Press Release

Haynes Boone Earns M&A Mid-Market Award

The Global M&A Network, sponsor of the M&A Atlas Awards, selected a transaction handled by Haynes and Boone, LLP as one of the mid-market deals of the year.


Earthstone Energy Inc’s acquisition of Permian Basin operator Chisholm Energy Holdings LLC, in a cash-and-stock transaction worth over $600 million, was selected as the Small & Mid-Market Energy Deal of the Year.


Earthstone was represented by a Haynes Boone deal team that included Partner and Co-Chair of the Oil and Gas Practice Group Austin Elam, Partner Kim Mai, and Associate Camie Carlock.


The Atlas Awards honor the best-value creating deals and top dealmakers in the U.S. over the past year.


Haynes Boone is also serving as counsel to Earthstone in its acquisition of the assets of Midland Basin operator Bighorn Permian Resources, LLC in a cash-and-stock transaction worth approximately $860 million. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2022, and is being handled by a team that again features Elam, Mai and Carlock, along with Partner Raquel Alvarenga and Associates Briana Hopes and Reem Abdelrazik.


Haynes 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 in 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 600 lawyers, Haynes Boone is ranked among the largest U.S.-based firms by The National Law Journal, The American Lawyer and The Lawyer. It was recognized in the BTI Consulting Group’s 2022 “A-Team” report, which identifies the law firms that in-house counsel commend for providing superior client service.