W. Mark Young

W. Mark Young

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Texas, U.S.A.

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Profile

Mark's practice emphasizes corporate, securities, finance and general business law.

He has extensive experience representing issuers and underwriters in public offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities, counseling companies in securities law compliance, structuring and negotiating mergers and acquisitions, and advising clients in contractual, banking and finance matters. Mark has particular experience with oil and gas companies, oilfield service companies, pipeline companies and other energy infrastructure companies.

Representative Experience

M&A

  • Represented a Dow 30 company in its formation of a strategic entertainment joint venture for the purpose of developing original, interactive content
  • Represented the financial advisor to the Conflicts Committee of the Board of Directors of the general partner of and NYSE-listed midstream company in its acquisition by in a stock-for-unit merger transaction
  • Represented the financial advisor to the Conflicts Committee of the Board of Directors of an NYSE-listed midstream MLP in connection with its acquisition of a pipeline company
  • Represented a Canadian oil & gas drilling company in its acquisition of a drilling technology company
  • Represented the financial advisor to the Conflicts Committee of an NASDAQ-listed, oilfield services company in connection with $134 million acquisition of a package of multiple private oilfield services companies
  • Represented the subsidiary of a Japanese oil and gas company in its acquisition of a 30% equity interest in a subsidiary of a global commodities merchant
  • Represented the shareholders of a privately held oilfield services company valued at $330 million in the sale of the company to a private equity fund
  • Represented an MLP in its $290 million acquisition of a private gas pipeline company
  • Represented a private company in its $600 million acquisition of a casino project
  • Represented a private oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) company in its $520 million acquisition of a public E&P company
  • Represented a private E&P company in its $275 million acquisition of oil and gas properties
  • Represented the Conflicts Committee of an MLP in the MLP’s $12.3 billion drop-down transaction
  • Represented a public refining company in its $1.4 billion acquisition of another public refining company

Securities

  • Represented the financial advisor to the Conflicts Committee of the Board of Directors of an NYSE-listed LNG MLP in connection with its agreement to modify its partnership agreement with respect to its Incentive Distribution Rights in exchange for $25 million.
  • Represented the financial adviser of the Conflicts Committee of the Board of Directors of the General Partner of an NYSE-listed midstream MLP in the MLP's acquisition of a membership interest in a pipeline.
  • Represented a venture capital backed midstream company in its 144A equity offering
  • Represented a public offshore drilling company in its 144A offering of $300 million high yield notes
  • Represented a private restaurant and gaming company in its 144A offering of $295 million high yield notes
  • Represented a public offshore drilling company in its 144A offering of $400 million high yield notes
  • Represented a public E&P company in its 144A offerings of $350 million high yield notes
  • Represented a Canadian public drilling company in its 144A offering of $450 million high yield notes
  • Represented a public E&P company in its 144A offering of $225 million high yield notes
  • Represented a public E&P company in its private placement of $40 million of convertible notes
  • Represented an oil services company in its private placement of preferred stock and warrants
  • Represented the placement agent in a PIPE by a geophysical company

Education

BS, Rice University, Mechanical Engineering, 1985
Areas of Practice

Banking and Finance | Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditors’ Rights | Capital Markets and Securities | Chemicals, Petrochemicals and Refining | Corporate | Corporate Governance and Board Advisory | Distressed Debt, Securities and Claims Trading | Energy | Energy and Infrastructure | Energy M&A | Energy Services | Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) | Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) | Mergers and Acquisitions | MLP Lending and Finance | Natural Gas | Oil, Gas and LNG | Pipeline | Power and Utilities Capital Markets | Private Equity | Private Investment Funds

Articles

  • AK Migration: SEC Proposes Rules to Implement the Dodd-Frank Act’s Mine Safety Disclosure Requirements
  • AK Migration: SEC Proposes Enhanced Short-Term Borrowing Disclosure Rules
  • AK Migration: Oil and Gas Companies Should Expect Increased SEC Scrutiny of Operations and Reserves
  • AK Migration: SEC Proposes Disclosure Rules for Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers
  • AK Migration: SEC Proposes Rules for Compensation Committees and Compensation Advisers
  • AK Migration: DC Circuit Panel Vacates Proxy Access Rule
  • AK Migration: SEC Replaces Credit Ratings with New Wide Market Following Test for Shelf Registration Statement Eligibility
  • AK Migration: SEC Issues Interpretive Guidance Regarding Liquidity and Capital Resources Disclosures
  • AK Migration: PCAOB Considers Changes to Standards for Auditors’ Reports on Audited Financial Statements
  • AK Migration: Recent Ruling Allows a Shareholder Lawsuit to Proceed After a Negative Say-on-Pay Vote: Quirk or Harbinger?
  • AK Migration: DC Circuit’s Proxy Access Decision to Stand, but SEC to Allow “Private Ordering” of Proxy Access
  • AK Migration: PCAOB Floats Possibility of Mandatory Audit Firm Rotation