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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…

V&E Advises in $400M Giddings Area Asset Sale

V&E Advises in $400M Giddings Area Asset Sale

A team from Vinson & Elkins is representing Clayton Williams Energy in its agreement to sell substantially all of the company’s assets in the Giddings Area of East Central Texas…

Baker Botts Handles Two Deals in the Eagle Ford, Marcellus Shales

Baker Botts Handles Two Deals in the Eagle Ford, Marcellus Shales

Baker Botts on Tuesday announced its involvement in two acquisitions of assets in South Texas’ Eagle Ford Shale and the Northeast’s Marcellus Shale. Lawyers from Akin Gump and Carrington Coleman…

Latham Leads One Merger, One Sale and One Acquisition in 48 Hrs

Latham Leads One Merger, One Sale and One Acquisition in 48 Hrs

Ryan Maierson could probably use a nap. The Houston-based corporate partner at Latham & Watkins led three deals in the past two days that total nearly $4 billion – and…

AT&T’s John O’Connor & David McAtee Lead TWC Deal

AT&T’s John O’Connor & David McAtee Lead TWC Deal

© 2016 The Texas Lawbook. By Mark Curriden (Oct. 24) – AT&T General Counsel David McAtee, Associate General Counsel John J. O’Connor and a team from Sullivan & Cromwell are…

V&E Advises QStar in $1.1B Sale of Midland Basin Assets

Denver-based SM Energy said Tuesday that it is expanding its Midland Basin footprint by purchasing 35,700 acres in the area from EnCap Investments-backed QStar LLC for $1.1 billion.…

UPDATED: Three Energy IPO Filings Spring to Life on the Trading Floor

UPDATED: Three Energy IPO Filings Spring to Life on the Trading Floor

Texas capital markets lawyers focused on the energy sector should bow down to a group of attorneys from Andrews Kurth Kenyon, Akin Gump, Latham & Watkins and Vinson & Elkins.…

Another Day, Another Billion Dollars in the Oil Patch

Another Day, Another Billion Dollars in the Oil Patch

Lawyers from Baker Botts and Vinson & Elkins said today that they ended last week leading two separate deals worth a collective $1 billion for clients in the oil patch.…

Mergermarket: Texas Dealflow Flat in Q3 2016, but Law Firm Leader Board Changes

<em>Mergermarket:</em> Texas Dealflow Flat in Q3 2016, but Law Firm Leader Board Changes

New Mergermarket data for Texas-based M&A for the third quarter of 2016 is out. The Texas Lawbook has the exclusive. This article examines deal count, deal value and M&A trends.…

RSP Permian Buys Silver Hill for $2.4B

RSP Permian Buys Silver Hill for $2.4B

Dallas-based RSP Permian said Thursday that it is buying Silver Hill Energy Partners and Silver Hill E&P II through a cash and stock transaction that totals $2.4 billion. Texas lawyers…

Updated: Phillips 66 Partners Sets Record for its Largest Dropdown Acquisition

Updated: Phillips 66 Partners Sets Record for its Largest Dropdown Acquisition

Houston-based Phillips 66 is selling 30 crude refined products and natural gas liquids assets to its master limited partnership, Phillips 66 Partners, for $1.3 billion, the companies said Tuesday. At least…

V&E Works on Finance Company Acquisition

V&E Works on Finance Company Acquisition

Funds affiliated with private equity giant Warburg Pincus said Tuesday that they have agreed to purchase Kingwood, Texas-based Ascentium Capital, the third largest private-independent equipment finance company in the U.S,…

Updated: Jones Day, V&E and Fulbright Work on $1.3B Midstream Appalachia Basin Assets Deal

Updated: Jones Day, V&E and Fulbright Work on $1.3B Midstream Appalachia Basin Assets Deal

Detroit-based DTE Energy said Monday that it will purchase 100 percent of the Appalachia Gathering System and 55 percent of Stonewall Gas Gathering from two Houston companies, M3 Midstream and…

Three Firms Advise in $2.7B Rice-Vantage Energy Deal

Three Firms Advise in $2.7B Rice-Vantage Energy Deal

Latham, V&E and Akin Gump are all on Monday's megadeal: Rice Energy's $2.7 billion purchase of Vantage Energy.…

Woodlands Fracking Sand Producer Files for IPO

Woodlands Fracking Sand Producer Files for IPO

Houston lawyers from Latham & Watkins and Vinson & Elkins filed an S-1 late last week for The Woodlands-based Smart Sand, Inc., which provides sand for hydraulic fracturing to exploration…

Investing in Major League Sports Franchises: Outsized Returns or Risky Play?

Investing in Major League Sports Franchises: Outsized Returns or Risky Play?

In recent years, the value of privately held professional sports franchises has become particularly newsworthy. Analysts, investors and fans have an interest in watching team owners buy and sell teams…

V&E, Latham and Kirkland File Energy IPO #3 and #4 of 2016

V&E, Latham and Kirkland File Energy IPO #3 and #4 of 2016

This week’s two energy IPO filings come at a time when the capital markets have remained rather stagnant due to low oil prices.…

Kirkland Advises Blackstone, ArcLight in $2.17B Power Plant Splurge

Kirkland Advises Blackstone, ArcLight in $2.17B Power Plant Splurge

Ohio-based American Electric Power said Wednesday that it is selling four of its power plants to Blackstone and ArcLight Capital Partners for $2.17 billion.…

Latham Represents Anadarko in $2B Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Purchase

Latham Represents Anadarko in $2B Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Purchase

Anadarko said Monday that it struck a deal with Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas to purchase its deepwater Gulf of Mexico assets for $2 billion.…