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William Anderson

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Bracewell LLP

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Corporate and Securities


Will Anderson focuses on capital markets transactions, SEC compliance and disclosure matters and mergers and acquisitions. He has represented issuers and underwriters in well over 100 securities offerings that have collectively raised more than $30 billion. His experience includes initial public offerings, follow-on equity offerings and high yield and investment grade debt offerings. He also has successful experience in defending companies facing threats from activist investors, including proxy contests, and responding to unsolicited offers.


J.D., summa cum laude, South Texas College of Law, 1994; B.B.A., Accounting, Stephen F. Austin State University, 1986

United States: Finance

Capital markets: debt offerings

Within: Capital markets: debt offerings

Houston-headquartered Bracewell LLP leverages its signature oil and gas practice to shine in energy-related offerings ¬¬¬- mainly for issuers, such as Apache, Energy & Exploration Partners and Kinder Morgan. William Anderson co-heads the practice and acted with key partner Troy Harder to advise Phillips 66 on a $600m private notes offering. Outside of the energy sector, group co-chair Charles Still assisted the food giant Sysco with its $750m offering of senior notes. In 2017, the group was bolstered by the arrival of energy capital markets specialist Timothy Langenkamp from Sidley Austin LLP.

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Capital markets: equity offerings

Within: Capital markets: equity offerings

Bracewell LLP’s issuer-focused practice is well known for its expertise in the energy sphere but it also frequently assists its extensive roster of financial services clients with equity offerings. William Anderson co-chairs the Houston-based department and advised Holly Energy Partners on its issuance of common units in exchange for incentive distribution rights held by HEP Logistics Holdings in a deal worth $1.2bn. Timothy Langenkamp recently joined the team from Sidley Austin LLP and assisted Global Infrastructure Partners Capital Solutions Fund with a $250m equity investment in Caprock Midstream. Other key names include Troy Harder and group co-chair Charles Still. Emily Leitch left to join Jones Day.

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United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

M&A: large deals ($1bn+)

Within: M&A: large deals ($1bn+)

Bracewell LLP impresses in energy M&A, most notably in relation to master limited partnerships (MLPs). The firm has a hugely impressive record in upstream and midstream oil and gas deals. In 2017, it continued to advise Great Plains Energy on its $14bn stock-for-stock merger of equals with Midwest utility company Westar Energy. It also represented DCP Midstream LLC, a 50/50 joint venture between Phillips 66 and Spectra Energy, in the combination of all its assets and debt with DCP Midstream Partners LP, creating the largest gathering and processing MLP in the US. Other clients include Apache, Chevron, Evercore, HPS Investment Partners, Kinder Morgan and Pembina Pipeline. Managing partner Gregory Bopp, William Anderson, Cleland Dade, Jason Jean, Troy Harder, Gary Orloff, Alan Rafte and Charles Still are all key members of the M&A practice and all are based in Houston.

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