Press Release

Haynes and Boone Transactions Honored with 2019 Americas M&A Atlas Awards

October 25, 2019

Three transactions handled by Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers were selected as middle-market “deals of the year” by the Global M&A Network.

“We are honored to have received this recognition, which speaks to the firm’s proficiency in handling middle-market deals and providing strategic solutions for our clients,” said Jennifer Wisinski, chair of Haynes and Boone’s Business Transactions Department.

Blucora acquires 1st Global

The Global M&A Network selected the following transaction as the U.S. Corporate M&A Deal of the Year (in the $100-$300 million category):

A Haynes and Boone team led by Dallas Partner Jan Sharry represented Blucora Inc. in its acquisition of 1st Global Inc., a tax-focused wealth management company based in Dallas, for $180 million.

She was assisted by Partners Ryan Cox and Dan Malone and Associates Michael Pritchard, David Lightstone and Omar Shariff. New York Partners Madelyn Calabrese and Daren Domina advised Blucora on regulatory issues. Partners Paul Amiel and Sakina Foster and Associate Laura Shapiro advised the client on financing for the transaction. Partner Susan Wetzel, Counsel Chris Kang and Associate Scott Thompson advised Blucora on employee benefits and executive compensation matters.

Corporación POK acquired by Nucor Corporation

This transaction was selected as Mexico Deal of the Year (middle-market) by the Global M&A Network:

A multi-office team of lawyers led by Partner George Y. Gonzalez represented equity owners of Corporación POK, S.A. de C.V. (POK) in the sale of stock to Nucor Corporation (Nucor).

The remainder of the team consisted of: Partners Edgar Klee, Jason Habinsky, John Eldridge, Odean Volker, Alberto de la Peña, Mitchell Miller, Ken Bezozo, and Gavin George, Counsel Ed Lebow, Associates Valisa Berber-Thayer, Mauricio Reynoso, Don Shiman, Fernanda Ruizesparza, Michael Scanlon and Joel Gonzalez.

NRG Energy acquires retail electricity and natural gas assets of Stream Energy

The Global M&A Network selected the transaction as Energy M&A Deal of the Year (middle-market):

A Haynes and Boone team led by Partner Bill Kleinman 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.

Along with Bill Kleinman, Stream was represented by Haynes and Boone Partner Jennifer Wisinski and Associates Brandon McCoy and Zach Burnett.

Haynes and Boone’s M&A Practice Group has 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. The firm routinely represents private equity firms, closely held corporations, founders, large financial institutions and Fortune 500 public companies. The M&A team prides itself on crafting strategic solutions that advance clients’ business objectives by anticipating and evaluating the roadblocks and opportunities that clients face on the way to closing a deal successfully.

Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Charlotte, Chicago, Denver, Washington, D.C., London, Mexico City and Shanghai, providing a full spectrum of legal services in energy, technology, financial services and private equity. With more than 575 lawyers, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest U.S.-based firms by The National Law Journal, The American Lawyer and The Lawyer. It also ranks among the nation’s most recommended law firms by general counsel, according to BTI Consulting Group’s “Most Recommended Law Firms 2019” report.