W. Mark Young

experienced

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600 Travis
Suite 4200
Houston, TX 77002
P: +1.713.220.4323
F: +1.713.238.7111

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W. Mark Young

Partner

Houston Office
600 Travis
Suite 4200
Houston, TX 77002
P: +1.713.220.4323
F: +1.713.238.7111

Mark's practice emphasizes corporate, securities, finance and general business law. He has extensive experience representing issuers and underwriters in public offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities, counseling companies in securities law compliance, structuring and negotiating mergers and acquisitions, and advising clients in contractual, banking and finance matters. Mark has particular experience with oil and gas companies, oilfield service companies, pipeline companies and wireless communications companies.

Representative Experience

M&A

  • Represented an MLP in its $290 million acquisition of a private gas pipeline company
  • Represented a private company in its $600 million acquisition of a casino project
  • Represented a private oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) company in its $520 million acquisition of a public E&P company
  • Represented a private E&P company in its $275 million acquisition of oil and gas properties
  • Represented the Conflicts Committee of an MLP in the MLP’s $12.3 billion drop-down transaction
  • Represented a public refining company in its $1.4 billion acquisition of another public refining company

Securities

  • Represented a public offshore drilling company in its 144A offering of $300 million high yield notes
  • Represented a private restaurant and gaming company in its 144A offering of $295 million high yield notes
  • Represented a public offshore drilling company in its 144A offering of $400 million high yield notes
  • Represented a public E&P company in its 144A offerings of $350 million high yield notes
  • Represented a Canadian public drilling company in its 144A offering of $450 million high yield notes
  • Represented a public E&P company in its 144A offering of $225 million high yield notes
  • Represented a public E&P company in its private placement of $40 million of convertible notes
  • Represented an oil services company in its private placement of preferred stock and warrants
  • Represented the placement agent in a PIPE by a geophysical company

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