Thomas G. Brandt, a partner in the Houston office, focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, and capital markets matters. He regularly represents issuers and underwriters in public and private security offerings, primarily by master limited partnerships (MLPs) and other companies in the oil and gas industry.

Mr. Brandt has experience advising clients on:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Capital markets
  • Initial public offerings (IPOs)
  • Joint ventures
  • Private equity investments
  • Securities offerings
  • Public company representation

M&A transactions:

  • Hess Infrastructure Partners in its US$6.2 billion acquisition by Hess Midstream Partners and subsequent conversion of the combined entity into an Up-C organizational structure
  • Hess Corporation in its US$2.675 billion sale of Bakken midstream assets to Global Infrastructure Partners, resulting in a strategic joint venture between the two companies 
  • Rosetta Resources Inc. in its US$3.9 billion public merger with Noble Energy 
  • Access Midstream Partners in its US$50 billion public merger with Williams Partners 
  • Phillips 66 in its US$775 million sale of the Standish Pipeline, a pipeline system based in Oklahoma, and a remaining 75% interest in Phillips 66 Sweeny Frac, an operator of a LNG fractionator and storage facility located in Texas 
  • Phillips 66 in sales of midstream assets to Phillips 66 Partners LP totaling approximately US$5 billion in the aggregate 
  • Emerge Energy Services in its US$178 million sale of its fuels business to Sunoco LP 
  • Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. in its US$475 million acquisition of the Superior, Wisconsin refinery and associated operating assets and inventories of Murphy Oil Corporation 
  • Superior Well Services, Inc. in its US$900 million public merger with Nabors Industries 
  • Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. in its US$333 million acquisition of Royal Purple, Inc., a manufacturer of high performance lubricants 

Private equity transactions:

  • TPG Capital, LP in its US$750 million equity investment in connection with EnLink Midstream Partners’ acquisition of Tall Oak Midstream, an provider of oil and gas midstream services 
  • Trilantic Capital Partners in its US$300 million equity investment in Indigo Minerals LLC 
  • Warburg Pincus LLC in its US$910 million equity investment with Kayne Private Equity Income Fund in connection with Terra Energy Partners’ acquisition of WPX Energy Rocky Mountain 
  • ArcLight Capital in its US$200 million commitment to Eureka Hunter pipeline, a subsidiary of Magnum Hunter Resources Corp. 

Capital markets transactions:

  • MPLX LP in its US$437 million initial public offering (Counsel to the Company)
  • Andeavor Logistics LP in its US$273 million initial public offering (Counsel to the Company)  
  • Underwriters in the US$110 million initial public offering for Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure, Inc. 
  • Hess Midstream Partners LP in its US$390 million initial public offering
  • ProPetro Holding Corp. in its US$401 million initial public offering
  • Underwriters in the US$397 million initial public offering for Valero Energy Partners LP 
  • Phillips 66 Partners LP in its US$434 million initial public offering
  • Midcoast Energy Partners, L.P. in its US$383 million initial public offering

Bar Qualification

  • Texas


  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 2007
  • MPSA, Texas A&M University, 2001
  • BA (History), Arizona State University, 1999
    summa cum laude