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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…

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: 17 Firms and 157 Texas Lawyers Work on 23 Transactions Worth $7.1B

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: 17 Firms and 157 Texas Lawyers Work on 23 Transactions Worth $7.1B

Texas deal attorneys were active this past week, with 17 firms and 157 lawyers working on 23 deals worth $7.1 billion. The deals ranged from mergers to asset divestitures to…

One Day, Two Billion-Dollar Deals, Three Texas Law Firms

One Day, Two Billion-Dollar Deals, Three Texas Law Firms

Amid the volatility of the financial markets on Tuesday, two billion-dollar deals were announced that involved three different Texas law firms - Baker Botts, Bracewell and V&E. One deal is…

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: 13 Firms and 100 Texas Lawyers Work on 16 Transactions Worth $8.6B

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: 13 Firms and 100 Texas Lawyers Work on 16 Transactions Worth $8.6B

Deal count was up by five transactions versus the previous week. But the deal value was down by 31.7 percent over last week’s $12.6 billion--even counting a large October notes…

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: 11 Firms and 68 Texas Lawyers Work on 11 Transactions Worth $12.6B

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: 11 Firms and 68 Texas Lawyers Work on 11 Transactions Worth $12.6B

Last week Texas dealmaking continued apace: an energy-related IPO moved forward, two joint ventures were inked, a bankruptcy was filed and oil and gas asset sales continued. In addition,…

Dr Pepper GC Jim Baldwin Leads $18.7B Deal with Keurig

Dr Pepper GC Jim Baldwin Leads $18.7B Deal with Keurig

Dr Pepper Snapple General Counsel Jim Baldwin and the soft drink maker’s in-house legal team - including assistant GCs Art Swanson and Wayne Lewis - led the Plano company’s…

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: 15 Firms and 129 Texas Lawyers Toil on 19 Transactions Worth $9.4B

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: 15 Firms and 129 Texas Lawyers Toil on 19 Transactions Worth $9.4B

A surge in deal-making over the last few weeks has observers believing that 2018 may be a strong one. Tax reform and a rise in oil prices fueled a week…

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: Eight Firms and 49 Texas Lawyers Back to Work on 10 Transactions Worth $6.28B

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: Eight Firms and 49 Texas Lawyers Back to Work on 10 Transactions Worth $6.28B

It was clearly back to work for Texas attorneys in the second full week of January with eight firms working on ten transactions worth a total of nearly $6.3 billion.…

USA Compression Partners To Acquire ETP’s CDM Resource Management in $1.8 Billion Deal

USA Compression Partners To Acquire ETP’s CDM Resource Management in $1.8 Billion Deal

USA Compression Partners announced a $1.8 billion deal to acquire CDM Resource Management from Energy Transfer Partners. It’s a complicated deal and, therefore, involved lots of Texas lawyers. Claire Poole…

Liberty Oilfield launches $200M IPO to delight of industry – and some Texas lawyers

Liberty Oilfield launches $200M IPO to delight of industry – and some Texas lawyers

A noticeable lull in IPOs was broken last week by the revival of an issue postponed last year. Denver-based Liberty Oilfield Services not only revived the issue, it increased the…

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…