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Dallas AT&T Lawyers and Weil Work on $1.6B Straight Path Acquisition

Dallas AT&T Lawyers and Weil Work on $1.6B Straight Path Acquisition

A group of AT&T lawyers spearheaded the telecom giant’s $1.6 billion acquisition of Straight Path Communications that was announced earlier this week. …

King & Spalding Advises on Sojitz’s First U.S. Power Plant Investment

King & Spalding Advises on Sojitz’s First U.S. Power Plant Investment

A group of Houston King & Spalding lawyers said Wednesday that they advised the Japanese Sojitz Corp. in its acquisition of a 33 percent equity stake in the Birdsboro Power…

Corporate Deal Tracker: Mid-Sized, Private Deals Take the Cake in Deal Volume

Corporate Deal Tracker: Mid-Sized, Private Deals Take the Cake in Deal Volume

This latest installment in the 2016 Corporate Deal Tracker series breaks down the value range that most Texas-based lawyers' M&A work fell under. It also reveals which law firms did…

Andrews Kurth Kenyon, Latham and V&E Advise on Hess Midstream IPO

Andrews Kurth Kenyon, Latham and V&E Advise on Hess Midstream IPO

Houston Lawyers at Latham & Watkins, Andrews Kurth Kenyon and Vinson & Elkins likely had no case of the Monday blues after closing an initial public offering that they…

Andrews Kurth Kenyon, Simpson Thacher Help NuStar Enter Permian for $1.5B

Andrews Kurth Kenyon, Simpson Thacher Help NuStar Enter Permian for $1.5B

San Antonio-based NuStar Energy said Tuesday that it will set foot in West Texas’s lucrative Permian Basin by purchasing Dallas-based Navigator Energy Services for approximately $1.475 billion. …

7-Eleven ‘Slurps’ Up 1,110 Sunoco Convenience Stores in $3.3B Deal

7-Eleven ‘Slurps’ Up 1,110 Sunoco Convenience Stores in $3.3B Deal

7-Eleven Slurpee lovers likely rejoiced this morning after learning the Irving company will purchase most of Sunoco’s convenience stores for $3.3 billion. The deal, which will bring the frozen drink…

Baker Botts, Bracewell Advise on $400M Pipeline Dropdown Transaction

Baker Botts, Bracewell Advise on $400M Pipeline Dropdown Transaction

A group of Austin and Houston lawyers from Baker Botts and Bracewell advised on Tallgrass Energy Partners’ $400 million purchase of a 25 percent ownership interest in the Rockies Express Pipeline…

Locke Lord Facilitates Merger, Company Launch in Same Week

Locke Lord Facilitates Merger, Company Launch in Same Week

One deal was for Houston-based White Deer Energy's $207 million sale of Oklahoma City-based Crescent Companies to Rockwater Energy. The other was for Fortis Minerals II, in the $300 million…

V&E Completes $1B Energy IPO

V&E Completes $1B Energy IPO

A team of Vinson & Elkins lawyers said Wednesday that they closed a $1.03 billion initial public offering for the underwriters that worked with Silver Run Acquisition Corporation II, an…

Andy Calder: The M&A King of 2016

Andy Calder: The M&A King of 2016

Three years ago, the 38-year-old joined Kirkland & Ellis to spearhead the the firm's brand new Houston office. In those three short years, he has grown said office to more…

2016 M&A Lawyer Leaderboard: Houstonians and a Lotta White Guys

2016 M&A Lawyer Leaderboard: Houstonians and a Lotta White Guys

The scoreboard for the top Texas M&A deal-makers in 2016 is final. From Akin Gump, Andrews Kurth Kenyon and Baker Botts to Latham, V&E and Weil, all the usual suspects…

Corp. Deal Tracker: M&A Firm Leaderboard Played Musical Chairs in 2016

Corp. Deal Tracker: M&A Firm Leaderboard Played Musical Chairs in 2016

For most Texas-based M&A lawyers, 2016 was not in line with one of Charles Dickens’ most famous lines: it was neither the best of times nor the worst of times…

Locke Lord and Kelly Hart Help Launch New Austin Minerals Company

Locke Lord and Kelly Hart Help Launch New Austin Minerals Company

A group of lawyers from Locke Lord and Kelly Hart & Hallman said Thursday that they worked on a deal that facilitated the formation of Luxe Minerals, a new private…

Latham Advises in Prevailing Bankruptcy Bid for Appalachia Properties

Latham Advises in Prevailing Bankruptcy Bid for Appalachia Properties

Louisiana-based Stone Energy said Monday that it has closed its previously announced $527 million sale of its 86,000 acres in the Appalachian regions to Pittsburgh-based EQT Corp.…

After Slow 2016, Optimism for Equity Offerings in 2017

After Slow 2016, Optimism for Equity Offerings in 2017

Huge gains in the stock market since the election and an expectation of some form of tax reform and relaxation of regulations has many market professionals bullish on prospects for…

Mergermarket: Elite National Firms Get Fattest Slice of TX Megadeals

<em>Mergermarket:</em> Elite National Firms Get Fattest Slice of TX Megadeals

The battle to represent Texas corporations in their largest mergers, acquisitions and divestitures is being won by a half-dozen law firms with offices in Texas and more than a dozen…

V&E Advises in $3.6B Earth Imagery Acquisition

V&E Advises in $3.6B Earth Imagery Acquisition

A group of Texas Vinson & Elkins lawyers advised Canada-based MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates on a $3.6 billion acquisition of DigitalGlobe, a Colorado-based global provider of high-resolution Earth imagery products…

Texas Law Lets Attorney-Client Privilege Transfer to the Buyer of a Business

Texas Law Lets Attorney-Client Privilege Transfer to the Buyer of a Business

This article discussed Texas law regarding the pre- and post-M&A ownership/treatment of attorney-client privilege and provides practical advice for how to preserve the privilege throughout the transaction due diligence and…

Latham, V&E Advise on Gastar’s $425M Capital Financing

Latham, V&E Advise on Gastar’s $425M Capital Financing

Houston E&P company Gastar Exploration said Friday that it has secured $425 million in new financing from funds managed by affiliates of Ares Management, a Los Angeles-based investment firm. …

Gibson Dunn and Baker Botts Handle FBM’s $179M IPO

Gibson Dunn and Baker Botts Handle FBM’s $179M IPO

© 2017 The Texas Lawbook. By Natalie Posgate (Feb. 14) – A group of Dallas lawyers from Baker Botts and Gibson Dunn are working on an initial public offering expected…