Robert Cowan

Associate

robert.cowan@bakerbotts.com

Houston

P: +1.713.229.1176
F: +1.713.229.2876
Robert Cowan

Rob Cowan represents public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings and general corporate matters. He also advises clients on securities compliance issues, including Exchange Act reporting.

Prior to joining Baker Botts, Rob interned with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Corporation Finance in the Office of Rulemaking. Before attending law school, he worked in the assurance practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers as a certified public accountant.

Related Experience

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation in its $17 billion merger of equals with Cimarex Energy Co., with the combined company continuing as Coterra Energy Inc.
  • Westlake Corporation in its $2.15 billion acquisition of Boral Limited's North American building products businesses.
  • CenterPoint Energy, Inc. in its $2.15 billion sale of its Arkansas and Oklahoma natural gas distribution businesses to Summit Utilities, Inc.
  • Sunnova Energy International, Inc. in its $325 million acquisition of SunStreet, the residential solar platform of Lennar Corporation.
  • Ergon, Inc. in its $309 million take-private acquisition of Blueknight Energy Partners, L.P.

Capital Markets - Issuer Representation

  • CenterPoint Energy, Inc. in its $1.7 billion registered offering of senior notes.
  • Valero Energy Corporation in its $1.25 billion cash tender offers to purchase outstanding senior notes.
  • Waste Management, Inc. in its $1 billion registered offering of senior notes.
  • CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC in its $800 million registered offering of general mortgage bonds in February 2022.
  • CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC in its $800 million registered offering of general mortgage bonds in September 2022.
  • Valero Energy Corporation in its $650 million registered offering of senior notes and concurrent cash tender offers.
  • Sunnova Energy International Inc. in its $600 million Rule 144A offering of convertible senior notes.
  • CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp. in its $500 million registered offering of senior notes.
  • Sunnova Energy International Inc. in its $500 million Rule 144A offering of convertible senior notes.
  • CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp. in its $75 million exchange offer for senior notes and a concurrent consent solicitation by a subsidiary of CenterPoint Energy, Inc.

Capital Markets - Underwriter Representation

  • Enbridge Inc. in various debt offerings.
  • Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. in its $325 million Rule 144A offering of senior notes.

Public Company Counsel

  • Corporate counsel to CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP), Sunnova Energy International Inc. (NYSE: NOVA), Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO), Westlake Corporation (NYSE: WLK) and Westlake Chemical Partners (NYSE: WLKP) - Exchange Act reporting; proxy statements; stock exchange matters; board matters; corporate governance; Section 16 compliance.

Shareholder Activism and Preparedness

  • A group of “retail” investors in an activist campaign against a biotechnology company to replace the entire board of directors, including associated litigation in federal and Delaware courts.
  • An investor in biotechnology company seeking board observer rights in exchange for support of the company's board of directors in its defense against a hostile takeover.
  • An investor in a life sciences company in its sale of shares to a majority shareholder seeking to prevent a conflicted transaction by the board of directors.

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