Scott Bailey


Scott Bailey
Scott Bailey is an associate in Weil’s Private Equity practice and is based in Dallas. Scott 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 capital markets transactions.

Scott 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
  • 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 and subsequently in connection with its chapter 11 cases and sale of substantially all of its assets
  • Blackstone Energy Partners, as 70% stakeholder in Vine Energy Inc., in Vine's $2.2 billion sale to Chesapeake Energy Corporation
  • Cherwell Software LLC in its sale to Ivanti, Inc. (a portfolio company of Clearlake Capital and TA Associates)
  • Cold Creek Solutions in joint ventures to develop cold storage facilities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and San Antonio, Texas
  • EP Energy Corporation in its chapter 11 cases, involving approximately $4.9 billion in funded debt obligations
  • Fieldwood Energy LLC in its $1 billion sale of all deepwater assets and certain shallow water and other assets to QuarterNorth Energy Holding, Inc., in connection with Fieldwood's chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings
  • Kingfisher Midstream, LLC (a subsidiary of Alta Mesa Resources Inc.) in its 363 bankruptcy sale of midstream assets to BCE-Mach III LLC
  • 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)
  • Golden Gate Capital in the formation of Stonehill Environmental Partners and Stonehill's acquisition of the assets of Waterfield Midstream
  • Government Brands Holdings, LLC (at the time, an indirect portfolio company of PSG and Greater Sum Ventures) in a recapitalization by PSG and TPG Tech Adjacencies, with Greater Sum Ventures exiting
  • Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan in its equity investment in FireBird Energy LLC and in FireBird's acquisition of upstream assets in the Midland Basin in Texas from El Dorado Resources, LLC and in connection with FireBird’s $1.6 billion sale of its assets to Diamondback Energy, Inc.
  • Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, as an investor in Hawkwood Energy LLC, in the approximately $650 million sale of Hawkwood to WildFire Energy I LLC (a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus and Kayne Anderson)
  • Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, as an investor in Chisholm Energy Holdings, LLC (a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus and OTPP), in Chisholm’s $604 million sale of its assets to Earthstone Energy, Inc
  • Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan in its $221.6 million equity investment in Sweetwater Royalties LLC
  • TPG Pace Beneficial II Corp., a SPAC sponsored by TPG Pace Group, in its $400 million initial public offering
  • TPG Pace Solutions Corp., a SPAC sponsored by TPG Pace Group, in its $285 million initial public offering

Scott is recognized for Mergers & Acquisitions Law 2022-2023 and Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law 2023 by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch*.

Prior to joining Weil, Scott 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.

Scott 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 its NCAA Division-I men’s golf team.

* Best Lawyers (in America) is by Levine Leichtman Capital Partners

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