Keith Fullenweider > Vinson & Elkins LLP > Houston, United States > Lawyer Profile

Vinson & Elkins LLP
Texas Tower
845 Texas Avenue, Suite 4700
Houston, Texas 77002
United States

Work Department

Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity




Keith Fullenweider is the co-head of Vinson & Elkins’ Corporate department and is a member of the firm’s Management Committee.

Keith advises private equity firms and their portfolio companies on their investments, financings, and exit transactions. In addition, he counsels private equity firms on structuring capital raises, new business opportunities and corporate development matters. Keith also has extensive experience in public company merger transactions, particularly those involving conflict, special committee processes and regulated businesses.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > Private equity buyouts: large deals ($500m+)

Vinson & Elkins LLP is notable for both the value and volume of mandates it handles, representing the world’s largest and most sophisticated private equity investors including Blackstone, Carlyle and Vista on cutting-edge transactions. The practice is particularly renowned for its specialist expertise in the energy and renewable sectors, while also maintaining considerable breadth across various industries from consumer products and digital commerce to software and sports. The team is jointly led from Houston by Stephen Gill and Sarah Morgan , while John Grand  is also a leading presence in Dallas. In New York, Jim Fox has a wealth of experience in the energy, industrials and tech industries, while Gabriel Silva represented Swiss Life Asset Management in its $1.2bn minority investment in DataBank. Also in Houston, Keith Fullenweider is active in high-value investments, financings and exit transactions, while Matthew Strock and Lande Spottswood are key contacts.

United States > Energy > Energy transactions: oil and gas

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Keith FullenweiderVinson & Elkins LLP

Counting large-scale oil and gas exploration and production companies, pipelines, oilfield services companies, commercial banks and private equity firms among its key roster of clients, Vinson & Elkins LLP has a strong track record in handling high-stakes transactions, with experience in the purchase and financing of oil and gas assets and projects. Keith Fullenweider works with private equity firms on investments, financings and exit transactions. Kaam Sahely represents investors and developers in energy and infrastructure investments and projects, and Danielle Patterson is another key contact for handling M&A, private equity investments, joint ventures and project development transactions in the upstream and midstream oil and gas sectors. Bryan Loocke is another key contact in the group. All named lawyers are based in the firm’s Houston office. John Connally has left the firm.