These are the top non-confidential M&A deals for the first quarter of 2021 as provided by Mergermarket.
A Waco jury on Wednesday ruled that Intel Corp. did not infringe on two of VLSI’s patents, sending the Fortress Investments-owned company home with nothing when it had asked for billions during a seven-day trial.
But against Intel’s wishes, the jury declined to invalidate VLSI’s ’187 and ’522 patents, which both relate to microprocessor technology.
Wednesday’s verdict marks an even-set split for VLSI and Intel’s three-part legal battle after a separate jury rendered a historical $2.175 billion verdict in favor of VLSI last month. They will face off for their tiebreaker — a third trial — at a later date.
The deal count may have fallen between Q1 2020 and 2021, but values are climbing. Here’s a look at the latest quarter’s transaction sizes from Mergermarket.
Texas E&P and oilfield services executives see activity rising as cautious optimism returns. That’s according to the Dallas Fed’s quarterly energy survey. The Texas Lawbook dives into the report, in addition to the latest transactions, in this week’s Corporate Deal Tracker.
The firm – which focuses on advising venture and growth technology and life sciences clients – has added a former Vinson & Elkins deal partner in Austin.
A decade-plus-old trade secrets legal battle is closer to a resolution after a jury awarded $86 million to Plano-based AMS Sensors USA on Friday. The litigation has gone before two East Texas juries, two federal trial judges and the Federal Circuit. Natalie Posgate details the twists and turns for AMS and its lawyers at Munck Wilson Mandala.
Putting the Biden Executive Orders into Context – Potential Upstream and Downstream Impacts to the Midstream Industry
A series of Executive Orders (EOs) issued by President Biden during the first weeks of his Administration put the midstream industry on notice that government policy would be shifting to a renewed focus on climate change and environmental justice. Two Sidley partners describe the implications for industry.
Seven years ago this month, Kirkland & Ellis opened its first Texas office in Houston with a handful of lawyers. Today, the world’s largest law firm by revenues now has 290 lawyers operating in Texas and that number is about to grow. In fact, Kirkland has more offices in Texas than any other state.
The latest Mergermarket data provided exclusively to The Texas Lawbook reveals dealmaking in the Lone Star State is in-sync with broader global and U.S. M&A trends.
Property owners near Houston, whose homes were flood by waters released from a reservoir during Hurricane Harvey, won a major victory at the Texas Supreme Court on Friday when the court ruled that the agency that controls the dam has no governmental immunity from lawsuits. The Lawbook explains.