Tony Johnston

Tony Johnston

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Associate

  • Thompson & Knight LLP
    One Arts Plaza
    1722 Routh Street, Suite 1500
    Dallas, TX 75201 USA
    214.969.1313
    214.880.3233
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Tony Johnston represents clients in a wide range of corporate and securities matters. His practice focuses on private equity and investment fund formation; investments in and the representation of portfolio companies, particularly within the energy industry; and general mergers and acquisitions. Tony’s practice also includes securities law compliance, internal restructurings, and other general corporate governance matters.

Experience

Private Equity and Investment Funds

  • Represented the sponsor in the formation of a private equity fund with limited partner commitments of $5.325 billion
  • Represented the sponsor in the formation of two oil and gas investment funds, structured as parallel resource funds (working interest/NPI funds), with total limited partner commitments of $360 million
  • Represented the sponsor in the formation of an oil and gas investment fund with limited partner commitments of $350 million
  • Represented the sponsor in the formation of two oil and gas investment funds, structured as parallel resource funds (working interest/NPI funds), with total limited partner commitments of $300 million
  • Represented the sponsor in the formation of an NPI oil and gas investment fund, with total limited partner commitments of more than $80 million
  • Represented various private equity funds in connection with their investments in portfolio companies with the following aggregate capital commitments:

                    o $156 million
                    o $125 million
                    o $137 million
                    o $77 million
                    o $75 million
                    o $43 million

Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestitures

  • Represented two private companies in the sale of a farming operations company and related real estate for approximately $100 million
  • Represented a private company in a multi-stage transaction involving the disposition of oil and gas assets to a foreign purchaser
  • Represented a private company in its acquisition of various oil and gas interests in the state of Alaska
  • Represented a private equity-backed produce company in its acquisition of a competing produce company
  • Represented the sellers in the disposition of an insulation distribution business

Miscellaneous

  • Represented the bankruptcy trustee of a public company regarding SEC compliance, Exchange Act filings, and other corporate and securities related matters
  • Represented a start-up healthcare expense management company in its drafting and negotiation of a remittance liquidity facility agreement
  • Represented an oil and gas investment firm in its separation from its investor partner and the corresponding internal restructuring

Activities (Memberships/Affiliations)

  • President, Cistercian Preparatory School Alumni Association
  • Member, Cistercian Preparatory School Capital Campaign Steering Committee
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
  • Member, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers