Lakshmi Ramanathan

Special Counsel

lakshmi.ramanathan@bakerbotts.com

Houston

P: +1.713.229.1391
F: +1.713.229.2891
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Lakshmi Ramanathan represents public and private companies in a broad range of corporate and securities matters. She represents issuers, investment banking firms and other investors in public offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities, including initial public offerings, follow-on and secondary public offerings and Rule 144A offerings. Her practice also includes mergers and acquisitions, debt tender offers, consent solicitations and general corporate matters, including Exchange Act reporting, Section 16 compliance and corporate governance. She has substantial experience in the oil and gas industry and is a member of the Baker Botts Oil and Gas M&A team.

Related Experience

Initial Public Offerings

  • Kimbell Royalty Partners, LP – $104 million initial public offering of common units
  • Columbia Pipeline Partners LP – $1.2 billion initial public offering of common units
  • Shell Midstream Partners, L.P. – $1.1 billion initial public offering of common units

Capital Markets - Issuer Representation

  • Bristow Group Inc. – $125 million public offering of convertible senior notes; $350 million Rule 144A offering of senior secured notes; consent solicitation of senior secured notes
  • Atwood Oceanics, Inc. – $181 million public offering of common stock
  • El Paso Electric Company – $150 million public offering of senior notes
  • Noble Holding International Limited – $1.1 billion public offering of senior notes; $750 million Rule 144A offering of senior guaranteed notes and concurrent $750 million tender offer of senior notes; redemption of senior notes; $400 million tender offer of senior notes offer and consent solicitation
  • Noble Drilling (U.S.) LLC – Selling stockholder in $540 million offering of Freeport-McMoRan Inc. common stock
  • Waste Management, Inc. – $350 million public offering of senior notes
  • Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. – $198 million public offering of common stock; $300 million private offering of senior notes; $228 million public offering of common stock; $250 million public offering of senior notes; $250 million private placement of redeemable preferred stock; $219 million public offering of common stock; various redemptions of senior notes
  • LGI Homes, Inc. – $300 million Rule 144A offering of senior notes
  • Helmerich & Payne, Inc. – $487 million private exchange offer of senior notes; $487 million registered exchange offer of senior notes

Capital Markets - Underwriter Representation

  • Westlake Chemical Partners LP – $111 million public offering of common units; $50 million at-the-market continuous offering program (ATM); $63 million private placement of common units
  • Summit Midstream Partners, LP – $387 million public offering of common units; $300 million public offering of senior notes; $226 million secondary public offering of common units; $222 million public offering of common units; $150 million ATM; $126 million public offering of common units
  • Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. – $145 million public offering of common units
  • Southeast Supply Header, LLC – $375 million Rule 144A offering of senior notes
  • Burlington Northern Santa Fe, LLC – $1.5 billion public offering of debt securities; $1 billion public offering of debt securities; $750 million public offering of debt securities; $1.25 billion public offering of debt securities; $750 million public offering of debt securities; $750 million public offering of debt securities; $825 million public offering of debt securities; $575 million public offering of debt securities

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Offshore drilling company – acquisition of another offshore drilling company
  • Halliburton Company – proposed acquisition of Baker Hughes Incorporated
  • Champion Energy, LLC – sale of retail electric provider business to Calpine Corporation
  • Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. – financial advisor to the conflicts committee of the board of directors of the general partner of Antero Midstream Partners LP in connection with the acquisition by
  • Antero Midstream GP LLC; financial advisor to the board of directors of WPX Energy, Inc. in its $2.5 billion acquisition of Felix Energy, an operator in the Delaware Basin backed by EnCap Investments L.P.
  • Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. – $2.7 billion merger with Callon Petroleum Company

Other Matters

  • Noble Corporation plc – spin-off of Paragon Offshore
  • Bristow Group Inc. – contested Chapter 11 restructuring

Public Company Corporate Counsel

  • Corporate counsel to Bristow Group Inc., Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc., Dril-Quip, Inc., Helmerich & Payne, Inc., Noble Corporation plc and LGI Homes, Inc. – Exchange Act reporting, proxy statements, NYSE and NASDAQ matters, board resolutions, corporate governance, committee charters, Reg FD issues and Section 16 compliance

Awards & Community

Recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer-Rising Star (Thomson Reuters), 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021

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