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Chris Centrich

Partner, Corporate Department

Houston

電話: 1(713) 860-7309
Fax: 1(713) 353-3509

Overview

Christopher Erik Centrich is a partner in the Corporate Department at Paul Hastings and is based in the Firm’s Houston office. Mr. Centrich advises energy companies on M&A, public and private securities offerings, private equity financings, corporate finance transactions, securities law compliance and other general corporate matters.

Mr. Centrich has served as corporate outside counsel to a midstream master limited partnership, and several publicly traded upstream and oilfield services companies, guiding clients through a series of transactions and helping them achieve their business goals.

Recognitions

  • The Legal 500 US, Capital Markets: High-yield debt offerings (2023)
  • The Legal 500 US, Capital Markets: High-yield debt offerings: Advice to issuers (2022)

Representations

  • Represented Genesis Energy, L.P. in a public offering of $750 million of its 7.75 percent senior unsecured notes due 2028 and a concurrent cash tender offer for $750 million of its 6.75 percent senior unsecured notes due 2022.
  • Represented Vital Energy, in a public offering of $1 billion of its senior notes and a concurrent cash tender offer and consent solicitation for $450 million of its 5.625 percent senior unsecured notes due 2022 and $350 million of its 6.25 percent senior unsecured notes due 2023.
  • Represented Genesis Energy, L.P. in its agreement with funds affiliated with GSO Capital Partners LP for the purchase of up to $350 million of preferred interests in Genesis Alkali Holdings Company, an unrestricted subsidiary of Genesis holding Genesis’ alkali business, to finance the expansion of Genesis’ Granger soda ash production facilities.
  • Represented Cimarex Energy Co. in its $1.6 billion acquisition of Resolute Energy Corporation. Also represented Cimarex in a public offering of $500 million of its 4.375 percent senior unsecured notes due 2029 in connection with the transaction.
  • Represented Genesis Energy, L.P. in its $1.3 billion acquisition of Tronox Ltd.’s alkali business, the world’s largest producer of natural soda ash. Also represented Genesis on its related $750 million preferred unit financing with investment vehicles affiliated with KKR Global Infrastructure Investors II and GSO Capital Partners, as well as a public offering of $550 million of its 6.5 percent senior unsecured notes due 2025.
  • Represented Oragami Capital in a cross-border recapitalization and financing transaction with Trident Exploration Corp. pursuant to a plan of arrangement under the Canada Business Corporations Act. The restructuring was successfully completed with Oragami as the majority stockholder. Oragami also achieved significant board representation in post-reorganized Trident.
  • Represented Genesis Energy, L.P. in its $1.5 billion acquisition of Enterprise Products Partners L.P.’s offshore pipeline and services business, significantly expanding Genesis’ offshore presence. The deal included related public offerings of $750 million of 6.75 percent senior unsecured notes due 2022 and approximately $394 million of common units.

Matters may have been handled prior to joining Paul Hastings.

Involvement

  • Houston Bar Association - Corporate Counsel Section Director

Practice Areas

Securities and Capital Markets

Mergers and Acquisitions

Corporate


Languages

英語


Admissions

Texas Bar


Education

The University of Texas School of Law, J.D. 2010

University of Miami, B.B.A. 2005


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