Roger Royse Q&A: ESG, PE and IPO Prospects for Agtech in 2023 December 28, 2022 Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Roger Royse was featured in an AgFunderNews Q&A about environmental, social & governance (ESG), private equity, and initial public offering prospects for agtech in 2023. Below is an excerpt: AFN: Tell us a few really noteworthy investment trends you saw in 2022. RR: One was the dominance of ESG [environmental, social & governance] in agtech...
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ESG—environmental, social, and [corporate] governance—is the focus of socially responsible investing, reflecting the notion that corporations should serve the interests of not only their shareholders, but of all their stakeholders. This paper suggests NEPA’s EIS process provides a possible go-by for corporate decision-makers to use in ensuring that their ESG policies consider the big picture--the cons as well as the pros of their ESG policies. The NEPA process begins when an agency proposes to take action...
Haynes and Boone LLP represented Earthstone Energy, Inc. in the financing for the company’s $1 billion acquisition of Novo Oil & Gas Holdings, LLC. Announced June 15, 2023, the transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of the year. The Novo acquisition, Earthstone said, is expected to be funded with cash on hand and borrowings under Earthstone’s senior secured revolving credit facility. In conjunction with the Novo acquisition, Earthstone has secured $250 million of incremental commitments from existing lenders. This increases elected commitments under Earthstone’s credit facility from the current $1.4 billion to $1.65 billion and provides for ~$1...
Haynes and Boone, LLP served as lead counsel to Chesapeake Energy Corporation in the sale of a portion of Chesapeake Energy’s oil and gas assets in the Eagle Ford shale, south Texas for $1.4 billion. The sale, announced Feb. 21, 2023, involved approximately 172,000 net acres and approximately 2,300 wells in the black oil portion of its Eagle Ford asset, primarily in Dimmit, LaSalle and McMullen counties. The Haynes Boone team was led by Partner Jeremy Kennedy and included Partners Kraig Grahmann, Stephen Grant, Brandon McCoy, and Mary Mendoza; Counsel Ed Lebow; and Associates John Craven, Will Johnson, Bilal Sheriff, and Colin Cox...