Private Equity/Venture Capital Representative Matters

  • Ongoing representation of Houston based private equity fund in connection with its investment in, among other companies, a pipe and tubing company, a specialized commercial HVAC company and a trucking fleet service company. Currently, represent each of such portfolio companies in various matters and transactions.
  • Representation of a Texas-based 24-hour emergency medical care company in connection with a private equity investment by Austin Ventures and the development of joint ventures with non-profit hospital systems in San Antonio, Dallas Ft. Worth and Austin, Texas and Denver, Colorado for the development of 20+ micro-hospitals
  • Representation of a startup developer/operator of acute care micro-hospitals throughout the Midwest in connection with: •Initial organization •Two series of friends and family fundraising •The negotiation of several hospital system joint ventures •A private equity investment by a Dallas-based private equity firm •Bank credit facility •The formation of physician staffing company subsidiary •The formation of billing and collections subsidiary •Acquisition and development of real estate •Employment and HR matters
  • Represented a Houston-based provider of mudlogging services in a sale of its U.S. and Brazil-based assets and its equity interests in 4 foreign subsidiaries (domiciled in Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong and Malaysia) to a UK-based private equity fund.
  • Represented an oil field equipment company in connection with private equity investments and financing transactions.
  • Ongoing representation of a Houston-based mezzanine fund in its acquisition, financing and sale of interests in various portfolio companies.
  • Represented a Houston-based private equity fund with a primary focus on developing free-standing emergency rooms.
  • Represented a Houston-based private equity fund in its $7 million investment in a Houston-based provider of installation, maintenance and repair of critical rotating equipment for customers in the downstream, power and midstream segments of the energy markets.
  • Represented a Dallas based fund-of-funds and investment advisor in the placement of over $100 million in private equity funds for a variety of institutional investors and public pension plans.
  • Represented a real estate investment advisor in the creation of a $50 million private investment fund focusing on the purchase of pools of distressed real estate properties.
  • Represented an Ingleside-based provider of engineering, procurement and construction service offerings to the oil and gas industry in a $26.25 million recapitalization by a Dallas-based private equity fund.
  • Represented a Houston-based investment advisor in the formation of a $60 million investment fund focusing on investments in Canadian capital pool companies to be listed on the Toronto Venture Exchange.
  • Represented a Houston-based private equity fund in its investment in a Baytown based distributor of carbon and stainless pipeline products.
  • Represented a Houston-based investment partnership in its purchase of a machine and fabrication shop specializing in products for the oilfield services market.
  • Represented a Houston-based provider of complex de-watering systems in its corporate restructuring and $34.3 million sale to a Houston-based private equity fund.
  • Represented a financial services provider with formation of a hedge fund.
  • Represented an Arizona-based traffic solutions company in connection with $60 million equity raise through sale of preferred stock to major investment banking firm.
  • Represented a Norwegian-based electric submersible pump designer and manufacturer in connection with a substantial investment in such company by a Houston based private equity firm for the expansion of the business into the United States.
  • Represented Blackhawk Specialty Tools, LLC, an oilfield services company headquartered in Houma, Louisiana, in connection with a private equity investment made by Rock Hill Capital Group.
  • Represented a Houston based borrower in connection with a $30 million asset based loan from a banking institution.
  • Represented a Houston-based financial services firm in connection with a $15 million convertible preferred stock investment by a New York-based private equity firm.
  • Represented a New York-based hedge fund in connection with a $54 million private equity investment in the San Antonio Grand Hyatt Convention Center Hotel and Condominiums.
  • Represented a hospitality company with operations in the U.S., Canada, France, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands and the U. K. in connection with private equity investments of $75 million by a Boston-based opportunity fund and $100 million by a London-based opportunity fund, and the acquisition of about $800 million of hotels, resorts and conference centers.
  • Represented a valve distributor with offices in the U.S., China, Holland and Singapore in connection with a $43 million recapitalization with a Connecticut-based private equity fund.
  • Represented a vessel-based water desalination company in connection with a $250 million private equity investment by two New York-based hedge funds.
  • Represented a manufacturer of storm fencing and related products in connection with an $8 million recapitalization with a Texas-based private equity fund.
  • Represented a Texas-based oilfield services company in connection with investments in manufacturing facilities in Taiwan and America Samoa.
  • Represented the shareholders of a Houston-based oilfield services company in a sale to a private equity firm for $30 million plus shares of stock in the acquiring company.
  • Represented a Houston-based hydraulic generator manufacturer in the sale of its equity interests to a private equity group for approximately $10 million, including equity interests in the acquiring company.
  • Represented a Scottsdale, Arizona-headquartered company that manufactures, distributes and maintains traffic safety devices (red-light and speed cameras) in connection with a $58 million private equity investment, $40 million private equity investment and a $90 million syndicated senior credit facility.

Business Group Contacts

Steve Kesten

  • Shareholder, Business Group Chair
  • 832.615.4246
  • E-mail Steve

Gary W. Miller

  • Founding Shareholder, Business Group
  • 832.615.4218
  • E-mail Gary