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Experience

Anna Marie Dempsey advises clients on private equity and venture capital fund formation; private equity and venture capital investments; public and private offerings of equity and debt securities; corporate governance; mergers and acquisitions; and restructurings. With more than 25 years of legal experience, she has represented clients in the oil and gas, retail, manufacturing, construction, real estate, finance, technology, aviation, and healthcare industries.

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Recognized for superior client service in The BTI Client Service A-Team 2019: The Survey of Law Firm Client Service Performance for nine years in a row

  • Representation of sponsors in connection with the formation of various private funds and co-invest funds, including funds with commitments from institutional taxable, tax-exempt, ERISA, foreign, and sovereign wealth fund investors as follows:
    • $7.0 billion
    • $6.5 billion
    • $5.0 billion
    • $3.25 billion
    • $3.0 billion
    • $1.75 billion
    • $1.3 billion
    • $900 million
    • $400 million
    • $300 million
    • $200 million
    • $100 million
  • Representation of venture capital fund in the sale of its interests of an independent oil and gas company in Mexico
  • Representation of venture capital fund in its investment in an independent oil and gas company in Mexico
  • Representation of venture capital fund in $100 million capital commitment to a Canadian oil and gas exploration company
  • Representation of private investor in its investment in, and subsequent disposal of debt and equity securities of an energy company
  • Representation of a technology company in its Series A offering
  • 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)
  • Representation of trustee in numerous debt securities transactions, including:
    • Issuance of $1 billion of senior notes in a Rule 144A/Reg S offering
    • Issuance of $500 million of senior notes in a Rule 144A offering
    • Issuance of $400 million of senior notes in a Rule 144A offering
    • Issuance of $1.25 billion of senior notes in a public offering
    • Issuance of $750 million of senior notes in a public offering
    • Issuance of $100 million of senior notes in a Rule 144A offering
    • Redemption of $550 million of senior notes
  • Numerous M&A transactions, including:
    • Liquidation of 27 public limited partnerships pursuant to proxy solicitation followed by multiple negotiated asset sales
    • 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

Honors & Affiliations

Memberships/Affiliations

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Association for Corporate Growth
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Houston Bar Association
  • Member, Women’s Energy Network, Houston Chapter
  • Member, Texas Wall Street Women
  • Former Board Member and Treasurer, Writers’ League of Texas
  • Former Member of Board of Trustees, Dallas Wind Symphony
  • Former Board Member, Friends of Fair Park
  • Former Board Member, North Texas American Saddlebred Horse Association

Education & Admissions

Education

  • J.D., 1991, University of Kansas School of Law; Articles Editor, Kansas Law Review
  • B.S.B., 1988, with highest distinction, University of Kansas

Admissions

  • Texas

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