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J.D., cum laude, University of Houston Law Center, 2007

B.A., magna cum laude, History, University of Pennsylvania, 2001

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Brian Rose is a partner in the corporate practice group of Porter Hedges.  His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and the representation of borrowers in lending transactions.  Brian also regularly advises mezzanine lenders and venture capital funds in their investments.  He has worked with both private and public companies across a range of industries, with a particular focus on the energy, manufacturing and architecture and engineering sectors.  Brian was selected to the Texas Rising Stars list in 2017 and 2018 for Mergers & Acquisitions.

Prior to attending law school, Brian advised Fortune 500 clients on the design and implementation of data-driven marketing strategies.

Representative Experience

Mergers & Acquisitions / Private Equity

  • Representation of a public diversified energy company in connection with its $270 million acquisition of a refinery and related logistics assets in Wyoming.
  • Representation of several private equity funds in their investments in upstream and midstream energy businesses.
  • Representation of a public diversified energy company in connection with its $100 million acquisition of logistics and retail assets in Hawaii.
  • Representation of a private oil and gas engineering services business in its sale to an Australian public company for $145 million.
  • Representation of a Houston-based architectural firm in its sale to a private equity-backed architecture and engineering services company.

Debt Financings

  • Representation of a private equity fund in a $320 million term loan with a private investment fund lender and a $100 million revolving credit facility, the proceeds of which were used to acquire a Houston-based industrial services company.
  • Representation of a private equity fund focused on upstream oil and gas assets in a $100 million reserve based facility to provide acquisition and working capital financing.
  • Representation of a private equity-backed exploration and production company in a $60 million borrowing base credit facility with several European banks.
  • Representation of a public, diversified energy company in its $125 million bridge and term loan credit facility with multiple private investment fund lenders.
  • Representation of a public company in the manufacturing sector in its issuance of approximately $15 million of senior convertible notes and associated warrants.

Professional / Civic Affiliations

  • Houston Bar Association , Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • District of Columbia Bar, Member
  • Virginia State Bar, Member

News

Publications

  • "No More Whining About Geographical Indications: Assessing the 2005 Agreement Between the United States and the European Community on the Trade in Wine" (03/01/07)

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