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Haynes and Boone Represents Adams Golf in Acquisition Agreement with the adidas Group

A team of Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers recently advised Adams Golf, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADGF) in its agreement to be acquired by TaylorMade-adidas Golf in a transaction valued at about $70 million. >>

Haynes and Boone Announced as Finalist in 10th Annual M&A Advisor Awards

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Wingate Partners Assisted by Haynes and Boone in Sale of Industrial Container Services

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The purchaser of ICS is Aurora Capital Group, a Los Angeles-based private equity concern. >>



Tom L. Tippetts

Associate

Dallas


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Areas of Practice

Education

  • J.D., University of Texas at Austin School of Law, 2006, with honors; Articles Editor, The Review of Litigation
  • B.A., Brigham Young University, 2003, cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2006

Languages

  • Spanish
Tom L. Tippetts

Tom Tippetts is an associate in the Corporate/Securities Practice Group in the Dallas office of Haynes and Boone, LLP. He has significant experience in representing companies and private equity firms on transactional matters, including mergers, acquisitions, venture capital/private equity investments, distressed M&A transactions, reorganizations, and other strategic transactions in a broad range of industries.

Example transactions in which Tom has participated include his representation of:

  • Wingate Partners in its sale of ICS Holding Corp. to Aurora Capital Group.
  • Wingate Partners in its acquisitions of Dunn Paper and Sunrise Oilfield Supply.
  • Dean Foods Company in the sale of its Mountain High Yoghurt business and the Mountain High brand to General Mills.
  • Zedi, Inc. in its acquisition of Southern Flow Companies, Inc. from PowerSecure International, Inc.
  • Harland Financial Solutions, Inc. in its acquisition of Parsam Technologies, LLC, a financial services application software company.
  • Forrest City Grocery Co. in its sale to Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc.
  • Prophet Equity L.P. in its bankruptcy acquisitions of the assets of Gulfstream Crane, LLC and Vestalife, LLC.
  • Prophet Equity L.P. in its acquisition of the stock of Ace Asphalt of Arizona, Inc.
  • Scantron Corporation in its acquisition of Spectrum K12 School Solutions.
  • Rosewood Investments, Inc. in its purchase of assets from Heckethorn Manufacturing Co., LLC.
  • Altec Lansing LLC in its Australian acquisition of the assets of Avega Systems, Inc.
  • Prophet Equity L.P. in its acquisition of the Altec Lansing division of Plantronics, Inc.
  • Versata Enterprises, Inc. in its acquisition of Ecora Software Corporation, a privately held computer software company.
  • Salty's Manufacturing, Ltd. in its sale to Stallion Oilfield Services.

Honors

  • Selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition (2010, 2012)

Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas

Selected Representative Experience


Acquisition of AGM Automotive, LLC (formerly AGM Automotive, Inc.) by an Affiliate of Trive Capital
Represented a private equity client in its acquisition of a automotive components supply company based out of Michigan.

Acquisition of Metal Finishing Companies
Represented a private equity client in its acquisition of three metal finishing companies based out of California.

Equity Rollover Transaction
Represent U.S. sellers in an equity rollover transaction in which a U.S. private equity firm acquired a controlling interest in the target U.S. and Canadian businesses.

Acquisition of MagneCote Business
Represented Nekoosa Coated Products, LLC in its acquisition by an affiliate of the MagneCote business, which manufactures and converts magnetic paper. The MagneCote business was owned by MagnetNotes, Ltd.

Acquisition of Rod and Tubing Services, LLC by Ascent Equity Group, LLC
Represented Ascent Equity Group, LLC in the acquisition of the assets of Rod and Tubing Services, LLC, a Texas oilfield services production company.

Walls Holding Company, Inc. Sale Transaction
Represented Williamson-Dickie Holding Company in its acquisition of Walls Holding Company, Inc., a market-leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of branded workwear, hunting and outdoor apparel.

Harland Clarke Corp. Acquisition of NCP Solutions LLC
Represented Harland Clarke Corp in its acquisition of NCP Solutions LLC, the nation’s largest payment coupon-book provider to the financial services industry.

Acquisition of IGI Corp. and its Subsidiaries by Nekoosa Coated Products, LLC, a Wingate Partners Portfolio Company
Represented Wingate Partners in the acquisition by its portfolio company, Nekoosa Coated Products, LLC, of IGI Corp., parent of RTape Corp. and CET Films Corp., New Jersey-based manufacturers of specialty pressure-sensitive application tapes and extruded films used in the graphic arts industry.

Sale of Majority Stake in CROSSMARK Holdings, Inc.
Represented CROSSMARK Holdings, Inc. in transaction which facilitated a majority investment by an affiliate of Warburg Pincus, LLC.

Acquisition of Nekoosa Coated Products by Wingate Partners
Advised Wingate Partners in the purchase of all of the equity interest in Wisconsin-based specialty paper manufacturer Nekoosa Coated Products.

Membership Interest Purchase Agreement
Represented Port-A-Cool, LLC in the sale of all of its membership interests for $80 million to Walter Meier Corp., a subsidiary of Walter Meier AG. Port-A-Cool, LLC is the leader in evaporative cooling in the United States.

Represented Adams Golf in Acquisition Agreement with the adidas Group
Advised Adams Golf, Inc. in its agreement to be acquired by TaylorMade-adidas Golf in a transaction valued at about $70 million in which TaylorMade-adidas agreed to purchase all outstanding shares of Adams Golf for $10.80 cash per share for a total equity value of approximately $89 million.

