John Kaercher


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John Kaercher

John Kaercher is a Partner in the Austin office and the Co-Chair of the firm's Private Equity Pillar. John provides ongoing representation to corporate clients on complex transactions, including domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, SPACs, private equity and public and private securities offerings, with a particular focus on the technology, media, telecommunications and energy sectors. (including oil and gas, power, renewables, and the energy transition).

John forms long-lasting relationships with his clients and is routinely called upon to lead complicated transactions on expedited timelines. In addition, John frequents the speaker circuits, regularly participating on panels or providing insights on topical matters.

John was recognized as a Texas Super Lawyers-Rising Star for 2018, 2019 and 2020 and is a member of the firm's Oil & Gas, TMT, and Financial Restructuring M&A teams.

Related Experience

Mergers & Acquisitions/Joint Ventures

  • Representation of energy-focused clients, including Diversified Gas & Oil Corporation, Colonial Pipeline Company, Riverstone Holdings, LLC, The Energy & Minerals Group, Equitrans Midstream Corporation, EQT Corporation, EQM Midstream Partners, Jones Energy, American Resource Development, Hyridge Energy and WhiteWater Midstream, in connection with M&A transactions and joint ventures of $17 billion
  • Representation of technology/media/telecommunications-related clients, including Liberty Media Corporation, Liberty Latin America Ltd., Qurate Retail Inc., Barnes & Noble, Inc., ESO Solutions, Inc., AffiniPay Holdings, LLC, JettyCove Holdings, LLC, Toshiba Corporation, WellSky Corporation, Wolters Kluwer, DXC Technology, Dell Technologies, in multiple domestic and cross-border buy- and sell-side M&A transactions of $10 billion
  • Representation of SHUAA Capital psc. in connection with the acquisition of Anghami by Vistas Merger Acquisition Company, Inc.
  • Representation of FinTech company in $580 million sale to a Tier 1 technology private equity fund
  • Representation of the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Barnes & Noble, Inc. in its pending acquisition by Elliott Advisors (UK)
  • Representation of Colonial Pipeline Company in connection with acquisitions representing their entry into the Terminals business as a new vertical
  • Representation of NASCAR Holdings in its pending acquisition of International Speedway Corporation
  • Representation of Liberty Latin America in its cross-border acquisition of United Telecommunication Systems NV (Curacao)
  • Representation of Starz in its $4.4 billion merger with Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.
  • Representation of industrial manufacturers and distributors in M&A transactions totaling $500 million
  • Representation of SLM Corporation in its spin-off of Navient Corporation and Equitrans Midstream Corporation in connection with its spin-off from EQT Corporation
  • Representation of multiple buyers and sellers, in acquisitions and dispositions pursuant to section 363 of the bankruptcy code

Private Equity/Venture Capital

  • Representation of energy- and tech-focused private equity firms in investments and joint ventures totaling $3.5 billion
  • Representation of management teams in private equity financings totaling $2.0 billion
  • Representation of energy-focused private equity firm in co-investments totaling $2.0 billion
  • Representation of institutional investors in investments totaling $1 billion to funds managed by Och-Ziff
  • Representation of multiple life sciences and technology companies in early and late stage venture capital financings and general corporate matters
  • Representation of a venture capital fund in several early and late stage venture capital financings
  • Representation of a clean energy company issuer in multiple convertible and senior notes offerings

Capital Markets

  • Representation of Liberty Media Corporation in primary and secondary offerings totaling $2.3 billion
  • Representation of NYSE-listed oil and gas company in $376 million financing through a combination of an underwritten public offering, a registered direct offering and a private placement of senior notes
  • Representation of NYSE-listed oil and gas company in $140 million financing involving concurrent offerings of common stock and convertible preferred stock
  • Representation of NYSE-listed midstream MLP in its $282 million initial public offering
  • Representation of various underwriters in initial public offerings totaling $1.0 billion
  • Representation of placement agents and initial purchasers in 144A equity offerings totaling $500 million
  • Representation of institutional investors and placement agents in PIPE offering totaling $200 million

Awards & Community

Recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer-Rising Star (Thomson Reuters), 2018, 2019 & 2020


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