John Daywalt is an associate in the Houston office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Practices. He currently serves on the firm’s Training and Career Enhancement (TACE) Committee. 

Mr. Daywalt represents private equity sponsors, their portfolio companies, and other public and private companies in a variety of complex transactional matters, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, leveraged buyouts, minority and preferred equity investments, joint ventures, and general corporate matters.

Before practicing law, Mr. Daywalt was the legislative director for a member of the Texas Legislature. He also served as a paratrooper in the US military and deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Mr. Daywalt’s experience includes advising:

  • Two limited partners in the consortium that acquired the Washington Commanders for US$6.05 billion
  • Terra-Gen in its sale of an 80% interest of its Edwards Sanborn 1A co-located solar plus storage project in Kern County, California to an affiliate of Axium Infrastructure, which phase 1 of such project is comprised of 397 MWac of nameplate solar capacity and 1,505 MWh of battery storage
  • ConocoPhilips in its acquisition of a 30% ownership stake and offtake arrangements with Sempra Infrastructure Partners at the Port Arthur LNG Facility
  • GoGreen Investments Corporation in its business combination with Lifezone Metals Limited, a developer of clean battery metals
  • EnCap Energy Transition Fund in its investment in Parliament Solar, a joint venture with Mercuria Energy, to construct and operate a 480 MWac solar project in Waller County, Texas
  • Sendero Midstream Partners, a portfolio company of Energy Capital Partners, in its US$600 million sale to Crestwood Equity Partners
  • Inspiration Mobility, an EV infrastructure platform, in securing an equity commitment of US$215 million from Macquarie Asset Management and Ferrovial
  • Waterbridge NDB in its strategic partnership with Devon Energy
  • EnCap Flatrock Midstream in its equity commitment to Clearfork Midstream in connection with Clearfork’s acquisition of Azure Midstream 
  • SailingStone Capital Partners in its equity investment in Trinity Gas Storage
  • Pickering Energy Partners in connection with the Series A financing of Merge Electric Fleet Solutions, a premier fleet electrification services and finance company 
  • Textron in its acquisition of Pipistrel Aviation, an award-winning pioneer and global leader in electrically powered aircraft
  • Vitol in connection with the formation of VTX Energy Partners
  • Marlin Equity Partners on its majority investment in ProcessUnity, a leading provider of third-party risk and cybersecurity management software solutions
  • Partners Group on its acquisition of a controlling stake in Dimension Renewable Energy, a distributed energy platform focusing on community solar and battery storage across the US
  • Clovis Point Capital, a Texas-based growth equity firm, on its sale of CPaT Global, a SaaS-based distance learning solution for airlines, training organizations, aircraft maintenance companies, and aviation professionals
  • TPG Pace Tech Opportunities Corp., a special purpose acquisition company and affiliate of TPG Global, in its US$1.7 billion business combination with Nerdy*
  • EnCap Investments in the 100% equity sale valued at approximately US$151.3 million of certain oil and gas royalty assets to Kimbell Royalty Partners*
  • EnCap Investments in multiple equity commitments and management buildups of upstream companies worth a combined investment total of more than US$2 billion*
  • Oasis Petroleum in its US$510 million sale of its remaining interests in Bobcat DevCo LLC and Beartooth DevCo LLC to Oasis Midstream Partners*
  • Canes Midstream, a company focused on acquiring and developing oil and gas midstream infrastructure, in an equity commitment by EIV Capital and Canes’ management*
  • FleetPride, a portfolio company of TPG Capital, in its sale to American Securities LLC*
  • NOVA Infrastructure and Quintana Infrastructure & Development in their majority investment in telMAX Inc., a Canadian fiber-based telecommunication infrastructure company*
  • Antero Midstream Partners LP in its simplification transaction with Antero Midstream GP LP*
  • Antero Resources Corporation in a volumetric production payment transaction with an affiliate of J.P. Morgan for cash proceeds of US$220 million*
  • An annuity and life insurance company in its acquisition of two utility scale solar projects in West Texas with a capacity of 250 MWac from Recurrent Energy*
  • A private equity fund in the sale of a portfolio of Overriding Royalty Interests in the Utica shale of Ohio*
  • CARBO Ceramics, Inc. in its sale to Wilks Brothers and Equify Financial through a debt-for-equity exchange pursuant to a plan of reorganization in a chapter 11 bankruptcy case*

*Matter handled before joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • Texas


  • JD, Vanderbilt University Law School
  • BA in Government, University of Texas at Austin