Angel Torres represents private equity funds, financial institutions and commercial borrowers in financial transactions of all types, including acquisition financings, syndicated financings, reserve-based financings, reorganizations, workouts and debt restructurings.

Prior to joining the firm, Angel represented private equity funds, public and private companies and lenders in a wide range of lending transactions across a diverse array of industries.

Angel obtained his J.D. from SMU Dedman School of Law. While in law school, Angel served as the Associate Managing Editor of the SMU International Law Review.

Credentials

Education

J.D., SMU Dedman School of Law,  cum laude, 2015

Associate Managing Editor, SMU International Law Review

B.A., University of Texas at Arlington, magna cum laude, Political Science, Business Administration Minor, 2010

Admissions

Texas, 2015

Languages

  • Spanish

Experience*

  • Represented private equity funds and their portfolio companies, as well as private and public companies, in leveraged loans and acquisition financings, the proceeds of which were used to consummate leveraged buyouts as well as dividend recapitalizations.
  • Represented private equity funds and public and private companies in out-of-court debt restructurings and distressed debt scenarios in the energy industry and in a variety of other industries.
  • Savage Companies in its merger with Bartlett and Company and the subsequent Savage Enterprises joint venture, a leading global provider of supply chain and industrial services spanning the agriculture, energy and chemical, and environmental sectors.
  • Mach Resources LLC, an oil and gas producer led by Tom Ward, in the formation of BCE-Mach LLC, a partnership with Bayou City Energy Management LLC dedicated to acquiring, exploring and developing oil and gas assets across Oklahoma and Kansas
  • Newfield Exploration Company in its refinancing of a syndicated $2,000,000,000 revolving credit facility with maximum increased commitments of up to $2,750,000,000
  • Indigo Natural Resources in its private offering of $650 million of senior unsecured notes
  • Bernhard Capital Partners in obtaining a syndicated facility to fund the acquisitions of construction and program management firms, Moreland Altobelli Associates, PaveTex Engineering and Engineering Testing Services as part of the Atlas Technical Consultants platform
  • GEP Haynesville LLC, the consortium of GeoSouthern Haynesville, LP and GSO Capital Partners LP, in refinancing its $175 million reserve based loan credit facility
  • Cibolo Energy Partners, LP in connection with its extension of a first lien senior secured credit agreement to Hemisphere Energy Corporation providing for a multi-draw, non-revolving term loan facility with a maximum principal amount of up to $35 million, with an initial commitment amount of $15 million
  • Ultra Petroleum Corp., a publicly traded, independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company, in connection with its $1.2 billion exit credit facilities consisting of a $800 million term loan and $400 million revolver
  • SandRidge Energy, Inc. in connection with its $425 million exit credit facility, $35 million note, $281,780,783 million offering of subordinated notes and $600 million refinancing of its exit credit facility with $425 million borrowing base
  • Midstates Petroleum in connection with its $625 million offering of senior secured second lien notes and in connection with its $170 million reserve based revolving credit facility
  • Blackstone Energy Partners and Sanchez Energy Corporation — 50/50 partnership, definitive purchase agreement and related financing to acquire Anadarko Petroleum Corporation’s working interest in approximately 318,000 gross operated acres in the Western Eagle Ford for approximately $2.3 billion

*Includes matters handled prior to joining Porter Hedges LLP

Newsroom

Publications

  • "A Wishful Thought: Enforceability and Avoidance of Labor Provisions in Foreign Trade Agreements," 20 L. & Bus. Rev. Am. 617, Law¬†and Business Review of the Americas
    Publication, 2014