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Corporate Lawyers Pinpoint Capital Markets Movements, Industry Outlook for 2017

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NEW YORK, October 19, 2016 - What’s currently affecting capital markets and M&A deals, and what’s on tap for the coming year? Amid the fluctuating oil market, Corporate partners at Baker Botts pinpoint relevant trends shaping corporate M&A, restructuring and private equity deals in the current market and into 2017. 

Relevant topics include: 

• Will the current pace of restructurings continue into 2017?
• Are upstream companies selling off non-core assets?
• How have recent energy IPO’s priced compared to expectations and how does that affect the IPO pipeline? 
• Will private equity firms prefer to IPO their upstream portfolios or sell them privately? 
• What are the expectations for shareholder activism in the energy space next year?
• Is the market for high-yield debt offerings opening up in the [midstream][energy] space? 

The following Baker Botts Corporate lawyers are available to speak on these topics. 

Lee Charles – represents publicly held and privately owned companies in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and capital-raising activities, both in the United States and internationally. 

Mollie Duckworth - represents both public and private companies in connection with investments in the energy industry, including debt and equity securities offerings for MLPs and upstream oil & gas companies, M&A transactions, private equity investments and corporate governance matters. 

Josh Davidson – representing issuers and underwriters in securities offerings, particularly in transactions involving master limited partnerships, (MLPs), YieldCos and royalty trusts, as well as representing acquirors, targets, special committees and financial advisors in corporate and partnership M&A transactions. 

Manny Grillo - represents secured and unsecured creditors, Chapter 11 debtors and borrowers, as well as both sellers and purchasers in distressed mergers and acquisitions. His practice focuses on both out-of-court debt restructurings and the reorganization and liquidation of financially distressed businesses under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code.

Doug Rayburn - securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters with experience representing issuers and underwriters in registered public offerings, including initial public offerings, offerings by public companies, master limited partnerships and shelf registrations, as well as in Rule 144A transactions and other private placements. 


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