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Haynes and Boone Advises Consolidated Graphics in R.R. Donnelley Merger

HOUSTON - A team of Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers represented Consolidated Graphics, Inc. a commercial printing company, in its sale for $620 million to integrated communications provider R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company.

The Haynes and Boone deal team was led by Houston Partner Ricardo Garcia-Moreno and included Houston Partners Guy Young, Debra Hatter and Jesse Gelsomini; Dallas Partner Andy Ehmke; and Houston of Counsel John Harper. Houston Associates Salvador Castaneda, Sameer Saxena and Simin Sun also assisted. >>

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Áreas de Practica


  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2011, Asian Pacific American Law School Students Association; East Asia Law Review, Associate Editor
  • B.B.A., Corporate Finance and Business Honors Program, University of Texas at Austin, 2008

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2011

Judicial Clerkships

Judicial Intern, The Honorable Judge Lee H. Rosenthal, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Summer 2009


  • Chino (Mandarín)
Simin Sun

Simin Sun is an associate in the Mergers and Acquisitions, Capital Markets and Securities and Energy Practice Groups in the Houston Office of Haynes and Boone, LLP.

His practice is primarily focused on corporate securities, mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, corporate governance, cross border transactions and other corporate matters. He assists clients in various corporate matters including equity financings for privately and publicly held companies, reporting obligations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, stock and asset acquisitions, compliance with corporate governance regulations, public and private securities offerings and other securities transactions.

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

  • Consolidated Graphics, Inc. in a public merger transaction with R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co.
  • A private E&P company in a $250 million Rule 144A note offering and subsequent $250 million tack-on offering.
  • A private company in the funeral home business in a $50 million acquisition of assets pursuant to a FTC Ordered Divestiture.
  • A large independent energy retailer in a private merger to form one of the largest independent energy retailers in Canada.
  • Potentia Energy, LLC in its sale to Verde Energy USA Texas, LLC, which has approximately 300,000 customers and is focused on the residential and small to mid-size commercial power markets.
  • A privately held hospitality company in a $250 million senior note Rule 144A tack-on offering.
  • A national bank in a Chapter 11 reorganization of a coal mining company.
  • A private multinational oil and gas company in a reorganization of its corporate structure.
  • A sale of a private fuel lubricants company to a strategic buyer.
  • A sale of a medical waste transportation company to a strategic buyer.

Recent Publications

  • "Damages Limitations in NDAs and Confidentiality Agreements," co-author with Debra Hatter, January 2012.

Selected Representative Experience

Endeavor Energy Resources Tack-On Offering
Represented Endeavor Energy Resources, L.P. in a tack-on public offering of $250 million senior notes.

Sale of Newpark Completion and Well Testing Assets
Represented Newpark Resources, Inc. in connection with its sale of Newpark Drilling Fluids, LLC well-testing and completion assets to Wright Foster Disposals, a portfolio company of Prospect Capital Corporation.

Wood Group E & PF Holdings, Inc. in the Acquisition of Elkhorn Holdings, Inc.
Represented Wood Group E & PF Holdings, Inc. in the acquisition of Elkhorn Holdings, Inc., an S-Corporation which was 100 percent owned by an employee stock ownership plan and trust in its acquisition of all of the common stock pursuant to a purchase of shares and a redemption of shares by the target corporation.

Consolidated Graphics Sale to R.R. Donnelley
Represented Consolidated Graphics, Inc., a commercial printing company, in its sale for $620 million to integrated communications provider R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company.

EV Energy Partners, LP Public Offering of 5.75 Million Common Units
Represented EV Energy Partners, L.P., an independent oil and natural gas company, in a public offering of 5.75 million common units representing limited partner interests.

Signature Memorial Private Equity Investment
Represented Signature Memorial Investments, LLC in obtaining an equity contribution from a private equity group and amended and restated the existing credit facility to add a borrower and an advancing term loan facility, and to facilitate the release of an existing borrower and individual guarantors.

Purchase of Membership Interests in TSPTP Company, LLC
Represented ALT Warwick Limited Partnership in the sale of its membership interest in TSPTP Company, LLC.

Acquisition of Subsidiary of Malaysian National Oil Company Holding Working Interests Offshore Equatorial Guinea
Represented VAALCO Energy, Inc., a NYSE company, in its acquisition of a subsidiary of Malaysian national oil company holding working interests offshore Equatorial Guinea.

Represented Alta Mesa Holdings, LP in a $150 Million Note Offering
Successfully represented Alta Mesa Holdings, LP, a privately held company engaged primarily in onshore oil and natural gas acquisition, exploitation, exploration and production, in the private issuance of $150 million aggregate principal amount of 9.625 percent Senior Notes due 2018.

Combination of Energy Companies
Represented one of the largest independent energy retailers that markets and sells electricity and natural gas in the U.S. in a combination with Public Power, LLC, in order to form the resulting parent company, Crius Energy, LLC, of both entities.

RP Holdings Inc. Restructuring
Haynes and Boone was engaged by RP Holdings Inc. in August 2011 to assist in its restructuring efforts. At that time, the company had just hired a new CEO, was facing liquidity challenges due to the nationwide stoppage of foreclosure prosecutions, and had completed internal audits showing a total of approximately $20 million was owed to it by its two largest customers. Its senior secured facility was due to mature in August 2012. In the fall of 2012, the company pursued a restructuring transaction with its private equity sponsors, the secured lenders and the two law firms, which failed to materialize on the eve of a possible closing in early January 2012.

Initial Public Offering of 10 Million Trust Units
Represented one of the largest independent energy retailers that markets and sells electricity and natural gas in the U.S. in the initial public offering of its indirect parent company on the Toronto Stock Exchange. The initial public offering of 10 million trust units of the parent raised $100 million. The majority of the net proceeds of the offering were used to purchase an approximate 26.8% interest in the client.