Joe Dannenmaier

Joe Dannenmaier

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  • Thompson & Knight LLP
    One Arts Plaza
    1722 Routh Street, Suite 1500
    Dallas, TX 75201 USA
    214.969.1393
    214.880.3135
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Joe Dannenmaier advises managements and boards of directors of public and private companies. He has represented numerous clients in the oil and gas industry as well as clients in consumer products, cement, steel, transportation, technology, distribution, and services.

Joe's principal areas of practice include mergers and acquisitions and securities offerings. His securities work includes IPOs and other public and private equity and debt offerings, including 144A transactions. He advises boards of directors on acquisitions and change of control strategies, interested shareholder and director transactions, and corporate governance matters.

Joe graduated from both the College of the University of Chicago and Yale Law School; clerked for Federal Court of Appeals Judge Tom Clark in Atlanta; and has practiced at Thompson & Knight in Dallas for 33 years. He served on the Firm’s Management Committee and spent roughly a decade as the chair of its Energy Practice Group.

Experience

  • IPO, $400 million (represented issuer, a special purpose acquisition company)

  • Combination of three affiliated entities and reorganization under one holding company and related issuance of common and preferred units for approximately $750 million to several private equity funds.

  • 144A offering of non-investment grade debt, $450 million (represented issuer, a public consumer products manufacturer)

  • Negotiated tender offer for public company with enterprise value exceeding $4.5 billion (representation of target)

  • Sale of private company to a consortium led by a Singaporean fund, $3.7 billion (represented majority owners of target)

  • IPO, $690 million, terminated in registration by sale (represented issuer)

  • 144A offering of non-investment grade debt, $300 million (represented issuer)

  • 144A offering of non-investment grade debt by a private company, $550 million (represented issuer)

  • Public offering of investment grade debt, $850 million (represented issuer)

  • 144A offering of non-investment grade debt, $650 million (represented issuer)

  • Follow-on public stock offering, $290 million (represented issuer)

  • Follow-on public stock offering, $176 million public (represented issuer)

  • Follow-on public offering of non-investment grade debt, $300 million (represented issuer)

  • Follow-on public stock offering, $100 million (represented issuer)

  • Public offering of investment grade debt, $1 billion (represented issuer)

  • 144A offering of high-yield debt, $300 million (represented issuer)

  • Follow-on public stock offering, $65 million (represented issuer)

  • IPO, $100 million (represented issuer)

  • Private offering of limited partnership interests to private equity and institutional investors, $1 billion

  • Merger of company, with $500 million enterprise value and in IPO registration, into public company with $3 billion market capitalization (represented target)

  • IPO of company with $500 million enterprise value, terminated in registration by merger (represented issuer)

  • Combination of company, $400 million enterprise value, with another company, $1.0 billion enterprise value

  • 144A offering of non-investment grade debt, $125 million (represented issuer)

  • 144A equity offering, $180 million, and subsequent registration (represented issuer)

  • Merger of public company, $2.1 billion enterprise value, into another public company, $2.5 billion enterprise value (represented target)

  • Follow-on public stock offering, $90 million (represented issuer)

  • Spin-off by a public company, $2.2 billion enterprise value, of subsidiary in different industry, including debt offerings by each company ($300 million and $350 million) and debt tender offer ($600 million)

  • IPO, $240 million (represented issuer)

  • "Overnight" follow-on public stock offering, $23 million (represented issuer)

  • 144A offering of investment grade debt, $200 million (represented issuer)

  • IPO, $50 million (represented issuer)

  • Follow-on public stock offering, by publicly traded partnership, $62 million (represented issuer)

  • Follow-on public stock offering, $60 million (represented issuer)

  • 144A offering of non-investment grade debt, $600 million (represented issuer)

  • Tender offer for senior notes, $285 million (represented issuer)

  • Combination of a publicly traded partnership and two private partnerships into one publicly traded partnership, $400 million

  • Negotiated tender offer by one public company for another, $200 million (represented target)

  • 144A offering of non-investment grade debt, $300 million (represented issuer)

  • Acquisition by public company through merger and asset purchase of private company, $200 million

  • Sale of private company to public company, $300 million (represented target)

  • 144A offering of investment grade debt, $350 million (represented issuer)

  • Negotiated tender offer by one public company for another, $150 million (represented acquiror)

  • Acquisition by public company of division from public company, $300 million (represented acquirer)

  • Combination of public company with division of another public company, $800 million

  • IPO, $55 million (represented issuer)

  • Secondary public stock offering, $50 million (represented issuer)

  • Follow-on public offering of common stock, warrants and debt, $50 million (represented issuer)

  • 144A offering of senior secured notes, issuer representation, $265 million (represented issuer)

  • Private placement of preferred stock, $50 million (represented issuer)

  • Merger of one public company into another, $60 million (represented acquirer)

  • Negotiated tender offer, $50 million (represented target)

  • IPO, $28 million (represented issuer)

  • Follow-on stock offering, $50 million (represented underwriters)

  • IPO, $160 million (represented issuer)

  • IPO, $50 million (represented underwriters)

  • Follow-on public stock offering, $250 million (represented issuer)

  • Public offering of senior secured notes, $125 million (represented issuer)

  • Board representation in proxy contest

  • IPO, $190 million (represented underwriters)

Distinctions/Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc. (Corporate Law); 2006-2019

  • “Recommended Attorney,” The Legal 500 US by Legalese (M&A/Corporate and Commercial: M&A – Middle-Market (Sub-$500m)); 2016-2018

  • Texas Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters (Securities & Corporate Finance, Business/Corporate); 2003-2017

  • Best Lawyers in Dallas (Corporate Securities/Capital Markets), D Magazine; 2017-2018

  • Legal 500 United States (Mergers and Acquisitions)