Senior Managing Director
Robert Pacha is a Senior Managing Director in the firm’s corporate advisory business. He is a leading advisor to companies in the energy sector with a specific focus on the midstream sector, which includes natural gas transportation, compression, gathering, processing and storage, as well as crude oil and refined products transportation and storage.
Since starting Evercore’s Houston-based investment banking practice in June 2009, he has advised on many of the largest transactions in the energy sector including advising Kinder Morgan, Inc. on its $38.5 billion acquisition of El Paso Corporation; Southern Union Company on its $10.3 billion merger with Energy Transfer Equity, L.P.; El Paso Corporation on its $7.2 billion sale of EP Energy, Inc.; Targa Resources Partners LP on its $5.8 billion merger with Atlas Pipeline Partners, L.P.; Williams Partners L.P. on its $13.8 billion sale to The Williams Companies, Inc.; Access Midstream Partners GP, L.L.C. on the $38.4 billion merger of Access Midstream Partners, L.P. and Williams Partners L.P.; Crestwood Equity Partners LP on its $6.0 billion merger with Crestwood Midstream Partners LP; Crestwood Gas Services GP LLC on the $7.0 billion merger of Crestwood Midstream Partners LP with Inergy Midstream; LinnCo, LLC on the $4.3 billion contribution of Berry Petroleum Company to LINN Energy, LLC; and PVR GP, LLC on the $5.6 billion merger of PVR Partners, L.P. and Regency Energy Partners, LP. In addition, he has completed numerous midstream asset sale transactions including: Eagle Rock Energy Partners, L.P.’s $1.325 billion contribution of its Midstream Business to Regency Energy Partners, LP; the sale of Velocity South Texas Gathering LLC to Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. for $352.0 million and the sale of Keystone Midstream Services LLC to Mark West Energy Partners, L.P. for $512.0 million.
Mr. Pacha has been with Evercore since 2009 and has 23 years of investment banking experience, having previously served as Managing Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he led the firm’s midstream energy and MLP practice.
Mr. Pacha received a B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School (graduated in three years) and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School (First Year Honors).