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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…

Weil’s Glenn West Leads Two Deals in One Week

Weil’s Glenn West Leads Two Deals in One Week

Last week marked the official start of summer, but so far it appears to be all work no play for Dallas corporate lawyer Glenn West. In the past week, he…

Gibson Dunn, V&E Handle $1B Equity Commitment for New Company Formation

Gibson Dunn, V&E Handle $1B Equity Commitment for New Company Formation

A group of Vinson & Elkins and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher lawyers said Wednesday that they advised Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Encino Energy in their equity commitment to…

DBJ: TPG Growth Acquires Dallas Oil Pipeline Company

<em>DBJ:</em> TPG Growth Acquires Dallas Oil Pipeline Company

Fort Worth-based TPG Growth said Tuesday that it is acquiring Dallas pipeline company, Discovery Midstream. The financial terms are undisclosed, but the legal teams were public: Weil is representing Discovery,…

Mayer Brown, Thompson & Knight Secure Newest Winning Bids in Mexico Energy Reform

Mayer Brown, Thompson & Knight Secure Newest Winning Bids in Mexico Energy Reform

A group of Texas lawyers from Mayer Brown and Thompson & Knight led successful bids for two partnering companies that participated in the most recent auction related to Mexico’s energy…

Wilson Elser Leads $1B Sale of George Clooney’s Casamigos Tequila

Wilson Elser Leads $1B Sale of George Clooney’s Casamigos Tequila

When is a tequila shot before noon warranted? When you facilitate the $1 billion sale of George Clooney's tequila business, of course.…

V&E Advises Rice Energy in $6.7B Merger with EQT

V&E Advises Rice Energy in $6.7B Merger with EQT

Lawyers at Vinson & Elkins are advising on Monday’s big $6.7 billion merger between two Pennsylvania energy companies, Rice Energy and EQT Corp. …

Haynes and Boone Closes $500M Chemical Deal

Haynes and Boone Closes $500M Chemical Deal

A group of lawyers from Haynes and Boone led by Bill Nelson on Thursday closed a $495 million acquisition for Fort Worth-based KMG. …

New Whole Foods GC Heather Stern Leads $13.7B Amazon Deal

Heather Stern has only been on the job as Whole Foods' general counsel for two months, but today she crafted the high-end grocer's most important transaction in its existence: a…

Vistra Energy’s Tiffany Silvey Leads Solar Biz Acquisition

Vistra Energy’s Tiffany Silvey Leads Solar Biz Acquisition

Dallas-based Vistra Energy General Counsel Stephanie Zapata Moore chose one of her top lieutenants and lawyers at the Alabama law firm Balch & Bingham to lead its purchase of the…

Tenet Healthcare Issues $3.5B Private Debt Offering

Tenet Healthcare Issues $3.5B Private Debt Offering

Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare and its longtime general counsel, Audrey Andrews, priced on Monday a giant private offering of newly issued notes to refinance $3.5 billion of its currently outstanding notes.…

Gibson Dunn Leads $520M Real Estate Deal

Gibson Dunn Leads $520M Real Estate Deal

Jeff Chapman and a group of other Dallas Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher put on their hard hats Monday to build a proposal by Fort Worth-based D.R. Horton, the No. 1…

V&E, Simpson Thacher Work on $2B+ Oil Terminal Deal

V&E, Simpson Thacher Work on $2B+ Oil Terminal Deal

Tulsa-based SemGroup Corp. said Tuesday that it has agreed to purchase Houston Fuel Oil Terminal Company, one of the largest oil terminals in the U.S., from investment funds managed by…

Gibson Dunn, Latham Work on $839M Offshore Drilling Merger

Gibson Dunn, Latham Work on $839M Offshore Drilling Merger

A group of Houston lawyers from Latham & Watkins and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s brand new Bayou City outpost led Monday’s $839 million merger between two offshore drilling competitors: London-based…

Huntsman Hires no TX Lawyers (That we Know of) in $14B Clariant Merger 

Huntsman Hires no TX Lawyers (That we Know of) in $14B Clariant Merger 

The two chemicals giants hired three two Swiss law firms and three U.S. law firms to handle the "merger of equals." One firm is Texas-based, but its deal team is…