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Bracewell LLP

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Troy Harder

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Bracewell LLP

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Corporate and Securities


Troy Harder advises clients in all aspects of corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on corporate finance transactions. He has experience representing both issuers and investment banks in a wide range of capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings, public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, tender offers, consent solicitations and exchange offers. He also counsels clients in connection with SEC reporting and corporate governance and compliance matters, including insider reporting and compliance with the rules of the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ.


J.D., magna cum laude, University of Houston Law Center, 2002; B.B.A., Baylor University, 1995

United States: Finance

Capital markets: debt offerings

Within: Capital markets: debt offerings

Bracewell LLP’s deal list continues to be dominated by its work for energy issuers such as Apache, Venoco and Energy & Exploration Partners. Among the Houston-headquartered group’s work highlights, Troy Harder advised EOG Resources on its $1bn offering of senior notes and assisted Colorado Interstate Gas with a $375m senior notes offering. In a recent deal for an issuer outside the energy space, group co-head Charles Still assisted Sysco with a $2.5bn offering of senior notes. William Anderson is the other practice co-head; he acted for the underwriters in Independent Bank Group’s $45m offering of subordinated notes.

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Capital markets: equity offerings

Within: Capital markets: equity offerings

Bracewell LLP is well known for advising energy companies on capital markets transactions and its issuer-focused practice also shines in financial services deals. Practice co-chair William Anderson and Troy Harder recently advised Great Plains Energy on a $750m preferred stock investment by the Ontario Employees Retirement System. Charles Still leads the department alongside Anderson, and recently acted with Emily Leitch to advise O’BENCO IV, and its general partner, on a $25m private placement. Other clients include Kinder Morgan, Magnum Hunter Resources and Prosperity Bancshares. All named individuals are based in Houston.

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United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

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

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

Bracewell LLP combines an impressive record in M&A transactions with market-leading energy sector knowledge. The firm also has an impressive record in bank sector M&A and is frequent counsel to financial advisers such as Evercore Partners. In addition, it has a solid reputation for smaller-sized technology transactions. The Houston-based group has an enviable list of upstream and midstream oil and gas clients, including several MLPs, with notable names such as Kinder Morgan, Phillips 66 and Apache Corporation. Recent highlights include advising utility company Great Plains Energy on its $12.2bn acquisition of Westar Energy, the largest public utility in Kansas; the deal involved Great Plains securing an $8bn bridge loan from Goldman Sachs and a $750m preferred stock investment in Great Plains by Ontario Employees Retirement System. In another major engagement, the firm advised the conflicts committee of the board of directors of the general partner of Tallgrass Energy Partners in a series of transactions that led to the acquisition of Pony Express Pipeline for more than $2bn. Key names are managing partner Gregory Bopp, William Anderson, Cleland Dade, Jason Jean, Troy Harder, Gary Orloff, Alan Rafte and Charles Still. Dallas-based bank sector M&A specialist Sanford Brown joined Alston & Bird LLP.

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