George J. Vlahakos

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600 Travis
Suite 4200
Houston, TX 77002
P: +1.713.220.4351
F: +1.713.238.7121
1717 Main Street
Suite 3700
Dallas, TX 75201
P: +1.214.659.4574
F: +1.713.238.7121

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George J. Vlahakos

Partner

Houston Office
600 Travis
Suite 4200
Houston, TX 77002
P: +1.713.220.4351
F: +1.713.238.7121
Other Offices: Dallas

George has extensive experience in a broad range of transactional and corporate governance matters. His practice includes representing public and private entities, investment banks and private equity firms in connection with initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, and registered offerings and private placements of debt and equity securities (including transactions with Rule 144A resale components). He represents master limited partnerships (MLPs) and has worked with clients across the energy value chain, including those engaged in upstream, midstream, downstream and oilfield service-related activities. George also regularly counsels companies in connection with periodic reporting, insider/ownership reporting and corporate governance issues. George is a member of the firm’s corporate/securities steering and hiring committees.

Representative Experience

  • Representation of  issuer in its $625 million registered direct offering of convertible senior notes
  • Representation of the holding company of a master limited partnership in a synthetic secondary offering of common shares
  • Representation of a master limited partnership its public offering of 11,500,000 units representing limited partner interests
  • Representation of a 50/50 sponsor of a master limited partnership and a master limited partnership in its initial public offering
  • Representation of a master limited partnership in its issuance of 8% Series B Fixed-to-Floating Rate Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Units
  • Representation of a master limited partnership in a private placement of $300 million in aggregate principal amount of 6.625% senior unsecured notes
  • Representation of a master limited partnership in its issuance of $600 million 4.30% unsecured senior notes
  • Representation of a master limited partnership in its follow-on offering of common units representing limited partner interests worth $240 million
  • Representation of a master limited partnership in its issuance of 8% Series A Fixed-to-Floating Rate Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Units
  • Representation of the holding company of a master limited partnership in its $720 million initial public offering of 36,000,000 common shares representing limited liability interests
  • Representation of a master limited partnership in a private placement of $250 million in aggregate principal amount of 6.625% senior unsecured notes
  • Representation of a master limited partnership in a $500 million at-the-market program
  • Representation of a private equity firm in its investment in an exploration and production portfolio company
  • Representation of an oilfield services company in its acquisition of a water services company
  • Representation of a private equity firm in its formation of a portfolio company, which will focus on the acquisition and development of onshore oil and gas properties across the Permian Basin and the Rockies
  • Representation of an oilfield services company in its acquisition of frac fluid heating companies
  • Representation of an industrial container manufacturer in its acquisition of a provider of cargo and waste management rental equipment and a provider of contained material handling equipment in a separate transaction
  • Representation of  a publicly traded electrical services provider in its acquisition of all outstanding common stock of another publicly traded electrical services provider
  • Representation of a master limited partnership in connection with the drop-down of midstream assets for approximately $1.5 billion to another master limited partnership
  • Representation of a master limited partnership issuer in connection with a $300 million public offering of senior notes
  • Representation of a master limited partnership issuer in connection with a $225+ million public offering of units
  • Representation of a master limited partnership issuer in connection with a $475 million public offering of senior notes
  • Representation of a master limited partnership with the sale of midstream assets to an unrelated master limited partnership for approximately $200 million
  • Representation of a master limited partnership issuer in connection with a $420 million public offering of senior notes
  • Representation of a master limited partnership issuer in connection with a $280+ million public offering of common units
  • Representation of a master limited partnership issuer in connection with a $335+ million public offering of common units
  • Representation of a master limited partnership issuer in connection with a $250 million public offering of senior notes
  • Representation of underwriters in connection with the formation and $300 million initial public offering of an NYSE-listed fertilizer master limited partnership
  • Representation of E&P master limited partnership in connection with a $85+ million public offering of units
  • Representation of a master limited partnership issuer in connection with a $750 million public offering of senior notes
  • Representation of a master limited partnership issuer in connection with a $395+ million public offering of common units
  • Representation of the conflicts committee of the board of a master limited partnership in connection with its $330 million purchase of midstream assets from its parents
  • Representation of underwriters in connection with a $1.8 billion public offering of senior notes
  • Representation of a master limited partnership issuer in connection with a $420+ million public offering of common units
  • Representation of a master limited partnership issuer in connection with a $450+ million public offering of senior notes
  • Representation of one of the world's largest automakers in the acquisition of one of the nation's leading independent auto finance companies in connection with a $3.5 billion all-cash transaction
  • Representation of a master limited partnership issuer in connection with a $330+ million public offering of common units
  • Representation of a public company in connection in its $6.8 billion merger with another public company
  • Representation of a master limited partnership in connection with a $425 million public offering of senior notes
  • Representation of an issuer in connection with a $550+ million initial public offering of an NYSE-listed, master limited partnership
  • Representation of E&P master limited partnership in $75 million PIPE offering
  • Representation of underwriters in connection with the formation and $189 million initial public offering of a NYSE-listed, publicly traded E&P partnership
  • Representation of larger unitholder in privately negotiated sale of approximately $130 million in common units of NASDAQ-traded limited liability company
  • Counsel to the Special Committee for EGL, Inc., a publicly traded company that initially entered into a going-private transaction with a management-led group, but later terminated that agreement, paid a break-up fee and was acquired by CEVA, an affiliate of Apollo Management
  • Representation of an E&P issuer in connection with a $120+ million initial public offering of an NASDAQ-listed, publicly traded limited partnership
  • Representation of an issuer in connection with a $375+ million initial public offering of an NYSE-listed, publicly traded limited liability company
  • Representation of an E&P master limited partnership issuer in connection with its formation and an $85 million 144A Regulation D equity private placement
  • Representation of underwriters in connection with a $500+ million initial public offering of an NYSE-listed, publicly traded partnership
  • Representation of an issuer in connection with a $108+ million initial public offering of an NYSE-listed, publicly traded company 
  • Representation of underwriters in connection with the formation and $275 million initial public offering of a NASDAQ-listed, publicly traded partnership
  • Representation of issuer in connection with the formation and $100+ million initial public offering of an NYSE-listed, publicly traded partnership
  • M&A counsel to Landry's Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: LNY) in its agreement to purchase the Golden Nugget Casino in downtown Las Vegas from Poster Financial Group, Inc.
  • Representation of underwriters in connection with the formation and $150+ million initial public offering of an NYSE-listed, publicly traded partnership
  • Assistance in takeover litigation in Delaware Court of Chancery involving public company cash-and-stock merger, termination rights and material adverse effect clause, Frontier Oil Corp. v. Holly Corp.
  • Representation of a Trustee in a Rule 144A offering of $30 million convertible senior subordinated notes
  • Representation of the underwriter in the $140+ million public offering common stock of a NYSE-listed corporation
  • Representation of underwriters in connection with public equity and debt financings, including master limited partnerships
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