Courtney Fore

Partner

courtney.fore@bakerbotts.com

Austin

P: +1.512.322.2545 F: +1.512.322.3612
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Courtney Fore provides ongoing representation to corporate clients, including public issuers, private companies and venture and private equity funds, regarding a range of corporate matters, including public and private securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, SEC compliance and disclosure and corporate governance.

Courtney's practice has a particular focus on the technology/media/telecommunications, life sciences and energy sectors.

Courtney was recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer "Rising Star" in 2018, 2019 and 2020 and as a Legal 500 U.S. "Rising Star" in 2019 and a “Next Generation Partner” in 2020.

Related Experience

Mergers & Acquisitions/Joint Ventures

  • Representation of Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC) in its $6 billion merger with CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP)
  • Representation of Tallgrass Energy GP, LP (NYSE: TEGP) in its acquisition of Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: TEP)
  • Representation of Southern Company Gas in the sale of Elizabethtown Gas and Elkton Gas to South Jersey Industries for $1.7 billion
  • Representation of Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE: WR) in its $12.2 billion combination with Great Plains Energy Incorporated (NYSE: GXP) (initially announced as an acquisition; restructured as a merger of equals)
  • Representation of London Trust Media (a VPN provider) in its $100+ million (cash and stock) sale to Kape Technologies (LON: KAPE)
  • Representation of an international power company in the formation of a global joint venture for a battery based energy storage technology
  • Representation of an international power company in the sale of DPL Energy Resources to IGS Energy
  • Representation of the seller in a $390 million auction process sale of a FERC-regulated pipeline
  • Representation of Cearna Aesthetics in its sale to Allergan (NYSE: AGN)

Private Equity/Venture Capital

  • Representation of multiple life sciences, technology and energy companies in early and late stage venture capital financings and general corporate and restructuring matters
  • Representation of venture capital funds in several early and late stage venture capital financings
  • Representation of The Energy & Minerals Group in structuring a special purpose fund and in connection with the formation of and investment in American Energy-Utica, LLC
  • Representation of The Energy & Minerals Group in structuring a $500 million special purpose fund and in connection with the formation of and investment in Tallgrass Energy Partners, L.P.
  • Representation of The Energy & Minerals Group in connection with the formation of an $825 million special purpose fund to acquire a controlling interest in the general partner of a public master limited partnership
  • Representation of the purchasers (including funds affiliated with The Energy & Minerals Group, funds affiliated with Kayne Anderson and funds affiliated with First Reserve) of a 50.1% interest in the general partner of Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE: PAA) from an affiliate of Vulcan Energy Corporation
  • Representation of ArcLight Capital Partners LLC in connection with the formation of and commitments to purchase preferred units and common units of JP Energy Partners, LP, a private limited partnership, and in the subsequent investments by ArcLight under the commitment
  • Representation of a private equity firm in the purchase of a power construction and restoration company

Capital Markets

  • Representation of Tallgrass Energy GP, LP (NYSE: TEGP) in connection with its $1.2 billion initial public offering
  • Representation of Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: TEP) in connection with its $313 million initial public offering
  • Representation of ZS Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZSPH) in connection with its $123 million initial public offering
  • Representation of NYSE-listed companies in multiple equity offerings totaling $1 billion
  • Representation of a NYSE-listed company in multiple offerings of senior notes totaling $2 billion
  • Representation of institutional investors in PIPE offerings totaling $2 billion
  • Representation of various publicly-traded companies in at-the-market offering programs
  • On-going counseling of publicly-traded companies on '34 Act compliance and disclosure

Awards & Community

Recognized as a "Rising Star" by The Legal 500 U.S., 2019 and as a “Next Generation Partner” in 2020

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

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