Mergers and Acquisitions

Haynes and Boone M&A lawyers know that our clients’ transactions are never routine. We craft strategic, practical solutions that advance our clients’ business objectives by anticipating and evaluating the roadblocks and opportunities that clients face on the way to closing a deal successfully.

Our lawyers have comprehensive experience handling middle market deals, having helped clients close more than 500 transactions in the last five years, with an aggregate value exceeding $40 billion. We routinely represent private equity firms, closely-held corporations, founders, large financial institutions and Fortune 500 public companies.

We offer clients individualized attention and broad resources for a variety of matters, including:

  • Leveraged buyouts
  • Private equity M&A transactions
  • Corporate strategic acquisitions and divestitures
  • Asset transactions
  • Stock purchase agreements
  • Mergers and consolidations
  • Distressed transactions
  • Strategic alliances
  • Tender offers
  • Activist investor defense
  • Cross-border transactions
  • Going-private transactions
  • Hostile takeovers
  • Joint ventures
  • Proxy contests
  • Spinoffs

A key component of our M&A Practice is the manner in which our attorneys provide comprehensive legal solutions to clients. We anticipate and address the complexities of M&A transactions by assembling cross-functional teams that leverage the experience of lawyers from many of our other practices, including tax, real estate, intellectual property, ERISA and employee benefits, environmental, antitrust and bankruptcy. We are able to deliver proactive, value-added services and solutions to our clients.

Recent industry recognition of our M&A practice includes:

  • Global M&A Network – Awarded “Global Consumer Goods Deal of the Year” (Mid-Market) and “Global Resources & Commodities Deal of the Year” (Mid-Market) at the 2018 M&A Atlas Awards
  • Global M&A Network – Awarded “USA M&A Deal of the Year” in the $250 to $500 million category and “Oil & Gas Industry Deal of the Year” at the 2017 Americas M&A Atlas Awards
  • Chambers USA, Chambers and Partners – ranked in Corporate/M&A (Texas) in 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America – 17 Haynes and Boone corporate lawyers were named in the 2018 guide
  • Global M&A Network – Awarded “Deal of the Year: Middle Markets” and “Deal of the Year: Consumer Goods” by Global M&A Network at the 2016 Americas M&A Atlas Awards
  • Corporate Counsel – Named a “Go-To Law Firm” for corporate legal work in Corporate Counsel’s annual survey of the top 500 in-house law departments in 2016
  • Acquisition International Magazine – Awarded the “Best U.S. Technology Deal” In 2015


Haynes and Boone Handles Merger Named Top 2017 Deal by Texas Lawyer

Haynes and Boone represented Alta Mesa Holdings, LP in a merger that Texas Lawyer has selected as one of the state’s top deals in 2017.

ALM Media Properties, LLC - June 2018



Haynes and Boone Advises SunTx Capital Partners on Sale of Carolina Beverage

A Haynes and Boone team represented SunTx Capital Partners, a Dallas-based private equity firm, in the sale of Carolina Beverage Group to Cold Spring Brewing Company, a portfolio company of Brynwood Partners.


Because of the breadth of our experience we are able to provide these services to clients in a variety of industries, including:

  • Aviation
  • Biotechnology
  • Communications
  • Consumer Goods
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Environmental
  • Food Service and Distribution
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality and Leisure
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing and Distribution
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation

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