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Experience

Ann Marie Cowdrey’s practice focuses on the areas of private equity, mergers and acquisitions, securities law compliance, and corporate governance. Her client base is largely comprised of companies (both public and private) in the upstream and midstream sectors of the energy industry. She regularly advises Boards of Directors on corporate governance, takeover, and compliance matters.

Representative Matters

  • Represented Silver Hill Energy Partners in its $2.4 billion sale to RSP Permian Inc., which set “a new high-water mark” for Delaware Basin transactions
  • Represented fund manager in the formation of its 10th institutional private equity fund, with total commitments from investors of $1.6 billion
  • Represented fund manager in the formation of a co-investment vehicle, with $157 million in capital contributions from investors
  • Represented fund manager in the formation of its ninth institutional private equity fund, with total commitments from investors of $1.3 billion
  • Represented fund manager in the formation of a co-investment vehicle, with $185 million in capital contributions from investors
  • Regularly advises an energy-based private equity fund in making investments in midstream and upstream companies and “exit” transactions involving those companies
  • Regularly advises an NYSE-listed MLP engaged in the home heating product distribution business on its public reporting and corporate governance matters
  • Represented fund manager in closing of $400 million in aggregate commitments by two sovereign wealth funds to co-investment vehicles
  • Represented a private equity partnership in its investment in a publicly traded home heating oil distributor and related recapitalization transaction
  • Represented privately held midstream company in sale of assets to a publicly traded partnership (MLP) for an aggregate consideration of $1.2 billion
  • Represented a privately held upstream company in the sale of assets to two separate buyers for aggregate consideration of $550 million
  • Represented privately held exploration and production (E&P) company in sale of its Willison Basin assets to a publicly traded company in a transaction valued at $1.85 billion
  • Represented U.S. institutional investors in connection with the sale of operating subsidiaries of a London-based exploration and production (E&P) company in a series of transactions valued at $1.1 billion
  • Represented a privately held E&P company in sale of its Barnett Shale properties to a publicly traded company in a stock-for-stock merger and related restructuring transaction
  • Represented shareholders in sale of privately held E&P company to a publicly traded company in a transaction valued at $230 million
  • Represented private investors in the purchase of mineral and royalty assets for $180 million
  • Represented a publicly traded E&P company in its acquisition by merger with another public E&P company worth $330 million
  • Represented private investor in connection with its acquisition of a controlling interest in a publicly-traded company and the recapitalization of such company; $1.2 billion
  • Advises Boards of Directors of various publicly traded companies in the review and adoption of structural anti-takeover measures

Prior Employment

  • Corporate Counsel to Belo Corp. (Dallas-based media company), 2001-2003

Honors & Affiliations

Distinctions/Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc. (Corporate Law), 2008-2019
  • Texas Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters (Securities & Corporate Finance), 2009-2018
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas (Corporate Securities/Capital Markets, Corporate Law: Private Equity), D Magazine, 2014, 2017-2019
  • Texas Rising Stars® by Thomson Reuters (Securities & Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Business/Corporate), 2005
  • Best Women Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2010

Memberships/Affiliations

  • Board Member, Equest Therapeutic Horsemanship, a non-profit organization
  • Member, The Board Connection, a non-profit organization
  • Member, Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association

Education & Admissions

Education

  • J.D., 1992, cum laude, SMU Dedman School of Law
  • B.A., 1989, cum laude, Duke University, Member, Phi Eta Sigma Scholastic Honor Society; Golden Key National Honor Society; MacAnderson Scholarship for Spain Study Abroad, 1987
  • 1988, Middlebury College School in Spain Program

Admissions

  • Texas

Languages

  • Spanish