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Law Firm Competition Intense for M&A Deals in Texas

Law Firm Competition Intense for M&A Deals in Texas

(April 16) – The Texas Lawbook’s 2017 Corporate Deal Tracker results for M&A dealmaking are final and there are some major surprises. V&E still reigns No. 1, but a handful…

Private Equity Reaching Deep Into Texas

Private Equity Reaching Deep Into Texas

The number of private equity deals was down last year from 2016, but deal values were up by 42 percent. This is what happens when a surfeit of capital starts…

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: Eight Firms and 32 TX Lawyers Advise on 11 Deals Worth $2.5B

Stock and trade jitters may have been behind it, but last week's transactional activity was...limp. Eleven deals, eight firms and 32 lawyers firmed up $2.5 billion worth of business. Along…

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: 11 Firms and 121 TX Lawyers Advise on 15 Deals worth $13.4 billion

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: 11 Firms and 121 TX Lawyers Advise on 15 Deals worth $13.4 billion

Clearly, spring recess is over. Texas dealmakers were back to work last week, loading 15 deals worth $13.4 billion into their holiday baskets. The Big Deal of the week was…

Mack Strother Retires

Mack Strother Retires

Lawyers at McGuire, Craddock & Strother spent this past week celebrating the firm's 25th birthday as well as the retirement of one of its founding partners, Mack Strother. The…

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: 10 Firms and 92 TX Lawyers Advise on 9 Deals Worth $4B

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: 10 Firms and 92 TX Lawyers Advise on 9 Deals Worth $4B

Claire Poole left for vacation after writing most of last week’s roundup, and it appears Texas’s deal attorneys followed her. Texas lawyers advised on nine deals worth $4 billion,…

Concho & RSP Permian Have Gibson Dunn and V&E Lead $9.5B Shale Oil Deal

Concho & RSP Permian Have Gibson Dunn and V&E Lead $9.5B Shale Oil Deal

In the biggest M&A deal in the history of the Permian Basin, Midland-based Concho Resources is buying rival oil producer RSP Permian for $9.5 billion in an all stock transaction.…

Corporate Deal Tracker 2017: A Year of Market Contrasts

Corporate Deal Tracker 2017: A Year of Market Contrasts

Dealmaking in 2017 was confounding: deals were up, but values were down. The deal count hit 735, but total reported value dropped below $400 billion. There are lots of reasons,…

Sheppard Mullin Pulling Together Partners in Dallas

Sheppard Mullin Pulling Together Partners in Dallas

The Texas Lawbook has learned that two partners from the Dallas office of Polsinelli and two lawyers from K&L Gates’ office in Dallas have already joined Sheppard Mullin’s operation.…

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: 13 Firms and 51 Texas Lawyers Advise on 17 Transactions Worth $5.8B

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: 13 Firms and 51 Texas Lawyers Advise on 17 Transactions Worth $5.8B

Spring break in parts of Texas is typically pretty slow in the deal-making world, and this past week was no exception. It was also a secretive bunch this past week,…

EFH Bankruptcy Legal & Financial Advisor Fees to Near $1 Billion

EFH Bankruptcy Legal & Financial Advisor Fees to Near $1 Billion

The bankruptcy case of Energy Future Holdings is essentially over, but the millions of dollars in fees being paid to lawyers and financial advisers are likely to continue for a…

CDT Roundup: Only 15 Deals? Are We Already On Spring Break?

CDT Roundup: Only 15 Deals? Are We Already On Spring Break?

Two monster power deals--one involving four years of negotiation-- ended quietly last week. So did a tepid week of new deals in Texas. The deals were far-flung and diverse, but…

A Three-Minute Call & Two Multi-Billion-dollar Wire Transfers – EFH Closes Oncor Sale to Sempra & $42B Bankruptcy Ends

A Three-Minute Call & Two Multi-Billion-dollar Wire Transfers – EFH Closes Oncor Sale to Sempra & $42B Bankruptcy Ends

In a near-abandoned 41st floor of Energy Plaza in downtown Dallas, Energy Future Holdings General Counsel Andy Wright dialed into a conference call Friday morning at 7:01 a.m. Two-dozen lawyers…

A Three-Minute Call & Two Multi-Billion-dollar Wire Transfers – EFH Closes Oncor Sale to Sempra & $42B Bankruptcy Ends

A Three-Minute Call & Two Multi-Billion-dollar Wire Transfers – EFH Closes Oncor Sale to Sempra & $42B Bankruptcy Ends

At 7:03 a.m. Friday, Energy Future Holdings GC Andy Wright leaned into a conference room phone on the 41st floor of Energy Plaza in downtown Dallas and spoke six simple…

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: 13 Firms and 116 Texas Lawyers Advise on 19 Transactions Worth $5.4B

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: 13 Firms and 116 Texas Lawyers Advise on 19 Transactions Worth $5.4B

Capital markets activity accounted for the three biggest deals of this past week, and the nature of most of last week's transactions were energy-heavy, but some other industries also struck…

Oncor Deal with Sempra Nears Completion

Oncor Deal with Sempra Nears Completion

A Delaware bankruptcy judge gave approval Monday for Dallas-based Energy Future Holdings to sell its 80 percent ownership stake in Oncor to Sempra. It was a key hurdle to clear…

Updated – Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: 13 Firms and 69 Texas Lawyers Advise on 20 Transactions Worth $6.6B

Updated – Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: 13 Firms and 69 Texas Lawyers Advise on 20 Transactions Worth $6.6B

Transaction count and value was up from the prior week, when there were 15 transactions worth $5.5 billion. However, there was one less firm and two-thirds fewer attorneys working the…

Texas Business Bankruptcies Skyrocketed in 2017, Debt Hits ‘Height of Debt Lunacy’

Texas Business Bankruptcies Skyrocketed in 2017, Debt Hits ‘Height of Debt Lunacy’

Texas companies restructuring in federal bankruptcy court jumped more than 42 percent in 2017, nearly reaching the highs of the Great Recession eight years ago. Filings for Chapter 11 bankruptcy…

Mergermarket: Texas M&A Dealmaking Evolves Over a Decade

<em>Mergermarket:</em> Texas M&A Dealmaking Evolves Over a Decade

Exclusive new data examining mergers and acquisitions during the past eight years involving Texas-based companies shows that a dramatic shift has taken place in the corporate legal marketplace. Mergermarket shows…

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: 14 Firms and 111 Texas Lawyers Advise on 15 Transactions Worth $5.5B

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: 14 Firms and 111 Texas Lawyers Advise on 15 Transactions Worth $5.5B

Transactions were all over the map last week involving a major acquisition by a chemical giant, a major oil and gas purchase by a company in pre-packaged bankruptcy, capital funding…