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Robert L. Kimball

Robert L. Kimball Partner, Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets

Robert’s practice focuses on securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and other investment activities. For more than 30 years, he has advised clients in domestic and international transactions across a wide range of industries, including aviation, energy, life sciences, and other technologies. Robert has particular experience in public and institutional offerings, public mergers and acquisitions, and private investment funds.

Experience Highlights

  • Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in its $116 million public offering of common stock 
  • EZCORP, Inc. in its $144 million offering of convertible senior notes
  • Southwest Airlines Co. in its $300 million investment grade offering of notes 
  • Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in its $70 million initial public offering of common stock 
  • BlueScope Steel in the $720 million acquisition of Cargill’s 50% share of North Star BlueScope Steel, taking BlueScope’s ownership of North Star to 100%
  • Southwest Airlines in its $3.4 billion acquisition of AirTran Holdings
  • Dell in its $3.9 billion public tender offer and acquisition of Perot Systems Corporation, an information technology company
  • Santos Limited in its worldwide tender process resulting in a $2.508 billion investment from PETRONAS to form a 60/40 joint venture for the development, operation, and marketing of Santos’ Gladstone LNG project in Queensland, Australia
  • Pan American Sports Partners Company in the $400 million sale of the controlling interest in a Latin American sports network to FOX International Channels

Public Offerings

  • Pioneer Natural Resources Company in its $951 million public offering of common stock 
  • Pioneer Natural Resources Company in its $1.6 billion public offering of common stock 
  • Pioneer Natural Resources Company in its $1 billion investment grade offering of senior notes 
  • Southwest Airlines Co. in its $500 million investment grade offering of notes 
  • Southwest Airlines Co. in its $300 million investment grade offering of notes 
  • Pioneer Natural Resources Company in its $1 billion bought offering of common stock
  • Penn Virginia Corporation in its $275 million institutional offering of depositary shares representing convertible perpetual preferred stock, series B, and in its concurrent public offerings of $40 million of common stock and $100 million of depositary shares representing convertible perpetual preferred stock, series A
  • EZCORP, Inc. in its $230 million institutional offering of cash convertible notes with a call-hedge spread
  • CrownRock, L.P. in its initial $150 million institutional offering of 144A-for-life high-yield notes, a $405 million institutional offering of 144A-for-life high-yield notes, and a $350 million institutional offering of 144A-for-life high yield notes
  • Pioneer Natural Resources Company in its $1.3 billion public offering of common stock
  • Pioneer Natural Resources Company in its $600 million public offering of senior notes
  • Dell, Inc. in its $1 billion public offering of senior notes
  • Pioneer Southwest Energy Partners, L.P. in its $180 million initial public offering of common units, a follow-on public offering of $65 million, and a $128 million underwritten sale by an affiliate

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • EZ Corp in the $50 million sale of its majority interest in Grupo Finmart, a provider of consumer loans to government agency employees in Mexico, to AlphaCredit
  • LSB Industries in the $364 million sale of its Climate Control Business to NIBE Industrier AB of Sweden 
  • Lynden Energy in the $88 million sale of the company to Earthstone Energy  in an all-stock transaction 
  • The controlling private equity stockholder of LIN Media in the $2.6 billion stock for stock-and-cash merger of LIN Media, a publicly traded television company, into Media General
  • The controlling private equity stockholder of Viasystems Group, Inc., a publicly traded manufacturer of printed circuit boards, in the $927 million stock for stock-and-cash merger of Viasystems into TTM Technologies, Inc.
  • Pioneer Natural Resources in its $1.5 billion stock-for-units merger with Pioneer Southwest Energy Partners, a publicly traded upstream MLP
  • BlueScope Steel in the $145 million private auction sale of its U.S. metal and insulated panels division (Metl-Span) to NCI Building Systems
  • Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst in the sale of its minority investment in Grupo MVS, S.A. de C.V., a Mexican media company
  • BlueScope Steel in its $750 million acquisition of the U.S. operations of an Argentine steel company

Private Investment Funds

  • Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. in the formation of its $97 million debut private equity fund focused on investments in the energy industry, with an emphasis on the upstream, midstream and oilfield services sectors, and in the formation of its $195 million follow-on fund
  • Parallel Resource Partners in its $700 million debut private equity fund, focusing on control investments in distress-driven opportunities in the North American upstream oil and gas sector
  • BankCap Partners in the formation of its debut private equity fund focused on de novo bank formation, and in the formation of a second fund focused on mid-size and small bank acquisitions
  • Quintana Energy Partners in the formation of its $650 million debut private equity fund and in the formation of its $350 million second fund, primarily focused on oil & gas, coal, and downstream investments

Private Placements

  • LSB Industries, Inc. in its $260 million strategic investment in senior secured notes and redeemable preferred stock and warrants by an affiliate of Security Benefit Corporation 
  • Breitburn Energy Partners LP in its $1 billion strategic investment by EIG Global Energy Partners 
  • Cowen and Company, LLC in its private placement of $22 million of ordinary shares of Thin Film Electronics ASA 


Contact Details

Dallas

T +1.214.220.7860
F +1.214.999.7860
rkimball@velaw.com
Trammell Crow Center
2001 Ross Avenue
Suite 3900
Dallas, TX 75201
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Robert's Practices

  • University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1986 (Comment Editor, University of Chicago Law Review)
  • Brigham Young University, B.A. magna cum laude, 1983
  • Admitted to practice: Texas
  • Other Language: Spanish
    • Judicial clerk to The Honorable Patrick E. Higginbotham, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1986–1987
    • Chambers USA, Corporate/M&A (Texas), 2007−2018
    • Legal 500 U.S., Technology: Transactions, 2011 and 2012
    • The Best Lawyers in America©(Woodward/White, Inc.), “Lawyer of the Year,” Corporate Law (Dallas/Fort Worth), 2017; Mergers & Acquisitions Law (Dallas/Forth Worth), 2019
    • The Best Lawyers in America©(Woodward/White, Inc.), Corporate Law, Project Finance Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2006-2017 
      • Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2007−2017
      • D Magazine, “Best Lawyers in Dallas,” 2017
      • Adjunct Lecturer: SMU Dedman School of Law, (Latin American Business Transactions), Spring 2007 and Spring 2008
      • Member: American Bar Association; J. Reuben Clark Law Society
      • Chair: Humanities Leadership Council, BYU College of Humanities, 2011–2014; BYU College Alumni Award, Humanities, 2010