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Haynes Boone Wins ACG Houston Deal of the Year for $1.4B Energy Transaction

April 25, 2024

ACG Deal of the YearA transaction assisted by Haynes and Boone, LLP was named Deal of the Year in the Overall category as well as the Exploration & Production (Upstream) category at this year’s Association for Corporate Growth Houston Seventh Annual Awards Ceremony.

In the winning deal, a multidisciplinary team led by Partner Jeremy Kennedy served as lead counsel to Chesapeake Energy Corporation in the sale of the Brazos Valley region of its Eagle Ford asset to WildFire Energy I LLC for $1.425 billion. The sale involved approximately 377,000 net acres and 1,350 wells in the Brazos Valley region.

The deal team also included Partners Stephen Grant, Mary Mendoza, Kraig Grahmann, Raquel Alvarenga and Associates John Craven and Will Johnson.

ACG HoustonThe awards ceremony, according to ACG Houston, “is focused on celebrating Houston’s booming middle-market deal community.” The event honors “the deals and dealmakers who drive M&A resulting in economic and corporate growth, strategic impact, capital formation and the advancement of meaningful business relationships.” Eligible deals closed in 2023 and were only considered if they had a “reasonably relationship to the Greater Houston area.

Three other deals on which Haynes Boone served as buyer’s counsel were also nominated for awards, including:

Haynes Boone’s Oil and Gas Practice represents domestic and foreign public and private companies that conduct operations both internally and across the United States in the domestic resource plays and shale plays (including the Midland and Delaware Basins, Eagle Ford, Barnett, Haynesville, Wolfberry, Marcellus, Utica, Niobrara, Woodford and Bakken/Three Forks).

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 $50 billion. The firm routinely represents private equity firms, closely held corporations, founders, large financial institutions and Fortune 500 public companies.

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