Sean Wheeler

Sean Wheeler

Latham & Watkins LLP

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The Next Big Thing for Companies Outside the US: US IPOs Using a Yield-oriented Structure

Ten practical considerations can help companies around the world tap the significant US capital market with IPOs. Investors in the United States continue the search for yield. Over the past several years, over 60...more

9/10/2014 - Capital Markets Foreign Entities IPO Master Limited Partnerships YieldCos

Trends Influencing Energy Transactions

Several trends bode well for continued robust activity in the oil and gas space for the foreseeable future. Capital markets and M&A activity in the energy industry remains robust, with all categories showing...more

9/3/2014 - Capital Markets Energy Oil & Gas

Comparison of Typical MLP and Yieldco Structures

The rise of master limited partnerships (MLPs) as an asset class has coincided with investors’ desire for stable and growing cash flow. In 2013, there were 21 initial public offerings (IPOs) of MLPs and more are on the way in...more

2/18/2014 - Business Taxes Corporate Taxes IPO Master Limited Partnerships Natural Resources Partnerships

Trends Influencing Oil & Gas Mergers and Acquisitions

While oil and gas M&A activity declined slightly in 2013, the industry seems poised to reward players who understand the market’s signals. M&A activity in 2013 reveals some interesting trends driving the market. With...more

2/6/2014 - Energy Oil & Gas Shareholder Activism

An Overview of The Up-C Structure in Energy Deals

The UP-C structure — which offers tax benefits to pre-IPO investors and sponsors — likely will expand among energy companies. In 2013, several energy companies went public using a so-called UP-C structure. In using...more

2/5/2014 - Energy IPO Pass-Through Entities Private Equity Funds Private Offerings Tax Benefits

10 MLP Governance Facts

MLPs possess unique governance characteristics as compared to corporations.The number of master limited partnerships (MLPs) has grown significantly over the past five years, increasing from 59 in 2009 to over 100 in 2013. An...more

12/18/2013 - Board of Directors Business Income Conflicts of Interest Corporate Governance Fiduciary Duty Good Faith LLC Master Limited Partnerships Partnerships

Issues and Complexities: Evaluating an MLP at 4 Key Points in the IPO Process

Understanding what and when decisions need to be made can help companies ensure a smooth MLP IPO process. The number of master limited partnerships (MLPs) has grown significantly over the past five years, increasing...more

12/5/2013 - Choice of Entity F-1 IPO Master Limited Partnerships

Ten Offshore MLP Facts

Offshore MLPs can provide a tax efficient vehicle for investors, but only if structured properly. A master limited partnership (MLP) is a partnership or limited liability company traded on a stock exchange that...more

11/20/2013 - Income Taxes Investors Master Limited Partnerships

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