Mitchell L. Griffith

Mitchell L. Griffith

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Associate

  • Thompson & Knight LLP
    One Arts Plaza
    1722 Routh Street, Suite 1500
    Dallas, TX 75201 USA
    214.969.1731
    214.880.3351
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Mitchell Griffith focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, corporate governance, and other corporate matters.  His experience includes equity financings for privately and publicly held companies, reporting obligations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, stock and asset acquisitions, joint ventures, compliance with corporate governance regulations, public and private securities offerings, and other securities transactions.

Experience

Private Equity M&A

  • Representation of a private equity fund in the approximately $1.6 billion sale of a midstream oil and gas company
  • Representation of a private equity fund in the approximately $325 million sale of a midstream oil and gas company
  • Representation of a natural gas and oil exploration and production company in the combination of three affiliated entities and reorganization under one holding company and related issuance of common and preferred units for approximately $750 million to several private equity funds
  • Representation of a midstream oil and gas company in its sale to a private equity fund for approximately $185 million
  • Representation of two private equity funds in the sale of their investment in a group of agricultural companies for approximately $100 million
  • Representation of a private equity-backed portfolio company in its acquisition of oil and gas properties, rights, and related assets from a NYSE-listed oil and gas exploration and production company for approximately $310 million
  • Representation of a private equity-backed portfolio company in its acquisition of oil and gas properties, rights, and related assets from a privately-held oil and gas exploration and production company for approximately $130 million
  • Representation of a private equity fund in the sale of a sports marketing company for more than $2 billion
  • Representation of a private equity fund in its acquisition and subsequent sale (for approximately $85 million) of a lifestyle apparel brand
  • Representation of a private equity fund in its acquisitions of a leading importer of fine wines and a related add-on acquisition of a regional distributor of fine wines
  • Representation of a private equity fund in its acquisition of a distributor of fluid power and power train solutions
  • Representation of a private equity fund in its acquisition of three ready mix and aggregate companies
  • Representation of a private equity fund in its sale of a marketing services company
  • Representation of a private equity fund in its disposition of a telecommunications company
  • Representation of a private equity fund in its sale of interests in various oil and gas producing properties

Strategic M&A

  • Representation of a privately-held natural gas and oil exploration and production company in its approximately $2.4 billion merger with a NYSE-listed oil and gas company, which included Permian Basin oil and gas properties

  • Representation of a provider of pipeline construction, integrity support, pipe, and vessel coating and insulation services for companies in the oil and gas industry in the approximately $30 million sale of substantially all of its assets to a subsidiary of a NASDAQ-listed specialty construction and infrastructure company

  • Representation of a natural gas and oil exploration and production company in its sale of oil, gas, and mineral leases for approximately $14 million

  • Representation of a natural gas and oil exploration and production company in the approximately $1.2 billion sale of substantially all of its assets as part of a Chapter 11 proceeding

  • Representation of a leading supplier of tubular products for the energy industry in its acquisition of several radio-frequency identification (“RFID”) patents and other related assets

  • Representation of a wine import and distribution business in a merger of equals

  • Representation of a specialty finance firm in its acquisition of a HUD-approved lender

  • Representation of a provider of consumer bankruptcy and foreclosure services in a series of acquisition and sale transactions

  • Representation of a specialty asset management and financial services company in its acquisition of a registered broker-dealer

  • Representation of a chain of liquor stores in the sale of substantially all of its assets for approximately $30 million

  • Representation of a privately-held corporation in its acquisition of a Chinese manufacturer of flash memory cards

  • Representation of a retail fine wine and spirits business in a series of acquisition and sale transactions

  • Representation of an offshore oil and gas exploration and production company in its acquisition of certain oil and gas properties and related interests in the Eagle Ford Shale

  • Representation of a nonprofit organization focusing on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility in its merger with a nonprofit organization providing early childhood education services to children with Down Syndrome

Private Equity and Venture Capital

  • Representation of a private equity sponsor in its $500 million investment in an oil and gas exploration company
  • Representation of a private equity sponsor in its $300 million investment in an oil and gas exploration and production company
  • Representation of a private equity sponsor in its $290 million investment in a mineral and royalty company focused primarily on the acquisition and management of properties in the Permian Basin
  • Representation of a start-up company focused on manufacturing equipment to convert waste into fuel products in the private offering of preferred stock valued at $5 million
  • Representation of a private equity fund in its $10 million investment in an energy company focused on coal and related assets and activities, including energy infrastructure investments
  • Representation of a specialty asset management and financial services company in the private offering of limited partnership interests to help fund the development of several hotels in the Eagle Ford Shale region of South Texas
  • Representation of a private equity fund in two rounds of venture capital investments in a service provider for enterprise-level human resources and financial management software
  • Representation of a Dallas-based real estate firm in the private offering of limited partnership interests to help fund the development of a title insurance agency
  • Representation of a private equity fund in its venture capital investment in a power grid solutions company
  • Representation of a start-up company in the manufacturing industry in the private offering of common stock

Capital Markets and Securities

  • Representation of a private equity fund in a tender offer for Argentinian bonds
  • Representation of a pharmaceutical company in a tender offer for outstanding ordinary shares of an Irish drug manufacturer
  • Representation of a provider of outsourced network and infrastructure services to the telecommunications industry in the private issuance of $225 million aggregate principal amount of senior secured notes
  • Representation of a manufacturer of pumps, valves, seals, and components in a $500 million offering of investment-grade senior notes

General Corporate

  • Representation of a midstream oil and gas company in the dissolution of a joint venture
  • Counseled a leading telecommunications services company in pre-merger integration planning
  • Representation of an international association in the airline industry in the negotiation of an agreement for the assumption of liabilities by the surviving airline of a merger between two of the world’s largest airlines
  • Representation of a NYSE-listed retail company in the negotiation of various outsourcing agreements
  • Managed the reincorporation process from Florida to Texas for an oil and gas exploration and production company
  • Representation of a NASDAQ-listed airline in the negotiation of various outsourcing agreements

Activities (Memberships/Affiliations)

  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
  • Member, Federalist Society