Shalla Prichard of Baker Botts
Baker Botts partners Kelly Rose and Shalla Prichard were part of the team that advised LINN Energy LLC on the financing and acquisition of its $2.3 billion purchase of five U.S. operating areas from Devon Energy Corp. The asset package comprises approximately 900,000 net acres across the Rockies, mid-Continent, east Texas, north Louisiana and south Texas regions with approximately 4,500 total wells.
According to the firm, LINN has identified more than 1,000 future drilling locations and more than 600 recompletion opportunities. LINN has secured $2.3 billion of committed interim financing for the acquisition of Devon assets, subject to final documentation. Scotiabank was the lead arranger on the financing, which included Barclays, RBC Capital Markets and Wells Fargo.
Rose handles a wide range of corporate and securities matters. In the securities area, she represents issuers, investment banking firms and investors, as well as selling stockholders, in public offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities, including initial public offerings, follow-on and secondary public offerings, 144A offerings and venture capital financings. She also advises companies on mergers and acquisitions, including negotiated acquisitions and divestitures, tender offers, exchange offers and corporate reorganizations. In addition, she counsels clients on an ongoing basis on disclosure issues, compliance with federal securities laws, corporate governance, state corporate law issues and general corporate concerns.
Also based in the Houston office, Prichard counsels borrowers, financial institutions and other institutional investors in senior and subordinated debt, acquisition financings, asset-based lending, equipment and project financings, secured and unsecured lending, warrant and other equity purchases, structured financings, receivables financings, real estate financings and other forms of debt and equity financing. Prichard represents clients who are in the upstream, midstream and downstream energy sectors, including clients in the oil and gas, chemical, pipeline and offshore drilling industries.