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Haynes and Boone Earns 3 Global M&A Network Awards for Energy, Private Equity and Women Dealmakers

May 26, 2021

The Global M&A Network this week named Haynes and Boone, LLP as the Energy M&A Law Firm of the Year for 2021. In addition, Partner Janice Sharry and a private equity deal team received notable awards during the virtual M&A Atlas Awards ceremony May 25-26.

Sharry – who is a part of the firm’s Capital Markets and Securities and M&A practices – received the USA Top Women Dealmakers Award.

In the “Private Equity Acquisitions” category, Trive Capital was named Private Equity Deal of the Year for transactions above $200 million and below $1 billion. Haynes and Boone represented Trive Capital in its sale of AEVEX Aerospace.

The ceremony focused on U.S. middle markets. See more details below about each award honoree.

Jan Sharry

Based in Dallas, Sharry has experience across an array of industries, including energy, aviation, healthcare and food. She has been recognized by Chambers USA, Chambers and Partners, 2008-2021, as a leading corporate securities and M&A lawyer. She was also named this month in the Lawdragon 500 Leading Dealmakers guide for 2021. Over the course of her distinguished career, Sharry has served as a trusted advisor to numerous corporations (public and privately held) and private equity firms navigating complex multi-national transactions and capital raises. For more than 40 years, Sharry straightforward, common-sense approach to difficult negotiations and legal issues has provided executives and their boards with creative and workable solutions aimed at achieving timely, cost-effective results.

M&A and Private Equity Practice Groups

The firm’s M&A and Private Equity Practice Group 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 firm represents private equity firms in all aspects of their businesses, including advising on acquisitions, financings and exit transactions (through M&A and capital market transactions), and providing transactional and other advice to private equity-owned portfolio companies.

Energy Practice Group

Haynes and Boone has represented clients in all facets of the oil, gas and power industries since its inception in the 1970s. The firm’s energy lawyers have been at the forefront of the ever-evolving nature of energy transactions, financing and capital raising. More than 100 lawyers and professional landmen with diverse backgrounds, experiences and skill sets specific to the energy industry advise clients from our offices located in key energy-related and financial hubs. The firms Energy Practice is ranked in National Tier 1 in Oil & Gas Law and Energy Law in the “Best Law Firms” 2020 survey.

Trive Capital Deal

Haynes and Boone represented Trive Capital in the sale of AEVEX Aerospace to Madison Dearborn Partners and CoVant Management. AEVEX is a leading provider of full-spectrum airborne intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance solutions. The firm has worked with Trive on multiple acquisitions, divestitures and add-on transactions through the years.

The Haynes and Boone deal team includes Partners Tom Tippetts and Brandon McCoy and Associate Courtney Chouinard.

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 600 lawyers, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest U.S.-based firms by The National Law Journal, The American Lawyer and The Lawyer. It was recognized for excellence in the BTI Consulting Group’s 2021 “A-Team” report, which identifies the law firms that in-house counsel commend for providing superior client service.

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