John Daywalt is an associate in the Houston office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions Practices.

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, private 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:

  • Terra-Gen, a portfolio company of Energy Capital Partners and Igneo Infrastructure Partners, 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 composed of 397 MWac of nameplate solar capacity and 1,505 MWh of battery storage
  • ConocoPhilips in its pending acquisition of a 30% ownership stake and offtake arrangements with Sempra Infrastructure Partners at Port Arthur LNG Facility
  • GoGreen Investments Corporation in its proposed business combination with Lifezone Metals Limited, a developer of clean battery metals
  • 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
  • EnCap Flatrock Midstream in its equity commitment to Clearfork Midstream in connection with Clearfork’s acquisition of Azure Midstream 
  • 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 Inc. in its US$510 million sale of its remaining interests in Bobcat DevCo LLC and Beartooth DevCo LLC to Oasis Midstream Partners LP*
  • 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, Inc., a portfolio company of TPG Capital, in its sale to American Securities LLC*
  • NOVA Infrastructure LLC and Quintana Infrastructure & Development LLC 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

Education

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