Bobby is a member in the Dallas office and focuses his practice on corporate and securities transactions primarily in the energy (oil & gas, coal, and renewables), mining, health care, and information technology industry verticals. He represents underwriters, placement agents, and issuers in both public and private offerings of securities; public and privately-held companies in both cross-border and domestic mergers and acquisitions (M&A); private equity funds, hedge funds, and venture capital funds in connection with their formation as well as their investments; and companies receiving private equity and venture capital financing.
Bobby advises established companies, as well as new and emerging issuers, in connection with raising capital from both the public and private capital markets in the United States and Europe (including Rule 144A / Regulation S offerings) such as the $706M Initial Public Offering of the CPSE ETF, an Indian exchange traded fund. He also advises US and foreign private issuers in connection with their SEC reporting and compliance obligations.
Bobby has extensive M&A experience advising companies in the IT, telecoms, mining, energy, and health care industry sectors such as the $603M sale of Regency Energy Partners LP to GE Energy Financial Services.
Finally, Bobby also has extensive experience representing private equity sponsors, hedge funds, and venture capital funds in their investments in both public companies and privately-held companies such as Amazon.com’s $60M investment in BankBazaar.
Represented Aurcana Corporation (TSX: AUN) in connection with its $50 million unsecured three-year credit facility from Orion Mine Finance, a private equity firm, and a related silver offtake agreement.
Represented Palomar Capital Advisors Ltd., a private equity firm based in Zurich, Switzerland, in connection with its initial $15 million investment in Mantacor Energy LLC, an oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) company focused on the Denver-Julesburg Basin of Colorado and the San Juan Basin in New Mexico.
Advised the government of India in its INR 3,000 crore (approximately $706 million) initial public offering of its first central public sector enterprise exchange-traded fund (ETF) on the National Stock Exchange. ICICI Securities Ltd. served as financial adviser to the Indian government, and Goldman Sachs Asset Management India Ltd. would manage the ETF, which would hold stakes in 10 selected central public sector companies including the Oil and Natural Gas Company, Coal India, Gas Authority of India, Ltd., Rural Electrification Corporation, Oil India, Container Corporation of India, Power Finance Corporation, Indian Oil Corporation, Engineers India and Bharat Engineering.
Advised an E&P company in connection with the formation of two oil and gas joint ventures with a large international private equity fund in a transaction valued at an aggregate of $740 million. The joint ventures would focus on the production of oil and gas as well as the acquisition of working interests and royalty interests, respectively, in oil and gas properties in Pennsylvania and Ohio.
Represented a Toronto Stock Exchange–listed E&P company in connection with its acquisition of a U.S. oil and gas company owning non-operated oil and gas assets in Texas and Oklahoma.
Advised a Toronto Stock Exchange–listed Canadian mining company in connection with its US$43 million acquisition of a silver and copper mining complex in Texas from an NYSE MKT–listed Canadian mining company.
Advised a Canadian E&P company in connection with its acquisition of a California-headquartered oil and gas company.• Represented a Canadian power technology company in connection with its acquisition by a U.S. public company.
Advised management team in connection with the formation of a new oil field services company and a $60 million private equity investment from a large private equity sponsor in the new company.
Advised Indian integrated steel companies in connection with acquisitions of metallurgical coal reserves in the United States.
Advised a UK-based venture capital fund in connection with its multiple financing round investment in a biofuels company in the United States.
Advised a New York–based hedge fund in connection with its investment of $38 million in senior subordinated secured notes of NASDAQ-listed oil and gas company.
Represented a U.S. mid-continent independent oil and gas E&P company in connection with a $23 million private offering of its securities.
Advising on various acquisitions and dispositions of oil and gas reserves and mineral leases in the United States (Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Tennessee and West Virginia), Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Italy.
Represented an independent oil and gas E&P company in connection with the sale of a portion of its producing properties in Texas to a NYSE-listed oil and gas company.
Advised a Dallas-based private equity firm in connection with the $603 million sale of its midstream oil and gas portfolio company to a unit of Fortune 100 conglomerate.
Advised a U.S. mid-continent–based oil field services company in connection with the $330 million sale of 93 percent of its equity interests to a Toronto Stock Exchange–listed Canadian oil field services company.
Advised U.S.-based manufacturer of renewable energy generation facilities in connection with the formation and capitalization of a joint venture with one of India’s leading infrastructure development and finance companies to manufacture and install solar power generation facilities in India.
Advised a Toronto Stock Exchange–listed silver mining company in connection with its $46 million 144A/Regulation S placement of equity and equity-linked securities and an additional private placement of $60 million of the securities to over125 investors in the United States.
Acted for a Toronto Stock Exchange–listed silver mining company in connection with its Rule 144A/Regulation S $60million–brokered institutional private placement of units.
Acted for Silver Oak Energy, a EnCap portfolio company, in connection with the sale of oil and gas production and related infrastructure in Madison County, Texas, to a large overseas oil and gas company.
Acted for a Texas-based healthcare technology company in connection with their USD $50M investment from Baxter Healthcare.
Acted for YES Bank Limited, a large Indian commercial bank, in connection with its $40 million loan to a cryogenics transport and storage equipment manufacturer located in Houston.
Represented holders of Texas-based hospice services company in connection with $700 million sale of portfolio company of GTCR to T.H. Lee.
Advised a California-based health care company in connection with multiple acquisitions of ambulatory surgery centers in California and Arizona.
