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Jonathan Bobinger

Jonathan Bobinger


Jonathan Bobinger

Jonathan D. Bobinger is a transactional lawyer with significant experience handling mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and securities matters.

Having spent a career learning every facet of the energy industry, Jonathan is trusted to handle his clients’ most challenging M&A. His industry knowledge enables him to identify and unravel the challenges of each transaction and to adapt his strategy to account for energy market fluctuations and other impediments.

His recent work includes structuring and executing complex transactions for regulated and unregulated companies in the electric power and natural gas spaces and renewable energy companies in the wind and solar sectors. He has also advised public and private companies, private equity firms and institutional investors in dozens of M&A transactions, on corporate governance, Exchange Act reporting and Section 16 compliance and other corporate and securities law matters.

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Crestwood Equity Partners LP (NYSE: CEQP) in its US$1.8 billion merger with, and acquisition of, Oasis Midstream Partners LP (NASDAQ: OMP)
  • Southern Company Gas – Sale of Sequent Energy Management, L.P. and Sequent Energy Canada Corp. to The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE: WMB)
  • The Southern Company (NYSE: SO) – Sale of Pivotal LNG Inc. and a 5% stake in the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to Dominion Energy, Inc. (NYSE: D)
  • AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) – US$1.1 billion sale of data center operations and assets to Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (NYSE: BAM)
  • 8point3 Energy Partners LP (NASDAQ: CAFD) and SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR) – US$1.7 billion merger of 8point3 into a subsidiary of Capital Dynamics
  • NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG) – Acquisition of 2.1 GW of solar and wind utility scale and distributed generation portfolios from SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE)
  • McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) – US$6 billion acquisition of Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE: CBI)
  • Rockwater Energy Solutions Inc. – US$1.3 billion merger with Select Energy Services Inc. (NYSE: WTTR)
  • Transocean Ltd (NYSE: RIG) – US$1.35 billion sale of 15 jackup rigs to Norwegian based Borr Drilling Limited

Capital Markets – Issuer Representation

  • Kansas Gas Service, a division of ONE Gas, Inc. (NYSE: OGS) - US$336 million public offering of utility securitization bonds
  • American Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE: AMID) – US$300 million private placement of senior unsecured notes
  • 8point3 Energy Partners LP (NASDAQ: CAFD) – US$420 million initial public offering of the joint venture YieldCo between First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) and SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR)

Capital Markets – Underwriter Representation

  • GlobeLTR Energy Inc. – US$115 million private placement of convertible common stock in connection with the merger of Globe Energy Services, LLC and Light Tower Rentals, Inc.
  • Underwriters for Rice Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: RMP) – US$412 million initial public offering of common units
  • Underwriters for NextEra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: NEP) - US$406 million initial public offering of the first YieldCo to be structured as an MLP
  • Underwriters for Rice Energy Inc. (NYSE: RICE) - US$924 million initial public offering of common stock and several additional debt and equity offerings
  • Underwriters for Athlon Energy Inc. (NYSE: ATHL) – US$315 million initial public offering of common stock and several additional debt and equity offerings

Joint Ventures, Private Equity, PIPEs, and Venture Capital

  • Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) – $500 million joint venture with European credit platform, Hayfin Capital Management LLP, for the purchase of a harsh environment offshore drilling rig as part of Seadrill Limited's global bankruptcy settlement
  • KGS-Alpha Capital Markets LP – Launch of private equity fund and initial equity funding of approximately $100 million and additional equity financing of approximately $75 million

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Career and qualifications

  • Wayne State University (B.A., Business Administration & Accounting, magna cum laude) 2004
  • Fordham University School of Law (J.D., cum laude) 2008
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in New York 2009
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in Texas 2013

Professional bodies

  • Houston Bar Association

Awards and citations

  • Texas Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters)
    Rising Star 2019-2022