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.

Morgan is listed as a "Rising Star" for Mergers & Acquisitions in the United States by Euromoney (2020).

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

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 the Independent Directors of Mobile Mini, Inc. (NASDAQ: MINI), the largest US provider of portable storage solutions, on its announced merger of equals with WillScot Corp. (NASDAQ: WSC), the largest US supplier of mobile office trailers. The combination will result in a combined enterprise value of US$6.6 billion.

Representation of 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.

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

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

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

Representation of 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.

Representation of 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.

Representation of Delek Group in its acquisition of a 22.45 percent 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.

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

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

 

*Experience prior to joining White & Case.

Awards and Recognition

Rising Star for Mergers & Acquisitions in the United States, Euromoney 2020

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