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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…

Experts: Texas M&A Activity Unpredictable for H2 2017

Experts: Texas M&A Activity Unpredictable for H2 2017

How will M&A activity shape up in the second half of the year? The Texas Lawbook interviewed nearly a dozen of the leading corporate and private equity lawyers in the…

Mergermarket: Texas M&A Flat but Solid in H1 2017

<em>Mergermarket:</em> Texas M&A Flat but Solid in H1 2017

Merger and acquisition activity among Texas-based businesses remained healthy during the first half of 2017, but far from the exuberant pace of dealmaking in 2014. Deal count has been flat,…

Lone Star Funds Buys Ceramic Glaze Maker for $693M

Lone Star Funds Buys Ceramic Glaze Maker for $693M

Dallas-based Lone Star Funds said Thursday that it will purchase Esmalglass, a supplier of intermediate products for the ceramic industry, to Bahrain-based Investcorp for 605 million euros ($693 million). …

Houston Energy M&A Journalist Claire Poole Joins Lawbook Team

Houston Energy M&A Journalist Claire Poole Joins Lawbook Team

Respected energy M&A journalist Claire Poole is joining The Texas Lawbook team as a contributing correspondent in Houston covering corporate transactions and the legal profession. Claire spent 16 years at…

Bracewell Advises Apache in $713M Exit from Canada

Bracewell Advises Apache in $713M Exit from Canada

Apache has exited Canada through the closing of three different transactions. The Houston-based energy company said it will use the $713 million in proceeds to focus on the Permian Basin,…

Fredrickson, Munoz and White Advise ArcLight and Halcón in $1.4B Asset Deal

Fredrickson, Munoz and White Advise ArcLight and Halcón in $1.4B Asset Deal

ArcLight Capital Partners is paying $1.4 billion to acquire oil and gas properties in the Williston Basin from Houston-based Halcón Resources. ArcLight GC Theodore Burke and associate GC Christine Miller…

Jones Day Advises on $3B Plano Real Estate Deal

Jones Day Advises on $3B Plano Real Estate Deal

South Carolina-based Greystar Real Estate Partners said it will pay $3 billion to purchase Monogram Residential Trust, a Plano-based REIT that owns, operates, and develops luxury residential and corporate apartment…

Updated – Kirkland, Jones Day & Gibson Dunn Advise in Oncor’s $18.1B Sale to Berkshire Hathaway

Updated – Kirkland, Jones Day & Gibson Dunn Advise in Oncor’s $18.1B Sale to Berkshire Hathaway

One minute after midnight Friday morning, Energy Future Holdings announced that it reached an agreement to sell Oncor to Berkshire Hathaway Energy for $18.1 billion. EFH GC Andy Wright and…