Biography

Eliot Cotton is an Assistant General Counsel at Riverstone Holdings, an energy and power-focused private investment firm with $38 billion of capital raised and more than 160 investments in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. At Riverstone, Eliot works on buyout and growth capital investments in the exploration & production, midstream, oilfield services, power, and renewable sectors of the energy industry. Riverstone has offices in offices in New York, London, Houston, and Mexico City.

Prior to Riverstone, Eliot worked at the law firm Vinson & Elkins, representing founders, high-growth companies and venture capital firms in many areas, including corporate and securities law, corporate formations, venture capital financings, intellectual property matters, and all other issues early-stage companies encounter. Additionally, he guided clients with respect to mergers and acquisitions, fund formation and the capital markets.

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