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Jim Cross
Counsel
 
600 Travis Street, Suite 5400
Houston, TX 77002 
 
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Phone: +1-713-821-5667
Fax: +1-713-821-5602

Counsel in the Firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions Practice, Jim Cross represents private equity firms and corporations in a variety of public and private acquisitions and divestitures, particularly in the energy sector related to power and infrastructure projects. Jim’s recent clients have included Crestwood, Dell, EQT Infrastructure, First Reserve, Global Infrastructure Partners, Hoover Container Solutions, ITT Corporation KKR, Microsoft, Navigator Energy Services, New Mountain Capital and Summit Materials, Inc.

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Work Highlights
  • Dell in its acquisition of EMC Corporation
  • EQT Infrastructure in its acquisition of Lumos Networks Corp. and its majority investment in Spirit Communications
  • First Reserve in its partnership with Hoover Container Solutions, its acquisition of Navigator Energy Services and its acquisition of Dominion Energy’s 50% interest in Blue Racer Midstream
  • Global Infrastructure Partners in its acquisition of NRG Energy’s integrated U.S. renewable energy platform
  • ITT Corporation in its $11.8 billion separation into three publicly traded companies 
  • Microsoft Corporation in its $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia Corporation’s phone business 
  • Navigator Energy Services, LLC in its sale to NuStar Energy 
  • New Mountain Capital in its affiliate’s $1.3 billion partnership with the management of AmWINS Group
Accolades
  • Pro Bono Publico Award, The Legal Aid Society (2013)
Education
  • University of Iowa College of Law, 2008 J.D.
    with high distinction; Iowa Law Review
  • University of Akron, 2005 B.M.
    summa cum laude
Associations
  • American Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association
Admissions
  • Texas 2014
  • New York 2009

Jim Cross is Counsel in the Firm’s Corporate Department, where he focuses on mergers and acquisitions. Jim represents private equity firms and corporations in a variety of public and private acquisitions and divestitures, particularly in the energy sector related to power and infrastructure projects.

Jim’s representative experience has included:

  • Dell in its acquisition of EMC Corporation
  • EQT Infrastructure in its acquisition of Lumos Networks Corp. and its majority investment in Spirit Communications
  • First Reserve in its partnership with Hoover Container Solutions, its acquisition of Navigator Energy Services and its acquisition of Dominion Energy’s 50% interest in Blue Racer Midstream
  • Global Infrastructure Partners in its acquisition of NRG Energy’s integrated U.S. renewable energy platform
  • Hoover Container Solutions in its combination with Brambles’ Oil and Gas Container business.
  • Funds advised by The Invus Group in its equity investment in Cava Group
    ITT Corporation in its $11.8 billion separation into three publicly traded companies 
  • Microsoft Corporation in its $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia Corporation’s phone business 
  • Navigator Energy Services its sale to NuStar Energy 
  • New Mountain Capital in its affiliate’s $1.3 billion partnership with the management of AmWINS Group

Jim received his J.D., with high distinction, from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2008 where he was a member of the Iowa Law Review. He received his B.M., summa cum laude, from the University of Akron in 2005.

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