Acquisition of the Assets of Nix Health Care System by an affiliate of Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc.
Represented Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc. in the acquisition by an affiliate of the assets of Nix Health Care System from an affiliate of Merit Health Systems, LLC.

Sale of the Stock of ICS Holding Corp., Parent of Industrial Container Services, LLC
Represented Wingate Partners and ICS Holding Corp. (ICS) in the sale of all of ICS' stock to Aurora Capital Group.

Acquisition of a Steel Wire Manufacturer by a Private Equity Client
Represented North Texas-based private equity client in its acquisition of a steel wire manufacturer.

Magnablend
Represented Cotton Creek Capital Management in its investment, together with TGF Management and Austin Ventures, in, and the recapitalization of, Magnablend, Inc.

Forrest City Grocery Co. in its Sale to Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc.
Represented Forrest City Grocery Co. (FCGC), a food industry wholesale distributor, in its sale to Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc. (Core-Mark), a marketer of fresh and broad-line supply solutions to the convenience retail industry, via an all-cash merger pursuant to which FCGC became a wholly-owned, indirect subsidiary of Core-Mark.

Dean Foods Sale of its Customer-Brand Yogurt Business to Schreiber Foods
Represented Dean Foods in the sale of the assets related to its customer-brand yogurt business to Schreiber Foods.

Dean Foods in Sale of Mountain High Yoghurt
Represented Dean Foods and its subsidiaries in the sale of assets related to the Mountain High yoghurt business to General Mills, Inc.

Southern Flow
Represented Zedi, Inc. in its acquisition of Southern Flow Companies, Inc. from PowerSecure International, Inc. Southern Flow provides sales, installation, calibration, inspection, maintenance, and measurement services to the petrochemical industry.

Gulfstream Crane Acquisition
Represented Prophet Equity LP in its acquisition, by an affiliate, of the assets of Gulfstream Crane, LLC out of bankruptcy.

Ace Asphalt of Arizona, Inc. Acquisition
Represented Prophet Equity LP in its acquisition, by an affiliate, of all of the stock of Ace Asphalt of Arizona, Inc.

Harland Financial Solutions, Inc. in its Acquisition of Software Companies
Represented Harland Financial Solutions, Inc. in its acquisition of Parsam Technologies, LLC, a financial services application software company, and SRC Software Private Limited, and an application development services company.

Acquisition of Assets of Altec Lansing Division of Plantronics, Inc.
Represented Prophet Equity LP in its purchase of assets of Altec Lansing from Plantronics, Inc.

Sale of TeacherWeb, Inc.
Represented Archipelago Learning, LLC in the sale of TeacherWeb, Inc. to Edline, LLC.

Renwood Acquisitions, LLC Acquisition of Assets of Heckethorn Manufacturing Co., LLC
Represented Rosewood Investments, Inc. in its purchase of assets from Heckethorn Manufacturing Co., LLC.

CARBO Ceramics, Inc. in its Acquisition of BBL Falcon Industries, Ltd.
Represented CARBO Ceramics, Inc. in its acquisition of BBL Falcon Industries, Ltd., a leading supplier of spill prevention and containment systems for the oil and gas industry.

Acquisition of Ecora Software Corporation
Represented Trilogy, Inc. in its acquisition of Ecora Software Corporation.

Agreement and Plan of Merger Between Applied Research Associates, Inc., et. al. and Geo-Marine, Inc., et. al.
Represented Geo-Marine, Inc. in the sale of the company to Applied Research Associates, Inc.

Ben E. Keith Company Acquisiton of Assets of Winn Meat Company, L.P.
Represented Winn Meat Company, L.P. in the sale of assets to Ben E. Keith Company.

Acquisition of Assets of Payments Nation
Represented Viewpointe Archive Services in its purchase of assets from Payments Nation.

Wingate Partners IV, L.P. Acquisition of Sunrise Oilfield Supply, Inc.
Represented Wingate Partners in its purchase of stock of Sunrise Oilfield Supply, Inc.

Agreement and Plan of Merger
Represented Trilogy, Inc. in its acquisition of Tenfold Corporation.

Agreement and Plan of Merger
Represented  Versata Enterprises, Inc.  in its acquisition of Evolutionary Technologies International, Inc.

Agreement and Plan of Merger
Represented Trilogy, Inc. in its acquisition of Clear Technology, Inc.

Agreement and Plan of Merger
Represented Versata Enterprises, Inc. in its acquisition of NUVO Network Management Inc.

Agreement and Plan of Merger
Represented Trilogy, Inc. in its acquisition of Gensym Corporation.

Agreement and Plan of Merger
Represented Versata Enterprises, Inc. in its acquisition of Nextance Inc.

Sale of Assets of Salty's Well Service Entities
Represented Salty's Manufacturing, Ltd. and its affiliates in the sale of the assets of a group of privately held limited partnerships operating oilfield services businesses to Stallion Oilfield Services, for consideration of approximately $182 million.

Sale of Assets of Ameri-Tech Building Systems, Ltd., Ameri-Tech Transportation, Ltd. and Ameri-Tech Building Systems, LLC
Represented Ameri-Tech Building Systems, Ltd. in the sale of assets to Ashton Capital Partners, LLC.

Acquisition by Tender Offer of Versata, Inc. by Trilogy, Inc.
Represented Trilogy, Inc. in its acquisition of Versata, Inc.