J. Michael Chambers

Austin | Houston
  • 301 Congress Avenue
  • Suite 900
  • Austin, Texas 78701
  • United States
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Michael Chambers advises companies, investors, and lenders in a variety of capital-raising transactions. He formerly served as Global Vice Chair of the firm’s Corporate Department.

A prolific dealmaker, Mr. Chambers has navigated hundreds of transactions in all stages of a company’s growth, raising more than US$150 billion on clients’ behalf. With a keen understanding of market practice, he advises an impressive roster of companies, private equity funds, investment banks, and other institutional debt and equity investors in successive transactions across the business life cycle.

He also draws on his decades of experience to provide boards and management teams with a strategic corporate perspective and insight on raising capital at every point in the market cycle.

Mr. Chambers is regularly recognized by leading publications, including Texas Lawyer, Legal 500, and Chambers USA, for capital markets and bank finance in Texas and nationally.

His transactional work includes advising on:

  • Cross-border transactions
  • Private equity investments
  • IPOs and other equity offerings
  • High-yield debt offerings
  • Debt exchange offers
  • Term loans
  • Recapitalizations and restructurings

Since 2012, Mr. Chambers has represented underwriters and issuers on more than 200 debt and equity securities offerings, borrowers and lenders in more than 50 term loan facilities, and companies and private equity sponsors in dozens of equity investments. Recent select transactions include:

  • Athabasca Oil’s secured notes and warrant offering
  • Blue Racer Midstream’s notes offering
  • Bristow Group’s secured notes offering
  • California Resources’ term loan facilities
  • Colgate Energy Partners’ notes offering
  • Diamonback Energy’s notes offering
  • EagleClaw Midstream’s term loan facilities
  • Encino Energy’s term loan facility
  • Enviva’s equity offering
  • EPIC Midstream’s term loan facilities
  • LyondellBasel’s notes offering
  • Neiman Marcus Group’s chapter 11 bankruptcy
  • Northern Oil and Gas’ equity offering
  • Sable Energy’s chapter 11 bankruptcy
  • Six Flags Entertainment’s secured notes offering
  • Strathcona Resources’ senior notes offering
  • Venator Materials’ secured notes offering
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