Rob Reedy’s practice focuses on public companies and emerging privately held entities that are building their business through mergers, acquisitions and financings such as public offerings and private equity transactions. In many cases, he coordinates all of the legal work for his clients as they build their businesses, acting as an advisor and “de facto” general counsel. Rob also serves as the Firm Managing Partner.

Rob’s clients include businesses involved in energy exploration, production, service and transmission, alternative and renewable energy, energy industry technology and the manufacturing and distribution of a variety of products. He also represents several investment banking firms specializing in public and private securities offerings and mergers and acquisitions for companies in all components of the energy industry. He has extensive experience in:

  • Initial public offerings
  • Secondary public offerings of equity and debt securities
  • Mergers, acquisitions and dispositions of public and private entities
  • Private equity fund entity formations and acquisitions/divestitures
  • Representation of management teams in start-up companies funded by private equity
  • Formation, structuring and financing of new ventures
  • Joint venture and partnership formations and financings
  • Venture capital transactions
  • Preparation of SEC filings of all types
  • Executive employment agreements and compensation
  • Corporate governance and board and board committee issues

Honors & Recognitions

Ranked among the leading lawyers, Capital Markets: Debt & Equity, Chambers USA

Rated “highly regarded,” M&A and Capital Markets: Debt/Equity, IFLR1000 United States, 2018-2019

Listed, Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, since 2009

Listed, Texas Super Lawyers, Securities and Corporate Finance Law, since 2003

Credentials

Education

J.D., University of Texas School of Law, with honors, 1978

B.A., University of Texas, magna cum laude, 1975

Harvard Law School Executive Education, Leadership in Law Firms Certificate, 2018

Admissions

Texas

Experience

Rob's experience has included advising:

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Maintenance Supply Headquarters, a leading distributor of maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) products to the multifamily housing industry, in its agreement to be acquired by Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) for $512 million.
  • Quantum Capital in the acquisition of Houston-based Apache Industrial Services and the simultaneous contribution of Skyway Canada Limited, a Quantum portfolio company.
  • Special Committee of an exploration and production company in two shale acreage acquisition transactions with a combined value of more than $550 million.
  • Coal and biomass gasification company in Chinese investment transactions.
  • Publicly held Texas retail energy provider in its sale to a utility company.
  • Publicly held waste company in over 30 public and private offerings and acquisitions, including a $1.5 billion acquisition of an industry competitor.
  • Creation of sponsor entities to execute “roll ups” of multiple companies in a variety of industries.

Capital Markets

  • Underwriters of an exploration and production company's $240 million public offering.
  • Underwriters of an exploration and production company's $250 million IPO focused on exploration, acquisition, and development of oil and natural gas resources in the Eagle Ford shale.
  • Underwriters of an oil and gas company in two public offerings totaling over $200 million.
  • Exploration and production company in a $193 million Gulf of Mexico acquisition and a $200 million senior note offering.
  • Publicly traded energy exploration company in its recapitalization and subsequent sale, including private equity offerings, Rule 144A debt offering and new credit facilities.
  • Coal and biomass gasification company in its public offerings and private placements.
  • Houston-based biotechnology companies in IPOs, secondary offerings, and private placements.

Private Equity

  • Formation of new upstream and midstream energy companies funded by private equity sponsors.
  • Oil and gas company in acquiring assets from a public oil and gas company for $800 million using private equity and bank financing.
  • Oil and gas company in selling Marcellus midstream assets to a private equity fund.
  • Private equity sponsors in “buy and build” transactions.

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Affiliations

TerraLex, Board Member and Chair of the Finance Committee

Alley Theatre, President of the Board (2009-2013), Chairman of the Board (2013-2016)