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Corporate & Securities

Practical, Comprehensive Corporate Advice

Our corporate and securities lawyers serve as trusted advisors to some of the world’s leading companies, financial institutions and private equity firms. We advise Fortune 500 companies, as well as small-cap and mid-cap companies, on a range of legal and business matters, including capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, securities law compliance and other general corporate matters across multiple jurisdictions. Our longstanding corporate clients include Allegiance Bancshares, Carlyle, DCP Midstream, Eni, Evercore, Global Infrastructure Partners, Holly Energy, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Kinder Morgan, Lilis Energy, Phillips 66, Pioneer Bancshares, Piper Sandler, Prosperity Bancshares, Sysco, Tallgrass Energy, Textron and Upper Bay Infrastructure Partners.

Our corporate team provides practical and comprehensive advice that draws on our market-leading tax, antitrust, energy regulatory, environmental, intellectual property, labor and employment, benefits and executive compensation, real estate and litigation practices.

Bracewell’s unparalleled experience in the energy industry gives us unique access to capital markets for funding of projects and entities, such as master limited partnerships, renewables projects and infrastructure projects. We nationally rank at the top of leagues tables for the number and value for energy and utilities offerings. In 2020, S&P Global ranked us:

#12 – Underwriter’s Counsel by Volume
#22 – Underwriter’s Counsel by Number of Deals

#13 – M&A Legal Advisor by Number of Deals
#21 – M&A Legal Advisor by Deal Amount

Recognition for Global Excellence

Our lawyers are globally recognized for excellence in corporate and securities transactions in the United States, the UK and the EMEA region.

  • Chambers Global – UAE Corporate/Commercial and Commercial Contracts
  • Chambers USA – Nationwide Electricity Finance; Nationwide Oil & Gas Transactional; Texas Capital Markets: Debt & Equity; Texas Corporate/M&A
  • IFLR1000 – UK M&A; US M&A
  • Legal 500 US – Capital Markets Debt: Advice to Issuers; M&A Large Deals ($1 Billion+)
  • U.S. News – Best Lawyers – National Corporate Law (Tier 1); National Securities/Capital Markets Law (Tier 1); Houston Corporate Law (Tier 1); Houston Securities/Capital Markets Law (Tier 1); Washington, DC Securities/Capital Markets Law

The team is practical, cost-effective, and understands business.

Chambers USA, 2021

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Market-Leading Engagements

We advise clients on a diverse range of transactions.

Capital Markets

  • Allegiance Bancshares, Inc. in its $60 million public offering of subordinated debt securities
  • Apache Corporation in its offering of $500 million of 4.62% notes due 2025 and $750 million of 4.87% notes due 2027
  • Underwriters for Bank7 Corp in its $65 million initial public offering of common stock
  • Underwriters for DTE Energy Company in its offering of $230 million of junior subordinated debentures
  • Duquesne Light Holdings, Inc. as initial purchasers’ counsel in 144A offering of $350 million of senior notes
  • Underwriters for Evergy Kansas Central, Inc. in the offering by Evergy Kansas Central, Inc. (formerly Westar Energy, Inc.) of $500 million of first mortgage bonds
  • Underwriters for Evergy, Inc. Notes in the $1.6 billion issuance of notes for this new parent company’s inaugural public offering
  • FirstEnergy Corp. in its $1.62 billion of Series A Convertible preferred stock