Greg Krafka


Greg is a corporate and securities attorney who guides clients through mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, securities offerings, corporate governance, and general corporate matters.

He advises startup and emerging growth companies on formation, funding, operations, expansion, and exit strategies. Greg’s clients also include larger corporations, family offices, investors, and subsidiaries of foreign companies in the technology, life sciences, energy, and logistics industries.

In addition to his transactional background, Greg serves as outside general counsel to many clients, advising them on commercial agreements, labor and employment matters, technology licensing, and more. He leverages his business experience to provide insightful, business-focused legal counsel, deeply understanding his clients’ operations and growth plans.

Greg has extensive experience in cross-border transactions and investments and is proficient in Mandarin Chinese. He previously worked as a corporate attorney in the Beijing office of a multinational law firm for over four years.

Greg also served as a noncommissioned officer in the United States Army Reserve.

Representative Experience

M&A Transactions

  • NYSE-listed waste management company in the $1.94 billion sale of its waste to energy division to a private equity fund
  • Privately held technology services company for the legal sector in its sale of substantially all assets to an NYSE-listed company
  • Owners of specialty dessert manufacturing company in the $135 million sale of company to a private equity fund
  • Fortune Global 500 company in the $20 million acquisition of an emerging technology company
  • Privately held U.S. distribution company in the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of a China manufacturing subsidiary of a Nasdaq-listed company
  • Private health care industry service company in the purchase of private company for consideration including cash payment at closing plus earnout
  • Privately held propane distribution company for the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of another company’s propane distribution division for $23 million plus earnout
  • Private equity fund for the sale of shallow water offshore oil wells to another private equity fund for $30 million plus an overriding royalty interest in the wells of up to another $30 million
  • NYSE-listed midstream oil and gas company in the purchase of gathering system and other midstream oil and gas assets in the Barnett Shale
  • NYSE-listed midstream pipeline company in the sale of a pipeline system in the SCOOP to an NYSE-listed company
  • Publicly-listed Norwegian company in the acquisition of a Texas-based company providing exploration services to off -shore oil and gas companies
  • Privately held U.S. distribution company for the sale of substantially all of the assets of a Texas-based midstream oil and gas parts distribution company
  • Privately held healthcare product company in the strategic partnership with a healthcare product distributor, concerning exclusive distributorship granted with respect to certain products of health care product company
  • NYSE-listed company in the joint venture with a private equity fund to commercialize certain technology of NYSE-listed company
  • Private equity fund in the $7.4 billion acquisition of an 80.1% interest in a U.S. automobile manufacturing company and its related financial services business
  • Private equity fund in the $185 million acquisition of seven television stations from a television media company

Securities Transactions

  • Start-up propane distribution company in the private capital raise of $14 million, consisting of issuance of partnership common units and convertible promissory note
  •  Private contract research organization in the private securities issuance to financial investor
  • Technology-focused E&P services provider in the $1 million investment by angel investor
  • Angel investor for the convertible note investment in a medical technology company
  • Selling shareholder for the $7 million rollover investment into private equity fund affiliate of buyer in a sale of company
  • Venture capital fund in the $62.5 million investment in a pharmaceuticals company
  • Insurance industry company for the private placement of $15 million in debt securities
  • Private equity fund in the $200 million investment in a China-based automobile rental company
  • China-based internet data center services provider for the $30 million investment by a consortium of venture capital investors
  • Underwriters in the $371 million follow-on offering of common units of a NYSE-listed MLP natural gas pipeline company
  • Underwriters in the $1.5 billion public offering of debentures of a NYSE-listed railroad company
  • NYSE-listed China-based social networking company for the $855 million initial public offering of American depositary shares (ADSs) and listing on NYSE and $110 million concurrent private placement
  • NASDAQ-listed China-based internet search company for the $1.5 billion public offering of senior notes
  • NYSE-listed China-based online video company for the public offering of ADSs used as consideration in a $1.1 billion acquisition and take-private transaction of a NASDAQ-listed company
  • NYSE-listed China-based internet company for the public offering of ADSs used as consideration in a $600 million acquisition and Schedule 13E3 take-private of a NASDAQ-listed company
  • China-based mining company for the $239 million Rule 144A/Regulation S private placement of equity securities, in connection with IPO and listing of securities on Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Various initial purchasers, including Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Standard Chartered and UBS – Rule 144A / Regulation S private placements of equity securities for various China-based companies totaling over $1 billion, in connection with such companies’ IPOs and listings of securities on Hong Kong Stock Exchange

Licensed In

  • California
  • New York
  • Texas


  • J.D. Harvard Law School
  • M.B.A University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • M.A. Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
  • B.S. University of Nebraska – Lincoln


  • State Bar of Texas
  • New York State Bar Association
  • State Bar of California
  • The Cannon Community – Mentor, The Cannon Advisor Network
  • Urban Enrichment Institute – Board of Directors, Governance Committee (2018-2022)
  • Greater Houston Partnership – Foreign Direct Investment Subcommittee (2015-20; Vice Chairman 2016-17)
  •  International Law Section of Houston Bar Association – Treasurer (2016-17), Council (2015-16)
  • Houston Bar Association – Juvenile Consequences Partnership Committee (2015-17)
  • Center for Houston’s Future Business/Civic Leadership Forum (Class of Spring 2017)
  • Houston Chinese Church – Adult Sunday School teacher


  • “Texas Rising Star” by Thompson Reuters Corporation, March 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • Key Trends in Midstream Oil and Gas Deals: Parts 1 and 2, Law360, 2018
  • Due Diligence: The Importance of Checking the Key Provisions of Gas Gathering and Processing Agreements when Acquiring
  • Midstream Assets, Midstream Business, 2017
  • Acquiring Midstream Assets and Gas Agreements: Part 2, Law 360, 2017
  • Acquiring Midstream Assets and Gas Agreements: Part 1, Law 360, 2017
  • Midstream Acquisitions, Midstream Business, 2016
  • U.S. Fortunes in China, Oil and Gas Investor, 2015
  • How are Texas Oil Gas Cos. Faring in China?, Law 360, 2015
  • CFIUS Report Reveals Rise of Chinese Investments in US Cos., Law360, 2015

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