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Texas M&A Plummets in Q4

Texas M&A Plummets in Q4

Texas businesses were on track last year to challenge 2014 as the best year ever for M&A, but then dealmaking slowed considerably in the fourth quarter. Mergermarket reports deal count…

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: 12 firms and 92 Texas lawyers open 2018 with 12 transactions worth $16.5B

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: 12 firms and 92 Texas lawyers open 2018 with 12 transactions worth $16.5B

Fueled by Dominion Energy's Jan. 3 agreement to purchase Scana for $14.6 billion, the first week of transactions for the new year was a strong one. Claire Poole has the…

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: 9 firms and 47 Texas lawyers close 2017 with 10 transactions worth $2.5B

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: 9 firms and 47 Texas lawyers close 2017 with 10 transactions worth $2.5B

The final week of 2017 stayed true to history: the numbers were low and the activity was slow. Weatherford International led the deals with an important surprise involving a previously…

Analysis: Delaware Supreme Court Reaffirms that Deal Price is Indicator of Fair Value in Appraisal Actions

In one of the most important court decisions of 2017, Delaware's highest court used litigation involving Dell to underscore the legal principle that deal price should be accorded significant —…

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: 15 firms and 113 Texas lawyers put holiday bows on 15 transactions worth $9B

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: 15 firms and 113 Texas lawyers put holiday bows on 15 transactions worth $9B

Texas lawyers, 113 of them from 15 firms, ran out of ribbon trying to wrap up deal-making before the end of the holidays and the end of 2017. There were…

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: Texas lawyers part of pre-holiday rush with 16 firms and 164 attorneys working on 15 Transactions worth $13.8B

After a sluggish couple of weeks, Texas transactional lawyers picked up the pace in year-end deals. Led by a $10.1 billion exchange involving Marathon Petroleum and MPLX, the weekly action…

V&E, DLA Piper, T&K advise on Oasis Petroleum’s $946 million acquisition from Forge Energy

V&E, DLA Piper, T&K advise on Oasis Petroleum’s $946 million acquisition from Forge Energy

Some familiar names were involved in the announcement late Monday of the acquisition of some West Texas assets from Forge Energy by Oasis Petroleum. The Texas Lawbook has those names…

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

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…