McGuireWoods Team Closes $445 Million Asset Acquisition for Andeavor Logistics LP

November 13, 2017

McGuireWoods lawyers advised Andeavor Logistics LP in its acquisition of $445 million in oil storage and terminal assets in Anacortes, Washington, from affiliates of the refining company Andeavor. The deal closed Nov. 8.

The assets include tankage that can hold 3.9 million barrels of crude oil and other storage for raw materials and refined products; a rail terminal and certain connected rail lines; and pipelines for transferring crude oil, noncrude materials, black oil and light petroleum products.

Since 2011, McGuireWoods lawyers have negotiated multiple asset acquisitions for San Antonio-based Andeavor Logistics, formerly known as Tesoro Logistics. They include the $444 million purchase of Alaska petroleum storage and terminal assets from Tesoro Corp. in 2016 and the $2.5 billion acquisition of QEP Resources Inc.’s natural gas pipeline and processing business in 2014.

Chicago partner Craig Culbertson and Pittsburgh partner Hannah Frank led a McGuireWoods deal team that included Chicago partner Yuan-Ying Hsu and associates David S. Wolpa and John B. Hoke in Charlotte and Maria Sasinoski in Pittsburgh.

McGuireWoods ranked among the top 10 law firms in authoritative league tables for the number of U.S. midmarket M&A deals it handled for clients during the first nine months of 2017. The firm placed sixth in deal count for U.S. transactions valued up to $500 million in Bloomberg’s Global M&A Mid-Market Legal Advisory Rankings and seventh in the same category in Thomson Reuters’ Mid-Market M&A Legal Review.