Anna Marie Dempsey

Anna Marie Dempsey

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Partner

  • Thompson & Knight LLP
    811 Main Street
    Suite 2500
    Houston, TX 77002-6129 USA
    713.653.8760
    832.397.8016
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Anna Marie Dempsey advises clients on public and private offerings of equity and debt securities; mergers and acquisitions; restructurings; private equity fund formation; corporate governance; and compliance with securities laws, exchange rules, the Investment Company Act, and the Investment Advisers Act.  She has represented clients in the oil and gas, retail, manufacturing, construction, real estate, finance, technology, aviation, and healthcare industries.

Experience

  • Representation of sponsors in connection with the formation of various private funds, including funds with commitments from institutional taxable and tax-exempt investors for more than $28 billion

  • Representation of issuers in numerous capital markets transactions, including:

    • Issuance of $200 million of senior notes in a Rule 144A offering and concurrent purchase of $320 million of high-yield notes in a tender offer
    • Issuance of $475 million of senior notes in a public offering
    • Issuance of $375 million of senior secured notes in a Rule 144A offering
    • Issuance of $200 million of senior notes in a Rule 144A offering
    • Issuance of $160 million of senior notes in a public offering
    • Issuance of $125 million of senior notes in a public offering
    • Issuance of $80 million of senior notes in a Rule 144A offering
    • Issuance of $40 million of subordinated notes in a private placement
    • Issuance of $25 million of subordinated notes in a private placement
    • Issuance of common stock, warrants and three series of notes in connection with a company's emergence from Chapter 11 protection
    • Issuance of common stock of a manufacturing company in a public offering ($121 million)
    • Issuance of common stock of an oil and gas drilling company in a public offering ($87 million)
    • Issuance of preferred stock of a technology company in a private offering ($10 million)
  • Numerous M&A transactions, including:

    • Representation of venture capital fund in $100 million capital commitment to a Canadian oil and gas exploration company
    • Liquidation of 27 public limited partnerships pursuant to proxy solicitation followed by multiple negotiated asset sales
    • Investment by a private investor, and subsequent disposal of investment, in debt and equity securities of an energy company (represented investor)
    • Investment by a private investor in equity securities of a Cayman technology company
    • Acquisition of a private manufacturing company by a publicly traded manufacturing company (represented target)
    • Serial acquisitions by a privately-held oil and gas company of other privately-held oil and gas companies for a total amount of $45 million
    • Disposition through multiple Section 363 sales of all the assets of a home improvement business
    • Investment of $42.6 million in an aviation joint venture
    • Investment by a private investor in a joint venture to develop multifamily real estate properties
    • Investment by a private investor in a joint venture to develop commercial real estate
    • Investment by a public company of $10 million in an oil and gas joint venture

Activities (Memberships/Affiliations)

  • Member, American Bar Association

  • Member, State Bar of Texas

  • Member, Houston Bar Association

  • Member, Women's Energy Network, Houston Chapter

  • Board of Directors and Treasurer, Writers' League of Texas

  • Member, Texas Wall Street Women