Adam W. Laird

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600 Travis
Suite 4200
Houston, TX 77002
P: +1.713.220.4356
F: +1.713.238.5013
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Adam W. Laird

Associate

Houston Office
600 Travis
Suite 4200
Houston, TX 77002
P: +1.713.220.4356
F: +1.713.238.5013

Adam’s practice focuses on general corporate and securities matters. Adam assists clients in various U.S. capital markets transactions and merger and acquisition transactions. He also regularly advises clients regarding periodic SEC reporting, corporate governance and compliance matters. Adam has worked with upstream and midstream oil and gas companies, oil and gas services companies and private equity funds, and he has extensive experience with master limited partnerships.

Representative Experience

  • From 2010 to present, represented issuers and underwriters in connection with public and private equity and debt offerings valued at over $2.7 billion, including five IPOs of master limited partnerships (MLPs)
  • Represented clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments and joint ventures
  • Routinely advises in ongoing disclosure and compliance matters for public company clients, including a well servicing company with a focus in United States onshore oil and gas regions and an upstream E&P master limited partnership with a focus in United States onshore oil and gas properties

Recent Matters:

  • Representation of underwriters in connection with a $225 million IPO of an NYSE-listed wholesale motor fuel distribution master limited partnership (2012)
  • Representation of a well servicing company in connection with a $300 million 144A private placement of senior notes (2012)
  • Representation of a healthcare company in connection with its acquisition by a private equity fund (2012) 
  • Representation of underwriters in connection with a $100 million 144A private placement of senior notes of a midstream energy master limited partnership (2012)
  • Representation of underwriters in connection with a registered direct offering of common units of a midstream energy master limited partnership (2012)
  • Representation of issuer in connection with a $202 million IPO of an NYSE-listed upstream E&P master limited partnership (2011)
  • Assisted in representation of underwriters in connection with a $247 million IPO of an NYSE-listed midstream energy master limited partnership (2011)
  • Representation of a well servicing company in connection with two 144A private placements of senior notes totaling $475 million (2011)
  • Representation of private equity investor in joint venture of upstream energy assets totaling approximately $800 million (2011) 
  • Representation of underwriters in connection with a $345 million IPO of an NYSE-listed upstream E&P master limited partnership (2010)
  • Assisted in representation of underwriters in connection with a $150 million IPO of an NYSE-listed coal production master limited partnership (2010)
  • Representation of underwriters in connection with a $250 million 144A senior notes offering of an NYSE-listed midstream energy master limited partnership (2010)
  • Representation of underwriters in connection with a $300 million public offering of senior notes (2010)
  • Representation of underwriters in connection with a $122 million public offering of common units by an NYSE-listed midstream energy master limited partnership (2010)
  • Representation of a well servicing company in connection with a $225 million 144A private placement of senior secured notes offering (2009)
  • Representation of E&P client in connection with a $600 million secured revolving credit agreement (2009)

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