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:

  • Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc. – 17 Haynes and Boone corporate lawyers were named in the 2019 guide
  • Chambers USA, Chambers and Partners – ranked in Corporate/M&A (Texas) in 2018
  • Global M&A Network – M&A Atlas Awards:
    • Americas 2018 – “Energy M&A Deal of the Year” (Large – above $1.0 billion) and “U.S.A. M&A Deal of the Year” ($100 to $250 million).
    • Global Markets 2018 – “Global Consumer Goods Deal of the Year” (Mid-Market) and “Global Resources & Commodities Deal of the Year” (Mid-Market).
    • Americas 2017 – “USA M&A Deal of the Year” in the $250 to $500 million category and “Oil & Gas Industry Deal of the Year.”
  • 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



Haynes and Boone Represents Applied Optoelectronics in Convertible Senior Notes Offering

Haynes and Boone represented Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. as issuer’s counsel in its offering of $80.5 million of 5.00 Percent Convertible Senior Notes due 2024.



Global M&A Network Names Haynes and Boone as ‘Top Energy M&A Firm’ in U.S. and Honors ‘Deal of Year’

The Global M&A Network LLC last week honored Haynes and Boone with the “U.S.A. M&A Deal of the Year” award in the Small Mid-Market Segments. As the firm partner who led the transaction, Bill Kleinman accepted the award at the 10th Annual Americas M&A Atlas Awards gala Nov. 29 in New York.


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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