Hannah Craft

Associate, Houston

Biography

Overview

Hannah is an associate in the Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group in the Firm's Houston office. Her practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, private equity investments, joint venture formation, and other commercial matters for companies operating and investing in the upstream and midstream oil and gas sectors. Her experience also includes advising clients in connection with in-court and out-of-court restructurings, farmout and participation agreements to develop oil and gas properties, and other transactions concerning the acquisition, exploration and development of oil and gas properties. Prior to joining White & Case, Hannah was an associate at another global law firm.

Bars and Courts
Texas State Bar
Education
JD
South Texas College of Law Houston

Dean Merit Scholar, Phi Delta Phi International, Legal Honor Society

BA
St. Edward's University

Political Science Dean’s List, President’s List

Languages
English

Experience

Representation of Landcadia Holdings II, Inc. (NASDAQ: LCA), a blank check company, on its cash and stock acquisition of Golden Nugget Online Gaming, Inc. (GNOG), one of the nation's leading online casinos, from Landry's Fertitta LLC, part of the Landry's group of restaurant and hospitality businesses. The transaction values GNOG at US$745 million.

Representation of an affiliate of Sixth Street Partners in a US$402 million overriding royalty interest acquisition and joint venture with Antero Resources Corporation. 

Representation of Revolution II WI Holding Company, LLC, an affiliate of Mountain Capital Partners, LP, in its approximately US$201.5 million acquisition of Jones Energy II, Inc. (OTC: JEII) in an all-cash transaction.*

Representation of the private equity sponsors and Sable Permian Resources, LLC (as operator of the oil and gas assets) in the successful completion of AEPB’s US$2.1 billion out-of-court recapitalization. The transaction reduced AEPB’s debt obligations by approximately US$1.4 billion and reduced upcoming debt maturities over the next four years to approximately US$36 million from approximately US$2.1 billion. In addition, the transaction eliminated approximately US$94 million of annual cash interest expense and simplified AEPB's organizational structure.*

Representation of Parsley Energy, Inc. (NYSE: PE) in its US$2.27 billion all-stock acquisition of Jagged Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE: JAG).*

Representation of Vanguard Natural Resources Inc. and its affiliates in their Chapter 11 cases in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of Texas. Vanguard is an independent exploration and production company focused on the production and development of oil and natural gas properties in the United States with operations in the Gulf Coast, Permian and Anadarko Basins. Vanguard had approximately US$850 million in debt at the time of filing and obtained a commitment for a US$130 million debtor-in-possession financing facility, which included US$65 million in new money.*

Representation of Ensign Natural Resources LLC/Warburg Pincus in its acquisition of Pioneer Natural Resources USA, Inc.’s (NYSE:PXD) Eagle Ford Shale assets, including approximately 59,000 net acres and 14,400 net boepd.*

Representation of Amplify Energy Corp. in an all-stock merger-of-equals with Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc.*

Representation of Newfield Exploration Co. in its approximately US$5.5 billion acquisition by Encana Corp. in an all-stock transaction.* 

Representation of Vanguard Natural Resources, Inc. in the following divestitures of oil and gas assets: (i) the sale of its interest in properties located in Mississippi to a private equity backed oil and gas company and private oil and gas company; (ii) the sale of its interest in properties located in the Permian Basin to private oil and gas company; and (iii) the swap of its interest in properties in Wyoming with private oil and gas company.*

Representation of Ascent Resources in its equity investment by Riverstone and the simultaneous acquisition of Utica Shale assets from Salt Fork Resources, a Riverstone-backed company.*

Representation of HG Energy II Appalachia, LLC in its exchange transaction with CNX Resources Corp. and CNX Midstream Partners LP.*

Representation of KKR/Venado Oil & Gas, LLC in the acquisition of operated assets in the Eagle Ford oil window of South Texas from Texas American Resources Company I, LLC.*

Representation of HarbourVest Partners, L.P., as part of a consortium, in a joint venture and drilling program with W&T Offshore, Inc. to drill up to 14 specified projects in the Gulf of Mexico.*

Representation of FourPoint Energy and its investors, Quantum Energy Partners and GSO Capital Partners, in the formation of a new pure-play Midland Basin joint venture with Double Eagle Energy Holdings III LLC named DoublePoint Energy, LLC, with over 70,000 acres in Midland, Glassock, Martin, Howard, Upton and Reagan Counties, Texas.*

Representation of Cobalt International Energy in the following sales of oil and gas assets as part of its ongoing Chapter 11 proceeding in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas: (i) sale of assets located in the Gulf of Mexico to Total E&P USA, Inc. and Statoil Gulf of Mexico LLC for US$339 million; (ii) sale of assets located in the Gulf of Mexico to Total E&P USA, Inc. for US$181 million; (iii) sale of assets located in the Gulf of Mexico to W&T Offshore, Inc. for US$31 million; and (iv) sale of assets located in the Gulf of Mexico to Total E&P USA, Inc. for US$25 million.*

Representation of Ares Management, L.P. in its majority investment into Admiral Permian Resources, LLC, a Texas-based independent oil and gas company and the related acquisition of more than 59,000 net acres from Three Rivers Operating Co. III LLC (3ROC) in the Delaware Basin.*

*Prior to joining White & Case.