LawFuel.com – April 30 2009
Davis Polk & Wardwell advised Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated as the sole book-running manager on an SEC-registered follow-on offering by SandRidge Energy, Inc. of 17,480,000 shares of its common stock, of which 14,480,000 shares were sold by SandRidge and 3,000,000 shares were sold by a selling shareholder. The underwriters exercised their over-allotment option to buy an additional 2,280,000 shares from SandRidge. Including the over-allotment option, the total proceeds of the offering were US$133 million.
SandRidge Energy is an independent natural gas and crude oil company headquartered in Oklahoma City, concentrating on exploration, development and production activities. SandRidge focuses its activities in West Texas, the Cotton Valley Trend in East Texas and the Gulf Coast.
The Davis Polk team included partner Richard D. Truesdell Jr. and associates Jeffrey Pohlman and Tae-Hun Kim. The tax team included partner Samuel Dimon and associate Hubert R. Raglan. Partner Gail A. Flesher and associate Elisabeth Mountainspring provided environmental advice. James H. McCormick and Amarilys Katy Barbosa were the legal assistants for the transaction. All members of the Davis Polk team are based in the New York office