William H. Sultemeier

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Houston,  TX  U.S.A.
Phone832.239.3656

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  • Energy
  • Energy Transactions
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 832.239.3656
Fax: 832.239.3600
http://www.jonesday.com/wsultemeier/
 
University Brigham Young University, B.S., magna cum laude, 1993; The University of Georgia, M.B.A., 2011 Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
 
Law SchoolSaint Louis University, J.D., magna cum laude, 1996 Phi Delta Phi; Order of the Woolsack
 
Admitted1996, Missouri (inactive); 1999, Texas; 2012, Georgia
 
BornEl Paso, Texas, 1967
 
Biography

William Sultemeier's practice focuses on corporate transactional work, with extensive experience in M&A, private equity and venture capital, joint ventures, and strategic partnerships across multiple sectors, especially the energy, oil and gas, and health care industries, involving a range of complex international transactions ($20 million to $15 billion). He has more than 20 years of large law firm, general counsel, and deal management experience. He counsels on deal structuring, regulatory trends, board compliance, and strategies to improve and advance business goals.

William has worked for extended periods of time in China, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand on M&A and securities transactions and has led legal and business teams in other transactions around the world. His international transactional experience includes the formation of joint ventures in the People's Republic of China, Mexico, Europe, Japan, Malaysia, and Africa; global offerings of securities, acquisitions, and divestitures in Asia, Central and South America, and Europe; and the restructuring of international investments. William is also the former general counsel and executive vice president of a private health care company, where he built and led the company's corporate legal department. During this time he was a member of the executive team and established a formal regulatory compliance program, oversaw the legal aspects of all transactions, and created and executed successful new business models.

William is actively involved in local youth and scouting organizations and has been an organizer and leader of multiple hurricane response and preparedness teams.

Experience

The following represents experience acquired prior to joining Jones Day.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Advised Fortune 100 financial services organization in the formation of joint ventures and the acquisition by the joint ventures of, and further development and acquisition of, oil and gas assets and interests.

Advised Tellus Oilfield in the sale of its directional drilling business.

Advised lnterSyn Technologies in the sale of its directional drilling business, TerraVici Drilling Solutions.

Advised OTC Energy Holdings in various acquisitions of OTC Energy Brokerages.

Advised Vulcan Energy Corporation in its acquisition of Plains Resources.

Advised Vulcan Capital, a private equity firm, in the formation of a joint venture with Plains All American Pipeline, known as PAA/Vulcan Gas Storage, and the acquisition by the joint venture of a natural gas storage business from Sempra Energy.

Advised Noble Energy in its acquisition of Patina Oil & Gas Corporation.

Advised GPM Investments in its acquisition of convenience stores and fuel transportation and distribution assets.

Advised Huntsman Corporation and various affiliates in an out-of-court restructuring and several acquisitions of businesses as well as in issuances of private and public debt.

Advised Slough Estates in the sale of its interests in Tipperary Corporation, an oil and gas company and its subsidiaries.

Advised CEMEX, S.A. de C.V. in multiple acquisitions and divestitures, including its acquisition of its Balcones cement facility, Dixon-Marquette Cement and Southdown; the sale of its Great Lakes business and Midwest aggregates businesses; the formation of cement and concrete joint ventures; and the restructuring of its U.S. operations and organizational structure as a result of its acquisitions of Southdown and Rinker Group.

Advised Gentiva Health Services in its acquisition of Harden Healthcare Holdings.

Advised Wheelock Street Capital in its acquisition of homebuilding assets and the establishment of related joint ventures.

Advised The ComVest Group in the acquisition of a heavy equipment company.

Advised Anesthesia Healthcare Partners in the sale of various anesthesia practices.

Advised Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in the sale of its commercial finance business to General Electric Capital Corporation.

Private Equity

Advised Multi-National Equity Fund, Macquarie Americas Corp., and Guggenheim Corporate Funding in making direct investments (both domestic and foreign) and in establishing strategic partnerships in oil and gas companies.

Advised Riverstone Holdings in making direct investments and in establishing strategic partnerships in alternative fuels and renewable energy companies.

Advised Vulcan Energy 2 in making a direct investment in midstream oil and gas companies.

Advised Paloma Partners in the placement of equity securities.

