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Kelly Rose

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Kelly Rose is Co-Chair of the Corporate Department in Houston. She handles a wide range of corporate and securities matters. In the securities area, she represents issuers, investment banking firms and investors, as well as selling stockholders, in public offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities, including initial public offerings, follow-on and secondary public offerings, 144A offerings and venture capital financings. Ms. Rose also advises companies on mergers and acquisitions, including negotiated acquisitions and divestitures, tender offers, exchange offers and corporate reorganizations. In addition, she counsels clients on an ongoing basis on disclosure issues, compliance with federal securities laws, corporate governance, state corporate law issues and general corporate concerns.




State Bar of Texas; Houston Bar Association; Houston Bar Foundation, Fellow; ABA Business Law Section (Corporate Laws Committee).


J.D. (with honors), University of Florida Levin College of Law, 1991; B.A., Chinese, Wellesley College, 1988

United States: Finance

Capital markets: debt offerings

Within: Capital markets: debt offerings

Baker Botts L.L.P. continues to specialize in energy transactions, but also handles deals involving companies from the food and beverage, media, and telecoms industries for issuers, where it particularly excels, and underwriters. From Houston, Kelly Rose and the ‘very knowledgeable and experiencedDavid Kirkland jointly head a firm-wide corporate department that is considered ‘among the best in Texas’. Rose and Jason Rocha recently advised Halliburton on its $7.5bn offering of senior notes, while Kirkland and Andrew Ericksen acted for Schlumberger Holdings in a $6bn offering of senior notes. On the underwriter side, John Geddes advised Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank Securities, JP Morgan, TD Securities, HSBC, US Bancorp and Wells Fargo Securities on Sysco’s $2.5bn offering of senior notes.

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Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

Within: Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

The energy industry remains a primary source of work for Baker Botts L.L.P.; for example, the ‘very knowledgeable’ group co-head David Kirkland led a team that advised Chesapeake Energy on its private exchange offer of $2.4bn of second lien secured notes for certain outstanding senior unsecured notes. Other highlights saw Gene Oshman and Andrew Ericksen assist Transocean Phoenix 2 with a $583m private placement of senior secured notes, and Austin-based Mollie Duckworth advised Tallgrass Energy Partners on a $400m offering of senior unsecured notes. Department co-head Kelly Rose is also recommended. Named individuals are based in Houston, unless otherwise stated. In early 2017, a team including Douglass Rayburn, Tull Florey and Hillary Holmes departed for Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP's new Houston office.

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