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Kevin Poli is a partner in the corporate practice group of Porter Hedges. His practice focuses on representing public and private companies in a broad range of corporate and securities matters including equity and debt capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, SEC compliance, corporate governance and general corporate matters. He has represented clients in the upstream and midstream energy, construction, clean tech, gasification and manufacturing industries. Kevin also represents investment banking firms, investors and issuers in capital market transactions.

Kevin has been selected for inclusion in Texas Rising Stars from 2013-2018 for Securities & Corporate Finance. IFLR1000 United States rated Kevin as "highly regarded" for Capital Markets: Debt/Equity in 2018.

Representative Experience

Recent Highlights

  • Representation of buyer in a $900+ million acquisition of midstream assets
  • Represented special committee of the board of directors of an exploration and production company in a $372 million acquisition of Utica Shale acreage
  • Represented NASDAQ listed gasification company in a $16 million strategic investment from a Chinese investor
  • Represented newly formed midstream company in connection with $300 million private equity investment
  • Represented underwriters of an Eagle Ford Shale focused exploration and production company's $250 Million IPO

Additional Experience

  • Mergers and acquisitions of and for publicly and privately held companies.
  • Ongoing representation of public companies, including work on their periodic SEC reports.
  • High yield offerings of debt securities pursuant to Rule 144A for publicly held companies, including subsequent registration with the SEC.
  • Representation of the sell-side in transactions for privately-owned business on deals that range from $3 million to more than $100 million.
  • Representation of companies and investors in connection with formation and initial capitalization of corporations, limited partnerships and limited liability companies.
  • Public debt exchange offers and consent solicitations for publicly held companies.
  • Private equity and venture capital investments.
  • Public offerings of equity and debt securities for companies.
  • Representation of underwriters in IPOs and follow-on public offerings of equity securities.
  • Private placements for publicly and privately held companies.
  • Formation and organization of joint ventures and co-investment transactions.

Professional / Civic Affiliations

  • Montgomery County Crime Stoppers, Director
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Houston Bar Association, Member
  • National Italian American Bar Association, Member