John Menke is counsel in the Capital Markets practice.
He has over 30 years of experience representing public and private companies across the oil and gas, industrial chemicals and restaurant businesses in corporate securities transactions, including public and private offerings of debt and equity securities. He regularly advises both buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions transactions involving both publicly traded and privately held targets. He also advises clients on securities law compliance, corporate governance and monetization transactions.
- Represented a Texas-based automotive industry service provider and its subsidiary in connection with the sale of 100 percent of their outstanding stock to a leading New York City-based insurance provider
- Represented a privately held upstream oil and gas company in a business combination with a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company and a privately held midstream company with a closing market capitalization of $3.5 billion.
- Represented a publicly traded industrial chemicals company in connection with the $525 million cash acquisition of a business producing drag reducing agents for oil pipelines.
- Represented a privately held restaurant and gaming company in the $55 million acquisition of approximately 65 restaurants in a competitive bidding process arising out of bankruptcy proceedings.
- Represented a financially troubled publicly traded oil and gas company in a bidding process resulting in a tender offer and subsequent merger for cash consideration to the public stockholders of $70 million.
- Represented a publicly traded industrial chemicals company in a cross-border acquisition of a valve lubricant, cleaner and sealant business for pipelines for $20 million CDN.
- Represented blank check oil and gas limited partnership in $350 million continuous public offering of common units.
University of Texas at Austin School of Law
University of Texas at Austin
B.B.A., with highest honors