Will M. Thanheiser

Partner

Houston
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
600 Travis Street
Houston, TX 77002

Will M. Thanheiser is a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department in Houston. He advises clients in private equity transactions in the financial and energy industries. He has a broad experience in M&A and joint venture transactions, including structured control and minority investments.

Will M. Thanheiser is a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department in Houston. He advises clients in private equity transactions in the financial and energy industries. He has a broad experience in M&A and joint venture transactions, including structured control and minority investments.

Selected Significant Matters

  • Represented Oak Street Real Estate Capital in its $1.6 billion acquisition by Blue Owl Capital
  • Represented Lime Rock Partners and its portfolio company, Axis Energy Services, in its agreement to acquire, as stalking horse bidder, substantially all of Basic Energy’s well servicing and completion and remedial segment assets
  • Represented Juniper Capital in its $188 million strategic investment in independent oil and gas company Penn Virginia
  • Represented Oaktree Capital Management L.P. in connection with a $2 billion strategic partnership with an affiliate of Diversified Gas & Oil PC to jointly identify and acquire producing oil and gas assets in the continental United States
  • Represented Capital Constellation in its $150 million strategic partnership with Ara Partners Group, whereby Capital Constellation acquired a substantial minority ownership interest in Ara Partners and provide the firm and its affiliates with significant investment capital
  • Represented Carnelian Energy Management in connection with multiple equity commitments to its upstream oil and gas companies, including SandPoint Resources and Veritas Permian II, LLC
  • Represented a private US developer and operator in the equity financing of two renewable natural gas projects, each related to developing and constructing a waste-to-energy facility at an industrial scale dairy farm
  • Represented Springbok Energy Partners in the sale of mineral and royalty interests to Kimbell Royalty Partners for $175 million
  • Represented the management teams of Percussion Petroleum II, LLC, Hawthorne Energy, LLC and Ridgemar Energy, LLC in connection with line of equity commitments from funds managed by Carnelian Energy Capital
  • Represented Colony Capital in connection with the formation of Alpine Energy Capital, LLC to provide capital and asset management solutions to the U.S. upstream oil and gas industry
  • Represented funds managed by Kayne Anderson in connection with an agreement with funds managed by Warburg Pincus to provide a $1 billion equity commitment to WildFire Energy I, LLC
  • Represented funds managed by Kayne Anderson in connection with an equity commitment to Ensign Resources in the acquisition of Eagle Ford shale acreage from Pioneer Natural Resources
  • Represented Glendale Energy Ventures in its $500 million joint venture platform with TPG Sixth Street Partners to pursue acquisitions of non-operated oil and gas properties
  • Represented Juniper Capital in a variety of equity-line and joint venture transactions
  • Represented Denham Capital Management LP in its development of an equity line commitment structure for portfolio companies investing in mineral and royalty interests, including Denham’s equity line commitment to Horizon Resources
  • Represented Lime Rock Partners in its line of equity commitment to Wayfinder Resources, a company formed to execute a strategy of acquiring non-operated positions in select areas of the SCOOP, STACK and Merger plays
  • Represented Trilogy Midstream in its strategic partnership with NGP, a platform dedicated to midstream development and acquisition projects
  • Represented Andros Capital Partners in its $150 million Permian Basin drilling joint venture
  • Represented Laredo Petroleum in its acquisition of Midland Basin Assets from Sabalo Energy (and a non-operating partner) for approximately $715 million, an acquisition that involved consideration consisting of both cash and Laredo common stock

Selected Publications and Lectures

  • Note & Comment: Revisiting the Executive Right Holder’s Authority to Pool Non-Executive Interests, Texas Journal of Oil, as & Energy Law, Spring 2014

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