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. – 19 Haynes and Boone corporate lawyers were named in the 2020 guide
  • BTI Consulting Group – Recognized for excellent service in the BTI Consulting Group’s 2019 Client Service A-Team report and the 16th consecutive year to be listed in the “Client Service A-Team” ranking.
  • Chambers USA, Chambers and Partners – ranked in Corporate/M&A (Texas) in 2019
  • D CEO and the Association of Corporate Growth – 2019 Mergers and Acquisitions Awards: “Deal of the Year - $25 million to $149 million” and “Deal of the Year - $150 million to $999 million”
  • Legal 500 U.S. – Recognized the firm’s M&A practice in the M&A middle-market category and four M&A lawyers in 2019
  • The M&A Advisor:
    • 2019 International M&A Awards – “Materials Deal of the Year” and “Cross Border Deal of the Year” (Largest – over $1.0 billion)
    • 2019 M&A Advisor Summit Awards – “Technology Deal of the Year” ($100 million - $250 million) and “Private Equity Deal of the Year” ($75 million - $100 million)
  • Global M&A Network – M&A Atlas Awards:
    • U.S.A. 2019 – “U.S.A. Acquisition Finance Deal of the Year” (U.S.A Middle Market)
    • 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” ($250 to $500 million) and “Oil & Gas Industry Deal of the Year”

Mergers and Acquisitions

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Haynes and Boone Represents Stream Energy in $300 Million Sale

A Haynes and Boone team represented Stream Energy in the sale of its retail electricity and natural gas business to NRG Energy Inc. for $300 million plus working capital in an all-cash transaction.


D CEO Selects Two Haynes and Boone Transactions as ‘Deals of the Year’

Haynes and Boone worked on two separate M&A transactions involving beverage companies that received “Deal of the Year” awards from D CEO and the Association for Corporate Growth.


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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