Red Wolf Natural Resources’ Partnership with Pearl Energy Investments


Kirkland & Ellis LLP served as legal counsel to the Red Wolf management team. Thompson & Knight LLP served as legal counsel to Pearl.

Red Wolf Natural Resources, LLC (“Red Wolf”), a newly formed upstream oil and gas exploration and production company, announced today that it has partnered with Pearl Energy Investments (“Pearl”), a private oil and gas investment firm. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, Red Wolf will pursue upstream development and acquisition opportunities focused in the Mid-Continent region as well as select Rockies basins.

Red Wolf’s founders, led by Drew Deaton, Chief Executive Officer, and Jeff Dahlberg, Chief Operating Officer, have a history of success in acquiring, developing and divesting upstream oil and gas assets in many U.S. producing regions, most recently in the Denver-Julesburg Basin in Colorado and the Anadarko Basin in Oklahoma, having previously worked together at Ward Energy Partners, LLC.

Kirkland & Ellis advised Red Wolf Natural Resources with a team including transactional partner Kevin Crews (Picture) and associates Leon Johnson, William Eiland and Monica Dion; and tax partners David Wheat and Lane Morgan.

Thompson & Knight partner and Dallas office leader Holt Foster III counseled Pearl with team members Marc Lombardi, Todd Keator, Tony Campiti, Tim Johnston and Jana Wight.

Involved fees earner: Kevin Crews – Kirkland & Ellis; Monica Dion – Kirkland & Ellis; William Eiland – Kirkland & Ellis; Leon Johnson – Kirkland & Ellis; Lane Morgan – Kirkland & Ellis; David Wheat – Kirkland & Ellis; Jana Benson Wight – Thompson Knight LLP; Anthony Campiti – Thompson Knight LLP; Holt Foster, III – Thompson Knight LLP; Timothy Johnston – Thompson Knight LLP; Todd Keator – Thompson Knight LLP; Marc Lombardi – Thompson Knight LLP;

Law Firms: Kirkland & Ellis; Thompson Knight LLP;

Clients: Pearl Energy Investments; Red Wolf Natural Resources;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti