Northern Oil and Gas, Inc.’s Acquisition of W Energy Partners


Vinson & Elkins advised Crestview Partners in the sale of W Energy Partners to Northern Oil and Gas, Inc., the largest acquisition in Northern’s history. Total consideration at closing will consist of $100 million in cash and 56.37 million shares of Northern common stock.

W Energy Partners is a portfolio company of Crestview Partners.

Crestview Partners, L.P. is a private equity firm specializing in contrarian investments, special situations, and distressed opportunities in middle market and large buyout companies.

The V&E corporate team was led by partners Keith Fullenweider (Picture), Shay Kuperman, Ramey Layne and James Garrett, with assistance from associates Claire Smyser Campbell and Emma Jiang. Also advising were partners Larry Nettles and John Lynch.

Involved fees earner: Keith Fullenweider – Vinson & Elkins LLP; Ramey Layne – Vinson & Elkins LLP; Claire Smyser Campbell – Vinson & Elkins LLP; James Garrett – Vinson & Elkins LLP; Shay Kuperman – Vinson & Elkins LLP; Emma Jiang – Vinson & Elkins LLP; Larry Nettles – Vinson & Elkins LLP; John Edward Lynch – Vinson & Elkins LLP;

Law Firms: Vinson & Elkins LLP;

Clients: Crestview Partners;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti