J. Drew Neill

BIOGRAPHY

Drew Neill represents a variety of individuals and entities in mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, and general corporate matters.  He regularly works with publicly-traded and privately-held companies, as well as private equity firms and management companies, on complex mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, and internal restructurings.  Mr. Neill has worked with clients in a broad range of industries, including energy, entertainment, manufacturing, and technology.  Mr. Neill also advises in connection with compliance issues and statutory required filings, including with respect to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvement Act of 1976.

EXPERIENCE AND HIGHLIGHTS

CORPORATE TRANSACTIONS

  • Represented owners of an international industrial manufacturer in connection with the sale of their equity interests to a private equity-backed buyer for a purchase price in excess of $200 million, including equity rollover
  • Represented a healthcare services provider in connection with its sale to a private equity-backed strategic buyer through a controlled auction process for a purchase price in excess of $200 million, including equity rollover
  • Represented a food manufacturer in connection with its sale to a strategic buyer through a controlled auction process for a purchase price in excess of $175 million
  • Represented an animation company in a controlled auction process for its sale to a subsidiary of a publicly traded company, valuing the company at approximately $150 million
  • Represented an electronic component distributor in connection with numerous strategic acquisitions totaling in excess of $150 million
  • Represented a pipe manufacturer in its acquisition of the assets of another pipe manufacturer for a purchase price in excess of $60 million
  • Represented a healthcare company in connection with its sale to a private equity firm through a controlled auction process for a purchase price in excess of $40 million, including equity rollover
  • Represented a Texas-based automotive parts supplier in connection with the sale of its assets to a private equity-backed strategic buyer for an amount in excess of $25 million plus additional equity rollover
  • Represented SteadMed Medical in its sale of a majority interest to an affiliate of URGO Group

ENERGY TRANSACTIONS

  • Represented a mineral and royalty acquisition company in connection with a $300 million equity commitment from a private equity fund
  • Represented Kimbell Royalty Partners, LP in a $290 million acquisition of certain mineral and royalty interests held by Hatch Royalty, LLC
  • Represented a private equity-backed mineral and royalty company in connection with the sale of certain mineral and royalty interests located in Oklahoma for a purchase price in excess of $230 million
  • Represented a private equity-backed E&P entity in the purchase of upstream oil and gas leasehold interests and related assets located in the Permian Basin for a purchase price in excess of $200 million
  • Represented a private equity-backed E&P entity in the acquisition of upstream oil and gas leasehold interests and related assets located in the Permian Basin for a purchase price in excess of $175 million
  • Represented a privately held mineral and royalty company in the sale of mineral and royalty interests located in Texas and New Mexico for a purchase price in excess of $140 million
  • Represented a privately held entity in the acquisition of mineral and royalty interests located throughout Texas for a purchase price in excess of $100 million
  • Represented a publicly-traded mineral and royalty company in the acquisition of mineral and royalty interest located throughout the United States for a purchase price in excess of $50 million
  • Represented a privately held E&P entity in the sale of oil and gas leasehold interests and related upstream assets in the Permian Basin for a purchase price in excess of $50 million
  • Represented a frac sand company in connection with an investment in the company in excess of $25 million by a group of Texas based investors
AFFILIATIONS
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
  • The Net FW, Board
HONORS
  • Best Lawyers®, Dallas/Fort Worth-Ones to Watch, U.S. News & World Report, 2021-2024
    • Corporate Law
    • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, 2021-2024
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Top Attorney, Fort Worth Magazine
    • Corporate Finance | Mergers & Acquisitions, 2022
    • Oil & Gas Law, 2018, 2020
  • Top Attorney, 360 West magazine
    • Corporate Finance | Mergers & Acquisitions, 2023, 2024
    • Business Law, 2020-2022
  • Top Attorney less than five years of practice, 360 West magazine, 2017-2018
    • Corporate Finance
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
EDUCATION
  • Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2014
    • Order of the Coif
    • Texas Tech Law Review: Staff Member, Volume 45; Articles Editor, Volume 46
    • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
    • Phi Delta Phi Honor Society
  • Baylor University, Master of Accountancy, 2010
  • Baylor University, Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting and Finance, 2010
    • Most Outstanding Student in Finance, 2010
    • Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
ADMISSIONS
  • State Bar of Texas, 2014
SPEECHES & PUBLICATIONS
  • Speaker and Author, “Sales of LLC Interest,” State Bar of Texas: 20th Annual Choice, Governance & Acquisition of Entities, May 2022, Dallas, Texas
  • Speaker, “Important Post-COVID Corporate and Tax Acquisition Considerations,”TexasBarCLE webinar, May 2021
  • Speaker, “Choice of Entity & Acquisitions in the Current Environment – What You Need to Know Now,” TexasBarCLE webinar, May 2020
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