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Baker Botts Shines in Energy M&A Rankings in SNL Financial

HOUSTON, July 15, 2015 – Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, announced today that the firm finished first in SNL Financial’s Q2 (YTD) energy M&A league table by both deal value and volume. 

According to the report, in the first half of 2015, Baker Botts lawyers advised on 11 energy M&A transactions valued at nearly $40 billion.

During the first half of the year, the firm handled several notable energy M&A transactions, including:

  • Regency Energy Partners LP in the $18 billion merger with Energy Transfer Partners L.P. The transaction was led by Dallas partner Neel Lemon and Houston partner A.J. Ericksen
  • Williams Partners L.P. in the proposed $13.8 billion acquisition by The Williams Companies Inc. The transaction was led by partner Joshua Davidson and Tull Florey
  • Morgan Stanley, as financial advisor to UIL Holdings, in the $4.1 billion sale of UIL Holdings to Iberdrola USA. New York partner Bill Lamb led the firm’s work for Morgan Stanley on this transaction.
  • EQT Corporation in the $1.05 billion sale of its Northern West Virginia Marcellus Gathering System, along with a preferred interest in an EQT subsidiary, to EQT Midstream Partners, LP. The transaction was led by Austin partner Mike Bengtson.

To view Baker Botts’ mid-year M&A media release, please click here.

To view the full SNL Financial M&A league table report, please click here.

To learn more about Baker Botts’ M&A practice, please click here.


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