Thomas Verity, a corporate associate in the Houston office, advises clients on complex cross-border merger and acquisition and corporate finance transactions.

Mr. Verity regularly advises large multinational corporations, private equity sponsors, financial advisors, and special committees of boards of directors. In particular, he

  • Advises on mergers and acquisitions involving public and private targets
  • Represents companies in connection with SPAC, spin-off, and carve-out transactions
  • Represents issuers and underwriters in IPOs, high-yield debt offerings, and other registered and unregistered offerings
  • Represents public companies in connection with corporate governance, shareholder activism, and crisis management

He helps clients successfully navigate commercial and regulatory hurdles in multijurisdictional transactions across a range of industries, including energy, infrastructure, gaming, and technology.

Mr. Verity's experience includes advising:

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Centennial Resource Development in its US$7 billion merger with Colgate Energy Partners III to create the largest pure-play E&P company in the Delaware Basin
  • Harley-Davidson in LiveWire’s US$1.77 billion deSPAC merger with AEA-Bridges Impact Corp., making LiveWire the first publicly traded electric vehicle motorcycle company in the US
  • Phillips 66 in its US$3.4 billion acquisition of Phillips 66 Partners
  • Quanta Services in its US$2.7 billion acquisition of Blattner Energy
  • Mercuria Energy Trading in its transformative compressed natural gas (CNG) joint venture with Chevron U.S.A. (pending)
  • Chesapeake Energy in its US$2.2 billion acquisition of Vine Energy
  • Fertitta Entertainment in its US$1.56 billion sale of Golden Nugget Online Gaming to DraftKings
  • Colgate Energy Partners III in its acquisition of Luxe Energy in an all-stock transaction
  • Energy Transfer in its US$7.2 billion acquisition of Enable Midstream Partners
  • TechnipFMC plc on the spin-off of its onshore/offshore business to create a standalone publicly traded company, Technip Energies, listed on Euronext Paris, with a separate OTC listing of its ADRs
  • Fertitta Entertainment in its proposed US$6.6 billion deSPAC combination with FAST Acquisition Corp.
  • Tencent Holdings Limited in the merger of HUYA Inc. and DouYu International Holdings Limited
  • Sasol in its US$2 billion sale of a 50% stake in Lake Charles Chemical Plant to form a joint venture with LyondellBasell, a multinational chemical company
  • Midstates Petroleum Company in its US$729 million merger of equals with Amplify Energy, an independent oil and natural gas company
  • EQM Midstream Partners in its US$1.03 billion acquisition of Eureka Midstream Holdings and Hornet Midstream Holdings
  • Energy Transfer Equity in its US$62 billion acquisition of Energy Transfer Partners
  • Andeavor Logistics in its US$1.8 billion acquisition of Western Refining Logistics and US$3.8 billion exchange of incentive distribution rights
  • Energy Transfer Partners in the sale of its compression business to USA Compression Partners
  • Kayne Anderson Acquisition Corp. in its joint venture with Apache Corporation to form a US$3.5 billion pure-play Permian Basin midstream company
  • Devon Energy Corp. in the US$8.84 billion contribution of substantially all of its US midstream business to Crosstex Energy and Crosstex Energy to form a consolidated midstream business controlled by Devon*
  • Natural Resource Partners, LP, in its US$205 million acquisition of VantaCore Partners, LP*
  • Azure Midstream Energy in the US$162.5 million contribution of its Legacy gathering system to Marlin Midstream Partners as well as its acquisition of the general partner of and 90% of the incentive distribution rights in Marlin Midstream Partners*
  • Shelf Subsea Services, an SCF Partners portfolio company, in the acquisition of the Australian and Asian assets of Cal Dive International; distressed acquisition after Cal Dive parent in US sought chapter 11 protection*

Private Equity

  • Denham Capital in its US$250 million investment in Ceiba Energy, an owner and developer of power generation assets in Latin America 
  • OnyxPoint Energy in its equity investment in, and the restructuring of, Sable Permian Resources, LLC
  • Mountain Capital Partners in numerous acquisitions and co-investments
  • Outrigger Energy, LLC with respect to a disposition by Kayne Anderson of its equity and investment by Denham Capital Management*
  • Apex International Energy, in a US$500 million line of equity commitment to the company by Warburg Pincus*
  • Clovis Point Capital in its preferred equity investment in MediaPro Holdings*

Capital Markets

  • Hess Midstream Partners LP in its US$390 million initial public offering
  • Numerous debt and equity offerings for Centennial Development
  • Initial purchasers in the US$350 million offering of senior notes by Trinidad Drilling Ltd.
  • FMSA Holdings in its US$400 million initial public offering of common stock by a selling stockholder*
  • Initial purchasers in the US$700 million offering of senior notes by NGL Energy Partners LP*
  • Underwriters to Tallgrass Energy GP, LP in its US$1.2 billion initial public offering*
  • Underwriters to Memorial Production Partners in its US$171 million initial public offering of common units*
  • Underwriters to 8point3 Energy Partners in its US$420 million initial public offering of common units*
  • Underwriters to Memorial Resource Development Corp in its combined US$950 million offerings of senior notes*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • Texas


  • J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 2013
    with honors
  • BA, University of Texas, 2009