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Jonathan B. Platt

Jonathan B. Platt

Baker Botts LLP
Dallas, TX, USA

Jon Platt manages a broad corporate practice, representing public and private companies and private equity funds in (i) mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, (ii) private equity funding arrangements and (iii) capital markets transactions.  A significant portion of Jon’s practice involves oil and gas clients (upstream and midstream); however, Jon has experience across many other industries, including technology, real estate, and life sciences.

In another important area of his practice, Jon advises clients on Exchange Act reporting, stock exchange compliance and corporate governance matters. 


Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Matador Resources Company - Acquisition of Delaware Basin assets through a merger with Harvey E. Yates Company, a subsidiary of HEYCO Energy Group, Inc.
  • Matador Resources Company - Sale of gas gathering and processing assets to a subsidiary of EnLink Midstream Partners, LP
  • Private equity-backed E&P Company – Acquisition of producing and non-producing oil & gas assets in the Midland Basin
  • Private equity-backed compression company - Acquisition of compression assets located in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming and negotiation of related long-term compression services agreement
  • USA Compression Holdings, L.P. - sale of natural gas compression provider to Riverstone for cash consideration in excess of $600 million
  • Kimberly-Clark - Spin-off of Halyard Health in $1.8 billion transaction
  • AT&T - $1.4 billion sale of Sterling Commerce to IBM
  • Hyphen Solutions - Acquisition of BRIX assets from Travistin, Inc.
  • CA, Inc. - Acquisition of 3Tera, Inc. and HyPerformix, Inc.
  • Computer Sciences Corporation - Acquisition of Infochimps, Inc. and ServiceMesh, Inc.
  • Accenture - Acquisition of Avventa Holdings LLC

    Private Equity

  • Energy Trust Partners - Investments in or dispositions of numerous portfolio companies by four private equity funds focusing on investments in oil and gas exploration and development projects
  • Energy Spectrum - Numerous portfolio company investments by funds focusing on investments in oil and gas midstream projects
  • Driftwood Energy Partners - Initial funding and equity commitment from Carnelian Energy Capital
  • Matador Resources - Formation and initial funding of San Mateo Midstream, a joint venture with Five Point Capital Partners
  • Weatherly Oil & Gas - Recapitalization and equity commitment from Vortus Investments
  • Lone Star Funds - Bolt-on acquisition of bathroom tile and surfacing solution provider by American Bath Group
  • General counsel representation of private-equity-backed compression services company

    Capital Markets

  • Counsel to underwriters, corporations and MLPs in all forms of securities offerings, including initial public offerings (IPOs), bought deals, overnight offerings, secondary offerings, 144A private placements of high yield debt securities, registered offerings of debt securities, at-the-market continuous offering programs (ATMs), exchange offers and tender offers
  • Bookrunners regularly represented include Barclays, BofA, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Raymond James, UBS and Wells Fargo, among others
  • Issuers represented include Matador Resources Company, Computer Sciences Corporation, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc., and Depomed, Inc.
  • Regular issuers in underwriter representation include Targa Resources Partners LP, Stone Energy Corporation, SM Energy Company, and Oil States International, Inc.

    Publications, Speeches, and Presentations

  • SEC Adopts Additional Guidance on Pay Ratio Disclosure, Corporate Update, September 2017
  • Baker Botts Corporate Series: SEC Regulation FD, September 2016
  • How the Wind Blows: Solving the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association’s Funding Crisis, Spring 2009

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