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Haynes and Boone Deals Selected for 2019 Mergers and Acquisitions Awards

March 06, 2019

D CEO and the Global M&A Network have selected several mergers and acquisitions deals handled by Haynes and Boone, LLP teams for recognition.

The Global M&A Network named two Haynes and Boone deals as winners in its 2019 M&A Atlas Awards. Haynes and Boone lawyers also worked on three deals chosen as finalists in the D CEO and Association for Corporate Growth 2019 Mergers and Acquisitions Awards. The D CEO program recognizes the top M&A matters in North Texas and the outstanding professionals who played key roles in the deals.

The firm will be honored at an awards ceremony hosted by the Global M&A Network on March 26.

The Global M&A Network selected the following as a winner of the “Global Divestiture & Carve-Out Deal” of the year:

Shell Sells Argentina Downstream Business to Raízen

A Haynes and Boone team led by Partner Ricardo Garcia-Moreno represented Royal Dutch Shell plc and certain affiliates in the sale of its downstream business in Argentina to Raízen Combustiveis S.A. for US $916 million in cash. The team also included Partners Alberto de la Peña and Patricia Mastropierro, Associates Valisa Berber-Thayer, Foreign Associate Fernando Villasenor, and others.

The sale included the Buenos Aires Refinery, around 645 retail stations, liquefied petroleum gas, marine fuels, aviation fuels, bitumen, chemicals and lubricants businesses, as well as supply and distribution activities in the country. The businesses acquired by Raízen will continue their relationships with affiliates of Shell through various commercial agreements negotiated in connection with such transactions with an estimated value of U.S. $300 million.

The Global M&A Network selected the following as a winner of the “Global Corporate M&A Deal” in the “mega” deal category:

Cabot Microelectronics Buys KMG Chemicals

Haynes and Boone represented KMG Chemicals, Inc., a global specialty chemicals supplier, in its $1.6 billion cash and stock merger with Cabot Microelectronics Corporation pursuant to which KMG became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cabot.

The team included Partners Jesse Gelsomini, Daniel Gold, Mary Mendoza, Sameer Saxena, Joseph Vilardo, Odean Volker, Jennifer Wisinski, Jeffrey Wolfson, Senior Counsel John Eldridge, Counsel Brian Giovannini, and Associates Paloma Ahmadi, Ochuko Hope, Marc Legrand, James Long, Brandon McCoy, Brent Shultz, and Attorney Clare Staub.

The deal was also short-listed by D CEO Magazine for its M&A Awards, along with the following transactions:

Cold Spring Brewing Co. Acquires Carolina Beverage Group

A Haynes and Boone team led by Tom Harris and Brandon McCoy represented SunTx Capital Partners, a Dallas-based private equity firm, in the sale of Carolina Beverage Group to Cold Spring Brewing Company, a portfolio company of Brynwood Partners. The Haynes and Boone team for this transaction also included Sam Lichtman, Paul Amiel, Monika Sanford, Chris Kang, Don Shiman, Scott Thompson, and Brett Moore.

SunTx, which invests in middle-market manufacturing, distribution and service companies, acquired a majority interest in Carolina Beverage Group and worked closely with the management team to execute a series of growth and operational initiatives, including a multimillion-dollar investment to create a manufacturing and distribution facility in Fort Worth, Texas.

Constellation Brands Acquires Four Corners Brewing Co.

Partner Tom Harris and Associates Bryan Diebels and Brandon McCoy represented Four Corners Brewing Company LLC, a Dallas-based brewery producing premium beer, in its sale and merger into a subsidiary of Constellation Brands, Inc., a public company.

To view the full list of finalists, click here.

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 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.

The deals short listed by D CEO will be honored at a private awards ceremony on May 2.

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