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M & A

Expertise and judgment are core skill sets developed by Morris Energy professionals in executing hundreds of transactions during the past three decades. Below is a partial list of these transactions through May, 2011. 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
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
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
Longhorn Pipeline Sale to Flying J, Inc.
United Energy Resources Merger with MidCon
CES/Way International Sale to Energy Pacific (Enova and Pacific Enterprises JV)