Dan Harrist, a corporate associate in the Houston office of Latham & Watkins, advises clients on a range of strategic corporate transactions, including public and private M&A matters and capital markets offerings.

Mr. Harrist regularly represents companies in complex corporate transactions. In particular, he guides clients on:

  • Mergers and acquisitions, including SPAC business combinations
  • IPOs and follow-on equity offerings
  • Debt offerings
  • Corporate governance, periodic reporting and other matters relating to public company status

Mr. Harrist’s experience includes advising:

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • GoGreen Investments Corporation in its proposed business combination with Lifezone Metals Limited, a developer of clean battery metals
  • East Resources Acquisition Company in its proposed business combination with Abacus Settlements and Longevity Market Assets
  • Sendero Midstream Partners in its US$600 million sale to Crestwood Equity Partners
  • Energy Transfer in its US$7.2 billion acquisition of Enable Midstream Partners
  • Matterport, Inc. in its US$2.2 billion deSPAC merger with Gores Holdings VI, Inc.
  • Postmates in its US$2.65 billion sale to Uber
  • Energy Capital Partners in its sale of Summit Midstream Partners, LLC to Summit Midstream Partners, LP
  • Energy Transfer in its acquisition of SemGroup for US$5.1 billion
  • Archrock in its US$410 million acquisition of Elite Compression Services
  • UGI in its US$5.375 billion acquisition of the remaining 74% stake in Amerigas, a retail propane distributor
  • Energy Transfer Equity in its US$62 billion acquisition of Energy Transfer Partners
  • Kayne Anderson Acquisition Corp. in its joint venture with Apache Corporation to form a US$3.5 billion pure-play Permian Basin midstream company
  • Layne Christensen Co. in its US$565 million sale to Granite Construction, Inc.
  • Archrock, Inc. in its US$607 million acquisition of its master limited partnership, Archrock Partners LP
  • Energy Transfer in the sale of its compression business to USA Compression Partners
  • Riverstone Holdings LLC in Silver Run Acquisition Corporation’s US$1.5 billion acquisition of Centennial Resource Development

Capital Markets

  • Energy Transfer in numerous registered offerings of common equity, preferred equity and senior notes
  • East Resources Acquisition Company, a special purpose acquisition company, in its US$300 million initial public offering
  • Warrior Technologies Acquisition Company, a special purpose acquisition company, in its US$276 million initial public offering
  • Centennial Resource Development in numerous debt and equity offerings
  • Bruin E&P Partners, LLC in its US$600 million unregistered notes offering
  • Smart Sand, Inc. in its US$128.7 million initial public offering

Bar Qualification

  • Texas


  • JD, Duke University School of Law, 2015
    cum laude
  • BA in Psychology, Wheaton College, 2012

Languages Spoken

  • English