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About Ian

Ian Brown advises business clients in a variety of industries in connection with securities offerings, SEC reporting, corporate governance matters and mergers and acquisitions. His primary focus is on the energy industry, including oil and gas companies at all points of the exploration, production, transportation and refining continuum. Ian also counsels companies in the financial services, online retail, food services and maritime shipping industries. In addition, Ian has experience working with master limited partnerships, from securities offerings to ongoing governance and reporting matters.

Ian advises clients in corporate finance transactions ranging from multi-billion dollar public securities offerings to Rule 144A offerings to discrete private placements. He also represents clients in connection with unsolicited tender offers and proxy contests. Ian regularly advises companies with respect to their annual and quarterly SEC reports, proxy statements and annual meetings; Section 16 reporting; corporate formation and dissolution; compliance with stock exchange listing requirements; blue sky compliance; and general corporate governance matters.

Experience

Recent Notable Matters

Sysco Corporation — public offerings of over $10 billion of senior notes and euro-denominated senior notes

Midstream natural gas services MLP — public offerings of $2.9 billion of senior notes

Phillips 66 — Rule 144A private placement of $5.8 billion of senior notes and related exchange offer in connection with its separation from ConocoPhillips

Sandler O’Neill & Partners, LP — public offerings of over $100 million of subordinated notes by Independent Bank Group, Inc.

ConocoPhillips and its subsidiary ConocoPhillips Company — public offerings of over $10 billion of senior notes

Chesapeake Midstream Partners, L.P. — Rule 144A private placement of $750 million of senior notes and related exchange offer; and secondary offerings by selling unitholders of over $525 million of common units

Parker Drilling Company — public and private offerings of over $400 million of senior notes and convertible notes

Superior Offshore International, Inc. — $175 million initial public offering

Orion Marine Group, Inc. — $95 million follow-on public offering of common stock

Enterprise Products Operating L.P. — public offering of $500 million of 8.375 percent fixed/floating rate junior subordinated notes

Hercules Offshore Inc. — $184 million initial public offering

Jefferies & Company, Inc. — $153 million initial public offering by Aries Maritime Transport Limited, an international shipping company based in Athens, Greece

K-Sea Transportation Partners L.P. — $98 million initial public offering

CenterPoint Energy Inc. — Rule 144A private placement of $400 in a million-dollar senior notes and related exchange offer

CenterPoint Energy Inc. — Rule 144A private placements of senior notes and related exchange offers aggregating more than $900 million

Banco Santander, S.A. — acquisition of 90 percent of the U.S. auto financing company, Drive Financial Services, from HBOS plc and other shareholders for approximately $651 million

Luby’s, Inc. — $61 million acquisition of Fuddruckers

Pier 1 Imports, Inc. — unsolicited offer to acquire Cost Plus, Inc.

Superior Offshore International, Inc. — $70 million sale of the Superior Achiever, a DP III deepwater construction and dive support vessel, to Hornbeck Offshore Services LLC

K-Sea Transportation Partners L.P. — $22 million vessel acquisition from the Bay/Gulf Companies and Marpol Inc.

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. — $460 million acquisition of storage and splitter assets from Diamond-Koch L.P.

Credentials

Education

Vanderbilt University Law School,
J.D.
2000
Cornell University,
B.A.
1994

Bar Admissions

Texas

Affiliations

Dallas Bar Association
Securities Committee, 2012

News

News

Deal of the Week: Energy Abounds

August 12, 2013
Texas Lawyer - Houston Bureau

Noteworthy

Noteworthy

Vanderbilt University Law School
Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law
Executive Articles Editor, 1999 - 2000

Events