C. Walker Brierre

C. Walker Brierre

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  • Thompson & Knight LLP
    811 Main Street
    Suite 2500
    Houston, TX 77002-6129 USA
    713.653.8682
    832.397.8298
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Walker Brierre focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions, including acquisitions and divestitures, venture and growth capital financings, the formation and operation of investment partnerships and joint ventures, restructurings, distressed acquisitions, non-control investments, cross-border transactions, private securities offerings, and corporate governance matters.

His primary industry experience includes upstream and midstream oil and gas, oilfield services, energy, commercial real estate, and private investment funds. He also has experience in industrial services, construction and engineering, television and radio broadcast, financial services, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, government services, beverage, retail, and manufacturing.

Experience

  • Represented privately held LNG solutions company in connection with strategic acquisition of a public company
  • Represented privately held company in connection with “double dummy” merger transaction with a public company to consolidate existing upstream joint venture interests
  • Represented solar energy company in connection with sale of solar asset portfolio to a strategic buyer
  • Represented sponsor in connection with formation and operation of fourth mineral interest fund
  • Represented management team in connection with formation and operation of midstream joint venture in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico
  • Represented registered investment adviser in connection with strategic merger with wealth management services firm
  • Represented sponsor in connection with formation and operation of ninth commercial real estate fund
  • Represented solar energy company in connection with sale of loan origination software to a strategic buyer
  • Represented owners of heavy industrial services business in connection with sale to a strategic buyer
  • Represented privately held exploration and production company in connection with formation of joint venture to develop acreage in the SCOOP, STACK, and Merge resource plays in Oklahoma
  • Represented Korean heavy industrial company in connection with strategic acquisition of U.S. turbine service and repair business
  • Represented sponsor in connection with formation and operation of its third mineral interest funds, including a parallel fund
  • Represented management team, as purchasers, in management buyout of LNG solutions business
  • Represented sponsor in connection with formation and operation of its first commercial real estate fund, including a parallel fund
  • Represented sponsor in connection with capitalization of developer of manufactured housing assets, including the formation of a related “sidecar” co-investment vehicle
  • Represented privately held midstream energy company in proposed acquisition of gathering system and saltwater disposal assets from a publicly held exploration and production company
  • Represented developer of reciprocating gas compressor valves in connection with “Series C” financing round by a venture capital fund and a global strategic investor
  • 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 sponsor in connection with capitalization of developer of self-storage real estate assets
  • Represented developer of reciprocating gas compressor valves in connection with “Series B” financing round by a venture capital fund
  • Represented sponsor in sale of minority stake in investment management business to a financial buyer
  • Represented sponsor in connection with capitalization of developer of student housing real estate assets
  • Represented paper packaging distributor with operations in the U.S. and Mexico in sale to producer of containerboard and corrugated packaging products
  • Represented U.K. sponsor in connection with capitalization of developer of solar power assets in the United States
  • Represented health tech company in connection with strategic acquisition of developer of wearable fitness devices and related software
  • Represented publicly held oilfield services company in connection with divestiture of Mexican subsidiary and related assets to a strategic buyer
  • Represented sponsor in divestiture of an oil and gas exploration and production company with core assets in the Mediterranean Sea to a strategic buyer
  • Represented Canadian oilfield services company in acquisition of U.S. distributor of downhole tools
  • Represented developer of reciprocating gas compressor valves in connection with “Series A” financing round by a venture capital fund
  • Represented sponsor in connection with formation and operation of its first commercial real estate fund, including  related "sidecar" co-investment vehicles
  • Represented oilfield equipment manufacturer in bid to acquire substantially all of the assets of a storage tank manufacturer out of bankruptcy\
  • Represented sponsor in connection with formation and operation of its first and second mineral interest funds
  • Represented sponsor in concurrent leveraged buyouts of a home healthcare company and a billing administration company
  • Represented sponsor in “carve-out” acquisition of the system engineering and consulting unit of a global security and aerospace company
  • Represented sponsor, in its capacity as minority lender, in “credit bid” acquisition of substantially all of the assets of a radio broadcast business
  • Represented distributor of books, video, and music products in Rule 144A offering of senior secured notes
  • Represented sponsor, in its capacity as minority lender, in “credit bid” acquisition of substantially all of the assets of a radio broadcast business
  • Represented hedge fund as purchaser in PIPE transaction involving a publicly-traded clinical developer of anti-cancer therapeutics
  • Represented global investment bank in extension of capital commitment to existing commercial finance joint venture
  • Represented hedge fund as purchaser in PIPE transaction involving a publicly-traded specialty pharmaceutical company
  • Represented sponsor in the divestiture of substantially all of the assets of a television broadcast company
  • Represented sponsor in “carve-out” acquisition of sensor manufacturing unit of a multinational technology company

Distinctions/Honors

  • Texas Rising Stars® by Thomson Reuters (Mergers & Acquisitions); 2016-2019

Activities (Memberships/Affiliations)

  • Member, Association for Corporate Growth Global Houston
  • Member, Houston Bar Association
  • Member, Houston Young Lawyers Association