Nick Dhesi, Deputy Office Managing Partner of the Houston office, represents clients across all aspects of the public company life cycle, including strategic M&A transactions, initial public offerings, and structured investments.

Mr. Dhesi is a strategic advisor to boards of directors, senior leadership teams, and companies on all aspects of complex, high-profile transactions, including:

  • Mergers and acquisitions involving public and private targets
  • IPOs, preferred financings, and high-yield debt offerings
  • Spin-offs and take-private transactions
  • Post-transaction corporate governance, shareholder activism, and crisis management
  • SPAC, Up-C, and carve-out transactions

Mr. Dhesi leverages deep, cross-disciplinary experience and creativity to lead strategic transactions. He combines seasoned deal experience with keen observational abilities and a profound understanding of transaction dynamics to achieve the commercial objectives of his clients.

Nationally recognized as a thought leader, Mr. Dhesi regularly speaks at conferences and webcasts, as well as with leading media outlets. He also serves on the advisory boards of Institute for Energy Law and the Houston chapter of the Texas General Counsel Forum.

Mr. Dhesi’s recent experience includes representing:

  • Archrock in its:
    • US$607 million take-private of Archrock Partners 
    • US$410 million acquisition of Elite Compression Services
  • Buckeye Partners in its US$1.15 billion acquisition of 50% interest in VTTI 
  • CenterPoint Energy in its US$850 million carve-out sale of MVerge
  • CNX Resources in its US$357 million take-private of CNX Midstream Partners
  • EIG Global Energy Partners in upstream investment transactions
  • Energy Capital Partners in various midstream investment transactions
  • Ensco in its US$800 million acquisition of Atwood Oceanics
  • EQM Midstream Partners in its US$1.03 billion acquisition of controlling interest in Eureka Midstream and Hornet Midstream
  • Equitrans Midstream Corporation in its US$1.8 billion take-private of EQM Midstream Partners
  • Essentium in its US$974 million combination with Atlantic Coastal Acquisition Corp.
  • Exterran Holdings in the US$1.06 billion spin-off of its international services and global fabrication businesses into a standalone, publicly traded company
  • Falcon Minerals in its US$1.9 billion all-stock merger with Desert Peak Minerals
  • Fertitta Entertainment in its:
    • US$8.6 billion deSPAC combination with FAST Acquisition Corp.
    • US$1.56 billion sale of Golden Nugget Online Gaming to DraftKings
  • Great Western in its US$1.3 billion sale to PDC Energy
  • Silvertip Completion Services in its sale to ProPetro Holding Corp.
  • Latch in its US$1.56 billion deSPAC combination with TS Innovation Acquisitions Corp.
  • Layne Christensen in its US$565 million acquisition by Granite Construction
  • PennTex Midstream Partners in its US$640 million acquisition by Energy Transfer Partners 
  • Rice Energy in its US$2.7 billion acquisition of Vantage Energy and related financing transactions
  • Rice Midstream Partners in its US$2.4 billion merger with EQT Midstream Partners
  • Vertiv Holdings in its US$2 billion acquisition of E&I Engineering

Bar Qualification

  • California
  • Texas


  • JD, The University of Texas at Austin
    with honors, Administrative Editor, Texas Law Review
  • BA, Cornell University
    magna cum laude