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The following deals, involving at least one Texas-based company, were announced in 2013. Sources include Texas Lawyer, The AmLaw Daily, Thomson Reuters and corporate press releases.

DELL INC. buyout by MICHAEL DELL AND SILVER LAKE PARTNERS

Description: Dell founder Michael Dell, along with Silver Lake Partners, took Austin-based Dell Inc. private in a deal valued at about $24.9 billion. Closed in October 2013.

Counsel for Dell: Hogan Lovells

Counsel for Dell board special committee: Debevoise & Plimpton

Counsel for Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners: Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Blake Cassels & Graydon; Fangda Partners; Clifford Chance; Rahmat Lim & Partners

SYSCO CORP. acquisition of US FOODS

Description: Sysco Corp., based in Houston, announced it would acquire US Foods in a deal valued at about $8.2 billion. Pending.

Counsel to US Foods: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Debevoise & Plimpton; White & Case

Counsel to Sysco: Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; Arnall Golden & Gregory

BMC SOFTWARE acquisition by INVESTMENT GROUP

Description: BMC Software, based in Houston, went private after an investor group led by Bain Capital and Golden Gate Capital, with GCI Special Investments and Insight Venture Partners, acquired its stock in a deal valued at about $6.9 billion. Closed in September 2013.

Counsel for BMC: Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Counsel for private investor group: Kirkland & Ellis; Sidley Austin; Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Loyens & Loeff

INVESTMENT GROUP acquisition of THE NEIMAN MARCUS GROUP

Description: Affiliates of Ares Management of Los Angeles and Toronto-based CPPIB acquired Dallas-based Neiman Marcus Group for $6 billion. Closed in October 2013.

Counsel to Neiman Marcus: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Counsel to Neiman Marcus management: Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Counsel to Ares Management and CPPIB: Proskauer Rose; Latham & Watkins; Torys

DEVON ENERGY CORP. acquisition of EAGLE FORD ASSETS FROM GEOSOUTHERN ENERGY

Description: Devon Energy Corp., based in Oklahoma City, acquired Eagle Ford oil play assets from privately held GeoSouthern Energy, based in The Woodlands, for $6 billion in cash. Closed in February 2014.

Counsel to Devon: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Counsel to GeoSouthern: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

PVR PARTNERS acquisition of REGENCY ENERGY PARTNERS

Description: Regency Energy Partners of Dallas acquired PVR Partners of Radnor, Pa., in a deal valued at $5.6 billion. Closed in March 2014.

Counsel to Regency: In-house; Baker Botts

Counsel to PVR: Vinson & Elkins

AMERICAN AIRLINES merger with US AIRWAYS GROUP

Description: AMR Corp., the Fort Worth-based parent of American Airlines, merged with US Airways Group Inc. to form American Airlines Group Inc. in a deal valued at $5.5 billion.

Counsel to US Airways: Latham & Watkins; O’Melveny & Myers; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft; Dechert; Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg; Duane Morris; Creel, Garcia-Cuellar y Muggenburg

Counsel to AMR: Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Jones Day; Paul Hastings; Debevoise & Plimpton; K&L Gates; Dechert

FIELDWOOD ENERGY LLC acquisition of assets from APACHE CORP.

Description: Fieldwood Energy, a portfolio company of New York City private investment firm Riverstone Holdings, acquired Gulf of Mexico Shelf operations and properties from Apache Corp. of Houston for about $5.25 billion, including $3.75 billion in cash and $1.5 billion in assumed liabilities. Closed in September 2013.

Counsel to Apache: In-house; Bracewell & Giuliani;

Counsel to Fieldwood: Vinson & Elkins; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

KINDER MORGAN ENERGY PARTNERS (KMP) acquisition of COPANO ENERGY

Description: Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, based in Houston, acquired Houston-based Copano Energy for about $5 billion. Closed in May 2013.

Counsel to KMP: In-house; Bracewell & Giuliani; Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Counsel to Copano: Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Counsel to TPG, Copano’s largest unit-holder: Vinson & Elkins

CROWN CASTLE INTERNATIONAL CORP. acquisition of lease rights and towers from AT&T

Description: Crown Castle International Corp., based in Houston, paid AT&T of Dallas $4.83 billion to lease 9,000 wireless towers and purchase 600 towers. Closed in December 2013.

Counsel to AT&T: Sullivan & Cromwell; Bryan Cave

Counsel to Crown Castle: Cravath, Swaine & Moore

Top Texas IPOs in 2013

Company City Date of Issue Proceeds Company’s Counsel Managers Manager’s Counsel
Plains GP Holdings Houston Oct. 15, 2013 $2,912.4 million Vinson & Elkins Barclays; Goldman Sachs & Co.; JP Morgan Securities; Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Citigroup Global Markets; UBS Securities; Wells Fargo Securities Baker Botts
Frank’s International Houston Aug. 8, 2013 $759.0 million Vinson & Elkins Barclays; Credit Suisse; Simmons & Co. International; Citi; Morgan Stanley; Goldman Sachs & Co.; UBS Securities Latham & Watkins
Cheniere Energy Partners Houston Dec. 12, 2013 $720.0 million Andrews Kurth Goldman Sachs & Co.; Morgan Stanley; Credit Suisse; RBC Capital Markets Vinson & Elkins
CVR Refining Sugar Land Jan. 16, 2013 $690.0 million Vinson & Elkins Credit Suisse; Citi; Barclays; UBS Investment Bank; Jefferies & Co. Latham & Watkins
Phillips 66 Partners Houston 22-Jul-13 $434.4 million Latham & Watkins JP Morgan Securities; Morgan Stanley; Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Barclays; Credit Suisse; Deutsche Bank Securities Corp.; Citi; RBC Capital Markets Andrews Kurth
Valero Energy Partners San Antonio Dec. 10, 2013 $396.8 million Baker Botts JP Morgan; Barclays; Citigroup Global Merkets; RBC Capital Markets; Wells Fargo Securities Latham & Watkins
Midcoast Energy Partners Houston Nov. 6, 2013 $383.0 million Latham & Watkins Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Barclays; Citigroup Global Markets; Credit Suisse Securities; Deutsche Bank Securities; Goldman Sachs & Co.; JP Morgan; Morgan Stanley; Wells Fargo Securities; UBS Investment Bank Baker Botts
Athlon Energy Fort Worth Aug. 1, 2013 $362.8 million Latham & Watkins Citi; Goldman Sachs & Co.; Bank of America Merrill Lynch; UBS Securities; Wells Fargo Securities Baker Botts
OCI Partners Nederland Oct. 3, 2013 $362.3 million Latham & Watkins Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Barclays; Citigroup Global Markets Andrews Kurth
CyrusOne Carrollton Jan. 17, 2013 $360.5 million Cravath, Swaine & Moore; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Venable Morgan Stanley; Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Deutsche Bank Securities; Barclays Latham & Watkins
Source: Thomson Reuters