Healthcare M&A may be down but transactions are growing larger while deal activity in cybersecurity is rising despite a fall in technology deals overall. That plus last week’s dealmaking by Texas lawyers, including a big cybersecurity divestiture by Dell.
Jefferies was at the top of the list for deal count followed by Houlihan Lokey and Goldman, according to Mergermarket data provided exclusively to The Texas Lawbook.
Oil and gas M&A may be moribund but deals in the digital oilfield are on the rise. Claire Poole covers that plus paltry transactional activity by Texas lawyers leading up to Presidents Day weekend.
The lateral follows the firm’s recruitment of Rob Fowler from Baker Botts earlier this year as part of efforts to build an executive compensation team in Texas.
Private equity continues to be the king of capital, with fundraising surpassing $500 billion again last year and assets under management crossing the $4 trillion mark. But 2020 may be tricky to navigate given challenging dealmaking, among other things. Claire Poole has that plus last week’s transactions among Texas lawyers.
Justin Stolte said he went back to the firm where he worked as an associate to take advantage of its reach across all forms of energy, including renewables.
The move follows the Seattle-founded firm’s entrance into Dallas in 2010 and the addition of three partners last year.
Scott Cohen, Robert Cardone and Alain Dermarkar’s clients have included Texas Instruments and privately held conglomerate Koch Industries along with private equity firms Turnbridge Capital and J.F. Lehman.
The new outpost, which follows openings in Austin and Houston, is part of the firm’s U.S. expansion.
M&A activity was down, down, down around the world in January, but dealmaking involving Texas lawyers was up, up, up. Claire Poole reports on that plus last week’s M&A and capital markets activity.