On Wednesday, the NBA Board of Governors approved the majority stake sale from Mark Cuban to the families of Miriam Adelson, widow of casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, and Sivan and Patrick Dumont, who serves as president and COO of the casino company and is Adelson’s son-in-law. A Houston partner from Latham and Dallas lawyers from Jackson Walker played key roles in the deal.
Want to know what 2024 will look like? Just take a hard look at 2023, according to many of the respondents to the Dallas Fed’s quarterly energy survey. Buoyed by a belief that oil prices will remain more than $70 per barrel, even with depressed natural gas prices, energy producers in the Fed’s Region 11 expect consolidations to continue in East and West Texas including a few blockbuster deals. That’s what 2023 looked like. The CDT Roundup looks at the details of the Dallas Fed survey along with the usual list of lawyers and firms behind the 23 transactions reported during the next-to-last week of the year.
Oxy’s back. With its $12 billion acquisition of CrownRock last week, Occidental Petroleum not only joined other energy giants in the great consolidation of Texas oil production, but in the process seems to have shaken off the burden of its nearly disastrous $57 billion absorption of Anadarko Petroleum in 2018. Still, some observers think some of the same risks of overcommitment — not to mention regulatory concerns — are lurking in even this more modest deal. The CDT Roundup looks at those concerns, as well as the other deals reported from Texas by 280 lawyers.
Lawyers from Vinson & Elkins and Kirkland & Ellis advised on the transaction which further consolidates gas production feeding the LNG terminals along the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana.
It’s not that unusual, particularly in these days of energy consolidation, to have three billion-dollar deals. But this week saw three billion-dollar deals in three completely different business sectors: pharma, airlines and clean energy. The Roundup takes a look at the whys behind those deals, along with a huge menu of 26 deals, including 10 capital markets transactions (one of which was a very rare IPO and none of which involved Shohei Ohtani). And, of course, the names of the 244 lawyers who worked on them.
Oxy’s acquisition of the Midland-based independent, which includes the assumption of $1.2 billion in CrownRock debt, further consolidates Oxy’s prime perch in the productive Permian Basin. The Lawbook has the names of all 72 lawyers involved in the deal.
Last week’s announcement of a new joint venture between Sentinel Midstream and ExxonMobil connecting Louisiana pipelines marked more than another O&G consolidation. It was another deal to be tallied in what has been a remarkable year for Willkie Farr & Gallagher’s Houston partner, Archie Fallon. As we head into the final month of 2023, the CDT Roundup looks at his major deals on the year, along with those of the 57 mostly Texas lawyers who reported transactions for the week following the Thanksgiving holiday.
The Simpson team was co-led by partner Christopher May in Houston. KKR already served as Global Atlantic’s asset manager for the last three years, offering access to its global investment and origination capabilities for the benefit of GA’s policyholders.
BlackRock is a dirty name, at least among some Texas legislators, for its vigorous investments in energy transition. But it is also the world’s largest asset manager with $9.42 trillion under management. This week’s CDT Roundup looks at BlackRock and the law firms whose Texas offices often count BlackRock as a client. That, along with the Texas lawyers and firms behind the nine deals reported during the holiday-shortened week.
Houston deal lawyer Jon Daly has counseled a range of clients so far this year, including Intrepid Partners, Blue Ocean Acquisition Corp. and Sunoco on M&A and Western Midstream Partners and JP Morgan on capital markets.