Webcast: IPOs and Capital Markets Developments in the Oil and Gas Industry

February 26, 2019

Please join members of Gibson Dunn’s Capital Markets and Oil and Gas Practice Groups as they discuss capital markets transactions that are currently popular in the oil and gas industry. They explore issues, considerations and recommendations regarding preparation, planning, structuring, disclosure and governance in connection with these transactions.

Specifically, the panelists provide insights and practical guidance regarding:

  • IPO Planning and Execution
  • Preferred Equity and High-Yield Trends
  • Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs)
  • Tax Considerations in These Transactions

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Hillary H. Holmes will explain and provide guidance on the IPO process and preparation. As a Partner in the Houston office and Co-Chair of the firm’s Capital Markets practice group, Hillary represents public companies, private companies, master limited partnerships and investment banks in all forms of capital raising transactions, including IPOs, registered offerings of debt and equity securities, private placements of debt and equity securities, joint ventures, preferred equity investments, spin-offs and special purpose acquisition companies. In addition, she focuses on securities offerings and SEC and governance counseling for master limited partnerships and corporations in all sectors of the oil & gas energy industry. Hillary also advises boards of directors, conflicts committees, and financial advisors of energy companies in complex transactions.

Doug Rayburn will discuss Preferred Equity and High-Yield Trends. Doug is a Partner in the Dallas and Houston offices of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and a member of the firm’s Capital Markets group. 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 master limited partnerships and offerings of preferred and hybrid securities. Additionally, Doug represents purchasers and sellers in connection with mergers and acquisitions involving both public and private companies, including private equity investments and joint ventures.

Gerry Spedale will discuss SPACs – an alternative route to the public markets. He is a Partner in the Houston office and focuses on capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate governance matters for companies in the energy industry, including master limited partnerships. He has extensive experience representing issuers and investment banks in both public and private debt and equity offerings, including initial public offerings, convertible note offerings and offerings of preferred securities. Gerry also has substantial experience in public and private company acquisitions and dispositions and board committee representations.

James Chenoweth will provide insight into the tax implications of all three of these transactions. James is a Partner in the Houston office and a member of the firm’s Tax group. He counsels clients regarding tax-efficient structuring of partnership and corporate transactions, including transactions involving publicly traded partnerships, special purpose acquisition companies, IPOs and follow-on offerings, as well as acquisitions and dispositions, taxable sales and the formation of joint ventures.