Robert Cowan

Associate

Robert Cowan

Houston

P: +1.713.229.1176
F: +1.713.229.2876

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.