The Texas Lawbook has reported that Haynes and Boone, LLP ranked as the state’s fifth most active deal law firm in 2022, handling 79 mergers and acquisitions — more than double the firm’s 2021 deal count.
The Lawbook’s 2022 Corporate Deal Tracker counts transactions in which Texas lawyers served as legal advisors. The publication noted that Haynes Boone was one of two firms with the biggest increases in M&A activity in 2022.
“We are pleased to have had a tremendous 2022. Our results—during a year in which M&A deal participants faced economic headwinds—speaks to the strength of our nationwide M&A Practice,” said Haynes Boone Partner Tom Harris, chair of the firm’s M&A Practice Group.
Haynes Boone also ranked fifth in a narrower category: 2022 deals in which a Texas lawyer played a lead role, representing either buyers, sellers or targets in a transaction.
Rounding out the picture, Texas Lawbook ranked Haynes Boone 10th by deal value; the firm handled M&A matters valued at about $16 billion in the aggregate in 2022.
“We are honored to rank among a select number of go-to firms for M&A transactions and look forward to assisting clients with many more significant matters in 2023,” said Haynes Boone Partner Brandon McCoy, section chair for the M&A Practice Group.
The firm handled many notable deals in 2022, including:
- Brandon McCoy led a team representing Dallas-based private equity firm Trive Capital in its investment into Kittyhawk, Inc., a leading provider of Hot Isostatic Pressing services for a variety of industries including space, commercial aerospace, defense, and medical applications.
- Partner Dan Malone, based in Denver, led a team representing Blucora, Inc. in the $720 million sale of its tax software business to an affiliate of Cinven, a U.K.-based private equity fund.
- Partners Jennifer Wisinski and Stephen Grant led a team representing Park Cities Asset Management LLC, an alternative asset manager focused on providing flexible capital solutions, in the $67 million take private acquisition of Elevate Credit, Inc., a leading tech-enabled provider of innovative and responsible online credit solutions for non-prime consumers.
Haynes Boone’s M&A 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. The group routinely represents private equity firms, closely held corporations, founders, large financial institutions, and Fortune 500 public companies.