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Greg Krafka is a member of Winstead's Corporate, Securities/Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group. Greg’s practice focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, joint ventures, corporate governance and commercial agreements. Greg represents a diverse group of domestic and foreign clients, including public and private companies, private equity funds, investors and entrepreneurs. His practice is focused on representing clients in the oil and gas and technology industries, and he also has experience in the petrochemicals, manufacturing, distribution, real estate, healthcare and waste management industries.

A considerable amount of Greg’s practice involves representing clients in cross-border transactions, investments and other matters. Greg is proficient in Mandarin Chinese, and he previously worked as an associate in the Beijing office of New York-based Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP for over four years.  Prior to earning his law degree, Greg was a Fulbright Scholar in Hong Kong.

Representative Experience

Mergers and Acquisitions / Joint Ventures

  • Private equity fund - $7.4 billion acquisition of an 80.1% interest in a U.S. automobile manufacturing company and its related financial services business
  • Privately held U.S. distribution company – acquisition of substantially all of the assets of a China manufacturing subsidiary of a Nasdaq-listed company
  • NYSE-listed waste management company - $1.94 billion sale of its waste to energy division to a private equity fund
  • Owners of cheesecake and specialty dessert manufacturing company –sale of company to a private equity fund
  • Private equity fund - sale of offshore oil wells to another private equity fund for $30 million plus an overriding royalty interest in the wells of up to another $30 million
  • Publicly-listed Norwegian company – acquisition of a Texas-based company providing exploration services to off-shore oil and gas companies
  • Privately held propane distribution company – acquisition of substantially all of the assets of another company’s propane distribution division for $23 million plus earnout
  • NYSE-listed midstream pipeline company –purchase and sale of gathering systems and other midstream oil and gas assets
  • NYSE-listed midstream pipeline company - $11.7 million sale of a pipeline system to an NYSE-listed petroleum liquids producer
  • Nasdaq-listed construction and infrastructure company – acquisition of oil and gas pipelines by a newly-created joint venture company
  • NYSE-listed midstream pipeline company – acquisition of amine treater assets via exercise of buyout provisions in equipment lease agreements
  • Privately held NGL distribution company – negotiation of a commercial agreement with a foreign company
  • Privately held U.S. distribution company – sale of substantially all of the assets of a Texas-based midstream oil and gas parts distribution company
  • NYSE-listed chemical industry company – proposed acquisition of a division of a Taipei Stock Exchange-listed company
  • Private equity fund - $185 million acquisition of seven television stations from a television media company
  • Fortune Global 500 company - $20 million acquisition of an emerging technology company
  • Privately held technology services company for the legal sector – sale of substantially all assets to an NYSE-listed company
  • NYSE-listed company - joint venture with a private equity fund to commercialize certain technology of NYSE-listed company
  • Privately held healthcare product company – strategic partnership with a healthcare product distributor, concerning exclusive distributorship granted with respect to certain products of healthcare product company
  • Privately held diversified healthcare company – acquisition of physician practice groups
  • Private equity funds - bids to acquire companies in various industries, including healthcare, insurance and aircraft manufacturing

Private Equity Investment / Venture Capital

  • Private equity fund - $200 million investment in a China-based automobile rental company
  • China-based internet data center services provider - $30 million investment by a consortium of venture capital investors
  • Venture capital fund - $62.5 million investment in a pharmaceuticals company
  • Start-up propane distribution company – private capital raise of $14.0 million, consisting of issuance of partnership common units and convertible promissory note
  • Selling shareholder - $7 million rollover investment into private equity fund affiliate of buyer in a sale of company
  • Angel investor - convertible note investment in a medical technology company
  • Private equity fund - bid to provide over $1 billion of equity funding for a LNG export terminal

Public Securities Offerings

  • Underwriters - $371 million follow-on offering of common units of a NYSE-listed MLP natural gas pipeline company
  • Underwriters - $1.5 billion public offering of debentures of a NYSE-listed railroad company
  • NYSE-listed China-based social networking company - $855 million initial public offering of American depositary shares (ADSs) and listing on NYSE and $110 million concurrent private placement
  • NASDAQ-listed China-based internet search company - $1.5 billion public offering of senior notes
  • NYSE-listed China-based online video company - public offering of ADSs used as consideration in a $1.1 billion acquisition and take-private transaction of a NASDAQ-listed company
  • NYSE-listed China-based internet company - public offering of ADSs used as consideration in a $600 million acquisition and Schedule 13E3 take-private of a NASDAQ-listed company
  • China-based mining company - $239 million Rule 144A/Regulation S private placement of equity securities, in connection with IPO and listing of securities on Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Various initial purchasers, including Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Standard Chartered and UBS - Rule 144A / Regulation S private placements of equity securities for various China-based companies totaling over $1 billion, in connection with such companies’ IPOs and listings of securities on Hong Kong Stock Exchange

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