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Bill Nelson is a partner in the Capital Markets practice and Head of Texas Offices. He has more than 20 years of experience helping clients successfully close complex mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, financings and other securities transactions across a wide range of industries.
Bill handles public offerings; private placements; monetization transactions; cross-border securities offerings, including those involving Multijurisdictional Disclosure Systems (MJDS); proxy contests; securities law compliance and corporate governance.
In addition, Bill has significant and recent experience in advising issuers, underwriters and investment funds on the IPOs of special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), as well as M&A transactions between SPACs and operating companies.
Bill’s clients include private equity firms and their portfolio companies, United States, Canadian and other foreign oil and gas exploration and production companies, master limited partnerships (MLPs), oilfield services companies, insurance companies, restaurants/hospitality companies and investment banking firms.
He recently successfully handled complex, high-profile transactions for KMG Chemicals, Endeavor Energy Resources, Alta Mesa Holdings, and Callon Petroleum Company, among other companies.
Given the breadth and depth of his experience, Bill is regularly solicited to speak to state and national media outlets and to industry audiences on M&A, securities, finance and corporate governance topics.
Bill has long played a leadership role in the Texas legal community, including as treasurer and member of the board of The Houston Police Foundation, and as a member of the Chancellor’s Council Executive Committee of the University of Texas System. He also is active in The National Association of Corporate Directors, Tri-Cities Chapter and The General Counsel Forum, Houston Chapter.
B.S., with honors