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Michael Blankenship

Partner

Mike Blankenship focuses his practice on corporate finance, M&A, private equity and securities law. He regularly counsels public companies on strategic transactions, capital markets offerings, and general corporate and securities law matters. Mike represents both issuers and underwriters in U.S. and international capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings, and advises on corporate governance and securities market regulation.

EXPERIENCE

Some of the experience represented below may have been handled at a previous firm.

IPO and Equity Offerings

  • Represented the Conflicts Committee of Spectra Energy Partners, L.P. in the completed conversion of all of Enbridge Inc.’s incentive distribution rights and general partner economic interests in SEP into $172.5 million newly issued SEP common units

  • Represented a master limited partnership in its $1.2 billion initial public offering of common units

  • Represented underwriters in the $1.4 billion initial public offering of limited partnership

  • Represented a retail energy services company in its $54 million initial public offering of common stock

  • Represented an exploration and production company in its $48 million offering of common stock

  • Represented an exploration and development company in its $742 million public offering of common stock

  • Represented master limited partnership in its launch of a $74 million at-the-market (ATM) public offering of common units

  • Represented a master limited partnership in its launch of a $400 million ATM public offering of common units

  • Represented underwriters to limited partnership in its $1.3 billion public offering of common units

  • Represented underwriters to master limited partnership in its $330 million public offering of common stock

  • Represented underwriters to master limited partnership in its $200 million at the market public offering of common units

  • Represented underwriters to master limited partnership in its launch of a $657,501,907 ATM public offering of common units

  • Represented underwriters to master limited partnership in its $370 million public offering of common units

  • Represented underwriters to a natural gas and petroleum exploration and production company in its public offering of 86,000,000 shares of common stock

Notes Offerings

  • Represented the underwriters to a master limited partnership in its $800 million offering of senior notes

  • Represented the underwriters to oil, natural gas, and geothermal drilling contractor in its $500 million offering of exchangeable senior unsecured notes

  • Represented an exploration and production company in its a $100 million offering of senior secured notes

Mergers & Acquisitions Transactions

  • Represented Saddle Butte Rockies Midstream, LLC and affiliates in its announced $625 million acquisition by Black Diamond Gathering, LLC, a newly formed joint venture by Noble Midstream Partners L.P. and Greenfield Midstream, LLC

  • Represented an energy infrastructure company in its sale for a total purchase price of approximately $3 billion

  • Represented a major North American energy infrastructure company in its $915 million acquisition of a midstream master limited partnership

  • Represented a midstream master limited partnership in its acquisition of a 49.9% interest in an interstate natural gas pipeline company from a major North American energy infrastructure company

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Texas Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2019 and 2020

  • On the Rise Honoree by Texas Lawyer Magazine in 2019

ACTIVITIES

  • Board member, Writers in the Schools

CREDENTIALS

Mike received his BA from the University of Rochester in 2003 and received his MBA in Finance, from Syracuse University in 2005. Mike earned his JD, cum laude, from Rutgers University School of Law in 2008, where he received the Order of the Coif and Scholarly Outstanding Achievement Award in Tax Law.

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