McGuireWoods represented Intervale Capital, an energy-focused private equity firm, in the sale of portfolio company Epic Lift Systems to Tally Energy Services.
Epic Lift Systems, headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is a leading provider of plunger lift, gas lift and complementary compression products, serving hundreds of customers from 16 U.S. locations.
Houston partners Matt Kapinos and Jay Hughes led the McGuireWoods deal team, which included associates J. Hayden Harms, Kate Semmler Cornelius and James Gross. Partner Peyton Smith advised on employment matters, partner Durham McCormick on tax aspects, senior counsel Robert Cipolla on employee benefits issues, associate Robert Benaicha on real estate and counsel Ann Terrell Dorsett on insurance matters.
“We are grateful for the opportunity to represent Intervale Capital in this transaction, which highlights the firm’s significant capabilities in energy-sector private equity deals,” Kapinos said.
Founded in 2006, Intervale Capital invests primarily in middle-market energy services and manufacturing companies. It has raised $1.3 billion of committed capital since its inception.
McGuireWoods ranked among the top five law firms for U.S. M&A deals and among the top 10 for global mid-market private equity transactions in 2018 league tables published by Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters. The firm’s multidisciplinary energy team includes more than 200 lawyers who work across sectors, from electric and gas, to natural gas and renewable fuels, to coal and emerging technologies. McGuireWoods earned rankings in six energy-related practice categories in the 2018 edition of The Legal 500 United States.