Conor F. Larkin advises clients on a broad variety of corporate matters, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, finance and restructuring, and private equity investments, dispositions and acquisition financings. Conor also leverages his background as an investor relations consultant to counsel clients on securities law compliance and corporate governance matters. His oil and gas work includes representation of master limited partnerships and negotiating long-term storage, terminalling and throughput agreements. His life sciences work includes structuring and negotiating royalty monetization transactions.
Before attending law school, Conor worked in the corporate advisory division of Thomson Reuters in New York, where he counseled Fortune 500 companies on their investor relations efforts and best practices for investor relations and financial communications.
Significant transactional representations (in addition to general day-to-day corporate and securities compliance representations) include:
HollyFrontier Corp. in the $655 million acquisition of Sonneborn US Holdings Inc. and Sonneborn Coöperatief U.A., producers of high purity specialty products as one of the world’s largest dedicated suppliers of white oils, petrolatums and waxes.
Buckeye Partners, L.P. in the formation of a joint venture with Phillips 66 Partners LP and Andeavor to develop a new $300 million deep-water, open access marine terminal in Ingleside, Texas.
HollFrontier Corp. in its $1.25 billion IDR elimination transaction with Holly Energy Partners, including the acquisition of common units of Holly Energy Partners.
HollyFrontier Corp. in its $845 million acquisition of Suncor Energy’s Petro-Canada lubricants business.
Representation of a refined products MLP in connection with its $860 million acquisition of condensate splitters and a high-volume marine crude terminal in South Texas and crude gathering facilities in the Eagle Ford shale play, including the negotiation of numerous long-term tolling, storage, throughput and dock services agreements.
Representation of a terminalling and storage company in its $850 million acquisition of 20 liquids storage marine terminals, including the negotiation of long-term storage and throughput agreements.
Representation of master limited partnership in its acquisition of a propane distribution business.