Jeffery K. Malonson (Jeff)

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Jeffery Malonson

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Jeff Malonson is a partner in King & Spalding’s corporate practice group based in the firm’s Houston office. Mr. Malonson focuses his practice on capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and governance matters. His capital markets practice includes representing public and private corporations, master limited partnerships (MLPs), investment banking firms, and private equity firms in initial public offerings (IPOs), and other public offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities. He also advises corporations and partnerships concerning merger and acquisition transactions, and private equity firms with strategic investments and divestitures in public and private companies and partnerships. In addition to his transactional practice, he advises public company clients regarding compliance with periodic reporting, proxy solicitation and corporate governance matters.   

Mr. Malonson’s core practice focuses on the energy industry, including oil and gas exploration (exploitation) and production, oil and gas mineral and royalty interest, midstream, transportation, oilfield service, oilfield equipment manufacturing, liquefied natural gas (LNG), and chemical and refining companies.  Mr. Malonson regularly represents clients in connection with the organization, formation and governance of MLPs.  He has considerable experience drafting and negotiating a variety of governance agreements and constituent documents, including limited partnership agreements, limited liability company agreements, shareholders agreements, joint ventures agreements, and joint operating agreements. 

While his core practice focuses on the energy sector, Mr. Malonson also has significant experience advising clients in other sectors, including waste management, software, information technology, and financial services.

Representative Experience

SELECTED - INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERINGS (IPOS)

  • Represented underwriters to Cone Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: CNNX) in its $385 million IPO of common units

  • Represented New Source Energy Partners L.P. (NYSE: NSLP) in its $80 million IPO of common units

  • Represented underwriters to Memorial Production Partners LP (NASDAQ: MEMP) in its $320 million IPO of common units

  • Represented C&J Energy Services (NYSE: CJES) in its $335 million IPO of common stock

  • Represented Frank’s International NV (NYSE: FI) in its $759 million IPO of common stock

  • Represented underwriters to QEP Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE: QEPM) in its $483 million IPO of common units

  • Represented QR Energy LP (NYSE: QRE) in its $345 million IPO of common units

  • Represented underwriters to Memorial Resource Development Corporation (NASDAQ: MRD) in its $935 million IPO of common stock

  • Represented underwriters to Linn Energy, LLC (NASDAQ: LINE)in its $260 million IPO of common units

  • Represented Targa Resources Partners LP (NYSE: NGLS) in its $360 million IPO of common units

  • Represented Copano Energy LLC (NASDAQ: CPNO)in its $120 million IPO of common units

  • Represented Compressco Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: CCLP) in its $54 million IPO of common units

  • Represented underwriters to Reliant Resources Inc. (NYSE: RRI) in its $1.8 billion IPO of common stock

SELECTED – FOLLOW-ON EQUITY OFFERINGS

  • Represented underwriters to Martin Midstream Partners L.P. (NASDAQ: MMLP) in several public offerings of common units totaling over $400 million

  • Represented Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE: EPD) in numerous public offerings of equity securities totaling over $3.5 billion

  • Represented Energy Transfer Partners L.P. (NYSE: ETP) in numerous public offerings of equity securities totaling over $1 billion.

  • Represented Copano Energy in public offerings totaling approximately $750 million

  • Represented underwriters to EV Energy Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: EVEP) in public offerings of common units totaling approximately $500 million

  • Represented Global Industries Ltd. (NASDAQ: GLBL) in public offerings of common stock

  • Represented underwriters to Suburban Propane Partners, L.P. (NYSE: SPH) in its $100 million public offering of common units

  • Represented underwriters to Apache Corporation (NYSE: APA) in its $394 million of common stock

  • Represented Trico Marine Services Inc. (NYSE: TRMA) in its $103 million offering of common stock

  • Represented underwriters to selling stockholders of Universal Compression Holdings, Inc. (now Exterran Holdings: NASDAQ: EXH) in their $280 million offering of common stock

SELECTED – PIPES OFFERINGS

  • Represented Copano Energy LLC in its private placement of $300 million of Series A Convertible Preferred Units to an affiliate of TPG Capital

  • Represented QR Energy L.P. in its private placement of approximately $235 million of Class C Convertible Preferred Units to funds managed by Quantum Resources Management

