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$3.8B Energy Merger = Lots of Texas Lawyers & Financial Advisers Billing Hours

$3.8B Energy Merger = Lots of Texas Lawyers & Financial Advisers Billing Hours

More than 50 lawyers from five different law firms – Bracewell, Haynes and Boone, Kirkland & Ellis and Latham & Watkins – are representing clients in the $3.8 billion merger…

Transocean Turns to King & Spalding for $3.4B Acquisition

Transocean Turns to King & Spalding for $3.4B Acquisition

Transocean GC Brady Long selected King & Spalding as the company’s lead U.S. legal adviser on its $3.4 billion purchase of Norway's Songa Offshore announced Tuesday – a deal characterized…

HayBoo Leads $820M Dickies Deal

HayBoo Leads $820M Dickies Deal

Fort Worth-based Williamson-Dickie turned to its long-time outside counsel Haynes and Boone to advise the family-owned workwear maker in its $820 million sale to branded lifestyle apparel manufacturer VF Corporation…

AK, Bracewell, Gibson Dunn and V&E lead week of M&A and Capital Markets

AK, Bracewell, Gibson Dunn and V&E lead week of M&A and Capital Markets

Midstream and infrastructure oil and gas deals stood out among the transactions of note this week. Lawyers from Andrews Kurth, Gibson, Dunn, Bracewell and Vinson and Elkins were in the…

IPOs pick up steam with $454 million Venator Materials NYSE offering

IPOs pick up steam with $454 million Venator Materials NYSE offering

Vinson & Elkins lawyers were behind an IPO involving one of the nation's key producers of paint pigments. The $454 million deal placed shares of Venator Materials on the New…

Houston Lawyers Advise in $1.3 Billion Genesis Energy-Tronox Deal

Houston Lawyers Advise in $1.3 Billion Genesis Energy-Tronox Deal

Genesis Energy has agreed to a $1.3 billion purchase of the world’s largest producer of natural soda ash—used to make glass and other industrial products. Houston-based lawyers were all over…

Kelly Hart, Gibson Dunn Work on $150M Sony Anime Deal

Kelly Hart, Gibson Dunn Work on $150M Sony Anime Deal

Anime enthusiasts would be jealous of the lawyers at Kelly Hart & Hallman and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher who just handled Sony Pictures’ majority stake purchase of Flower Mound-based Funimation,…

Willkie Farr & Gallagher advises on $525 million sale of Samson Resources II energy assets

Willkie Farr & Gallagher advises on $525 million sale of Samson Resources II energy assets

By Claire Poole (Aug. 1) Samson Resources II announced Tuesday the sale of $525 million in East Texas and Louisiana oil and gas assets to Houston-based Rockcliff Energy II. Willkie…

Andrews Kurth Kenyon and V&E Work on $1.1B MLP Exchange Transaction

Andrews Kurth Kenyon and V&E Work on $1.1B MLP Exchange Transaction

A group of Houston lawyers on Monday handled a complex transaction for the coal industry’s first publicly-traded master limited partnership and its general partner that is worth around $1.1 billion.…

Gibson Dunn Advises in $205M Eagle Ford Deal

Gibson Dunn Advises in $205M Eagle Ford Deal

Houston-based Penn Virginia Corp. said Monday that it will acquire Eagle Ford Shale assets from Devon Energy Corp. for $205 million in cash. The deal is part of a $1…

Boutique Investment Banks Making Inroads Among the Top Dealmakers in Texas

Boutique Investment Banks Making Inroads Among the Top Dealmakers in Texas

The bulge-bracket banks that normally rank at the top of the financial adviser league tables nationally are getting some new and fierce competition in the Lone Star State. The Texas…

Power Market and Associations in Mexico: Synergies in Energies

Power Market and Associations in Mexico: Synergies in Energies

Synergies, alliances and collaborative arrangements are likely to become the name of the game in Mexico’s power market as a result of new market rules, facts and business structure for…

Reata Pharmaceuticals Taps V&E for Public Offering

Reata Pharmaceuticals Taps V&E for Public Offering

Reata Pharmaceuticals CLO Mike Wortley has turned to his old law firm, Vinson & Elkins, as its legal adviser handling its underwritten public offering of 3.25 million shares, which is…

Mergermarket Law Firm H1 2017 M&A Rankings: V&E, Kirkland, Latham – and a lot of Non-Texas Firms

<em>Mergermarket</em> Law Firm H1 2017 M&A Rankings: V&E, Kirkland, Latham – and a lot of Non-Texas Firms

The Texas Lawbook has exclusive new Mergermarket M&A data on the law firms doing the most deals for Texas companies during the first half of 2017. Twenty-three of the top…

Gibson Dunn, Jones Day Advise on $170M Propane Deal

Gibson Dunn, Jones Day Advise on $170M Propane Deal

Houston-based American Midstream Partners said Monday that it will sell its propane marketing and services business to Netherlands-based SHV Energy NV for $170 million in cash. …

Baker Botts, Locke Lord Advise on $450M Quanta-Stronghold Deal

Baker Botts, Locke Lord Advise on $450M Quanta-Stronghold Deal

A cluster of Houston-based lawyers from Baker Botts and Locke Lord said Friday that they closed Quanta Services’ $450 million acquisition of Stronghold Specialty, a La Porte-based services provider for…

Houston attorneys from Kirkland, Bracewell Counsel on $5.3B Hydro One-Avista Combo

Houston attorneys from Kirkland, Bracewell Counsel on $5.3B Hydro One-Avista Combo

Several Texas attorneys were involved in the big utility merger announced late Wednesday in which Canada’s Hydro One Ltd. is acquiring Avista Corp. of Spokane, Wash., for $5.3 billion. The…

V&E Works on TPG Affiliate’s $220M IPO

V&E Works on TPG Affiliate’s $220M IPO

New York-based TPG RE Finance Trust, a REIT (real estate investment trust), said Monday evening that it priced its IPO at $220 million. The company is offering 11 million shares…

Baker Botts, V&E and Gibson Dunn Advise on $1.3B Select-Rockwater Merger

Baker Botts, V&E and Gibson Dunn Advise on $1.3B Select-Rockwater Merger

Under the agreement, Select will issue 37.95 million shares of common stock in exchange for all outstanding shares of Rockwater common stock. The Texas Lawbook has the details on the…

Mergermarket Expert: TX M&A Market in ‘Real Danger of Developing Congestion or Heartburn’

<em>Mergermarket</em> Expert: TX M&A Market in ‘Real Danger of Developing Congestion or Heartburn’

The Texas market has seen 15 consecutive quarters with about 200 or more deals. "Before the third quarter of 2013, 200 deals was the high water mark. Since then, 200…

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