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Lauren A. Anderson

  • 811 Main Street
  • Suite 3700
  • Houston, TX 77002
  • USA

Lauren Anderson is a partner in the Houston office. She advises on private equity transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters, for participants across all sectors of the energy industry – from traditional oil and gas to renewables, as well as in the infrastructure sector. Her work includes:

  • Private equity investments
  • Joint ventures and partnerships
  • Public and private company acquisitions and dispositions
  • CCUS project development and related corporate matters
  • General corporate transactions

Ms. Anderson's experience includes advising: 

Carbon Capture, Utilization & Storage 
  • Chevron U.S.A in connection with the deployment and ongoing financing of a ground-breaking bioenergy with carbon capture and sequestration (BECCS) project designed to produce carbon negative power in Mendota, California
  • Occidental Petroleum in relation to a proposed joint-venture to capture, upgrade, and transport CO2 generated from White Energy’s ethanol refineries in Texas, in which some CO2 will be sequestered for EOR at several Occidental wells also located in Texas
  • A multinational energy company on the development of a CCS project in California
  • Canadian private equity-backed midstream infrastructure company in connection with the project development and financing of a carbon capture project in the Midwest intended to qualify for and finance Section 45Q tax credits
Private Equity and M&A transactions
  • 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
  • ContourGlobal on its acquisition of portfolio of contract operating power plants in the US and Trinidad and Tobago from Western Generation Partners
  • SparkCognition on its acquisition of AIM2, a financial technology company
  • Partners Group on its acquisition of Resilient Infrastructure Group, a water infrastructure platform focused on acquiring, developing, financing and operating distributed water-related facilities in the US and Canada
  • BetBull Limited in its joint venture with the Interactive Assets of Wynn Resorts to create Wynn Interactive, a sports betting and online gaming provider 
  • 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 
  • AIM MHC Holdings in connection with Flagship Communities Real Estate Investment Trust’s initial public offering and acquisition of Flagship Communities
  • Blackstone Energy Partners in its sale of a 42% stake in Cheniere Energy Partners, a company that owns and operates liquid natural gas terminal, to Brookfield Infrastructure Partners
  • Affiliates of Riverstone Holdings in their equity investment in Enviva Holdings, a supplier of wood pellets 
  • Sabine Oil & Gas Corporation in its midstream joint venture with Align Midstream Partners II, LLC and the completion of the TOPS Pipeline
  • Pembina Pipeline in its acquisition of Kinder Morgan Canada, a company that transports petroleum products, and the US portion of the Cochin Pipeline from Kinder Morgan
  • Two wholly owned subsidiaries of each of MPLX LP and Delek US Holdings in their joint venture to consolidate ownership interests in a pipeline joint venture in order to secure financing under a term loan
  • Hess Midstream Partners in its US$6.2 billion acquisition of Hess Infrastructure Partners, a midstream oil and gas company, and conversion into an Up-C organizational structure
  • Quantum Energy Partners in its formation and investment in 547 Energy, which will focus on the acquisition and development of clean energy and renewables (utility-scale, distributed, commercial, residential, etc.) projects and/or companies
  • Deepwater Wind, a US-based offshore wind developer, in its sale to Ørsted, a large Danish wind power company, creating a combined organization that will be able to deliver clean energy to every coastal state in the densely populated East Coast corridor between Massachusetts and Virginia
  • Quantum Energy Partners in its formation and US$500 million investment in Trillium Energy Partners, which will focus on the acquisition and development of midstream solutions across the US, particularly in the Appalachian Basin
  • Five Point Energy LLC, a leading private equity firm focused exclusively on the midstream energy sector, and WaterBridge Resources LLC, in the sale of a minority equity stake in WaterBridge to affiliates of GIC, Singapore's sovereign wealth fund, at a purchase price that implies a WaterBridge enterprise value of approximately US$2.8 billion
  • ArcLight Capital Partners in US$550 million sale of common and preferred equity in portfolio company Limetree Bay Ventures, LLC (LBV) in connection with the restart of LBV’s terminal and refinery in the US Virgin Islands
  • Energy Transfer Partners, LP in its sale of an interest in the Rover pipeline to Blackstone funds for US$1.57 billion
  • Morgan Stanley Infrastructure in its US$1.75 billion acquisition of the operating subsidiaries of Brazos Midstream in the Delaware Basin
  • Quantum Energy Partners in its formation and investment in ConnectGen LLC, its renewable energy company, and its acquisition of non-transmission development assets from Clean Line Energy Partners LLC
  • Quantum Energy Partners of its US$500 million initial investment in PetroLogistics II, LLC, which will focus on acquiring, developing, and operating petrochemical manufacturing, processing, and logistics assets in North America
  • Teton Range, LLC with respect to Centerbridge Partners' investment in Teton’s preferred equity
  • Safe Harbor Marinas, one of the largest owners and operators of marinas in the world and a portfolio company of American Infrastructure Funds, in the investment by Koch Real Estate Investments in Safe Harbor’s marina business
  • Vortus Investment Advisors, a private equity firm, on various joint ventures in the oil and gas industry
  • Bayou City Energy in its investment in BCE-Mach, a partnership between Bayou City Energy Management (BCE) and Mach Resources, and related acquisition by BCE-Mach of operated producing properties concentrated in Woods and Alfalfa counties from Chesapeake Energy for US$500 million
  • Minority investment by Blackrock in NextDecade, a liquefied natural gas (LNG) company focused on export projects and associated pipelines in Texas
  • Ingrain, a portfolio company of Outfitter Energy and a provider of rock characterization services, in its sale to Halliburton Energy Services
  • American Infrastructure Funds in its acquisition of Flagship Communities
  • Howard Midstream Energy Partners LLC in its joint venture with WPX Energy to develop crude oil and natural gas gathering and processing infrastructure in the Delaware Basin
  • AIM Granite Holdings LLC in its sale of Granite Communities, an owner of RV communities
  • CNX Resources in its US$305 million acquisition of a 50% membership interest in CONE Gathering
  • OnyxPoint Energy in its equity investment in, and the restructuring of, PRES Holdings, LLC
  • Axip Energy Services, a TPG Capital portfolio company, US$430 million sale of its international contract compression and processing business, and aftermarket services business to Enerflex Ltd*
  • Axip Energy Services LP, a TPG Capital portfolio company in the sale of its domestic aftermarket business to Arkos Holdings LLC*
  • Valerus Compression Services, a TPG Capital portfolio company, US$435 million sale of Valerus Field Solutions to Kentz Corporation*
  • Plains All American Pipeline in its US$744 million merger with PAA Natural Gas Storage through a unit-for-unit exchange*
  • The Carlyle Group in the acquisition of the North American power generation assets of Cogentrix Energy, including five coal and solar power projects and a development pipeline of gas and renewable projects, from The Goldman Sachs Group*
  • Chisholm Energy Holdings, LLC management team with respect to an investment by Warburg Pincus*
  • Outrigger Energy, LLC with respect to a disposition by Kayne Anderson of its equity and investment by Denham Capital Management*
  • EnCap Investments LP with respect to the combination of its portfolio companies Earthstone Energy Inc. and Bold Energy III LLC*
  • Alon USA, Inc. in the restructuring and additional investment in AltAir Paramount*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

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