M. Breen Haire

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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Travis Street 600
Houston 77002 TX US

M. Breen Haire is a Partner in the Houston office of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and a member of the Firm’s Corporate Department. Breen’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions in the energy industry.

Breen represents public and privately-held parties and private equity investors in negotiated acquisitions and dispositions, controlled auctions and investments. He has significant experience advising on M&A transactions involving energy companies and master limited partnerships in the oil and gas exploration and production, midstream, oilfield services, contract drilling, petrochemical and other sectors.

Breen also represents issuers, underwriters and selling shareholders in public securities offerings and private placements. Breen’s representative transactions include:

  • Vistra Energy Corp., the parent company for TXU Energy and Luminant, in its completed merger with Dynegy Inc.
  • Marathon Oil Corporation in its Permian basin acquisitions of over 90,000 net mineral acres for $1.8 billion
  • An affiliate of Investindustrial in the combination of Polynt Group and Reichhold to form a global company in the coating and composite resins industry
  • KKR in its joint venture with Monterra Energy to pursue investments in the midstream energy sector in Mexico and its preferred equity investment in Genesis Energy, L.P.
  • PPL Corporation in its Reverse Morris Trust transaction with Riverstone Holdings creating Talen Energy Corporation

Breen received his J.D., magna cum laude, from New York University School of Law where he was an Editor of the New York University Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. He received his B.F.A., summa cum laude, from Boston University. Breen is admitted to practice in Texas.

Education :

  • New York University School of Law, 1999 J.D.
  • Boston University, 1994 B.F.A.

Admissions : Texas 2004

Work Highlights :

  • Vistra Energy Corp., the parent company for TXU Energy and Luminant, in its completed merger with Dynegy Inc.
  • Marathon Oil Corporation in its Permian basin acquisitions of over 90,000 net mineral acres for $1.8 billion
  • An affiliate of Investindustrial in the combination of Polynt Group and Reichhold to form a global company in the coating and composite resins industry
  • KKR in its joint venture with Monterra Energy to pursue investments in the midstream energy sector in Mexico and its preferred equity investment in Genesis Energy, L.P.
  • PPL Corporation in its Reverse Morris Trust transaction with Riverstone Holdings creating Talen Energy Corporation

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