Barry Davis

Barry Davis

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Partner

  • Thompson & Knight LLP
    811 Main Street
    Suite 2500
    Houston, TX 77002-6129 USA
    713.951.5863
    832.397.8104
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Barry Davis' practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate and securities law, and representation of clients funded from private equity sponsors. This includes acquisitions and dispositions of assets and stock of both public and private companies including, but not limited to acquisitions and divestitures of both onshore and offshore oil and gas properties, pipeline, processing and related midstream companies, oil field service companies, and software-related technology companies. Additionally, Barry has extensive experience in representing clients in financing transactions, private placements, and debt offerings.

Experience

Corporate

  • $130 million senior secured note offering pursuant to Rule 144A used as funding mechanism for a plan of reorganization of an oil and gas company
  • $64 million sale of four separately-owned traffic safety companies
  • $98 million sale of window manufacturer
  • $105 million purchase of stock of a Cayman corporation owning oil and gas concessions in Ecuador
  • $105 million borrowing-based credit facility for privately held oil and gas company
  • $102 million acquisition of offshore oil and gas producing companies
  • $22 million private placement of convertible preferred stock and redeemable preferred stock of a Software 500 company specializing in state and local property, sales, and use tax software
  • $16 million private placement of Series D preferred stock of operator-assisted living facilities
  • $18.5 million sale of assets of a chemical company in Texas
  • $12 million merger with a newly formed consolidation of HVAC companies
  • $37 million disposition of the stock of three separate motorcoach tour and charter services companies for cash and subordinated convertible debentures
  • $12 million sale of stock of an egg roll manufacturer in Texas
  • $500 million acquisition of interstate gas pipeline and various marketing subsidiaries of Seller
  • $13.1 million purchase of assets of a smoked meat manufacturer and a turkey farm and processor
  • $400 million purchase of approximately 100 retail strip shopping centers by a real estate investment trust
  • $605 million divestiture of banking corporation's credit card business
  • $140 million sale of assets of eleven cable television systems
  • $32.5 million sale of all assets of a chain of thirty-two super optical eyewear stores
  • $1.6 million purchase of controlling interest in Acura dealership
  • $1 million sale of stock of a Toyota dealership
  • $3 million acquisition of all stock of consulting firm specializing in environmental concerns
  • $5 million sale of three cattle feedyards including all fixed assets, feed, and medicine inventories
  • $18 million private placement of preferred stock and warrants in a software company specializing in network management and security
  • $13.5 million purchase of stock of an oil well drilling brake manufacturing company
  • $86 million acquisition of various cable television systems located throughout the country
  • $325 million agreed merger of two public companies in the oil well service industry in transaction treated as a "pooling of interests"
  • $155 million purchase of producing properties by a privately held oil and gas company
  • Represented an industry major in a $65 million acquisition of offshore oil and gas producing properties

Financing

  • $105 million borrowing-based credit facility for privately held oil and gas company

  • $265 million agented credit facility for publicly held pipeline company

  • $32 million sale of all assets of an oil well drilling equipment manufacturer and its subsidiaries

  • $30 million purchase of stock of an oil well drilling brake manufacturing company

  • $100 million revolving credit facility for privately held oil and gas company

  • $160 million term loan to domestic oil and gas company from the New York branch of a foreign lender

  • $63 million purchase of producing properties by a closely held oil and gas company

  • $11 million purchase of stock of subsidiary oil and gas company from publicly held parent corporation

  • $60 million revolving credit facility for privately held oil and gas company

  • $6 million loan to limited partnership, proceeds of which were used to acquire franchise rights to nationwide video rental store; loan secured by equipment, inventory, assignment of leases of each video store located in Oregon and Washington

  • $30 million purchase of stock of an oil well drilling brake manufacturing company

  • $25 million revolving line of credit to oil and gas company from a national lender

  • $229 million securitized debt offering

  • $12 million term loan to commodities trading company and various subordinated loans to subsidiary pursuant to NASDAQ rules; loan secured by stock

  • $12.1 million acquisition of oil and gas producing companies

  • $1 million loan to medical equipment company; loan secured primarily by the inventory, equipment and other assets of the company and its subsidiaries

  • $3 million loan to bank holding company; loan secured primarily by stock and certificates of deposit

  • $6 million purchase of an oil well drilling brake manufacturer (who at the time was in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding)

  • $50 million warehouse revolving line of credit to national mortgage company to purchase marketable securities

  • $10 million unsecured line of credit to home infusion therapy company

  • $5 million credit facility providing working capital for New Orleans-based minority-owned television station

  • $9.3 million reducing revolving line of credit for oil and gas company

  • $100 million revolving credit facility for privately held oil and gas company

  • $9 million sale of stock to publicly held oil and gas producer

  • $8 million credit facility used to refinance a California fruit and nut business enterprise

  • $7 million credit facility of oil and gas manufacturer for working capital and capital expenditure use

  • $65 million credit facility with a natural gas company that is an affiliate of a public utility

  • $4 million senior credit facility for auto parts manufacturer

  • $1.6 million subordinated loan to auto parts manufacturer and issuance of warrants in favor of venture capital concern

  • $1.5 million acquisition and development of tire storage facility in Gloucester County, New Jersey for Japanese corporation and subsequent sale to Japanese corporation

  • $5 million loan to corporation to purchase mortgage loan portfolio of bank

  • $18 million workout and restructuring of all of borrower's debt with major lender; loan secured primarily by real property located in Dallas and Houston, Texas

  • $10 million sale of factory outlet mall from lender's ORE portfolio

  • $25 million workout and restructuring of all of borrower's debt with major secured lender; loan secured by numerous apartment complexes, raw land, and partnership interests

  • $6.5 million land loan to joint venture for the purchase and development of a hospital and medical plaza located in Harris and Montgomery County, Texas; loan secured by real property, pledge of limited partnership notes, equipment, and inventory

Distinctions/Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc. (Corporate Governance and Compliance Law); 2010-2017

  • Houston's Top Lawyers, H Texas; 2006

  • Community Based Volunteer Award, American Diabetes Association; 2008

Activities (Memberships/Affiliations)

  • Member, State Bar of Texas, Committee for Legal Opinions in Commercial Transactions

  • Member, Houston Bar Association

  • Member, American Bar Association

  • Member, Texas Association of Bank Counsel

  • Past Board Member, American Diabetes Association, Houston Chapter