FREEPORT-MCMORAN COPPER & GOLD INC. acquisition of PLAINS EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION CO. and MCMORAN EXPLORATION

Description: Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc. of Phoenix agreed to acquire Plains Exploration & Production Co. of Houston and McMoRan Exploration Co. of New Orleans for about $9 billion in cash and stock, and also assume $11 billion in debt in connection with the deals. Pending.

Counsel to Freeport-McMoran: Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz; Davis Polk & Wardwell; Alston & Bird

Counsel to Plains Exploration: In-house; Latham & Watkins; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Richards, Layton & Finger

Counsel for McMoRan Exploration: Weil, Gotshal & Manges

AFFILIATES OF APOLLO GLOBAL MANAGEMENT LLC acquisition of EP ENERGY CORP.

Description: EP Energy Corp. of Houston is acquired by affiliates of Apollo Global Management LLC, along with Riverstone Holdings LLC, Access Industries Inc., Korea National Oil Corp. and other investors for about $7.15 billion. Closed in May 2012.

Counsel to EP Energy: Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Baker Botts; Locke Lord

Counsel to investment group: Wilkie Farr & Gallagher; Vinson & Elkins; O’Melveny & Myers; Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr.; Debevoise & Plimpton; Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; Kim & Chang; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

KINDER MORGAN ENERGY PARTNERS LP acquisition of TENNESSEE GAS PIPELINE

Description: Houston’s Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP acquired the Tennessee Gas Pipeline and a 50 percent interest in El Paso Natural Gas pipeline from Kinder Morgan Inc. for about $6.22 billion. Closed in August 2012.

Counsel to Kinder Morgan Energy Partners: Baker Botts

Counsel to Kinder Morgan Inc.: n/a

PLAINS EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION CO. acquisition of Gulf of Mexico oil and gas assets from BP PLC

Description: Plains Exploration & Production Co. acquired oil and gas assets in the Gulf of Mexico from BP in a deal valued at about $5.55 billion. Closed in November 2012.

Counsel for Plains Exploration & Production Co.: In-house; Latham & Watkins

Counsel for BP: In-house; Gardere Wynne Sewell

ENERGY TRANSFER PARTNERS LP acquisition of SUNOCO INC.

Description: Energy Transfer Partners of Dallas acquired Sunoco of Philadelphia in a deal calling for the merger of a wholly owned subsidiary of ETP with and into Sunoco for about $5.3 billion. Sunoco is now a subsidiary of ETP. Closed in October 2012.

Counsel for Energy Transfer Partners: Latham & Watkins; Bingham McCutchen; Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell; White & Case

Counsel for Sunoco: Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; Alston & Bird


GENERAL MOTORS FINANCIAL CO. INC. acquisition of ALLY FINANCIAL INC.

Description: General Motors Financial Co. Inc. of Fort Worth, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Motors Co., acquired the equity interests in Detroit-based Ally Financial Inc.’s auto-finance and financial-services businesses in Europe and Latin America for about $4.2 billion. Closed in April 2013.

Counsel to General Motors Financial: Houthoff Buruma; Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Pinheiro Guimaraes-Advogados

Counsel to Ally: Sullivan & Cromwell; Pinheiro Neto Advogados

DAIKIN INDUSTRIES LTD. acquisition of GOODMAN GLOBAL INC.

Description: Japanese company Daikin Industries Inc. acquired Goodman Global Inc. of Houston for about $3.7 billion. Closed in November 2012.

Counsel for Daikin: Davis Polk & Wardwell; Blake Cassels & Graydon; Mori Hamada & Matsumoto; Shearman & Sterling

Counsel for Goodman: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt

T-MOBILE USA INC. merger with METROPCS COMMUNICATIONS INC.

Description: In a reverse stock split, Metro PCS of Richardson combined with T-Mobile US Inc., of Bellvue, Wash., in a deal valued at about $3.3 billion. German company Deutsche Telekom, which owned T-Mobile, now owns 74 percent of combined company. Closed in May 2013.

Counsel for T-Mobile and Deutsche Telecom: In-house; Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; K&L Gates; Wiley Rein; Hengeler Mueller

Counsel for MetroPCS: In-house; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher; Paul Hastings; Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld; Fulbright & Jaworski; Shearman & Sterling; Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; Telecommunications Law Professionals

APACHE CORP. acquisition of CORDILLERA ENERGY PARTNERS III LLC

Description: Houston-based Apache Corp. acquired Cordillera Energy Partners III of Greenwood Village, Colo., for about $3.1 billion in cash and stock. Closed in May 2012.

Counsel to Apache: In-house; Bracewell & Giuliani

Counsel to Cordillera: Andrews Kurth; Thompson & Knight

PRECISION CASTPARTS CORP. acquisition of TITANIUM METALS CORP.

Description: Precision Castports Corp. of Portland, Ore., acquired Titanium Metals Corp. of Dallas for about $2.9 billion in cash. Closed in January 2013.

Counsel for Precision Castparts: In-house; Stoel Rives; O’Melveny & Myers

Counsel for Titanium Metals: Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Paul Weiss

Sources: Thomson Reuters; Texas Lawyer, AmLaw Daily, The American Lawyer, corporate press releases