Deal count was up by five transactions versus the previous week. But the deal value was down by 31.7 percent over last week’s $12.6 billion–even counting a large October notes issue whose lawyers weren’t revealed until last week. Claire Poole’s weekly Deal Tracker Roundup recounts all the deals, all the details and all the numbers behind them in The Texas Lawbook.
Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: 11 Firms and 68 Texas Lawyers Work on 11 Transactions Worth $12.6B
Last week Texas dealmaking continued apace: an energy-related IPO moved forward, two joint ventures were inked, a bankruptcy was filed and oil and gas asset sales continued. In addition, there were fundings of a healthcare company and an oil and gas explorer as well as a private equity firm purchase of an oilfield services company. Does any of this mean that the energy sector has officially turned around? See what Claire Poole has to say in her weekly Deal Tracker Roundup in The Texas Lawbook.
Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: 15 Firms and 129 Texas Lawyers Toil on 19 Transactions Worth $9.4B
A surge in deal-making over the last few weeks has observers believing that 2018 may be a strong one. Tax reform and a rise in oil prices fueled a week that saw 129 Texas lawyers from 15 different firms and in-house teams working on 19 transactions worth $9.4 billion. That was up considerably from the previous week when 49 Texas lawyers worked on 10 transactions worth $6.28 billion. Claire Poole has her weekly update in The Texas Lawbook. and the news is good.
Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: Eight Firms and 49 Texas Lawyers Back to Work on 10 Transactions Worth $6.28B
It was clearly back to work for Texas attorneys in the second full week of January with eight firms working on ten transactions worth a total of nearly $6.3 billion. As she does each week, Claire Poole has all the details in The Texas Lawbook.
Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: 12 firms and 92 Texas lawyers open 2018 with 12 transactions worth $16.5B
Fueled by Dominion Energy’s Jan. 3 agreement to purchase Scana for $14.6 billion, the first week of transactions for the new year was a strong one. Claire Poole has the names, the firms and all the numbers in her weekly roundup in The Texas Lawbook.
Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: Texas lawyers part of pre-holiday rush with 16 firms and 164 attorneys working on 15 Transactions worth $13.8B
After a sluggish couple of weeks, Texas transactional lawyers picked up the pace in year-end deals. Led by a $10.1 billion exchange involving Marathon Petroleum and MPLX, the weekly action totaled $13.8 billion, consigning a gift of billable hours to 164 Texas lawyers in 16 different firms. Claire Poole details the up-to-date deals (and a couple of surprises) in The Texas Lawbook.
Though the type of securities offerings that companies issued differed from 2015 to 2016, the Texas law firms and lawyers behind the offerings stayed pretty close to the same, according to new data from The Texas Lawbook’s Corporate Deal Tracker. To no one’s surprise, most lawyers ranked at the top are all Houstonites. But one Dallasite broke the mold on the issuer’s side.
This article names the individuals dominating securities work and has a breakdown of how each firm’s capital markets work in 2016 compared to the previous year. (Spoiler alert: two firms handled 65 percent of all securities offerings in the 2016 database).
Three years ago, the 38-year-old joined Kirkland & Ellis to spearhead the the firm’s brand new Houston office. In those three short years, he has grown said office to more than 100 lawyers – a growth spurt that will cause them to move to a brand new office later this spring and become the anchor tenant of one of Houston’s newest (and sexiest) skyscrapers. Amazingly, Calder has still maintained a full plate of work in his corporate transactional practice. In fact, he led more M&A deals last year than any of the 368 lawyers in the Corporate Deal Tracker’s database. This is Calder’s story.
The scoreboard for the top Texas M&A deal-makers in 2016 is final. From Akin Gump, Andrews Kurth Kenyon and Baker Botts to Latham, V&E and Weil, all the usual suspects are there. Several newcomers have broken into the top 30. Kirkland’s investment in Houston is paying off.
But The Texas Lawbook does more than just name names. We paint a biographical portrait of Texas deal-makers. FYI: Most are from Houston – not Dallas. Very few are women and even less are ethnic minorities.
For most Texas-based M&A lawyers, 2016 was not in line with one of Charles Dickens’ most famous lines: it was neither the best of times nor the worst of times for corporate transactional work. But some changes occurred among the law firm leaderboard.
New data from The Texas Lawbook’s Corporate Deal Tracker reveals which firms stayed at the very top for handling the most M&A work in 2016 and which firms got booted out of the top by others. This report provides a full analysis on the new rankings and insights from firm leaders for how deal flow is looking in 2017.