Advised PCCW and a Japanese telecommunications company on equity investments in technology companies.

Advised lntersyn Technologies in the restructuring of its investor agreements.

Advised Microbes in the placement of equity securities and a bridge loan.

Corporate Finance

Represented Reliant Energy in issuances of notes and tax-exempt bonds.

Represented Westside Energy in the registration of equity securities.

Represented United Energy, an Australian electricity distribution company, in its global offering of stapled securities.

Represented Azurix Corporation in the tender offer and consent solicitation of its outstanding public debt.

 (Also at Houston and Dallas, Texas Offices)

 
Reported CasesSignificant Representations: William Sultemeier represents public and private companies, private equity firms and hedge funds in a variety of U.S. and international transactions.; Mergers and Acquisitions: William has represented both acquiring and target companies with respect to a variety of acquisitions and divestitures, including stock and asset purchases, reorganizations and restructurings, and other complex transactions. Companies he has advised include: TIAA-CREF's Energy and Infrastructure Group in the formation of a joint venture and the acquisition by the joint venture of, and further development and acquisition of, oil and gas assets and interests; Tellus Oilfield, Inc. in the sale of its directional drilling business; InterSyn Technologies, LP in the sale of its directional drilling business, TerraVici Drilling Solutions, L.P.; OTC Energy Holdings LP in various acquisitions of OTC Energy Brokerages; Vulcan Energy Corporation in its acquisition of Plains Resources Inc.; Vulcan Capital, a private equity firm, in the formation of a joint venture with Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. known as PAA/Vulcan Gas Storage, and the acquisition by the joint venture of a natural gas storage business from Sempra Energy; Noble Energy, Inc. in its acquisition of Patina Oil & Gas Corporation; GPM Investments, LLC in its acquisition of convenience stores and fuel transportation and distribution assets; Huntsman Corporation and various affiliates in an out-of-court restructuring and several acquisitions of businesses; Slough Estates plc in the sale of its interests in Tipperary Corporation, an oil and gas company, and its subsidiaries; CEMEX, S.A. de C.V. in multiple acquisitions and divestitures, including i) its acquisition of its Balcones cement facility, Dixon-Marquette Cement and Southdown, Inc., ii) the sale of its Great Lakes business and Midwest aggregates businesses, iii) the formation of cement and concrete joint ventures, and iv) the restructuring of its United States operations and organizational structure as a result of its acquisitions of Southdown, Inc., RMC, Ltd. and Rinker Group, Limited; Gentiva Health Services in its acquisition of Harden Healthcare Holdings; Wheelock Street Capital in its acquisition of homebuilding assets and the establishment of related joint ventures; Carriage Services, Inc. in multiple acquisitions and divestitures; DiversiTech Corporation in multiple acquisitions; The ComVest Group in the acquisition of heavy equipment company; Anesthesia Healthcare Partners in the sale of various anesthesia practices; Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in the sale of its commercial finance business to General Electric Capital Corporation; Private Equity: William has represented companies and funds in making direct investments (both domestic and foreign), and in establishing strategic partnerships. Companies and funds William has advised include: Multi-National Equity Fund in oil and gas companies; Riverstone Holdings, LLC in alternative fuels and renewable energy companies; Macquarie Americas Corp. in oil and gas companies; Guggenheim Corporate Funding in oil and gas service companies; Vulcan Energy II in midstream oil and gas companies; Paloma Partners LLC in the placement of equity securities; PCCW and Japanese telecommunications company in technology companies; Intersyn Technologies, LP in the restructuring of its investor agreements; Microbes, Inc. in placement of equity securities and bridge loan; Collect for Effect LLC in its formation and placement of equity securities with initial investors; Corporate Finance: William has represented both issuers and underwriters in public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, including: Reliant Energy, Inc. in issuances of notes and tax-exempt bonds; Westside Energy Corporation in the registration of equity securities; Huntsman Corporation and various affiliates in issuances of private and public debt; United Energy, an Australian electricity distribution company, in its global offering of stapled securities; Azurix Corporation in the tender offer and consent solicitation of its outstanding public debt; Corporate: William has advised companies with respect to corporate restructuring and entity formation.; Some of the above representations were handled by Mr. Sultemeier prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.
 
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