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Diamondback Energy To Acquire Energen Corp. for $9.2B

Diamondback Energy To Acquire Energen Corp. for $9.2B

© 2018 The Texas Lawbook. By Claire Poole (Aug. 14) – In a much-speculated-about move – pushed along by activist investors – Midland-based Diamondback Energy Inc. said after the markets…

CDT Weekly Roundup: 12 Firms, 132 Lawyers, 12 Transactions Worth $19.9B

© 2018 The Texas Lawbook. By Claire Poole (Aug. 14) – It was hard to beat the week before last, but this past week was still respectable in terms of…

H1 2018: Goldman, JP Morgan Sitting Atop Financial Advisor Tables

H1 2018: Goldman, JP Morgan Sitting Atop Financial Advisor Tables

© 2018 The Texas Lawbook. By Claire Poole (Aug. 13) – Investment banking stalwarts Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan were the top financial advisors on deals involving Texas companies in…

Energy Deals on the Upswing, with Three Transactions Worth $7.3B Announced involving Eight Texas Law Firms

Three deals totaling $7.3 billion announced within 24 hours of each other show that dealmaking is picking up in the oil and gas sector. Two involved midstream assets and…

Sean Wheeler Q&A : Why He Moved, What He Wants To Do, Where He Sees The Market

Sean Wheeler Q&A : Why He Moved, What He Wants To Do, Where He Sees The Market

In his first in-depth interview since the move, Wheeler talks about why he joined Kirkland, what he aims to accomplish and how he sees the M&A and capital markets landscapes…

CDT Weekly Roundup: 11 Firms, 106 Lawyers, 16 Transactions Worth 2018 Record-Setting $68.6B

The deal spigot was full-blast this past week, with 16 transactions announced worth $68.6 billion – a weekly record for the year. Eleven law firms and 106 lawyers in Texas…

V&E, Gibson Dunn aid on First Reserve’s Deep Gulf Energy sale to Kosmos for $1.225B

(Aug. 6) – Private equity firm First Reserve said Monday it agreed to sell Deep Gulf Energy Cos. to publicly traded Kosmos Energy for $1.225 billion, signifying the buyer’s entry…

Texas IPO Activity 2017-18: The Return of Oilfield Services and the Rise of the SPAC

Texas IPO Activity 2017-18: The Return of Oilfield Services and the Rise of the SPAC

In 2017 and the first half of 2018, 32 IPOs of Texas headquartered companies were completed, raising approximately $9.7 billion of gross proceeds (excluding, any exercise of the underwriters’ green…

Mergermarket: Top 30 M&A Deals of H1 2018

© 2018 The Texas Lawbook. (Aug. 3) – In the first half of 2018, the top 30 M&A transactions involving Texas-headquartered companies were pretty big deals. That’s not a big…

ETE To Acquire ETP in Blockbuster $62B Transaction

It is one of the largest simplification transactions in the oil and gas midstream industry.…

CDT Weekly Roundup: 13 Firms, 95 Lawyers, 15 Deals Worth $15.1B

Deal activity this past week came close to the 2018 record. Helped along by BHP Billiton’s massive sale of its U.S. shale assets to BP and Merit Energy for $10.8…

Four different law firms advise on two energy-related infrastructure deals worth $2.3B

Texas lawyers from four different law firms were involved in two energy infrastructure-related deals announced Monday that together amounted to nearly $2.3 billion.…

M&A H1 Rankings: Shake Outs At The Top

M&A H1 Rankings: Shake Outs At The Top

Even for a 2018 characterized by shake-ups – firm mergers, office openings, lateral raids – the changes at the top of the first-half M&A legal advisor charts are remarkable. V&E…

Oil Patch Busts Out With $12.8B Pair Of Deals Involving Seven Texas Law Firms

Oil Patch Busts Out With $12.8B Pair Of Deals Involving Seven Texas Law Firms

Australian mining giant BHP Billiton announced it sold its U.S. shale properties for $10.8 billion in cash. The buyers were BP, which picked up BHP’s Eagle Ford, Haynesville and Permian properties…

2018: So Far, So Good; But Why Only ‘Good’?

2018: So Far, So Good; But Why Only ‘Good’?

January 2018 was greeted by stable energy markets, pent-up private equity and a spanking new investor-friendly tax law. That sounds like the elements of a record year, right?…

CDT Weekly Roundup: 15 Firms, 60 Lawyers, 13 Deals Worth $2.13B

Deal activity among Texas lawyers last week was dominated by transactions in the energy sector, from exploration and production assets changing hands to the continued consolidation of the oilfield services…

Corporate Lawyers Lateral = Billions of Dollars of Legal Work on the Move

Corporate Lawyers Lateral = Billions of Dollars of Legal Work on the Move

When star Houston corporate lawyer Sean Wheeler moved his law practice to Kirkland & Ellis last week, he likely took his book of business with him. During the past 18…

CDT Weekly Roundup: 14 Deals Worth $5.37B at a Time of $1.09T in Private Equity Money Out There Looking for a Home

By Claire Poole – (July 17) – There’s a whole lot of private equity money out there. At the end of June, according to data from Preqin, alternative investment firms…

U.S. Oil & Gas Acquisition Activity Falters in Q2 – But Maybe Not For Long

U.S. Oil & Gas Acquisition Activity Falters in Q2 – But Maybe Not For Long

By Claire Poole – (July 11) – Oil and gas M&A transactions in the U.S. dropped in the second quarter, well below quarterly averages experienced since 2009, even as global…

CDT Weekly Roundup: 16 Deals Worth $11.2B At A Busy Time For IPOs

CDT Weekly Roundup: 16 Deals Worth $11.2B At A Busy Time For IPOs

There are lots of reasons, but IPO’s are starting to pop up again in Texas dealmaking. A California oil and gas explorer and producer recently filed for an IPO in…

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