Mergers and Acquisitions

We know that your transaction could be one of the most significant events you and your company will experience. Our M&A team will give it the attention it merits, focusing on the deal’s unique business objectives and handling any unexpected roadblocks or special circumstances. We’re efficient and strategic, working as a team to help you avoid problems and leverage opportunities on the path to your success.

We’re a powerful force in middle-market deals. Clients have turned to us to help close more than 500 transactions in the last five years. We routinely represent financial sponsors including private equity funds, public companies, closely held companies, founders and family businesses.

We’re always ready to roll up our sleeves and get deals done, 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

We pair our knowledge with individualized attention and uncommon responsiveness. Our cross-functional teams 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.

Situations can change on a dime, so clients appreciate that we are nimble and proactive, providing what they need when they need it. We go the extra mile, delivering value-added services and practical solutions that exceed their expectations and help them achieve their business goals.

Recent industry recognition of our M&A practice includes:

  • Chambers USA, Chambers and Partners – Ranked in Corporate/M&A (Colorado and Texas), 2023.
  • Lawdragon 500 – Four Haynes Boone corporate lawyers named 2024 Leading Dealmakers.
  • U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” – National Tier 2 ranking in: Corporate Law, 2023.
  • M&A Advisor:
    • 2023 Private Equity Deal of the Year ($10MM - 25MM)
    • 2022 Cross-Border Deal of the Year ($10MM - $25MM)
    • 2022 M&A Deal of the Year ($25MM - $50MM)
    • 2022 Private Equity Deal of the Year ($10MM - $100MM)
  • The Global M&A Network – 2023 M&A Atlas Awards:
    • “Energy & Services Deal of the Year”
    • “Food & Beverage Deal of the Year”
  • ACG Houston – 2023 Deal of the Year - Exploration & Production (Upstream).
  • Legal 500 U.S. – Recognized the firm’s M&A Practice in the M&A: Middle-Market category, 2022.
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Press Release
Haynes Boone Advises Private Equity Firm Valesco in Multiple Successful Transactions in 2024
April 09, 2024

Lawyers from Haynes and Boone, LLP’s Business Transactions and Finance Departments have advised Valesco Industries on a third 2024 transaction, as the private equity firm continues to seek opportunities to invest in growth-oriented manufacturing businesses and value-add distribution enterprises. On March 26, Valesco closed its second transaction out of Valesco Fund III – an investment in American [...]