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Chris Schmitt

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Schmitt, Chris

Chris's practice focuses on representing public and private companies in corporate transactions. He represents companies and private equity and venture capital funds in structuring and negotiating mergers and acquisitions, raising or investing capital through private financing transactions, and public and private securities offerings, as well as assisting companies with general business transactional and securities law compliance matters.

Representative Experience
Highlighted Experience
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  • RSP Permian, Inc. in its $448 million initial public offering of common stock, its $757 million secondary offering of common stock and $500 million offering of senior notes
  • FMC Technologies in the sale of its material handling products business to Syntron Material Handling, an affiliate of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Private Capital Solutions
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals in its $144 million acquisition, plus up to approximately $124 million in contingent value payments, through an unsolicited offer of NuPathe, Inc., a developer of products for the treatment of the central nervous system
Mergers & Acquisitions
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  • Daseke in its acquisition of Lone Star Transportation and Boyd Bros Transportation, creating one of the largest open-deck/specialty trucking fleets in North America
  • Port Logistics Group, an Austin Ventures portfolio company, in the sale of the company, a provider of gateway logistics services, to Endeavour Capital
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals in the acquisition of MicroDose Therapeutx, a privately-held pharmaceutical and drug delivery company focused on inhalation technologies and products for lung diseases and infections, for an upfront payment of $40 million and additional payments of up to $125 million upon achievement of regulatory and development milestones, plus sales-based milestones and tiered royalty payments
Capital Markets
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  • RSP Permian, Inc. in its $448 million initial public offering of common stock, its $757 million secondary offering of common stock and $500 million offering of senior notes  
  • CrownRock, L.P. in its $350 million offering of senior notes
  • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in the $300 million PIPE purchase of Halcon Resources Corporation common stock in connection with Halcon's purchase of oil and gas assets in the Williston Basin
Private Equity
  • Pan American Sports Partners Company in the $400 million sale of the controlling interest in a Latin American sports network to FOX International Channels 
  • Austin Ventures in its $30 million investment in Emerus Hospital Partners, a Texas-based operator of specialty hospitals
Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Education and Professional Background
  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1999
  • University of Michigan, B.S. Political Science and Economics, 1996
  • Admitted to practice: Texas, 2000
Professional Recognition
  • Legal 500 U.S., Technology: Transactions, 2011, 2012 and 2014
  • Selected to theTexas Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers, 2009, 2011 and 2012
Activities and Affiliations
  • Member: Dallas Bar Association

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Trammell Crow Center
2001 Ross Avenue
Suite 3700
Dallas, TX 75201-2975

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Capital Markets and Securities

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Mergers and Acquisitions

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