Monika Kluziak is an associate in Latham & Watkins’ Houston office and a member of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions, Public Company Representation, and Private Equity Practices.

Ms. Kluziak advises public and private companies, boards, and private equity funds on strategic domestic and cross-border transactions, including:

  • Public and private mergers acquisitions and dispositions
  • Divestiture and joint ventures
  • Initial public offerings and follow-on equity offerings
  • Underwritten debt and equity offerings
  • Private placements and ATM programs
  • Exchange Act reporting
  • Corporate governance, Securities and Exchange Commission compliance, and other matters relating to public company status
  • Proxy contests, shareholder activism, and shareholder meetings

Before joining Latham, Ms. Kluziak was an associate in the Houston office of a leading international law firm and attended the University of Texas School of Law, where she served as a research assistant to Professor Mechele Dickerson and as choreographer for Assault and Flattery and earned the Dean’s Achievement Award in Mergers & Acquisitions, Negotiation, and Trademarks.

Ms. Kluziak’s experience includes representing:

M&A and Strategic Transactions

  • Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ: QDEL) in its acquisition of Ortho Clinical Diagnostics Holdings plc, using a combination of cash and newly-issued shares in the combined company*
  • Expro Group Holdings International Limited in its all-stock business combination with Frank’s International N.V. (NYSE: FI), valued at approximately US$2.1 billion*
  • Contango Oil & Gas Company (NYSE: MCF) in its all-stock merger with Independence Energy, LLC, valued at approximately US$5.7 billion*
  • Welbilt (NYSE: WBT) in:
    • An all-cash sale to Ali Group at US$24.00 per share, or approximately US$3.5 billion in aggregate equity value and US$4.8 billion in enterprise value*
    • The pending divestiture of its Manitowoc Ice brand*
  • Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE), a global chemical and specialty materials company, in its acquisition of Nouryon’s redispersible polymer powders business offered under the Elotex brand*
  • Valaris plc (NYSE: VAL) in US$12 billion combination transaction of Ensco plc and Rowan Companies plc*
  • ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC in Third Coast Midstream’s acquisition of midstream assets located in Alabama and Mississippi from Southcross Energy Partners, L.P. in bankruptcy 363 sale*
  • Repsol E&P USA Inc., a subsidiary of Repsol, S.A., in multi-billion dollar development agreements with Oil Search Limited (ASX: OSH) to align ownership interests across shared upstream assets on Alaska’s North Slope*
  • Contango Oil & Gas Company in the acquisition of Mid-Con Energy Partners, LP and acquisition of assets of Will Energy Corporation*
  • Primoris Services Corporation (NASDAQ: PRIM), a provider of specialty contracting services, in its acquisition of Future Infrastructure Holdings, LLC from Tower Arch Capital LLC and other interest holders*

Capital Markets Transactions

  • LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (NYSE: LYB) in a public offering of US$3.9 billion aggregate principal amount of Guaranteed Floating Rate Notes*
  • Softbank Corp. in its US$200 million SPAC IPO targeting technology-enabled sectors*
  • The underwriters led by Goldman, Sachs & Company in the initial public offering by Cricut, Inc. for an aggregate public offering price of US$306 million*
  • The underwriters in Western Midstream Partners, LP’s US$3.5 billion senior notes offering and secondary public offering and subsequent upsizing of 10 million Common Units, representing limited partner interests in WES by an affiliate of Occidental Petroleum Corporation*
  • Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. in public and private offerings of senior notes and common stock*
  • Contango Oil & Gas Company in:
    • The launch of its “at-the-market” continuous offering program*
    • The launch of an underwritten public offering of shares of its common stock*
    • A series of private placement transactions, including a private placement of 19 million shares of common stock and 2.3 million shares of Series C preferred stock, a private placement of 1.1 million shares of Series B Contingent Convertible Preferred Stock, a private placement of more than 26 million shares of common stock, and a private placement of approximately 14.2 million shares of common stock*
  • Wolverine World Wide, Inc., a leading footwear and apparel company and owner of the Sperry, Keds, and Stride Rite brands, among others, in an offering of US$300 million of Senior Notes*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • Texas


  • JD, The University of Texas School of Law, 2018
  • BFA, Florida State University, 2014

Languages Spoken

  • English