Kevin Brophy focuses his practice on energy related matters, including the upstream and midstream sectors. He regularly advises on investments in and financings of energy projects and assets, including, mergers, joint ventures and acquisitions and dispositions of assets and equity of energy companies. He has extensive experience preparing and negotiating purchase and sale agreements (asset and equity), joint venture agreements, joint operating agreements, partnership agreements, limited liability company agreements, employment and consulting agreements, credit and security agreements and other agreements and contracts related to the energy industry.
Prior to joining the Firm, Kevin was general counsel for the Kayne Anderson Energy Funds. In this role, he advised the Funds and their portfolio companies on the structuring of investments, acquisitions and disposition of assets and equity, financing transactions, litigation, employment issues and various other matters. He also advised on the formation, structuring and governance of private equity funds with commitments exceeding $7 billion.
Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P. in a $150 million equity commitment by certain of its affiliates to HRM Resources III, LLC to acquire oil and natural gas assets across the lower 48.
Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P. in a $148.50 million equity commitment by certain of its affiliates to Land Run Minerals V, LLC to acquire and manage mature royalty assets and Land Run’s associated acquisition of a unique, large-scale, mature royalties asset located in the core fairway of the Mid-Continent’s STACK play.
Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P. in a $182.50 million equity commitment by certain of its affiliates to TreadStone Energy Partners III, LLC to acquire oil and natural gas assets across the lower 48 with scalable exploitation and development upside.
TreadStone Energy Partners II, LLC’s $271 million sale of its operated oil and gas assets in South Texas and associated follow on royalties sale.
Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P. in an over $400 million equity commitment by certain of its affiliates to Kraken Resources II, LLC to acquire large, oil-weighted acquisitions in the Williston Basin.
Westlawn Group in its $174 million acquisition of non-operated working interests and mineral/royalty interests in the Permian Basin.
Kayne Anderson Energy Funds in connection with HRM Resources III, LLC’s sale of its oil and gas assets in the Green River Basin of Wyoming.
Silver Hill Energy Partners’ sale of certain Delaware Basin upstream subsidiaries to RSP Permian for $2.4 billion*
Silver Hill Energy Partners’ sale of its Delaware Basin midstream subsidiary to Targa Resources*
Casillas Petroleum Resource Partners II, LLC sale of its oil and gas assets in the SCOOP play in Oklahoma (and simultaneous settlement of litigation related thereto) to Continental Resources, Inc. *
Casillas Petroleum Resource Partners I & II in the acquisition of over $400 million of oil and gas properties in Oklahoma*
Kraken Oil & Gas in multiple acquisitions of oil and gas properties in the Williston Basin*
Portfolio companies of private equity funds in the $360 million sale of Oklahoma oil and gas assets to a Korean conglomerate (and successfully obtained CFIUS approval for such sale) *
Riverbend Oil & Gas in the acquisition and divestiture of several non-operated working interests and mineral/royalty interests across multiple U.S. onshore basins*
Adventure Exploration Partners II, LLC’s $249 million sale of operated Midland Basin oil and gas assets with various joint sellers to RSP Permian, Inc.*
Panther Energy Company II LLC in the sale of its Delaware Basin assets to WPX Energy, Inc. for $775 million*
Canyon Midstream Partners in the sale of its Permian Basin midstream subsidiary*
Fund sponsor in connection with continuation fund/stapled secondary transaction*
Beacon E&P Company, LLC in its $160 million divestiture of Barnett Shale assets to a strategic buyer backed by a Chinese private equity fund (and successfully obtained CFIUS approval for such sale) *
Grenadier Energy Partners, LLC’s sale of its Marcellus Shale oil and gas assets for $590 million to a publicly traded buyer*
Grenadier Energy Partners II, LLC’s sale of its Midland Basin assets for $420 million to Surge Energy US Holdings Company*
Newton Energy Partners’ $180 million acquisition of legacy PDP oil and gas assets in Alberta, Canada*
Newton Energy Partners sale of its Canadian operating subsidiary to Aspenleaf Energy Limited*
A Canadian subsidiary of Newton Energy Partners in a successful $185-million judgement for fraud and breach of contract arising from misrepresentations made by the seller of Canadian oil and gas assets to Newton under a share purchase and sale agreement, including a judgment that included one of the largest loss of opportunity awards ever made in Alberta
Defense of a private midstream company in Clean Air Act citizen suit filed by the Sierra Club alleging violations by a natural gas gathering and processing facility*
Energy Contractors’ sale of its oilfield services assets in various eastern states to a public company*
HRM Resources/Winter Ridge Energy in the sale of over $100 million oil and gas assets in Colorado and Wyoming*
Sagebrush Resources’ $180 million sale of its oil and gas assets in the Williston Basin to a private-equity backed purchaser*
Cavallo Energy’s sale of Texas oil and gas leases and associated oilfield equipment to Linn Energy*
Kayne Anderson Energy Funds in connection with structuring and funding numerous management teams for oil and gas exploration, midstream infrastructure acquisition and development, and mineral and royalty acquisitions*
Kayne Anderson Energy Fund portfolio companies in obtaining borrowing base revolving credit facilities*
Kayne Anderson Energy Fund portfolio companies in numerous other acquisition and monetization transactions of oil and gas properties*
Indian exploration and production company in connection with the acquisition and financing of various producing properties in Ecuador and Thailand
Private company in negotiating Mineral Development Agreement with Native American Indian Tribe and joint venture with independent energy company for field exploration and development
Major energy company in its acquisition of a U.S. gas marketing company
Private U.S. exploration and production company in connection with the sale of $120 million of domestic onshore producing properties
European energy company in its disposition of its interest in a Dominican Republic power plant
Selling shareholders in connection with the sale of the stock of an oil field services company to publicly traded buyer, including related real estate lease
U.S. oil and gas company in connection with its development of an LNG facility in Canada and associated downstream gas sales agreements
European-based energy company in connection with its acquisition of a minority interest in the Camisea LNG project and related upstream assets, and an LNG sales and purchase agreement for all of the LNG produced at the Camisea liquefaction facility
European energy company in the charter of LNG vessels trading between the Middle East, Europe and the United States
European-based energy company in connection with the formation of a joint venture to upgrade and expand a petrochemical plant and related facilities in Libya
U.S. energy company in connection with voyage charters for the transportation of coal from Colombia to New York
Spanish and Russian energy company in connection with LNG sale and purchase agreements for the Atlantic and Pacific basins
U.S. oil and gas company’s private placement of convertible debt totaling $37.5 million
U.S. hedge fund, serving as both lender and agent, in connection with a $70 million senior secured credit facility to a maritime construction company and take out of existing lenders and credit facilities
Initial purchaser and placement agent in the first ever broadly distributed private placement of oil and gas MLP units totaling approximately $115 million
Private equity, venture capital firms and private investors in creating various types of entities for the purpose of investing in and acquiring producing properties in the onshore and offshore Gulf Coast regions, California, on Indian Tribal Lands in Montana and various other areas
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