Press Release

Haynes Boone Wins Multiple Middle Market Deal Awards

May 15, 2023

The Global M&A Network has honored Haynes and Boone LLP with two Middle Market Deal of the Year Awards.

At the 2023 M&A Atlas Awards, held April 28 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., Haynes Boone was recognized for handling the “food & beverage” and “energy & services” deals of the year.

“We honor the successes of top performing leaders and dealmakers; and congratulate them on their vision and excellence for executing value-creating transactions,” said Shanta Kumari, CEO and global group editor at Global M&A Network.

Below are details about the winning deals.

Energy & Services Deal of the Year

Haynes Boone served as counsel to Penta Operating, LLC, in the sale of a number of Jack’s Convenience Stores and an oil change and car wash to an affiliate of Monfort Companies.

Partners Brent Beckert and Greg Samuel and Associate Rachael Williams served as M&A counsel for Penta, with assistance from Partner Raquel Alvarenga (Labor/Employment), Counsel Scott Thompson (Benefits), Partners Mary Mendoza (Environmental), David Taubenfeld (Insurance) and Brad Holdbrook (Real Estate), and Associates Maddie Ballard (Real Estate) and Eli Brook (M&A).

Food & Beverage Deal of the Year

A deal team led by Partner Megan Gess represented Denner Vineyards, a producer of critically acclaimed wines from California's Central Coast, in the sale of its business to E. & J. Gallo Winery.

Gess was assisted in the transaction by Associates Hayley Hervieux, Matthew Thompson, Maseo Brown (M&A) and a cross-practice team that included: Partner Tamara Devitt (Labor & Employment); Partner Randy Colson and Associate Annie Allison (Intellectual Property); Partner Mitch Miller (Trust & Estates); and Partner Laura Martone and Associate Robin Ladd (Finance).

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.