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Milam Foster Newby
Milam Foster Newby
Partner — Mergers & Acquisitions and Venture Capital
Partner — Mergers & Acquisitions and Venture Capital

Milam Foster Newby

Milam Foster Newby

200 West 6th Street
Suite 2500
Austin, Texas 78701

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Milam Foster Newby

Experience Highlights

  • American Insulated Glass, a portfolio company of AV Capital, in its sale to Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions, one of North America’s largest architectural glass and aluminum fabricators

  • Rebellion Photonics, a provider of intelligent, visual gas monitoring solutions, in its acquisition by Honeywell

  • Kibo, a leader in cloud commerce solutions and a Vista Equity Partners portfolio company, in its acquisition of Certona, a provider of real-time, AI-driven omnichannel personalization software solutions

  • PayLease, a leading PropTech provider for property managers and community associations and a Vista Equity Partners portfolio company, in its acquisition of Zego, maker of a smart home hub for apartment living

  • Vida Capital, a multi-billion dollar alternative asset manager specializing in insurance-linked strategies, in its acquisition by Redbird Capital and Reverence Capital Partners

  • AV Capital in its acquisition of American Insulated Glass, a custom fabricator and distributor of glass products

  • USA Compression Partners in its acquisition of Energy Transfer Partners’ compression business in a transaction valued at approximately $1.8 billion

  • Plant Automation Services in a $40 million growth investment in the company by Tinicum Partners  

  • Athlaction Holdings, a Vista Equity Partners portfolio company, in the sale of Lanyon Solutions, a provider of cloud-based enterprise event management technology solutions, to Cvent in connection with Vista’s take-private acquisition of Cvent 

  • Bioo Scientific Corporation in its sale to PerkinElmer, Inc. 

  • Tinicum Incorporated in the preferred stock financing of Rebellion Photonics, a developer of imaging cameras to monitor rigs and refineries

  • Asuragen, an RNA-based therapeutic and diagnostics company providing molecular biology services, in a Series C Preferred Stock financing

  • Cotton Creek Capital and Stoney Point Group in the formation of AirReady, a company focused on aviation maintenance, repair, and overhaul, and the acquisition by AirReady of Broadwing Air Repair

  • Eastern Capital Limited in its investment in Catalina Acquisitions, parent company to Unidos, a financial services provider

  • Management of Mailgun Technologies in the acquisition of Mailgun, a provider of email infrastructure software, by Thoma Bravo

  • Kibo, a leader in cloud commerce solutions and a Vista Equity Partners portfolio company, in its acquisition of Monetate, a leader in personalization software for consumer-facing brands

  • Xactly, a Vista Equity Partners portfolio company, in its acquisition of OpsPanda, a SaaS company specializing in sales resource planning solutions

  • 7Park Data, a Vista Equity Partners portfolio company, in its acquisition of Real Factors, maker of a data analytics platform for commercial real estate investment professionals

  • M&M Tradition Holdings in the sale of the company, a diversified sheet metal fabricator of HVAC duct pipe and fittings and a portfolio company of Southwest Opportunity Partners, to MiTek Holdings, a Berkshire Hathaway portfolio company

  • Austin Ventures in its acquisition of SAM, Inc., a surveying, mapping and engineering company 

  • Century Payments in the sale of the company, an electronic payment processing company, to a wholly owned subsidiary of WorldPay US

  • USA Compression Partners in its $187 million acquisition of compression assets from S&R Compression in exchange for common stock units representing 20% of limited partnership interests in the company

  • University of Texas System in the $300 million formation of the Longhorn Network in collaboration with ESPN, including exclusive rights to televise athletic events and other content, as well as rights to develop and distribute digital content

  • Magnablend Holdings in the sale of the company, a provider of chemical manufacturing, blending, and packaging solutions to industries including energy/oil and gas services, agriculture, water treatment, construction, and industrial cleaning, to Univar

  • Lombardi Software in the $178 million sale of the company, a leader in business process management software, to International Business Machines Corporation

  • NRG Manufacturing in its sale to Ameriforge Group, a forged products subsystems and systems integration manufacturing corporation

  • Southwest Airlines in its $3.4 billion acquisition of AirTran Holdings


  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D. with honors, 2003
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.A. with honors, 2000
  • Chambers USA, Technology: Corporate & Commercial (Texas), 2014–2016; “Up and Coming” in Technology: Corporate & Commercial (Texas), 2014–2016; Corporate/M&A (Austin), 2020–2024
  • Legal 500 U.S., Technology: Transactions, 2014 and 2018; Venture Capital & Emerging Companies, 2014, 2015, 2018, and 2019
  • Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers List, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2019–2023
  • Selected to the Texas Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2010–2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings, LLC), Corporate Law (Austin), 2019–2024
  • IFLR1000, 2020–2023
  • Selected to the 500 Leading Energy Lawyers, Lawdragon, 2023 and 2024
  • Member: University of Texas School of Law Alumni Association
  • Executive Committee: Austin Technology Council
  • Trustee: The Contemporary Austin
  • Fellow: Texas Bar Foundation
  • New York
  • Texas
  • “Opening Remarks from the Chair,” Solar Storage Finance Texas, April 10, 2019 (speaker)
  • “ATC Gateway SXSW,” March 9, 2017 (speaker)
  • “Energy Technology Roundtable,” February 23, 2017 (speaker)
  • “NACD – Top Hot Topics for Directors in 2017,” February 17, 2017 (speaker)