Clayton Heery, an associate in the Houston office, focuses on corporate transactions involving the energy, infrastructure, and technology sectors.

Mr. Heery advises clients on a range of strategic corporate transactions, including public and private M&A matters and capital markets offerings. Specifically, he guides clients on mergers and acquisitions, including SPAC business combinations, IPOs and follow-on equity offerings, and debt offerings. In addition, Mr. Heery advises clients on corporate governance, periodic reporting, and other matters relating to public company status.

Mr. Heery’s experience includes representing:

SPAC Business Combinations

  • Innoviz, an Israel-based manufacturer of solid-state LiDAR sensors and perception software, in its US$1.4 billion merger with Collective Growth Corporation
  • Latch, maker of LatchOS, the full-building enterprise software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform, in its US$1.56 billion merger with TS Innovation Acquisitions Corp.
  • Nogin, a leading provider of Commerce-as-a-Service (CaaS) technology, in its US$646 million merger with Software Acquisition Group III
  • Otonomo Technologies, an Israel-based automotive data services platform, in its US$1.4 billion merger with Software Acquisition Group II
  • USHG Acquisition, a special purpose acquisition company, in its pending merger with Panera Brands

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Andeavor Logistics in its US$1.8 billion acquisition of Western Refining Logistics
  • Citizen Energy Operating in its US$1 billion acquisition of Roan Resources
  • CNX Resources Corporation in its US$357 million take-private of CNX Midstream Partners
  • Equitrans Midstream Corporation in transformative actions, including its US$1.8 billion take-private of EQM Midstream Partners and a share buy back from EQT
  • Falcon Minerals Corporation in its US$1.9 billion acquisition of Desert Peak Minerals
  • Heramba GmbH in its pending acquisition of Kiepe Electric
  • Otonomo Technologies in its pending merger with
  • Otonomo Technologies in its acquisitions of Neura and The Floow
  • PAO TMK in its US$1.2 billion sale of IPSCO Tubulars to Tenaris S.A.
  • Rosetta Resources Inc. in its US$3.9 billion sale to Noble Energy
  • TransMontaigne Partners in its US$536 million sale to ArcLight Energy Partners

Equity Capital Markets

  • ProPetro Holding Corp. in its US$401 million IPO and registered follow-on equity offerings
  • Innoviz in its registered follow-on equity offering
  • Nogin in its registered follow-on equity offering
  • Underwriters in follow-on equity offerings for Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc., Extraction Oil & Gas, Inc., Matador Resources Company, Kimbell Royalty Partners LP, and Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure

Debt Capital Markets

  • CNX Resources Corporation in its numerous offerings of senior notes
  • Hess Infrastructure Partners LP in its US$800 million senior notes offering
  • Quanta Services, Inc. in its US$1.5 billion registered offering of senior notes
  • Magellan Midstream Partners in its numerous registered offerings of senior notes
  • Initial purchasers in offerings of senior notes by EP Energy, Par Petroleum, LLC, SunCoke Energy Partners, Covey Park, Patterson-UTI Energy, Matador Resources Company, Extraction Oil & Gas, Inc., Eclipse Resources, Sanchez Energy, and Blue Racer Midstream
  • Dealer manager in connection with EP Energy's US$1.1 billion exchange offering
  • Dealer managers in Northern Oil & Gas, Inc.'s US$345.7 million offer to exchange senior secured notes for preferred stock and cash

Bar Qualification

  • Texas


  • JD, University of Virginia School of Law, 2016
  • BBA, Emory University, 2013

Languages Spoken

  • English