint ventures and private equity investments. In addition to his financing transaction experience, Michael has significant experience in M&A, having advised on numerous public company mergers, as well as advising both sellers and buyers on private company and asset transactions.

Hillary H. Holmes is a partner in the Houston office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Co-Chair of the firm’s Capital Markets practice group. Ms. Holmes advises companies in all sectors of the energy industry on long-term and strategic capital planning, disclosure and reporting obligations under U.S. federal securities laws, corporate governance and M&A transactions. She represents issuers, underwriters, MLPs, financial advisors, private investors, management teams and private equity firms in all forms of capital markets transactions. Her experience comprises IPOs, registered offerings of debt and equity securities, private placements of debt and equity securities, structured preferred equity, joint ventures and private equity investments. She frequently advises boards of directors, special committees, and financial advisors in M&A transactions involving conflicts of interest or unique complexities.

Doug Rayburn is a partner in the Dallas and Houston offices of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. His principal areas of concentration are securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters. He has represented issuers and underwriters in over 200 public offerings and private placements, including initial public offerings, high yield offerings, investment grade and convertible note offerings, offerings by MLPs, and offerings of preferred and hybrid securities. Additionally, Mr. Rayburn represents purchasers and sellers in connection with mergers and acquisitions involving both public and private companies, including private equity investments and joint ventures. His practice also encompasses corporate governance and other general corporate concerns.

Gerry Spedale is a partner in the Houston office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He has a broad corporate practice, advising on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, capital markets transactions and corporate governance. He has extensive experience advising public companies, private companies, investment banks and private equity groups actively engaging or investing in the energy industry. His over 20 years of experience covers a broad range of the energy industry, including upstream, midstream, downstream, oilfield services and utilities.


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