Advised a California-based health care company in connection with the acquisition of three critical access rural hospitals in Oklahoma.
Advised a Texas-based institutional fund sponsor in connection with the formation of a $125 million investment fund investing in health care real estate projects.
Advised a health care services company in connection with its $418 million recapitalization transaction completed by a large private equity sponsor.
Advised a Swiss private equity firm in connection with its recapitalization of a North Carolina life sciences company that manufactures and provides products and services to the pharmaceutical industry that predict in vivo behavior through the use of cell-based technologies.
Advised a Texas-based provider of hospice services in connection with its reorganization and concurrent $59 million leveraged recapitalization by GTCR Golder Rauner II, a Chicago-based private equity firm. Information Technology and Telecommunications Transactions
Acted for a NYC-based telecommunication services company in connection with their new USD $150M credit facility from HPS Partners.
Acted for Amazon.com in connection with its $60 million investment in the Series C Preferred Stock of BankBazaar, an Indian online lending marketplace that gives consumers access to customized rate quotes on loans, credit cards and personal finance products.
Advised a large Indian software and BPO company in connection with its $36 million acquisition of a Seattle-based business process outsourcing company.
Represented a Canadian publicly held telecommunications company listed on both the Toronto Stock Exchange and NASDAQ in connection with its acquisition of the U.S. operations of a Norwegian publicly held telecommunications company listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange and NASDAQ.
Represented a payment processing technology company in connection with its acquisition by a large NASDAQ-listed financial services company.
Advised the independent directors of a NASDAQ-listed business process outsourcing company in connection with a follow-on investment by its control shareholder.
Advised a NASDAQ-listed information technology company in connection with the formation and capitalization of a captive software development subsidiary in India.
Represented a NASDAQ-listed internet technology company in connection with its $35 million underwritten follow-on offering.
Advised a UK-based venture capital fund in connection with its $12 million investment in an animation software company.
Represented a Swiss bank in connection with its senior convertible loan to a NASDAQ-listed information technology services company.
Represented a networking-equipment manufacturer in connection with $12 million of venture capital financing transactions.
Acted for a NASDAQ-listed data center company in connection with a $55 million private investment in public equity (PIPE)financing transaction.
Represented Prime Focus Technologies, a leading provider of cloud platform technology to the media content production industry, in its $20 million acquisition of DAX Cloud, a leading provider of cloud services. Additional Industries
Acted for an ASX-listed Australian aircraft maintenance company in connection with their USD $30M acquisition of a California-headquartered aircraft maintenance company and concurrent public offering on the ASX.
Acted for the Bharat 22 ETF, launched by ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company, in connection with its INR 14,500crore ($2.25 billion) new fund offer (NFO) advising on the Rule 144A/Regulation S tranche of the NFO. The Bharat 22 ETF trades on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange. The Bharat 22 ETF is a well-diversified ETF with stocks representing basic materials companies accounting for 4.4 percent of its weightage, energy companies 17.5 percent, finance companies 20.3 percent, industrials 22.6 percent, fast-moving consumer goods companies 15.2 percent and utilities20 percent. The Bharat 22 ETF tracks the S&P BSE Bharat 22 Index. It is the largest new fund offer to date in India.
Acted for a NYSE MKT–listed precious metals smelter and dealer in connection with its acquisition of a 27-unit retail chain engaged in the sale of precious metals located in the Southeastern United States.
Acted for a NYSE-listed real estate development company in connection with its $117.5 million acquisition of capitalinterests in three planned unit development partnerships holding real estate in the Houston, Texas, metropolitan area from a NYSE-listed financial services firm.
Acted for a UK investment bank as underwriter in connection with GBP $150 million initial public offering of common shares on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange (and concurrent Rule 144A/Regulation S offering in the United States) by an Irish company engaged in the specialty lending business.
Represented a New York City–based investment partnership in connection with the acquisition and TIC financing of $24million suburban office park on Long Island, New York.
Represented investment funds in six convertible debt financings.• Represented a California film production company in connection with financing and distribution arrangements with IFC Films for a feature film.
Advised a U.S. manufacturer of industrial machinery in connection with the formation and capitalization of its subsidiary in India.
Represented a Swiss private equity fund in 16 PIPE financing transactions with over $47 million invested.
Represented a publicly held mortgage company in connection with a mortgage-backed securities origination transaction and related warehouse credit facilities with a large Wall Street investment bank.
Represented a German investment company in nine PIPE financing transactions with over $21 million invested.
Represented venture capital funds in more than 18 venture capital financing transactions.
Washington & Lee University, J.D., 1993
Trinity University, B.A., Philosophy, 1990
West Virginia, 1994
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
Capital Markets Deal of the Year in India, India Business Law Journal, 2018
International A-List, India Business Law Journal, 2018-2021
The Best Lawyers in America®, Corporate Law & Energy Law, 2018-2021
Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2011, 2014-2021
Who’s Who in Energy, Dallas Business Journal, Houston Business Journal & Pittsburgh Business Journal, 2011-2012
Dallas Bar Association
Energy and Mineral Law Foundation, Board of Trustees
Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Member
The Indust Entrepreneurs (TiE), Dallas Chapter, Charter Member
Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University, Associates Board, Member
State Bar of Texas Essentials of Business Law Conference, Planning Committee, Member, 2011
University of Texas Securities Regulation and Business Law Conference, Planning Committee, Member, 2010-2013
The Atlantic Council, South Asia Center, Advisory Board Member