Bryan Henderson

Partner

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Dallas

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Bryan Henderson

Bryan Henderson co-leads the firm's private equity group, advising private equity funds, investors, and public, private and early-stage companies on a broad array of transactional matters.

Clients rely on Bryan's guidance for raising capital, making investments, M&A, dispositions, joint ventures, forming portfolio companies, commercial and licensing arrangements, and general corporate matters.

Bryan has broad experience representing clients across many industries, including the energy, technology, infrastructure and life sciences sectors.

Bryan serves as general counsel for a Dallas-area Anglican church, is a member of the board of directors for West Dallas Community School and serves as a volunteer coach for YMCA youth sports teams.

Related Experience

Private Equity

  • Large private equity fund – acquisitions and dispositions of various portfolio companies in the software, manufacturing and publishing sectors
  • Energy private equity fund – multiple OFS acquisitions and portfolio company formations; design and implementation of complex management incentive structures
  • Midstream private equity fund – $205 million acquisition of Marcellus midstream system; $512 and $150 million dispositions of midstream portfolio companies; formation of greenfield Marcellus midstream joint venture; advice in connection with producer bankruptcy
  • Middle-market private equity fund – growth equity investments in online education company and OFS water logistics company; advice in execution of stalking horse agreement for restaurant assets
  • PE-backed energy tech company – formation of platform company, M&A transactions and counseling
  • Private SaaS companies – sale of companies to technology/growth private equity funds
  • Representation of multiple technology companies in early and late stage financings and general formation, corporate and restructuring matters
  • Representation of various investors in investing in private equity funds, including co-investment vehicles
  • PE-backed upstream company – corporate reorganization, asset transfer and term loan facility
  • Private E&P company – negotiation of management incentive plan, debt restructuring and equity investments with PE sponsors
  • Management team of PE-backed energy company – merger with SPAC and associated initial public listing
  • Family holding company – various proposed and/or consummated wind and hydroelectric energy projects

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Eagle Materials, Inc. – $665 million acquisition of Kosmos cement plant and terminals
  • Liberty TripAdvisor – $325 million investment by Certares in 8% Series A cumulative redeemable preferred
  • CommerceHub, Inc. – $1.1B sale of publicly-traded distributed commerce network provider to GTCR and Sycamore Partners
  • Hunt Consolidated – multiple mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures involving electric transmission and distribution companies
  • Assertio Therapeutics – various acquisitions, dispositions and investments
  • ManyWho, Inc. – sale of cloud-based application development platform company to affiliate of Dell
  • Investor consortium – bid to acquire Oncor Electric Delivery Company in EFH chapter 11 proceedings
  • Brother Industries – bid to acquire Kodak document scanning solutions business in chapter 11 proceedings
  • EnLink Midstream, LP (formerly Crosstex Energy) – $4.8 billion combination with midstream assets of Devon Energy Corporation
  • Multiple debtors-in-possession – fully-backstopped private rights offerings of debt and equity securities in connection with emergence from chapter 11
  • Global independent power producer – $165 million sale of 50% stake in solar joint venture
  • Accenture – $90 million acquisition of managed services company

Capital Markets

  • Underwriters for Forterra, Inc. – $330 million IPO
  • Underwriters for Continental Building Products, Inc. – $165 million IPO, $500 million in multiple secondary common stock offerings
  • Initial purchasers of $700 million 144A senior secured notes of Comstock, Inc.
  • Underwriters for various issuers for at-the-market equity programs

General Counseling

  • High net-worth families – various business restructuring, acquisition, estate planning, government investigation and other family office matters
  • Private coffee company – multiple co-manufacturing and private label agreements with various customers; supplier arrangements; development and manufacturing agreements; corporate counseling
  • Private frozen food manufacturing company – negotiation of co-manufacturing agreement
  • Family-owned retail company – evaluation of strategic alternatives, including recapitalization, third-party sale and initial public offering

Pro Bono

  • General counsel to Dallas-area Anglican church
  • Numerous pro bono clients – estate planning projects
  • Pro bono client – adoption of stepson in Texas state court

Awards & Community

Recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer-Rising Star (Thomson Reuters), 2018-2020

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2020 Virtual M&A Primer

On December 1, 3, 8 and 10 at 11:00a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CT, Baker Botts is hosting the Virtual M&A Primer, presented by the Baker Botts Corporate group across various offices.