  • Represented Energy Transfer Equity L.P. in its private placement of $300 million Series A Convertible Preferred Units to an affiliate of G.E. Capital

  • Represented Linn Energy LLC in numerous private placements of alternative classes of units totaling over $2.5 billion to institutional investors

  • Represented GPS Partners, as lead investor, in a $128 million private placement by Eagle Rock Energy Partners LP

  • Represented Concho Resources Inc. (NYSE: CXO) in several private placements of common stock totaling over $550 million to institutional investors

  • Represented Copano Energy in private placements of alternative classes of units totaling approximately $575 million

  • Represented Lehman Brothers MLP Opportunity Fund, as lead investor, in a $210 million private placement by Constellation Energy Partners LP

SELECTED – DEBT OFFERINGS (HIGH-YIELD AND INVESTMENT GRADE)

  • Represented LyondellBasell Industries N.V. in its $1 billion investment grade offering of senior notes

  • Represented underwriters to Waste Management Inc. in more than $8 billion of investment grade offerings of senior notes

  • Represented Lyondell Chemical Company in its offer to exchange approximately $1.8 billion of senior secured notes and approximately €300 million of senior secured notes for registered notes

  • Represented Enterprise Products Partners and Enterprise Products Operating in several public offering and private placements of debt securities totaling over $4.5 billion

  • Represented initial purchasers to Martin Midstream Partners L.P. in two high-yield offerings of senior notes totaling $200 million

  • Represented QR Energy LP in its $300 million high-yield offering of senior notes

  • Represented initial purchasers to EV Energy Partners, L.P. in two high-yield offerings of senior notes totaling $300 million offering

  • Represented Copano Energy, LLC in more than $950 million in private placements and registered high-yield offerings of senior notes

  • Represented initial purchasers to Crosstex Energy L.P. (now EnLink Midstream Partners LP: NYSE: ENLK) in its $250 million high-yield offering of senior notes

  • Represented Targa Resources in its $250 high-yield offering of senior notes

SELECTED – MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

  • Represented QR Energy in its $3 billion merger with Breitburn Energy Partners

  • Represented Ute Energy in its $861 million sale to Crescent Point Energy

  • Represented Concho Resources in its $1.65 billion acquisition of the oil and gas assets of Marbob Energy Corporation and affiliated entities

  • Represented Energy Transfer Equity in its $900 million acquisition of the general partner of Regency Energy Partners and the sale of its interests in the Midcontinent Express Pipeline to Regency Energy Partners

  • Represented Azure Midstream Energy in the $162.5 million contribution of its Legacy gathering system to Marlin Midstream Partners as well as its acquisition of the general partner of and 90% of the incentive distribution rights in Marlin Midstream Partners

  • Represented CAMAC International in the $450 million sale of a portion of its interests in offshore oil and gas properties in Nigeria

  • Represented CAMAC International in the $750 million sale of its remaining interests in offshore oil and gas properties in Nigeria

  • Represented Targa Resources in its $2.35 billion acquisition of Dynegy's midstream business

  • Represented Linn Energy in its $2.05 billion acquisition of oil and gas properties from Dominion Resources

  • Represented Enterprise Products Partners in its $13 billion merger with GulfTerra Energy Partners

  • Represented Linn Energy in its: $415 million acquisition of oil and gas properties from an entity controlled by Stallion Energy; $291 million acquisition of certain wholly owned subsidiaries of Blacksand Energy; $125 million acquisition of oil and gas properties from Kaiser-Francis Oil Company; and $91 million acquisition of oil and gas properties in the Texas Panhandle

  • Represented Copano Energy in its $500 million acquisition of ScissorTail Energy

  • Represented Global Industries in the $937 million sale of the company, a publicly traded subsea solution provider, to Technip

Awards & Recognition

  • Selected to the Texas Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2006, and 2008– 2013

  • Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2014
MEMBERSHIPS
American Bar Association; Corporate

CLERKSHIPS
Judicial Clerk, Richard A. Schell, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

EDUCATION
J.D., cum laude, Order of the Coif, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
B.B.A., Texas Christian University

ADMISSIONS
Texas