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Material adverse event: Those three words can stop a deal dead in its tracks . . . and, indeed, that nearly happened when the devastating impact from two major events, the COVID-19 pandemic and a crash in oil prices, set in motion a number of steps that threatened to derail the heavily negotiated prepackaged Chapter 11 cases of…

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August 10, 2020
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Thursday, August 13, 2020
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It’s hard to overstate the damage of the COVID-19 pandemic to the airline industry. As travel demand around the world has plummeted, the resulting crisis for airlines has been unprecedented — far worse than what they experienced in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks. In the face of this seismic challenge, Southwest Airlines…

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June 4, 2020
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When a leading technology-focused private equity firm turned to V&E a year and a half ago to work on transactions involving its portfolio companies, it was more than a cause for celebration at the firm. “This was a great testament to the quality of our technology practice,” said V&E partner Milam Newby, who is advising…

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March 25, 2020
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An increasing number of employers have made their workforces remote in response to the developing COVID-19 situation…

Managing the Modern Workplace

March 17, 2020
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Late last year, a long-running effort to build a state-of-the-art anhydrous ammonia plant at an industrial chemical site in Texas City, Texas, reached a major milestone. Gulf Coast Ammonia LLC (GCA) closed on an approximately $570 million non-recourse project financing, as well as an equity commitment from joint venture partners Starwood Energy Group Global LLC…

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March 13, 2020
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The deal involved some 165 current Planet Fitness clubs, but Wes Jones didn’t break a sweat. A veteran Mergers & Acquisitions partner at V&E, Jones represented Austin-based United PF Partners (“United PF”) in their recent sale of their expansive network of Planet Fitness clubs. Jones had been working with United PF’s Larry Meyer and Trey…

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February 27, 2020
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Planning to raise a private equity fund with your partners? It may not be your first investment vehicle, but if your new fund is larger than what you’ve worked on in the past — say, $500 million — you may find yourself navigating unfamiliar territory when dealing with institutional investors. See below for answers to what will likely be…

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October 29, 2019
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On October 1, 2019, Nevada’s amended Internet privacy law (“Amended Law”) went into effect.

V&E Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Update

October 1, 2019
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In a highly competitive and fast-moving industry, can rivals learn to share to meet demand? In the telecoms industry, the answer is yes. With ongoing upgrades for 5G technology that are expected to provide the fastest internet service yet, infrastructure-sharing arrangements will become more important than ever as operators seek to accommodate an unprecedented demand…

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September 24, 2019
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What does it take to develop a product with the potential to change the world? Just ask Magic Leap Inc., an innovative, fast-rising start-up whose augmented reality headset seamlessly blends the digital and physical worlds. In this episode, host Sean Becker and V&E IP partner Devika Kornbacher are joined by Purav Jesrani, a V&E alum…

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August 16, 2019
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For anyone focused on the future of energy and the environment, April 2019 marked a critical turning point. For the first time, the electricity generated from renewable sources in the U.S. surpassed electricity generated by coal, with renewables providing 22% of electricity vs. 20% provided by coal, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The…

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August 14, 2019