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Jackson Walker Closes Texan’s Nine-Figure Colorado Ranch Purchase

Jackson Walker Closes Texan’s Nine-Figure Colorado Ranch Purchase

JW partner Alfie Meyerson cannot identify the buyer or the exact amount of the deal, but the Cielo Vista Ranch in Colorado was listed at $105 million, making it almost…

M&A Round Up: Trio of Deals Keeps Lawyers Busy in the Waning Days of Summer

M&A Round Up: Trio of Deals Keeps Lawyers Busy in the Waning Days of Summer

The end of August found oil and gas lawyers busy cranking out deals before the Labor Day weekend — and the unexpected wrath of Hurricane Harvey. This week's dealmaking includes:…

Neither Hurricane Harvey nor Record Flooding Stopped Kirkland, Sidley and Baker Botts from Completing Zenith Deal

Neither Hurricane Harvey nor Record Flooding Stopped Kirkland, Sidley and Baker Botts from Completing Zenith Deal

Lots of M&A dealmakers boast about deals being turbulent, but the lawyers at Kirkland, Sidley and Baker Botts in Houston can now talk about negotiating, papering and announcing a deal…

Eight Deals, Three Offerings, $13 billion, Nine Law Firms – A Week of Deals

Eight Deals, Three Offerings, $13 billion, Nine Law Firms – A Week of Deals

The middle of August is usually a dry period for deals, but several transactions across the energy spectrum kept Texas lawyers occupied the past week. Eight M&A transactions valued at…

Securities Offering Count by Lead Lawyer (Issuer’s Counsel Underwriters’ Initial Purchasers’ Counsel) – Q1-Q4 2016

Securities Offering Count by Lead Lawyer (Issuer’s Counsel Underwriters’ Initial Purchasers’ Counsel) – Q1-Q4 2016

Securities Offering Count by Value Range: 2016 vs. 2015

Securities Offering Count by Value Range: 2016 vs. 2015

2016 Securities Offering Count by Quarter

2016 Securities Offering Count by Quarter

Kirkland and Jones Day Advise in Newest EFH-Oncor Deal

Kirkland and Jones Day Advise in Newest EFH-Oncor Deal

Law firms have generated hundreds of millions of dollars from the EFH bankruptcy and the billable hours continued to mount over the weekend. EFH GC Andy Wright and the Houston…

$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…