Kirkland & Ellis LLP advised Bayou City Energy in its preferred equity investment in High Mesa Inc. (High Mesa). High Mesa is the Class B limited partner of Alta Mesa Holdings, LP (AMH), a privately held oil and gas exploration and production company with onshore assets in the Sooner Trend and South Louisiana. In connection with this investment, High Mesa appointed a new director, William W. McMullen, as a nominee of Bayou City, who was simultaneously appointed to the board of Alta Mesa Holdings GP, the general partner of AMH. More information can be found here.
The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners William Benitez, Andy Veit, Matthew Nadworny and Cody Carper and associates Cyril Jones and Jesse Wallin.
Bayou City Energy is an upstream-focused energy private equity firm based in Houston, Texas.