Samantha Hale Crispin

Department Chair - Corporate (Firmwide) Partner

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Samantha Crispin

Samantha Hale Crispin is a seasoned M&A lawyer with over 20 years of experience helping publicly traded and privately held corporate clients and private equity funds in complex M&A, capital markets and strategic business transactions. Samantha is firmwide Chair of the Corporate Department and serves on the firm's Executive Committee.

Her clients include the media, technology, energy and energy tech, infrastructure and construction products industries.

Strategic and private equity buyers and sellers rely on Samantha's counsel for M&A transactions, including corporate reorganizations, spin-offs and split-offs, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and opportunistic, distressed and/or bankruptcy-related acquisitions and dispositions. She also advises in public offerings, PIPEs and other capital raising transactions.

Samantha serves on the boards of directors of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas and the North Texas Business Council for the Arts. She is a Leader with the Center for Women in Law and previously served as the firmwide chair of the Baker Botts Global Women's Forum and as a member of the firm's Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

Related Experience

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • BKV Corporation - $750 million acquisition of natural gas upstream and midstream infrastructure from XTO Energy
  • GCI Liberty - $8.7 billion sale to Liberty Broadband
  • Liberty Media - $1.5 billion reattribution of assets and liabilities among Formula One Group and Liberty SiriusXM Group
  • Qurate - convertible preferred stock investment in comScore
  • Liberty TripAdvisor - $325 million investment by Certares in 8% Series A cumulative redeemable preferred
  • Liberty Expedia Holdings - $2.6 billion sale to Expedia Group
  • Kimberly-Clark - Spin-off of Halyard Health in $1.8 billion transaction
  • Brother Industries - bid to acquire Kodak document scanning solutions business in chapter 11 proceedings
  • Forterra, Inc. - strategic acquisitions and dispositions of pre-cast concrete pipe manufacturing businesses
  • Leading Private Equity Fund - strategic bolt-on acquisitions and dispositions of portfolio companies
  • ASARCO LLC - Auction and disposition of copper mining, smelting and refining company in chapter 11 valued at $3.6 billion
  • AT&T - $1.4 billion sale of Sterling Commerce to IBM
  • Eagle Materials - $466 million acquisition of cement plants and related assets from Lafarge North America
  • Centex - Spin-off of Eagle Materials (f/k/a Centex Construction Products) in $1.2 billion transaction
  • Accenture - Strategic acquisitions of technology companies and international consulting and outsourcing companies; venture capital investments in technology companies; auction and divestiture of venture capital investment portfolio
  • USA Compression Partners - $500 million sale of natural gas compression provider to Riverstone Holdings
  • Centex - $362 million sale of Centex Construction Group to Balfour Beatty; $575 million sale of Centex Home Equity to Fortress; $137 million sale of HomeTeam Services to Rollins; sale of CTX Builders Supply to ProBuild Holdings
  • Energy Spectrum Partners - $512 million sale of Keystone Midstream Partners to MarkWest Energy
  • HM International - Acquisitions of various frozen and prepared food manufacturers

Capital Markets

  • Liberty Media Acquisition Corporation - $575 million IPO of corporate sponsored SPAC
  • GCI Liberty - $1 billion sale of LendingTree common stock
  • Liberty Media - $800 million .50% Exchangeable Senior Notes due 2050 (LiveNation)
  • Liberty Broadband - $750 million 1.25% Exchangeable Senior Notes due 2050 (Charter Communications)
  • Liberty Media - $750 million rights offering to acquire Series C Liberty SiriusXM Common Stock
  • Liberty Media - $600 million 2.75% Exchangeable Senior Notes due 2049 (Sirius XM Holdings)
  • QVC - 6.250% Senior Secured Notes due 2068
  • Underwriters for Foundation Building Materials, Inc. - $180 million IPO; $92 million secondary common stock offering
  • Underwriters for Forterra, Inc. - $330 million IPO
  • Underwriters for Continental Building Products - $165 million IPO; $500 million in secondary common stock offerings
  • Kimberly-Clark - $1.8 billion spin off of Halyard Health; $250 million Rule 144A senior notes offering in connection with Halyard Health spin-off
  • Private Equity Fund - $250 million Rule 144A senior notes offering in connection with acquisition of manufacturing portfolio company
  • Qurate (formerly Liberty Interactive) - $400 million Exchangeable Senior Notes (Home Shopping Network)
  • Eagle Materials - $150 million common stock offering in connection with acquisition of assets; $100 million senior notes repurchase tender
  • Motive - $50 million IPO

Strategic Transactions

  • Leading Vehicle Manufacturer - strategic development arrangements supporting innovation in hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles and related hydrogen fueling infrastructure
  • Accenture - Consulting, outsourcing, joint venture, strategic alliance and other corporate partnering arrangements
  • Brother Industries - early stage investments and strategic alliances with emerging growth companies
  • Eagle Materials - strategic distribution and supply arrangements

Awards & Community

Serves on Baker Botts' Executive Committee and previously served as Chair of Baker Botts' Women's Initiative, the Global Women's Forum

Serves on the Executive Committee for the Center for Women in Law and on the Board of Directors of the Business Council for the Arts

Recognized as a "Stand-Out Lawyer" by Thomson Reuters, 2022-2023

Recognized as one of the "Top Women in Dealmaking" by The Deal, 2021, 2022, & 2023

Listed in Chambers USA for Corporate/M&A in Texas, 2021-2023

Recognized as one of the "Top 21 in 21-Women in Tech" by Kayo Conference Series, 2021

Winner of Client Choice Award: M&A - Texas, 2016

Recipient of the "Outstanding Woman Lawyer Award" by Dallas Women Lawyers Association, 2020

Recognized as one of "The Most Powerful Business Leaders in Dallas-Fort Worth" by D CEO Dallas 500, 2019 & 2020

Named one of the "Best Lawyers in America" by Best Lawyers (Woodward White, Inc.), 2016-2022

Named one of the "Best Lawyers in Dallas" by D Magazine, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

Recognized as a Texas Super Lawyers-Rising Star (Thomson Reuters), 2008-2010, 2013


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CWIL 2021 Biennial Award Luncheon

Baker Botts is proud to be a silver sponsor of the Center for Women in Law; 2021 Biennial Award Luncheon, featuring keynote speaker Emmy - Winning journalist Soledad O'Brien on April 23, 2021.