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V&E and Latham Take Lion’s Share of 2016 Offering Work
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).
Andy Calder: The M&A King of 2016
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.
2016 M&A Lawyer Leaderboard: Houstonians and a Lotta White Guys
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.
Corp. Deal Tracker: M&A Firm Leaderboard Played Musical Chairs in 2016
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.
Corporate Deal Tracker: 2016 = More M&A Action for TX Lawyers
Texas-based M&A lawyers worked on 24 percent more deals last year than they did in 2015, new data from The Texas Lawbook’s Corporate Deal Tracker shows.
This article highlights everything you need to know about the data – from the percentage increase and reasons behind energy deals doing better, to which other sectors saw a significant increase in deals, to what is anticipated for deal flow in 2017.
V&E: Still the King of the Oil Patch
The Houston-based law firm has dominated M&A charts for law firms representing Texas-based businesses for as long as such accounting as taken place, thanks to its strength in advising clients in the energy sector.
Low Oil Prices Sink 2015 Texas M&A Activity
In the world of mergers and acquisitions, 2014 and 2015 couldn’t have been more different in Texas. What’s more, legal and financial experts have no idea what is in store
The Securities Offerings Rush of 2015 Goes Bust
Oil and gas companies – many of them financially distressed – rushed to the capital markets during the first six months of this year. New data compiled by The Texas Lawbook’s Corporate Deal Tracker and Bloomberg News shows that Texas and Oklahoma companies raised an astounding $127 billion through 179 securities and debt offerings.
Then suddenly, it all stopped. The number of debt offerings since July 1 plummeted. This artcle explains why and the impact it will have.
Corporate Deal Tracker: Ranking Texas Law Firms and Lawyers on M&A and Securities Offerings in 2015
No corporate transactional lawyers have been busier in 2015 than Mollie Duckworth and John Goodgame.
No Texas law firm came close to advising in more deal making during the first seven months of 2015 than Vinson & Elkins, though Baker Botts, Andrews Kurth and Latham are battling for second place.
Seven months into 2015, The Texas Lawbook’s Corporate Deal Tracker leaderboard shows which Texas lawyers are doing the most business mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and securities offerings. We have all the details.