Courtney Cochran Butler

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600 Travis
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Houston, TX 77002
P: +1.713.220.4396
F: +1.713.238.7277

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Courtney Cochran Butler

Partner

Houston Office
600 Travis
Suite 4200
Houston, TX 77002
P: +1.713.220.4396
F: +1.713.238.7277

Courtney’s practice includes representing issuers and underwriters in IPOs and other public offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities. In addition, Courtney works with public and private companies in structuring and negotiating mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. Courtney regularly works with public companies in connection with proxy and shareholder matters, including executive compensation disclosure matters, the preparation of and response to SEC comments regarding Exchange Act reports, and other general corporate and securities matters. Courtney also advises public companies regarding securities law compliance matters, including Section 16 reporting and compliance, and corporate governance and financial reporting matters, including compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank, Regulation FD and the NYSE and NASDAQ listing rules. Courtney’s clients have included both publicly-traded and privately-owned companies across a range of industries, including oil and gas, electrical, retail, construction, petrochemicals, and manufacturing.

Representative Experience

  • Representation of the underwriters in a $380 million public offering of common stock by an exploration, development and production company (2013)
  • Representation of acquirer electrical infrastructure services provider in a public merger with electromechanical service provider (2013)
  • Representation of the underwriters in a $500 million registered notes offering by a midstream oil and gas company (2013)
  • Representation of a crude oil gathering, transportation, storage, distribution and marketing company in a $159 million public offering of its common units (2013)
  • Representation of the managers in a $300 million at-the-market offering of common units by a midstream oil and gas company (2013)
  • Representation of a private-equity-backed power generation holding company in a $136 million power plant acquisition (2013)
  • Representation of an electrical infrastructure services provider in its acquisition of certain assets of residential solar integration business (2013)
  • Representation of a crude oil gathering, transportation, storage, distribution and marketing company in a $59 million private placement of its common units (2013)
  • Representation of the underwriters in a $315 million public offering of common units by a midstream oil and gas company (2013)
  • Representation of the underwriters in a $224 million public offering of common units by an upstream MLP (2012)
  • Representation of a machining company in its acquisition by a producer and manufacturer of engineered, heavy metal sections (2012)
  • Representation of the underwriters in a $291 million secondary offering of the common stock of an exploration, development and production company by its controlling stockholder (2012)
  • Representation of a global supplier of artificial lift products and services in a $198.1 million public offering of its common stock (2012)
  • Representation of the placement agents in a $250 million registered direct offering of common units for a midstream oil and gas company (2012)
  • Representation of a crude oil gathering, transportation, storage, distribution and marketing MLP in its $140 million IPO (2011)
  • Representation of the underwriters in a $450 million IPO by an independent exploration, development and production company (2011)
  • Representation of the underwriters in a $300 million IPO by a pure-play nitrogen fertilizer MLP (2011)
  • Representation of an exploration and production company in a cash tender offer for its convertible senior notes (2011)
  • Representation of the underwriters in a $175.9 million public offering of common units by a midstream MLP (2011)
  • Representation of the initial purchasers in a $115 million 144A notes offering by a wholly-owned subsidiary of a publicly-traded midstream MLP (2011)
  • Representation of an exploration and production company in a $100 million public offering of common stock and a $200 million 144A high yield notes offering (2011)
  • Representation of the special committee of an oil and natural gas exploration, development and production company in connection with its private placement of $500 million of convertible preferred stock to an affiliate (2010)
  • Representation of a subsidiary of a natural gas transmission and exploration and production company in a $125 million joint venture with a global investment firm (2010)
  • Representation of acquirer oil and natural gas exploration and production company in a $3.9 billion public merger with an independent oil and gas exploration, development, and production company (2010)
  • Representation of the underwriters in a $345 million IPO by an upstream MLP (2010)
  • Representation of a bulk material handling and processing engineering, construction and services company in $280 million acquisition of an international bulk material handling and processing company (2010)
  • Representation of a crude oil refining and refined petroleum products wholesale marketing company in a $150 million registered notes offering. (2010)
  • Representation of a diversified oil and natural gas services supplier in a $172.5 million registered high yield notes offering (2010)
  • Representation of the underwriters in a $1.135 billion IPO by a closed-end fund focused primarily on MLP natural gas infrastructure investments (2010)
  • Representation of a privately-held oil and natural gas exploration and production company in a $400 million joint venture with a global investment firm (2010)
  • Representation of an oil and natural gas production company in a $74.8 million public offering of limited liability company interests (2010)
  • Representation of an oil and natural gas production company in a $46.6 million public offering and a $53 million public offering of limited liability company interests (2009)
  • Representation of a midstream MLP in a $143 million public offering of common units (2009)
  • Representation of a multinational oilfield service and technology company in a $1.25 billion registered notes offering (2009)
  • Representation of an oil and natural gas exploration and production company in a $800 million registered notes offering (2008)
  • Representation of privately-held owner and operator of LNG receiving and regasification terminal in a $183.5 million 144A notes offering (2008)
  • Representation of the underwriters in a $340 million IPO by a midstream MLP (2010)
  • Representation of a domestic subsidiary of a Norwegian oilfield services provider in the acquisition of certain assets from an offshore oil and natural gas equipment manufacturer (2009)
  • Representation of a multinational oilfield service and technology company in a $1.5 billion registered notes offering (2008)
  • Representation of a domestic subsidiary of a Norwegian oilfield services provider in the acquisition of a plugging and abandonment company (2008)
  • Representation of a multinational oilfield service and technology company in a $1.5 billion 144A notes offering and subsequent exchange offer (2007) (2008)
  • Representation of an oil and natural gas exploration and production company in a $500 million registered notes offering (2007)
  • Representation of a private equity firm in the $432 million sale of a natural gas storage facility to a midstream oil and gas company (2007)
  • Representation of an LNG receiving and regasification terminal operator in its $326 million MLP IPO (2007)
  • Representation of an oil and natural gas exploration and production company in a $1.5 billion registered notes offering (2007)
  • Representation of privately-held owner and operator of LNG receiving and regasification terminal in a $2.032 billion 144A notes offering (2006)
  • Representation of the underwriters in a $237.5 million IPO by an upstream/midstream MLP (2006)

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