Scott Bailey

Scott Bailey
Scott Bailey is an associate in Weil’s Private Equity practice and is based in Dallas. Mr. Bailey has been involved in a wide variety of transactions for private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, as well as public and private companies, in connection with mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. He also has experience with corporate restructurings and distressed company transactions.

Mr. Bailey has been part of teams advising:

  • A private equity fund in its acquisition of an overriding royalty interest in 350,000 net surface acres in southwestern Pennsylvania from subsidiaries of Range Resources Corporation
  • An ad hoc group of bondholders in the chapter 11 cases of Unit Corporation
  • An ad hoc group of noteholders in connection with the reorganization of Sable Permian Resources
  • Aethon Energy in its $735 million acquisition of northwest Louisiana natural gas assets from QEP Resources, Inc.
  • Aethon United BR LP (a subsidiary of Aethon United (a joint venture of Aethon Energy, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan and Redbird Capital Partners)) in a $750 million 144A/Reg S offering of senior unsecured notes to refinance existing indebtedness
  • AK Steel Corporation in its approximately $3 billion sale to Cleveland-Cliffs, Inc.
  • Basic Energy Services, Inc. in its acquisition of C&J Well Services, in a transaction funded in large part by senior secured notes contributed by Ascribe Capital in exchange for a majority stake in Basic Energy
  • Cherwell Software LLC in its sale to Ivanti, Inc. (a portfolio company of Clearlake Capital and TA Associates)
  • EP Energy Corporation, a public oil and natural gas exploration and production company, in its chapter 11 cases, involving approximately $4.9 billion in funded debt obligations
  • Gavilan Resources, LLC and its affiliated debtors in their chapter 11 cases and in its 363 bankruptcy sale of substantially all of its assets to Mesquite Energy, Inc. (f/k/a Sanchez Energy Corporation)
  • Kingfisher Midstream, LLC and its subsidiaries in their 363 bankruptcy sale of midstream assets to BCE-Mach III LLC in connection with their chapter 11 cases, which are jointly administered with the chapter 11 cases of Alta Mesa Resources, Inc. and its subsidiaries
  • Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan in various equity investments in upstream and midstream oil and gas companies and acquisitions of oil and gas assets 

Prior to joining Weil, Mr. Bailey founded a private, general legal practice where he advised clients on a broad range of matters, including oil and gas transactions, general corporate matters and real estate and property matters.

Mr. Bailey received his J.D., cum laude, from Texas Tech University School of Law, where he served on the Executive Board of Texas Tech Law Review and was on the Board of Barristers. He also received his B.S. from Texas Tech University and was a member of the men’s golf team.