Mollie Duckworth

Partner
Austin
  • 301 Congress Avenue
  • Suite 900
  • Austin, Texas 78701
  • United States
Profile Experience

Mollie Duckworth, Local Chair of Latham's Austin Corporate Department, brings more than 15 years of industry experience handling a wide variety of corporate and securities matters, with a particular focus on representing public companies throughout their life cycle.

Ms. Duckworth regularly advises both public and private companies in connection with M&A transactions, and represents issuers and investment banks in public offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities. She also advises corporations and MLPs with respect to complex transactional matters, including compliance with federal securities laws, corporate governance, and day-to-day corporate counseling. Ms. Duckworth’s clients include companies in the technology, power, renewables, oil  and gas, and energy infrastructure sectors. 

Ms. Duckworth’s practice includes:

  • Representing issuers and underwriters in IPOs, PIPEs, and other securities offerings
  • Exchange Act reporting
  • Corporate governance
  • Mergers and acquisitions

Ms. Duckworth is recognized by leading industry publications for her practice work, including Chambers USA, Texas Super Lawyer Rising Stars, Lawdragon, and Law360.

Ms. Duckworth is active in several professional organizations, including: 

  • Austin Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • United Way for Greater Austin, Board Member
  • Austin Chambers of Commerce, Business Engagement Committee

Ms. Duckworth’s experience includes advising:

Securities Offerings
  • Tallgrass Energy, LP in over US$5 billion of senior notes offerings, equity offerings, and “at-the-market” offerings*
  • A placement agent in US$132 million secondary PIPE transaction of Crestwood Equity Partners LP* 
  • The initial purchasers in private placements of high-yield notes for Crestwood Midstream Partners LP totaling in excess of US$2 billion*
  • The underwriters in US$765 million initial public offering of BP Midstream Partners LP*
  • Tallgrass Energy GP, LP on its US$1.3 billion initial public offering*
  • EQT GP Holdings, LP on its US$714 million initial public offering*
  • ZS Pharma, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed biopharmaceutical company, on its US$123 million initial public offering*
  • NextEra Energy Partners, LP, a NYSE-listed clean energy “YieldCo,” on its US$442 million initial public offering*
  • Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP, a NYSE-listed midstream MLP, on its US$313 million initial public offering*
  • Jones Energy, Inc., a NYSE-listed upstream oil and gas company, on its US$175 million initial public offering*
  • EQT Midstream Partners, LP, a NYSE-listed midstream MLP, on its US$282 million initial public offering*
  • NetSpend Holdings, Inc, a NASDAQ-listed financial services company, on its US$219 million initial public offering*
  • Pacific Drilling S.A., a NYSE-listed international offshore drilling company, on its US$50 million initial public offering*
  • An NYSE-listed independent oil and natural gas development company in multiple equity offerings totaling in excess of US$1 billion*
  • An NYSE-listed independent oil and natural gas development company in multiple private placements of high-yield notes totaling in excess of US$5 billion*
M&A 
  • Tallgrass Energy, LP in US$3.5 billion take private transaction by affiliates of Blackstone Infrastructure Partners*
  • Special Committee of Barnes & Noble, Inc. in the US$683 million acquisition by Elliott Advisors (UK) Limited*
  • Tallgrass Energy Holdings, LLC in the US$3.3 billion sale of the general partner of Tallgrass Energy, LP to affiliates of Blackstone Infrastructure Partners*
  • Zix Corporation in the US$100 million PIPE financing to fund the acquisition of AppRiver, LLC from Marlin Equity Partners*
  • On the US$2.1 billion divestiture by an NYSE-listed company of selected onshore E&P operations to a NASDAQ-listed independent oil and natural gas development company*
  • On the recombination of two NASDAQ-listed independent energy companies and a privately held midstream energy company*
  • A privately held construction aggregate company in connection with sale to an NYSE-listed MLP*
  • A private equity firm in connection with sale of a midstream services company to an NYSE-listed MLP*
  • A private equity firm in connection with the formation and US$100 million commitment to purchase units of a private limited partnership to fund the acquisition of retail propane businesses*
  • On a joint venture between an independent oil and gas company and a private equity firm to develop renewable energy projects in Chile*
  • On the merger of two private-equity-backed financial services companies*
  • On the US$56 million stock acquisition of privately held international logging company*
  • On the US$28 million preferred stock financing and restructuring of a privately held pharmaceutical company*
  • A private equity firm in the purchase of a power construction and restoration company*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

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