Chiron Financial is a Houston based investment bank with representatives in Dallas and Paris. Its business includes private debt and private equity capital raises as well as M&A and financial advisory assignments serving middle market companies in the energy sector and across a broad range of industries. Unlike many firms addressing these markets, Chiron is active in both growth capital raises and financial restructuring.
Slattery, Marino & Roberts (“SMR”) located In New Orleans, Louisiana, provides legal expertise in litigation and transactional matters with a focus on matters involving the oil and gas industry. SMR counsels companies with interests located on the Outer Continental Shelf as well as in deepwater and represents clients in dealings with government agencies, including the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) in all OCS Regions. SMR also advises clients on matters involving offshore and onshore Louisiana properties. The firm assists clients with federal and state regulatory and taxation issues as well as other business and commercial law matters, corporate law, contract negotiations, and business transactions.
Mr. Johnson is a co-owner of Chiron Financial, which he joined early in 2016. He is responsible for marketing and managing the firm’s corporate finance and restructuring engagements. He has over 30 years of experience in investment banking and energy, with a particular focus on the oil and gas industry.
Prior to joining Chiron, Mr. Johnson was the CFO of Schooner Oil and Gas LLC, which attracted large private equity backing targeting oil and gas properties in the Gulf of Mexico. Mr. Johnson was with Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York for 13 years in the Corporate Finance Department and the Energy Group and involved in public and private financing and M&A.
In 1991 Mr. Johnson co-founded Weisser, Johnson & Co., an investment banking boutique in Houston focused primarily on providing start-up and growth capital to the oil and gas industry, as well as acquisition and divestiture advisory work. Weisser Johnson completed dozens of private debt and equity financings over a wide range of size during a 22 year span. He also co-founded GasRock Capital LLC, a mezzanine debt and equity investment firm.
Anthony C. Marino is a shareholder at the law firm of Slattery, Marino & Roberts located in New Orleans, Louisiana. Mr. Marino has represented numerous energy producing companies before the State of Louisiana, Office of Mineral Resources, State Mineral and Energy Board, Office of Conservation and the (i) Bureau of Ocean Energy Management; and (ii) Bureau of Safety Environmental Enforcement in the Pacific, Gulf of Mexico, and Alaska OCS Regions, Department of the Interior, Interior Board of Land Appeals, and other regulatory agencies concerning a variety of matters such as plugging and abandonment liability, bonding, and incidents of non-compliance. Mr. Marino received his J.D. degree from Loyola University School of Law and attended the University of New Orleans, where he received his B.A. degree. Mr. Marino is an Adjunct Professor at Loyola University School of Law where he teaches Mineral Law. Mr. Marino is the recipient of the AAPL APEX Educational Award in both 2000 and 2005, and the Corporate Leadership Award from the then Minerals Management Service, Pacific OCS Region in 2004.