Our attorneys represent a variety of participants in corporate finance transactions, including a broad range of issuers, from major corporations to early-stage private companies. We also advise private equity funds, mezzanine and venture capital groups, investment banks, and other financial institutions acting as equity investors, underwriters, placement agents, or in other capacities.

Our experience includes:

  • Initial public offerings (IPO)
  • Follow-on equity offerings by issuers and secondary offerings by principal shareholders
  • Public and private (including Rule 144A and Regulation S) offerings of debt, including high-yield and convertible debt securities
  • Early stage and mezzanine equity private placements
  • PIPEs (private investments in public equity)
  • Equity/debt hybrid products
  • Financings involving non-traditional collective investment vehicles
  • Acquisition financing

Our capital markets team has particular experience in the energy industry, advising on public offerings for exploration and production (E&P) companies valued at more than $3 billion over the last several years.

Experience

  • Represented Citigroup as lead sales agent in the execution of an Equity Distribution Agreement for a continuous at-the-market offering by Sanchez Energy Corporation.
  • Represented Ocean Power Technologies in its underwritten public offering of 5,385,000 shares of its common stock at an offering price of $1.30 per share, underwritten by Aegis Capital Corp.
  • Represented Seaport Global Securities LLC as joint-book-running manager for an underwritten public offering for Abraxas Petroleum Corporation (NASDAQ: AXAS) of 28,750,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $2.40 per share.
  • Represented J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, as representative of the several underwriters, in a public offering by Sanchez Energy Corporation of 10,500,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $12.50.
  • Represented Ocean Power Technologies in an underwritten public offering of 2,760,000 shares of common stock at a price of $2.75 per share, underwritten by Roth Capital Partners and Maxim Group.
  • Represented Superior Drilling Products in an underwritten public offering of 5,000,000 shares of common stock at a price to the public of $1.00 per share, underwritten by Roth Capital Partners and Wunderlich Securities.
  • Represented Par Pacific Holdings, Inc. in connection with a $50 million registered rights offering.
  • Represented PetroQuest Energy, Inc. in private exchange offers and a consent solicitation of its 10% Senior Notes due 2017 and its 10% Second Lien Senior Secured Notes due 2021 for $280.295 million in aggregate principal amount of its newly issued 10% Second Lien Senior Secured PIK Notes due 2021 and 3,517,000 shares of its common stock.
  • Represented PetroQuest Energy, Inc. in a private exchange offer of $214.4 million in aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 10% Senior Notes due 2017 for $53.6 million of cash, $144.7 aggregate principal amount of its newly issued 10% Second Lien Senior Secured Notes and 4.3 million shares of its common stock.  PetroQuest Energy also closed a related consent solicitation to adopt certain amendments and waivers to the indenture governing the 10% Senior Notes due 2017.
  • Represented Carriage Services in connection with its exchange of approximately $115 million in aggregate principal amount of its 2.75% Convertible Subordinated Notes due 2021 for an aggregate of (i) 2,822,859 newly-issued shares of Carriage Services' common stock, plus (ii) approximately $75.2 million in cash pursuant to privately-negotiated exchange agreements with a limited number of holders of the convertible notes.
  • Represented Carriage Services, Inc. in connection with its private offering of $325 million aggregate principal amount of 6.625% senior notes due 2026.
  • Represented Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC as the underwriters in a public offering by Callon Petroleum Company.  Total net proceeds to Callon were $95.1 million. 
  • Represented Par Pacific and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Par Petroleum and Par Petroleum Finance Corp., in its private offering of $300 million aggregate principal amount of 7.750% senior secured notes due 2025.
  • Represented Johnson Rice & Company L.L.C. and Canaccord Genuity Inc., as the representatives of the underwriters, in a public offering by Abraxas Petroleum Company.  Total net proceeds to Abraxas were approximately $27.1 million.
  • Represented Par Pacific Holdings, Inc. in the sale of 3,400,000 shares of its common stock at a price of $22.00 per share, for anticipated gross proceeds of approximately $74.8 million.  Par Pacific plans to use the net proceeds of the offering for working capital and general corporate purposes.

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