There were 395 Texas-related M&A deals during the first six months of the year. The biggest aren’t always the most consequential; context matters. The Lawbook’s Claire Poole asked a few Texas M&A experts to choose five from among them the 395 that seem most important to the current market.
This week, The Texas Lawbook published new Corporate Deal Tracker data showing M&A lawyers were busier during the first six months of 2022 than they have ever been. The article quoted several of the state’s leading dealmakers on the trends they saw during H1 2022. Now, we asked those same M&A lawyers to look into their crystal balls for the second half of the year? The bottom line: Opinions differed.
Herzog, who has been 32 years in the private equity trenches, was a partner at Vinson & Elkins before joining Willkie Farr & Gallagher in 2008.
Katten deal lawyer Vic Zanetti is in a league of his own. As the go-to attorney for Trinity Hunt Partners, he has led 100-plus deals for the private equity fund since its inception, including more than 20 in 2021 alone. Zanetti is also the only person outside the Hunt family to serve on the Arrowhead Sports Trusts, which controls the Kansas City Chiefs and major league soccer franchise FC Dallas.
In a conversation with The Lawbook, Zanetti answers questions about deals, dealing with surviving brain cancer and how he forged his relationship with the Hunt family.
Most alternative investors are sticking to their long-term plans despite the coronavirus, although they differ on when business will return to normal, while deal flow involving Texas lawyers continues to trend upward.
The capital markets continued to provide more solid companies with the cash they need to keep going through the coronavirus pandemic.
Three large capital markets transactions – plus last week’s $3.2 billion in funding from the federal government – bring the Dallas airline’s total cash haul to more than $9 billion.
The impact of the coronavirus on pending transactions may be overstated, according to one law firm, while new deals involving Texas lawyers slumped last week. Claire Poole reports.
Blame the oil and gas industry, which even before the market collapse had difficulty attracting funding given its out-of-favor status on Wall Street.
Houlihan Lokey ranked-one in deal count, handling 11 transactions in the state. Claire Poole reports on the latest exclusive Mergermarket numbers.