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Christopher R. May
Partner
 
600 Travis Street, Suite 5400
Houston, TX 77002 
 
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Phone: +1-713-821-5666
Fax: +1-713-821-5602
Chris May is a Partner in our Houston office, where he specializes in mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions, with a focus on the energy sector. Chris regularly represents private equity firms and corporations in a variety of public and private acquisition and divestiture transactions.

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Work Highlights
  • First Reserve in a number of energy-focused transactions, including its acquisitions of TNT Crane & Rigging, Dixie Electric, AFGlobal, Hoover Container Solutions and Navigator Energy Services
  • Crestwood Midstream Partners in its merger with Inergy Midstream
  • Dell Inc. in its acquisition of EMC Corporation
  • Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. in its announced acquisition of Rite Aid Corporation
Accolades
  • Named a “Rising Star” by Law360 (2015)
Education
  • Yale Law School, 2002 J.D.
  • Wake Forest University, 1999 B.S.
    summa cum laude
Admissions
  • Texas 2013
  • New York 2003
Christopher May is a Partner in Simpson Thacher’s Houston office, where he specializes in mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions, with a particular focus on the energy sector. He regularly represents private equity firms and corporations in a variety of public and private acquisition and divestiture transactions.

Chris’s recent experience in the energy sector includes the representation of Crestwood Midstream Partners LP in its business combination transaction with Inergy Midstream Partners, L.P. and affiliates of First Reserve Corporation in connection with a number of energy–focused transactions, including the recent acquisitions of TNT Crane & Rigging, Dixie Electric, AFGlobal, Hoover Container Solutions and Navigator Energy Services. 

Chris also has extensive experience with public company transactions, both on the buy side and sell side. Chris represented Dell Inc. in its acquisition of EMC Corporation and Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. in its announced acquisition of Rite Aid Corporation.  Other transactions on which Chris has worked include the representation of affiliates of The Blackstone Group in the acquisition of Hilton Worldwide Inc. and its subsequent restructuring and initial public offering; affiliates of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. in the acquisitions of HCA Inc. and First Data Corporation; Mars, Incorporated, in its acquisition of The Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company; Wyeth in its sale to Pfizer Inc.; Sirius Satellite Radio in its merger of equals with XM Satellite Radio; Graham Packaging Company Inc. in connection with its acquisition by Reynolds Group Holdings Limited; and Kmart Holding Corp. in its merger with Sears, Roebuck and Co.

Chris received his J.D. from Yale Law School in 2002. He received his B.S. from Wake Forest University, summa cum laude, in 1999.

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