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Experience

Nathan Stone focuses his practice on private equity transactions and mergers and acquisitions, including formation of private equity and venture capital investment funds, venture and growth capital financings, acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, ongoing operations of investment partnerships and joint ventures, and general corporate governance matters. His primary industry experience includes private investment funds, oil and gas, commercial real estate, technology, energy, and industrial services.

  • Representation of private equity sponsor focused on the upstream and midstream sectors of the oil and gas industry in connection with the formation of various private equity funds with commitments totaling more than $19 billion, including funds with commitments from institutional taxable, tax-exempt, ERISA, foreign, and sovereign wealth fund investors
  • Represented sponsor in connection with formation and capitalization ($200 million) of two exploration and production companies focused on the Permian Basin
  • Represented management team of a privately held deep water E&P company in connection with establishment of its equity line of capital of more than $1.2 billion from private equity sponsors and sovereign wealth funds
  • Represented private equity sponsor in formation of $1 billion fund focused on the midstream sector of the oil and gas industry
  • Represented private equity sponsor in formation of $200 million fund focused on commercial real estate assets and projects
  • Represented sponsor in connection with all aspects of exploration and production portfolio company located in Mexico, including formation, ongoing operations, and cross-border sale to strategic buyer
  • Represented sponsor in connection with formation of private equity fund and related co-investment vehicle, focused on upstream oil and gas assets, with aggregate commitments of $1.5 billion
  • Represented sponsor in formation of closely held holding company focused on upstream oil and gas opportunities
  • Represented sponsor in formation of private equity fund focused on development of rail storage and transit facility
  • Represented sponsor in connection with ongoing operations of exploration and production portfolio company located in Canada
  • Represented sponsor in connection with formation of private equity fund focused on acquiring working interests in upstream oil and gas assets, with commitments of more than $40 million
  • Represented sponsor in connection with formation of private equity fund focused on acquiring working interests in upstream oil and gas assets, with commitments of more than $400 million
  • Represented sponsor in connection with formation and operation of parallel commercial real estate funds
  • Represented sponsor in connection with capitalization of developer of self-storage real estate assets
  • Represented family office in connection with its $10 million venture capital commitment
  • Represented oilfield service company in connection with $10 million equity investment by a private equity sponsor
  • Represented privately held oilfield services company in connection with the sale of a majority stake to a publicly traded strategic buyer
  • Represented majority owners of wholesale distributor of pipe, fittings, valves, and related products in sale and recapitalization to private equity firm
  • Represented leader in high-end multifamily development, construction, and property management in connection with a $98 million joint venture to construct a 350-unit Class A luxury multifamily development in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Represented owner of gas and service stations and convenience stores in South Texas with sale of assets to a strategic buyer
  • Represented target company, a developer and operator of a logistic-centric industrial park, in connection with the sale of a majority stake to a sponsor-backed midstream energy company
  • Represented majority owner of a heavy equipment supply company in connection with the leveraged buyout of minority owners
  • Represented privately held logistics and transportation company in connection with a cross-border strategic acquisition
  • Represented sponsor and its wholly owned portfolio company in connection with strategic acquisition of a records retrieval company

Honors & Affiliations

Memberships/Affiliations

  • Member, Houston Producers Forum
  • Member, Small Steps Young Professionals

Education & Admissions

Education

  • J.D., 2013, University of Houston Law Center; Business Editor, Houston Journal of International Law; David Oliver Memorial Scholarship; Gulf Coast Power Association
  • M.B.A., 2013, University of Houston; Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence
  • B.S., 2007, The University of Texas at Austin

Admissions

  • Texas

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