Mergers and Acquisitions


Expertise and judgment are core skill sets developed by Morris Energy professionals in executing hundreds of transactions during the past three and a half decades. Below is a partial list of these transactions. For a more complete list of transactions, go to Transaction Experience. The list also shows the wide range of transactions we have completed including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, swaps, exchanges, spin-offs, share repurchase programs, recapitalizations, restructurings, joint ventures, takeover defenses, fairness opinions, valuations, underwritten calls, privatizations, public offerings and private placements. Clients we have represented include Major Oil Companies, public and private companies and partnerships, MLPs, private equity groups, insurance companies, pension funds, government agencies and Special Committees.

Selected M&A Transactions


  • Arkla, Inc. Acquisition of Louisiana Intrastate Gas (LIG) from Investor Group
  • Calumet Lubricants Acquisition of the Shreveport Refinery from Pennzoil Quaker State
  • Calumet Acquisition of Penreco from ConocoPhillips & M. E. Zuckerman
  • Cameron Iron Works Merger with Cooper Industries
  • CES/Way International Sale to Energy Pacific (Enova and Pacific Enterprises JV)
  • Chief Midstream Sale of its Barnett Shale gathering and processing assets to Crosstex
  • Chief Holdings Sale to Devon Energy Corporation
  • CNG and Japan Petroleum Exploration Acquisition of Mark Producing from Veba Oel
  • CSX Corporation Sale of CSX NGL to Enron Corporation
  • Diamond Shamrock Takeover Defense from Mesa Petroleum (Boone Pickens)
  • Dynegy Sale of its Mid-Continent Midstream Gas Assets to Oneok
  • Dow Chemical Sale of the US operations of Haltermann Products
  • (Test & Reference Fuels) & Haltermann Custom Processing
  • to Monument Chemicals
  • EnCana (Tom Brown) Sale of Sauer Drilling Company to Unit Corporation
  • Enron Fairness Opinion for Sale of Cora Dock
  • Exxon Sale of the Bayway Refinery Complex to Tosco
  • Hiland Partners, LP Acquisition of member interests in Hiland Partners, LLC
  • Holly Corporation Acquisition of Interests in Montana Refining
  • Legacy Resources Sale of Bayou Sale oil & gas assets to Hunt Petroleum
  • Longhorn Pipeline Sale to Flying J, Inc.
  • Montana Refining Company Tax Valuation
  • Pacific Energy Sale to Plains AllAmerican
  • Permian Corporation Acquisition of Scurlock Oil
  • Petrogal Refining Joint Venture with Saudi Aramco
  • Phillips Petroleum Recapitalization and Exchange Offer
  • Plains Resources Sale to Vulcan Energy (Paul Allen)
  • Pride Companies Sale of its Crude Gathering business to Sunoco
  • Quaker State Acquisition of Blue Coral
  • Rock Island Refining Sale to Marathon Petroleum
  • Tejas Gas Acquisition of Transok
  • Tenneco, Inc. Sale of Chalmette Refinery to Mobil Oil
  • Tesoro Petroleum Oil Field Services Joint Venture for Land and Marine
  • Texaco Acquisition of Getty
  • Texas Eastern Joint Venture of Eastman Whipstock with Norton Christensen
  • Texas Eastern Corporation Tax Valuation
  • TransCanada and Alberta Energy Acquisition of Platte Pipeline for Express Pipeline
  • Transco Energy Company Merger with The Williams Companies
  • United Energy Resources Merger with MidCon