Shay Johanson

Of Counsel, Business Group

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Shay Johanson has over two decades of broad based legal experience, including acting as General Counsel for multiple oilfield services companies. His primary focus is in transactions, including the areas of mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, private securities offerings, corporate restructuring, venture capital, private equity financings, corporate governance matters and general contracts. Shay also has significant experience representing clients in the energy and technology industries as well as in cross-border transactions.

Areas of Focus

  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Dispositions
  • Joint ventures
  • Private securities offerings
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Venture capital
  • Private equity financing
  • Corporate governance matters
  • General contracts

Quick Facts

  • Graduate of The University of Texas as Austin
  • Graduate of South Texas College of Law

Shay Johanson has over two decades of broad based legal experience, including acting as General Counsel for multiple oilfield services companies. His primary focus is in transactions, including the areas of mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, private securities offerings, corporate restructuring, venture capital, private equity financings, corporate governance matters and general contracts. Shay also has significant experience representing clients in the energy and technology industries as well as in cross-border transactions.

Shay’s creative business strategies and in-house legal experience enable him to offer a full range of practical business and legal solutions to achieve successful results in the structuring, negotiation and consummation of business transactions. His past experiences as an owner and executive officer of various businesses, coupled with his legal background, allow him to use his unique insight to assist his clients in consummating transactions on terms most favorable to them.

Education

  • JD, South Texas College of Law
  • BA, The University of Texas at Austin

Affiliations

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Represented a client in connection with a structuring investment entity and subsequent acquisition of oil and gas leases, covering 50,000 acres within Montana (Bakken Shale).
  • Represented a private Measurement-While-Drilling company in a $197,500,000 merger with a public special purpose acquisition company.
  • Represented a private core pressure analysis company in a $65,000,000 sale to a subsidiary of a public energy services company.
  • Represented a private company in connection with the acquisition of a Michigan and Oregon cell tower portfolio (28 towers) from a subsidiary of a Fortune 50 telecom company.
  • Represented a specialty drill bit manufacturing company in a $37,000,000 merger transaction.
  • Represented a U.S. subsidiary of a publicly-held Danish company in connection with a $768,000,000 acquisition of a Swedish manufacturing company.
  • Represented a portfolio company of a Norwegian private equity fund in a $10,000,000 acquisition of a private UK video technology company.

Private Equity/Venture Capital

  • Represented a private drilling contractor in connection with divestiture of 12 drilling rigs.
  • Represented a private rig communications company in a $23,500,000 equity sale to a Norwegian private equity fund.
  • Represented a private oilfield equipment rental company in a $85,000,000 stock sale.
  • Represented an international drilling contractor in connection with structuring and negotiating rig ownership and drilling operator joint ventures in Libya, Kuwait and Nigeria.