Blue Wolf Capital and Stonepeak announced Monday that they are acquiring the Canada-based shipping specialists Logistec in an all-cash deal that values the company at $1.2 billion. Sidley advised Stonepeak on the transaction.
Energy is still king in Texas M&A, despite the diversification of the Texas economy and the rise of technology and manufacturing and infrastructure. ExxonMobil’s decision to buy Pioneer Natural Resources for $59.5 billion is exhibit A. Still, energy deals have been fading in recent years as a share of the overall M&A market: from a 42 percent share of the overall Texas deal count in 2020 to only 32 percent this year, according to The Lawbook’s exclusive Corporate Deal Tracker. But while capital markets have retreated from investment in hydrocarbon development, energy transition is gaining traction in a way that is transforming Texas energy M&A. And even traditional oil and gas is beginning to reap the benefit.
Panelists from five firms at the UT Law M&A Institute on Thursday concluded that ESG issues, both financial and legal, are moving toward greater focus in M&A transactions; perhaps at different paces depending on industry or geography, but evolving nonetheless in ways that need the attention of lawyers.
Vowing to pursue a net-zero emissions strategy when it was formed just two-and-a-half years ago with the merger of two Denver-based producers, Civitas has been aggressive in its acquisition of assets in the Permian and Denver-Julesburg Basins. And Vitol, a global energy giant, has been an active player in virtually every energy platform available in the U.S. Lower 48.
With the announcement of a joint venture between the Houston Astros and the Houston Rockets, Houston sports fans can breathe a sigh of relief that, at least, for the immediate future they will be able to witness live sports on live TV. But a bankruptcy filed in March in Houston remains the center of similar sports storms in cities from New York to San Diego.
Weil partner James Griffin co-led a team from Weil representing Sovos Brands investor Advent International. The Lawbook has the details.
Below is a list of qualified capital markets transactions reported to The Texas Lawbook during 2023. The list is organic, designed to grow as deals are reported. So if you have deals
Below is a list of qualified capital markets transactions reported to The Texas Lawbook for 2023. The list, for PREMIUM SUBSCRIBERS ONLY, is organic and searchable. It is designed to grow as deals
Whether upstream or midstream or energy services, the energy sector seems to have adapted to realities of the marketplace to hold its place at the top of the M&A food chain.