Travis J. Wofford

Partner

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Houston

P: +1.713.229.1315 F: +1.713.229.2715

Travis has broad mergers and acquisitions and capital markets experience spanning numerous transaction structures. Notable transactions include representing:*

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Schlumberger Limited in its $14 billion acquisition of Cameron International Corporation
  • McDermott International, Inc. in its $6 billion acquisition of Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V.
  • Halliburton Company in its proposed $35 billion acquisition of Baker Hughes Incorporated
  • Conflicts Committee of Williams Partners L.P. in its $10.5 billion acquisition by The Williams Companies Inc., its prior proposed $13.8 billion acquisition by The Williams Companies Inc. (resulting in $428 million buyer termination fee), its $50 billion merger with Access Midstream Partners, L.P. and its $11.4 billion simplification of incentive distribution rights and general partner interest and related $1.8 billion private placement
  • Special Committee of Barnes & Noble Inc. in its $683 million sale to Elliot Advisors
  • Conflicts Committee of Arc Logistics Partners LP in its sale to Zenith Energy U.S. LP and Warburg Pincus LLC
  • Various private investments by Liberty Media Corporation and other associated companies
  • Sunnova Energy Corporation in acquisitions of distributed generation residential solar assets
  • Chesapeake Energy Corporation in acquisitions and dispositions aggregating $2 billion in value, including the sale of upstream oil and gas assets in the Western Anadarko Basin to private equity investors and various sales of compression assets
  • Ascent Capital Group in its merger with its subsidiary Monitronics International and the related Chapter 11 bankruptcy of Monitronics
  • Qurate Retail Inc. in the disposition of its indirect stake in FTD Companies Inc.
  • Independent directors of JDA Software Group in its $2 billion leveraged buyout by New Mountain Capital
  • IBM in its $850 million divestiture of its point-of-sale technology business to Toshiba
  • Lindsay Goldberg in its purchase from Lockheed Martin Corporation and other investors of Pacific Architects and Engineers Inc. and Defense Support Services
  • Barnes & Noble in the joint venture and strategic investment by Microsoft in its NOOK business
  • Civeo Corporation in its redomestication from Texas to British Columbia

Capital Markets/Securities

  • Sunnova Energy International, Inc. in its initial public offering and subsequent follow-on common stock offerings and PIPE private placements of convertible notes
  • Qurate Retail Inc. in its $2 billion dividend to public stockholders of a new class of cumulative redeemable preferred stock and cash
  • Dr. Pepper Snapple Group in its $400 million private offering of senior notes and related $250 million tender offer and redemption of outstanding senior notes
  • Sunnova Energy International, Inc. in various pre-IPO financings, including Series A, B and C fundraising rounds, convertible notes and recapitalizations
  • Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. in various debt and equity offerings, including its aggregate $300 million Delaware Basin asset acquisition financing (including a preferred stock PIPE private placement to GSO Capital Partners and registered offerings of senior notes and common stock), its $300 million senior notes private offering to finance an acquisition of Eagle Ford assets, its $550 senior notes offering and related tender offer and redemption of outstanding senior notes, and various other offerings of senior notes and common stock
  • Jones Energy, Inc. in its public offering of convertible preferred stock and concurrent public offering of common stock
  • McDermott International, Inc. in its PIPE private placement of $300 million of redeemable preferred stock and warrants
  • Helix Energy Solutions Group in its $125 million public offering of convertible senior notes
  • Linn Energy, LLC in its privately-negotiated exchanges of $2 billion outstanding senior unsecured notes for $1 billion of newly issued senior secured second lien notes and its $1.0 billion bridge term loan facility and $1.1 billion public offering of senior notes in connection with its $2.3 billion asset acquisition from Devon Energy Corporation
  • Noble Corporation plc in its public offering of senior notes and related $750 million cash tender offer for outstanding senior notes
  • Westlake Chemical in a $500 million senior notes offering
  • Initial purchasers in the $1.45 billion private offering of senior secured second lien notes by Energy XXI Ltd
  • Initial purchasers in the $1.50 billion private offering of senior notes by Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC
  • Underwriters in Summit Midstream Holdings' $500 million public offering of senior notes and related cash tender offer for outstanding senior notes
  • Initial Purchasers in an $800 million senior notes offering by Texas Eastern Transmission, LP, a subsidiary of Spectra Energy Partners, LP
  • Initial purchaser and dealer manager in Chesapeake Energy Corporation's $2 billion public offering of senior notes and related tender offer/consent solicitation for outstanding senior notes and a $1.1 billion PIPE private placement of cumulative non-voting convertible preferred stock
  • Underwriters in various common stock offerings, including Tesco Corporation, Core Laboratories

Securitizations

  • Sunnova Energy International, Inc. in six securitizations of residential solar assets, including its first asset-backed securitization collateralized by a pool of distributed generation solar assets, its first loan-backed securitization collateralized by a pool of consumer loans, and its first delayed-draw private placement securitization facility layered over tax equity facilities.
  • Crown Castle International, Inc. in two securitizations of cell phone towers for an aggregate $3.4 billion of Senior Secured Tower Revenue Notes

* Includes matters handled prior to joining Baker Botts L.L.P.