Courtney Cochran Butler

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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 the preparation of Exchange Act reports and proxy materials, shareholder matters, 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, construction, petrochemicals, retail, health care and manufacturing.

Representative Experience

Equity Capital Markets Transactions

  • Representation of the sales agents in a $500 million ATM program by a midstream MLP
  • Representation of the investors in a $243 million PIPE by a midstream MLP
  • Representation of the underwriters in a $150 million offering of common units by a midstream MLP
  • Representation of a midstream MLP in a $150 million ATM program
  • Representation of the underwriters in a $140 million offering of common units by a midstream MLP
  • Representation of the underwriters in a $540 million offering of common units by a midstream MLP
  • Representation of the underwriters in a $227 million offering of common units by a midstream MLP
  • Representation of a diversified midstream MLP in a $240 million PIPE
  • Representation of the underwriters in a $521 million offering of common units by a midstream MLP
  • Representation of the underwriters in a $380 million offering of common stock by an E&P company
  • Representation of a midstream MLP in a $159 million offering of its common units
  • Representation of the underwriters in a $435 million IPO by a midstream MLP
  • Representation as special MLP counsel to the underwriters in a $347 million secondary offering of common units in a nitrogen fertilizer MLP
  • Representation of the managers in a $300 million ATM program by a midstream MLP
  • Representation of midstream MLP in a $59 million PIPE
  • Representation of the underwriters in a $315 million offering of common units by a midstream MLP
  • Representation of the underwriters in a $224 million offering of common units by an upstream MLP
  • Representation of the underwriters in a $291 million secondary offering of the common stock of an E&P company by its controlling stockholder
  • Representation of a global supplier of artificial lift products and services in a $198 million offering of its common stock
  • Representation of the placement agents in a $250 million registered direct offering of common units for a midstream MLP
  • Representation of a crude oil gathering, transportation, storage, distribution and marketing MLP in its $140 million IPO
  • Representation of the underwriters in a $450 million IPO by an independent exploration, development and production company
  • Representation of the underwriters in a $300 million IPO by a pure-play nitrogen fertilizer MLP
  • Representation of the underwriters in a $175.9 million offering of common units by a midstream MLP
  • Representation of an E&P company in a $100 million offering of common stock
  • Representation of the special committee of an E&P company in connection with its private placement of $500 million of convertible preferred stock to an affiliate
  • Representation of the underwriters in a $345 million IPO by an upstream MLP
  • Representation of the underwriters in a $1.135 billion IPO by a closed-end fund focused primarily on MLPs in the natural gas infrastructure sector
  • Representation of an oil and natural gas production company in a $75 million equity offering
  • Representation of an oil and natural gas production company in a $47 million equity offering
  • Representation of an oil and natural gas production company in a $53 million equity offering
  • Representation of the sales agents in an ATM program by a closed-end fund focused primarily on publicly-traded MLPs in the energy infrastructure sector
  • Representation of a midstream MLP in a $143 million offering of common units
  • Representation of the underwriters in an offering of common stock by a closed-end fund focused primarily on publicly-traded MLPs in the energy infrastructure sector
  • Representation of the underwriters in a $340 million IPO by a midstream MLP
  • Representation of the placement agents in a registered direct offering by a closed-end fund focused primarily on publicly-traded MLPs in the energy infrastructure sector
  • Representation of the underwriters in a $176 million secondary offering of common units in a midstream MLP
  • Representation of an LNG receiving and regasification terminal operator in its $326 million IPO
  • Representation of a public GP in a $502 million secondary offering
  • Representation of the underwriters in a $237.5 million IPO by an upstream/midstream MLP
  • Representation of a midstream MLP in a $103 million offering of common units

