Morgan U. Hollins

Counsel, Houston

Biography

Overview

Morgan is a Counsel in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group in the Firm's Houston office. Her practice consists of a wide range of both domestic and international corporate and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, MLP dropdowns, joint ventures and company formations. She also advises clients on corporate governance matters and deal structures relating to acquisitions, divestitures and exit strategies. Morgan has experience representing both public and private companies, as well as conflicts committees, in a variety of industries, including oil and gas and other natural resources, solar energy, entertainment and financial services.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
Texas State Bar
Education
JD
Harvard Law School
BS
Economics
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Languages
English

Experience

Representative Experience

Invenergy and its project subsidiary Energia del Pacifico (EDP) on the development and project financing of the 378 MW liquefied natural gas (LNG)-to-power infrastructure project at the Port of Acajutla in the Department of Sonsonate in El Salvador. In addition to the thermal power plant, project components include a marine terminal, consisting of a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) permanently moored through a modified spread mooring system for liquefied natural gas (LNG) delivery, storage and regasification, as well as a long-term LNG supply contract for the FSRU. The project also includes a natural gas pipeline that will run from the FSRU to the power plant and the construction of a 44-km, 230-kilovolt transmission line and related substations to connect the power plant to the electrical grid of El Salvador. The project will require an investment of approximately US$1 billion. It will be the largest foreign direct investment in El Salvador to date.

IFM Investors in its US$10.3 billion acquisition of Buckeye Partners, L.P.

Motiva Enterprises in connection with its acquisition of Flint Hills Resources’ chemical plant in Port Arthur, Texas.

Milestone Environmental Services, LLC, an oilfield environmental services provider, in an exchange of real property and produced water disposal assets with High Roller Group.

Cobepa S.A., a Belguim-based privately-held investment company, in connection with its acquisition of BioAgilytix Labs, LLC, a leading provider of large molecule bioanalytical testing services.

Ara Partners Group, an alternative asset manager, in its majority investment in Centric Gas Services, LLC, a local gas distribution platform headquartered in Magnolia, Texas.

Delek Group in its acquisition of a 22.45% working interest in the Caesar Tonga field in the Gulf of Mexico from Shell for US$965 million, and a long-term purchase agreement with Shell Trading (US) Company for the produced oil.

MLP in its $825 million acquisition of all of the equity in a private company.*

Privately-held E&P company in the formation of a US$1.2 billion joint venture to acquire North American oil and gas properties.*

Private solar energy company in its acquisition of an 80 MWAC solar project.*

Public company in a joint venture for industrial services.*

Conflict committees of the general partners of various master limited partnership in drop-down transactions.*

Publicly traded Fortune 50 manufacturer and marketer of transportation fuels in its acquisition of a Peruvian fuels import company.*

*Experience prior to joining White & Case.

Awards and Recognition

Recipient of a "Emerging Leaders Award", The M&A Advisor, 2019