Paul Robe, an associate in Latham & Watkins’ Houston office, represents financial institutions and companies in a variety of public and private transactions. He has particular experience advising issuers in accessing the US capital markets.

Mr. Robe regularly advises issuers and investment banks in a variety of capital markets transactions, including:

  • Secured and unsecured high yield debt offerings
  • SEC-registered offerings
  • Liability management transactions, including tender offers and exchange offers

Mr. Robe also represents public and private companies in connection with merger and acquisition transactions, as well as with respect to general corporate matters, securities laws, stock exchange rules, and governance issues.

Mr. Robe's experience includes representing:

Capital Markets Transactions

  • Underwriters in connection with a US$750 million offering of registered notes by Diamondback Energy, Inc.
  • Initial purchasers in connection with a US$200 million offering of 144A senior notes by Colgate Energy Partners III, LLC
  • Initial purchasers in connection with a US$700 million offering of 144A senior notes by Rockcliff Energy II LLC
  • RMG Acquisition Corp. III in its US$483 million IPO
  • Underwriters in connection with the US$316 million IPO of Switchback II Corporation
  • Initial purchasers and underwriters in connection with multiple debt and equity offerings totaling over US$3.92 billion in aggregate by Antero Resources Corporation, Antero Midstream Corporation, and Antero Midstream Partners LP
  • Lux Health Tech Acquisition Corp. in its US$300 million IPO
  • Supernova Partners Acquisition Company, Inc., Supernova Partners Acquisition Company II, Ltd. and Supernova Partners Acquisition Company III, Ltd. in their respective IPOs which raised a total of US$900 million
  • Underwriters in connection with multiple registered notes offerings totaling US$325 million in aggregate by Helix Energy Solutions Group
  • Superior Energy Services, Inc. in connection with a US$635 million exchange offer of 144A senior notes
  • Sales Agent in the US$150 million at-the-market equity offering of limited partner interests for Golar LNG Partners LP
  • Sales Agents in the US$150 million at-the-market equity offering of common stock for Clearway Energy, Inc.
  • Lonestar Resources America Inc. in connection with a US$250 million offering of 144A senior notes
  • Lonestar Resources US Inc. in its registration of US$300 million of shares of common stock

M&A Transactions

  • Supernova Partners Acquisition Company II, Ltd. in its merger with Rigetti Holdings, Inc. to create a combined company valued at approximately US$1.5 billion
  • Evolv Technologies Holdings, Inc. in its merger with NewHold Investment Corp. to create a combined company valued at US$1.7 billion
  • Placement agents in connection with the US$300 million private placement as part of the US$3.1 billion merger between REE Automotive and 10X Capital Venture Acquisition Corp
  • Property Solutions Acquisition Corp. in its merger with FF Intelligent Mobility Global Holdings Ltd. to create Faraday Future Intelligent Electric Inc., a combined company with a value in excess of US$3.3 billion
  • RMG Acquisition Corp. in its merger with Romeo Power Technology to create a combined company with a value in excess of US$1.33 billion
  • Hess Midstream Partners in its US$6.2 billion acquisition of Hess Infrastructure Partners and conversion into an Up-C organizational structure
  • Midstates Petroleum Company in its US$729 million merger of equals with Amplify Energy
  • OCI N.V. in its US$118 million take-private via tender offer of OCI Partners LP

Bar Qualification

  • Texas

Education

  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 2017
  • BS in Accounting, Brigham Young University, 2014

Languages Spoken

  • English