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Baker Botts Represents Energy Spectrum in connection with the Formation of its Eighth Fund Focused on Midstream Energy Companies and Projects


Deal Description: Energy Spectrum Capital, a Dallas-based private equity firm focused on midstream energy companies and projects, today announced the final closing of Energy Spectrum Partners VIII LP (“Fund VIII”) with total capital commitments of $969 million. Baker Botts represented Energy Spectrum Capital in connection with the formation of Fund VIII.

Fund VIII is the latest in a series of funds sponsored by Energy Spectrum Capital, stretching back to 1996.  Baker Botts has represented Energy Spectrum Capital in connection with the formation of each of these funds, as well as on various investments transactions. 

 With strong support from both new and existing limited partners, Fund VIII will continue to invest primarily in midstream assets within the energy industry. Midstream assets include oil and natural gas gathering and transportation systems, processing and treating plants and storage facilities. A diverse mix of 82 limited partners committed to Fund VIII, including private and public pension funds, insurance companies, university endowments, foundations and family offices.

Baker Botts Lawyers/Office Involved:

 Corporate: Geoff Newton (Partner, Dallas); Ian Jelsma (Senior Associate, Houston) and Cale Curtin (Associate, Dallas).

 Tax: Steve Marcus (Partner, Dallas)

 For more information, please see Energy Spectrum Capital’s news release here.

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