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V&E and Baker Botts Lead Select Energy’s Securities Offering

V&E and Baker Botts Lead Select Energy’s Securities Offering

Gainesville-based Select Energy Services turned to Texas’ two most prominent energy law firms to advise the company in its private placement of 16,100,000 shares of its Class A-1 common stock…

Alta Marcellus Taps Kirkland for Two Christmas Week Acquisitions

Alta Marcellus Taps Kirkland for Two Christmas Week Acquisitions

Andrew Calder and the M&A team at Kirkland & Ellis helped Houston-based Alta Resources Development add two shiny new assets under the shale oil and gas developer’s Christmas tree.…

Kirkland and Latham Work on PE Investment in San Antonio Midstream Co

Kirkland and Latham Work on PE Investment in San Antonio Midstream Co

Alberta Investment Management Corp. (AIMCo) has agreed to purchase a 28 percent ownership stake in San Antonio-based Howard Energy Partners from its EnLink Midstream Partners, AIMCo said Tuesday. Both companies…

Two Houston Companies Combine for $400M

Two Houston Companies Combine for $400M

Houston blank check company KLR Energy said Tuesday that it will combine businesses with Tema Oil and Gas Co., a fellow Houston company with assets in the core of the…

Akin Gump ‘SCOOPS’ Up Oklahoma Oil Assets from V&E Client for $1.85B

Akin Gump ‘SCOOPS’ Up Oklahoma Oil Assets from V&E Client for $1.85B

Lawyers for Akin Gump and Vinson & Elkins said Tuesday that they recently facilitated a deal between Oklahoma City-based Gulfport Energy Corp. and a Quantum Energy Partners portfolio company involving…

Three TX Firms Close $392M Upstream IPO, Start on Another

Three TX Firms Close $392M Upstream IPO, Start on Another

Associates and partners across Texas law firms are feeling the holiday cheer as year-end bonuses hit their paychecks or firmwide profits get distributed. A group of lawyers from Vinson &…

Akin Gump and V&E Work on $2.43B Reeves, Pecos Counties Assets Deal

Akin Gump and V&E Work on $2.43B Reeves, Pecos Counties Assets Deal

Boone Pickens isn’t the only person to recently grace the tiny town of Pecos with his presence in search of some oil. Midland-based Diamondback Energy said Wednesday that it is…

V&E Advises in $1.76B Oilfield Services Merger

V&E Advises in $1.76B Oilfield Services Merger

Houston-based Patterson-UTI Energy has agreed to acquire Oklahoma City-based Seventy Seven Energy in an all-stock transaction valued at $1.76 billion, which will continue Patterson-UTI’s momentum as one of the leading…

T&K Closes Two Mexico Energy Reform Bids

T&K Closes Two Mexico Energy Reform Bids

Lawyers from Thompson & Knight’s Dallas and Mexico offices recently worked on some of the most historic and highly-anticipated deals in Mexico in wake of the country’s 2013 energy reforms.…

Jones Day Leads $3.6B Real Estate Deal for Verizon

Jones Day Leads $3.6B Real Estate Deal for Verizon

Dallas real estate counsel Martha Wach of Jones Day co-led Verizon’s agreement to sell 24 of its data center sites to California-based Equinix for $3.6 billion. …

Kelly Hart, Latham Handle $855M Reeves County Oil Assets Deal

Kelly Hart, Latham Handle $855M Reeves County Oil Assets Deal

Riverstone Holdings-backed Centennial Resource Development said Monday that it will acquire 100 percent of Silverback Exploration’s interests in upstream assets located in the Reeves County area of the Permian Basin…

Latham and V&E Advise in $20B ETP-Sunoco Megadeal

Latham and V&E Advise in $20B ETP-Sunoco Megadeal

As part of the deal, Sunoco will acquire ETP in a unit-for-unit transaction. The deal is the third largest to be announced this year for The Texas Lawbook’s Corporate Deal…

Latham’s New ‘Book of Jargon’ Helps Professionals Become Fluent in Oil & Gas-Speak

Latham’s New ‘Book of Jargon’ Helps Professionals Become Fluent in Oil & Gas-Speak

© 2016 The Texas Lawbook. By Natalie Posgate (Nov. 10) – Michael P. Darden and Stephen Szalkowski are fluent in the language of oil & gas, but they recognize that…

Corporate Deal Tracker: Securities Offerings Jump Again in Q3

Corporate Deal Tracker: Securities Offerings Jump Again in Q3

The Texas Lawbook’s Corporate Deal Tracker shows the number of securities offerings skyrocketed 72 percent and the size of those offerings jumped 65 percent during the third quarter of 2016…

Corporate Deal Tracker Q&A with Capital Markets Leader Sean Wheeler

Corporate Deal Tracker Q&A with Capital Markets Leader Sean Wheeler

Sean Wheeler has had a productive year so far. The Houston-based Latham & Watkins partner led or co-led 17 securities offerings for issuers or underwriters during the first nine months…

Group from Norton Rose Fulbright Works on Two Hospital Deals

Group from Norton Rose Fulbright Works on Two Hospital Deals

A team of lawyers from Norton Rose Fulbright’s Austin, Houston and San Antonio offices handled two hospital transactions in Oklahoma worth at least $750 million. The team's client called the…

Twinkies, LinkedIn & The Cloud: The M&A Chronicles of Jim Griffin

Twinkies, LinkedIn & The Cloud: The M&A Chronicles of Jim Griffin

If one were to look at Jim Griffin’s 2016 monthly calendar, there would be quite a few events scribbled in. A 1,700-mile move and phone calls and meetings for Microsoft's…

No TX Lawyers on $32B Baker Hughes-GE Merger

No TX Lawyers on $32B Baker Hughes-GE Merger

Baker Hughes and GE turned to New York law firms to handle their merger that will combine GE’s oil and gas business with Baker Hughes to create a new publicly-traded…

M&A Deal Count by Quarter – 2015 vs 2016

M&A Deal Count by Quarter – 2015 vs 2016

Corporate Deal Tracker: Jones Day and V&E Fight for Top M&A Honors

Corporate Deal Tracker: Jones Day and V&E Fight for Top M&A Honors

Energy transactional work M&A among Texas lawyers remains flat while other areas are up. Deal value is down more than 50 percent. Law firm competition remains stiff. Three lawyers from…