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Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: Texas lawyers provide their own holiday activity with 10 Firms and 126 Lawyers working 14 Transactions worth $9.7B

A $7 billion fund formation led a post-holiday surge in transactions that also included a $285 million pickup of Linn Energy assets, a massive flatbed truck company deal and the…

Law Firms and Banks Battle for Cross-Border M&A Deals in Texas

Law Firms and Banks Battle for Cross-Border M&A Deals in Texas

Competition between corporate law firms and investment banks to advise buyers and sellers involved in multinational dealmaking in Texas is dominated by non-Texas-based operations with a few exceptions. The top…

Cross-Border Dealmaking for TX Companies Plunges in 2017

Cross-Border Dealmaking for TX Companies Plunges in 2017

Cross-border deals in Texas are down dramatically in 2017. Aside from the usual suspects – a strong dollar and undependable oil prices – is a new one: the uncertain parameters…

Locke Lord’s Steve Jacobs advises Brookfield on $855M Houston Center purchase from J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Locke Lord’s Steve Jacobs advises Brookfield on $855M Houston Center purchase from J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Locke Lord partner Steve Jacobs snagged a big real estate deal this week, serving as local counsel for Brookfield Property Partners on its purchase of the Houston Center office-and-retail complex…

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-up: 6 Firms, 31 Lawyers, 6 Transactions, $1.8B, and a Dull Week for Texas Deal-Makers

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-up: 6 Firms, 31 Lawyers, 6 Transactions, $1.8B, and a Dull Week for Texas Deal-Makers

Deals involving Royal Dutch Shell and Austin-based Bazaarvoice brightened an otherwise dull $1.8 billion week in Texas deal-making. Claire Poole has the names and the numbers behind the deals in…

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: 8 Firms, 76 Lawyers, 7 Transactions, $3.85B and one busy Steve Gill

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: 8 Firms, 76 Lawyers, 7 Transactions, $3.85B and one busy Steve Gill

A large oil and gas merger and some good-sized asset deals kept activity chugging during Thanksgiving Week, with seven deals announced worth $3.85 billion, versus eight transactions valued at $11.05…

V&E, Akin Gump Advise on Talon’s $1.9B Hookup with Stone

V&E, Akin Gump Advise on Talon’s $1.9B Hookup with Stone

Leaders at Tacos Energy and Stone Energy say their combination will create a top offshore-focused exploration and production company with an initial equity market capitalization of $1.9 billion and an…

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: 10 Firms, 48 Lawyers, 10 Transactions, $2.7B

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: 10 Firms, 48 Lawyers, 10 Transactions, $2.7B

Deal activity - led by Noble Energy’s $608 million property sale to SRC Energy and BlackRock fund’s $600 million pipeline acquisition from NGL Energy Partners and SemGroup - was strong…

V&E, Kirkland advise on $746M SandRidge-Bonanza Creek merger

V&E, Kirkland advise on $746M SandRidge-Bonanza Creek merger

SandRidge Energy announced Wednesday that it has agreed to acquire Bonanza Creek Energy for $746 million. Both companies had emerged from bankruptcies filed last year. Claire Poole has details of…

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: 17 Firms, 91 Lawyers, 15 Transactions, $2.38B

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: 17 Firms, 91 Lawyers, 15 Transactions, $2.38B

Deal activity last week was slower and lower than the week previous. There were 15 deals at reported value of $2.38 billion, about half the value of deals reported the…

Cowboys GC and Four Firms Lead Jerry Jones’ E-sports Acquisition

Cowboys GC and Four Firms Lead Jerry Jones’ E-sports Acquisition

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and Crescent owner Jason Goff turned to Cowboys GC Jason Cohen and assistant GC Kaleisha Stuart to lead a legal team that included lawyers from…

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: 17 Firms, 94 Lawyers, 13 Transactions, $4.7B

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: 17 Firms, 94 Lawyers, 13 Transactions, $4.7B

Texas corporate dealmakers had another a brisk week. In addition to the $1.7 billion Vistra-Dynegy deal, there was activity in the food, financial services, chemicals, mining and waste industries, along…

Gibson Dunn, Locke Lord & Akin Gump Advise on $815M Midstream Deal

Gibson Dunn, Locke Lord & Akin Gump Advise on $815M Midstream Deal

Houston-based American Midstream Partners assistant GC Tom Leslie, a former U.S. Army captain who served in Baghdad and Friedberg, Germany, worked with Gibson Dunn in the comany's $815 million purchase…

Vistra & Dynegy GCs use Simpson and Skadden for $1.7B Deal

Vistra & Dynegy GCs use Simpson and Skadden for $1.7B Deal

Two women GCs are starting off the week on total #girlboss status, leading Irving-based Vistra Energy’s first mega-deal: a $4 billion purchase of Houston-based Dynegy. They both hired outside lawyers…

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-up: 10 Firms, 67 Lawyers, 15 Transactions, $10.5B

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-up: 10 Firms, 67 Lawyers, 15 Transactions, $10.5B

Big Pharma and food distribution provided billable hours for Texas firms last week, but the rest of the week’s deals were still dominated by oil and gas. Claire Poole has…

AKK Corporate Lawyers Headed to Sidley – Updated

AKK Corporate Lawyers Headed to Sidley – Updated

Chicago-based Sidley Austin has lured four key lawyers from the highly-regarded transactional practice at Andrews Kurth Kenyon. Their lateral movement comes at a critical time for Houston-based AKK, which has…

Mergermarket: Large Corporate Firms Dominate Top 2017 M&A Rankings for Texas Biz

<em>Mergermarket:</em> Large Corporate Firms Dominate Top 2017 M&A Rankings for Texas Biz

Three law firms continue to dominate the top of the rankings for advising Texas-based companies in mergers and acquisitions. New data provided exclusively to The Texas Lawbook from the global…

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round Up: Six Transactions, 37 Texas Lawyers, $2B in Value

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round Up: Six Transactions, 37 Texas Lawyers, $2B in Value

It was slim pickings in M&A and securities work by Texas lawyers this past week, with only six transactions reported involving 36 attorneys in-state and $2 billion in value. The…

Q3 2017 Texas M&A: Deal Count Drops, Deal Value Jumps

Q3 2017 Texas M&A: Deal Count Drops, Deal Value Jumps

Third quarter mergers and acquisitions involving Texas companies dropped to the lowest point in four years, according to the research firm Mergermarket. Thanks to a handful of large-dollar deals, transactional…

O&G consolidation forecast: “It’s going to be good for bankers and lawyers.”

O&G consolidation forecast: “It’s going to be good for bankers and lawyers.”

A crowded field of investors, sticky oil prices and the return of investor activism have set the stage for a glut of consolidation in the oil and gas sector, predicts…

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