Debt Capital Markets Transactions

  • Representation of a midstream MLP in a $350 million 144A high yield notes offering and subsequent exchange offer
  • Representation of the underwriters in a $600 million registered notes offering by a midstream MLP
  • Representation of a midstream MLP in a $400 million 144A high yield notes offering and subsequent exchange offer
  • Representation of the initial purchasers in a $450 million 144A high yield notes offering by a public E&P company
  • Representation of the underwriters in an $800 million registered notes offering by a midstream MLP
  • Representation of the underwriters in a $500 million registered notes offering by a midstream MLP
  • Representation of the initial purchasers in a $200 million 144A high yield notes offering by an E&P company
  • Representation of an E&P company in a cash tender offer for its convertible senior notes
  • Representation of the initial purchasers in a $115 million 144A notes offering by a wholly-owned subsidiary of a publicly-traded midstream MLP
  • Representation of an E&P company in a $200 million 144A high yield notes offering
  • Representation of a crude oil refining and refined petroleum products wholesale marketing company in a $150 million registered notes offering
  • Representation of a diversified oil and natural gas services supplier in a $173 million registered high yield notes offering
  • Representation of a multinational oilfield service and technology company in a $1.25 billion registered notes offering
  • Representation of an E&P company in an $800 million registered notes offering
  • Representation of the owner and operator of an LNG receiving and regasification terminal in a $183.5 million 144A notes offering and subsequent exchange offer
  • Representation of a multinational oilfield service and technology company in a $1.5 billion registered notes offering
  • Representation of a multinational oilfield service and technology company in a $1.5 billion 144A notes offering and subsequent exchange offer
  • Representation of an E&P company in a $500 million registered notes offering
  • Representation of an E&P company in a $1.5 billion registered notes offering
  • Representation of the owner and operator of an LNG receiving and regasification terminal in a $2.032 billion 144A notes offering and subsequent exchange offer
  • Representation of the underwriters in a $175 million registered notes offering by a midstream MLP

Private Equity Transactions

  • Representation of a diversified midstream MLP in a proposed sale of preferred equity
  • Representation of an investor in the purchase of preferred equity in a wholesale distributor of motor fuels
  • Representation of an upstream MLP in the sale of $350 million of preferred equity
  • Representation of the investors in the purchase of preferred equity in a midstream infrastructure services company
  • Representation of the investors in the purchase of $253 million of preferred equity in an E&P company
  • Representation of the investor in the proposed purchase of $175 million of preferred equity in a midstream MLP
  • Representation of the investors in the purchase of $500 million of convertible preferred equity in a midstream MLP
  • Representation of the owner and operator of an LNG receiving and regasification terminal in a $250 million private-equity backed senior secured term loan

Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures

  • Representation of an E&P company in a $350 million joint venture with an energy infrastructure company
  • Representation of a private-equity-backed power generation holding company in its acquisition of a cogeneration facility in Nevada
  • Representation of an electrical infrastructure services provider in a public merger with an electrical and mechanical solutions provider
  • Representation of a public E&P company in the acquisition of an entity that owns oil and natural gas properties located in Texas and Louisiana
  • Representation of a private-equity-backed power generation holding company in its acquisition of three combined cycle natural gas fired generation and cogeneration projects located in Florida
  • Representation of an electrical infrastructure services provider in its acquisition of assets from a provider of residential solar integration solutions
  • Representation of a machining company in its acquisition by a producer and manufacturer of engineered, heavy metal sections
  • Representation of a publicly-traded E&P company in a $125 million joint venture with a global investment firm
  • Representation of the acquirer in a $3.9 billion public merger with an independent E&P company
  • Representation of the acquirer in $280 million acquisition of an international bulk material handling and processing company
  • Representation of a privately-held E&P company in a $400 million joint venture with a global investment firm
  • Representation of a multinational oilfield service and technology company in its redomestication from Bermuda to Switzerland
  • Representation of a Norwegian oilfield services provider in its acquisition of certain assets from a domestic offshore oil and natural gas equipment manufacturer
  • Representation of a Norwegian oilfield services provider in its acquisition of a domestic plugging and abandonment company
  • Representation of a private equity firm in the $432 million sale of a natural gas storage facility to a midstream MLP

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