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 “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 – 16 Haynes and Boone corporate lawyers were named in the 2017 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


Oil and Gas

Haynes and Boone Helps Alta Mesa Close $3.8 Billion Merger

A team of Haynes and Boone lawyers advised Alta Mesa Holdings, LP, which on February 9 completed its $3.8 billion combination with Silver Run Acquisition Corporation II and Kingfisher Midstream LLC.



Haynes and Boone Represents Seller of Leading Spray Foam Company

Haynes and Boone represented Lapolla Industries, Inc. in its sale to Icynene U.S. Holding Corp., a Canadian rival in the spray foam insulation industry and portfolio company of FFL Partners, LLC. The deal, valued at about $160 million, was unanimously approved by Lapolla’s board of directors.


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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