Efren Acosta




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Efren Acosta's practice focuses on M&A for private and public companies with a concentration in the manufacturing and oilfield services industries. Fluent in Spanish, Mr. Acosta's practice also involves work on matters in Latin America, and his experience extends to representation of both U.S. and Latin American clients in mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and other matters in this region.

Mr. Acosta works closely with companies and private equity firms domestically and internationally in connection with mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, venture capital investments and private placements. He regularly advises clients concerning general corporate matters.

Related Experience

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Publicly traded professional services and engineering company in the $3.3 billion acquisition of the energy, chemicals and resources division of a competitor
  • Publicly traded producer of commercial silica in $750 million acquisition of global producer of engineered materials derived from industrial minerals
  • Private equity-backed composite frac plug design and manufacturing firm in its $152 million sale to a strategic acquirer
  • Private equity sponsor in a significant minority investment in Alberta-based manufacturer of downhole rod pumps and components
  • Publicly traded provider of energy, water and hygiene technologies in its $2.16 billion acquisition of privately held provider of specialty chemicals and related services to customers in the oil and gas industry
  • Publicly traded producer of commercial silica in divestiture of transload and logistics assets
  • Private equity sponsor in its investment in a premium drill bit manufacturer
  • Private equity sponsor in its investment in a manufacturer of radiators, oil coolers, gas coolers and industrial cooling systems for the oil and gas, mining and power generation markets, and in the eventual sale of that portfolio company to a strategic buyer
  • UK-based quality assurance provider in the acquisition of a provider of cyber security and assurance services for products, equipment and networks across multiple industries
  • Publicly traded commercial producer of silica in its acquisition of a regional frac sand mining and processing business
  • Private equity-backed premium drill bit manufacturer in sale of the company to a strategic acquirer
  • Stockholder group in the sale of privately held valve manufacturing business to a public acquirer
  • Private equity sponsor in the acquisition and subsequent combination of two providers of surface well-control equipment and related services
  • Private forged products manufacturer in the acquisition of a private equity-backed manufacturer of flotation equipment
  • Private equity firm in the sale of a refinery equipment manufacturing business
  • Publicly traded drilling contractor in a series of acquisitions of drilling equipment providers and oilfield services businesses
  • Publicly traded oilfield services company in the acquisition of a reservoir consulting firm
  • Private equity firm in the acquisition of a majority stake and recapitalization of a cased-hole wireline services company and in the eventual disposition of the company to a strategic acquirer
  • Public company in the sale of a fleet of twenty offshore supply vessels to a public marine transportation services provider
  • Publicly traded downstream energy company in the acquisition of a majority interest in an 80,000 bpd refinery and certain related terminals, pipeline assets, gathering systems and related assets and facilities
  • Major oil producer in divestiture of over 250 retail service stations and convenience stores

International/Latin America

  • U.S. based natural gas and electric distribution construction contractor in the acquisition of three affiliated Canada and U.S.-based construction companies
  • Privately owned Mexico bank in the acquisition of American International Group, Inc.'s consumer finance operations in Monterrey, Mexico
  • Privately owned UK-based global oilfield products and services provider in acquisition of subsea controls systems business in the United States, United Kingdom, Norway, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates
  • Public drilling contractor in disposition of assets in Peru, Colombia and the Gulf of Mexico
  • Privately owned Mexico steel producer/distributor in the sale of mining operations and steel production assets in Mexico and the U.S. and the execution of an international steel distribution joint venture
  • Public company in the sale of its third party logistics operations in the United States, Latin America, Canada, Europe and Asia to a private equity purchaser
  • Privately owned Mexico retailer in long-term franchise and joint venture agreements with U.S. manufacturer
  • U.S. construction company in consortium arrangement in Ecuador
  • International client in the sale of its specialty engineered polymers division to an international competitor
  • Privately owned UK-based global oilfield products and services provider in combination with U.S.-based oilfield services and products provider
  • Private manufacturer of drill bits and specialty downhole tools in the acquisition of a Canadian drill bit producer
  • Mexico steel producer/distributor in long-term agency and sales representation arrangements
  • Global provider of engineering design and project services in acquisitions of Canadian engineering services companies
  • Manufacturer and seller of industrial forklift trucks in the negotiation and execution of a long-term commercial arrangement for the development, marketing and distribution of industrial forklift trucks in the United States, Canada and Mexico

Awards & Community

Recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer (Thomson Reuters), 2018

Recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer-Rising Star (Thomson Reuters), 2010, 2011, 2013 & 2014

Legal 500 U.S., Recommended lawyer, M&A/corporate and commercial - M&A - middle-market ($500m-999m), 2016

The Best Lawyers in America, 2016-2018

Named a "Minority 40 Under 40," by The National Law Journal, 2011

Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow





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