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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, restructurings 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 energy and technology industries, and he also has experience in the petrochemicals, manufacturing and real estate development industries, among others. Within the energy space, Greg has particular experience and interest in the midstream oil and gas industry, and his articles covering legal issues in this area have been published in Midstream Business, Law360 and Oil & Gas Investor.

Greg has considerable experience 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. 

Representative Experience

Mergers and Acquisitions / Joint Ventures

  • NYSE-listed waste management company - $1.94 billion sale of its waste to energy division to a private equity fund
  • Private equity fund - sale of shallow water 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
  • NYSE-listed midstream oil and gas company – purchase of gathering system and other midstream oil and gas assets in the Barnett Shale
  • NYSE-listed midstream pipeline company - sale of a pipeline system in the SCOOP to an NYSE-listed company
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Privately held U.S. distribution company – acquisition of substantially all of the assets of a China manufacturing subsidiary of a Nasdaq-listed 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
  • 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
  • Owners of cheesecake and specialty dessert manufacturing company –sale of company to a private equity fund
  • Private equity fund - $185 million acquisition of seven television stations from a television media 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
  • Private equity funds - bids to acquire companies in various industries, including healthcare, insurance and aircraft manufacturing

Private Securities Matters

  • Start-up propane distribution company –private capital raise of $14 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
  • Start-up technology-focused E&P services provider – $1 million investment by angel investor
  • Private equity fund - bid to provide over $1 billion of equity funding for a LNG export terminal
  • Venture capital fund - $62.5 million investment in a pharmaceuticals company
  • Angel investor - convertible note investment in a medical technology company
  • Insurance industry company - private placement of $15 million in debt securities
  • 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

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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