Brian Rose has a dynamic and unique practice that includes a mix of mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, and debt financings. His mergers and acquisitions experience focuses on the acquisition and sale of private companies on behalf of private equity firms and their portfolio companies. In the debt space, Brian regularly advises borrowers in lending transactions and lenders in their senior secured credit agreements, subordinated debt facilities, and SBIC investments of long-term debt and growth equity. Brian also has significant experience representing entrepreneurs and start-up companies in their equity raises and general corporate matters. He works with both private and public companies and private equity firms across a range of industries, with a particular focus on the manufacturing, industrials, oilfield services, renewables, engineering and technology sectors.

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

Honors & Recognitions

Texas Rising Stars, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2017-2018

The Legal 500, Recommended Lawyer in Energy Litigation: Oil and Gas

  • Legal 500 (Use for current year Accolade)

Credentials

Education

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

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

Admissions

Texas

District of Columbia

Virginia

Experience

Mergers & Acquisitions / Private Equity

  • Public diversified energy company in its $310 million acquisition of a refinery and related logistics assets in Montana.
  • An industrials-focused, private equity firm in executing multiple acquisitions in service of its portfolio company’s vertical integration strategy.
  • A Houston-based healthcare business in Chapter 11 bankruptcy in its sale to six concurrent buyers.
  • Private oil and gas engineering services business in its $145 million sale to an Australian public company.
  • Houston-based staffing business in its sale to a private equity buyer.

Debt Financings

  • Family office 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.
  • Private equity fund focused on upstream oil and gas assets in a $100 million reserve-based facility to provide acquisition and working capital financing.
  • SBIC Lender in its $65 million financing to a construction equipment rental company.
  • Distressed debt fund in its acquisition of multiple loan portfolios.
  • Public, diversified energy company in its $125 million bridge and term loan credit facility with multiple private investment fund lenders.

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Affiliations

Houston Bar Association, Member

Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow

State Bar of Texas, Member

District of Columbia Bar, Member

Virginia State Bar, Member