Glenn West is a partner in Weil’s Corporate Department and is based in Dallas. Mr. West has extensive experience in leveraged buyouts and dispositions of both public and private companies. Mr. West is dual-qualified as a U.S. lawyer and an English solicitor.
Mr. West has developed a diverse corporate practice both nationally and internationally. He regularly represents private equity firms in acquiring and making investments in public and private companies. Mr. West also represents public and private companies (including the portfolio companies of private equity firms) in acquisitions and financings; and he is regularly called upon to provide general corporate and crisis management advice to boards and their management. Mr. West has also developed an expertise in the acquisition and financing of sports teams and their facilities.
Representative private equity and merger and acquisition transactions include:
- WPX Energy, Inc. in its $2.75 billion acquisition of RKI Exploration & Production, LLC
- LG Aviv LP, an affiliate of Lindsay Goldberg LLC and a major shareholder of Aviv REIT, Inc., in Aviv REIT’s $3 billion merger with Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc.
- Lindsay Goldberg LLC in its acquisition of Big Ass Solutions; in its investment in and sale of Dealer Tire, LLC; in the $1.625 billion sale of Bluegrass Materials Company, LLC to Martin Marietta Materials, Inc.; in the $800 million sale of Crane & Co. (d/b/a Crane Currency); and Golden West Packaging Group LLC in its acquisitions of Heritage Solutions, Inc., Capital Corrugated, Inc., PackageOne, Inc., Packaging Innovators Corporation and their co-owned captive sheet feeder, Cal Sheets, LLC
- Brazos Private Equity Partners in its sales of Ennis-Flint and Healthcare Solutions
- AMR Corporation, the parent of American Airlines, in American’s approximately $18 billion merger with US Airways
- PetroLogistics and its parent, Propylene Holdings LLC (an indirect portfolio company of Lindsay Goldberg and York Capital) in its $2.1 billion sale to Flint Hills Resources
- LIN Media’s $2.6 billion merger with Media General, Inc.
- LIN TV Corporation’s merger with and into LIN Media LLC
- Apache Corporation in its $2.95 billion sale of a stake in its Egypt oil and gas business to, and the formation of a joint venture with, Sinopec International Petroleum Exploration and Production Corporation
- Affiliates of HM Capital in the sale and purchase of the food and consumer products segment of the investment portfolio of HM Capital’s Sector Performance Fund
- Special Committee of Titanium Metals Corporation in its $2.9 billion sale to Precision Casparts Corporation
- Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Continental Resources, Inc. in Continental’s acquisition of the oil assets of Wheatland Oil, Inc.
- NYDJ Apparel, LLC (a portfolio company of Falconhead Capital LLC) in its sale of a controlling interest of the company to Crestview Partners and Maybrook Capital Partners
- Kainos Capital in its acquisition of JTM Foods LLC, in the acquisition of Del Monaco Foods by its portfolio company Kettle Cuisine, and in the sales of its portfolio companies Healthcare Solutions, Inc., InterHealth Nutraceuticals, Inc. and Trilliant Food and Nutrition, LLC
- Woodspring Hotels Holdings LLC (a portfolio company of Lindsay Goldberg) in its $231 million sale of WoodSpring Hotels Franchise Services LLC to Choice Hotels International, Inc. and in its sale of more than 100 company-owned hotel properties to funds affiliated with Brookfield Strategic Real Estate Partners II
- Apco Oil & Gas International, Inc. (a subsidiary of WPX Energy, Inc.) in its $427 million sale to Pluspetrol Black River
Representative sports related transactions include:
- the acquisition, financing and subsequent sale of the Texas Rangers Major League Baseball Club
- the acquisition, financing and subsequent sale of the Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey Club
- the acquisition, financing and subsequent sale of the Dallas Stars Hockey Club
- the acquisition and financing of the Liverpool Football Club & Athletic Grounds
- the project financing for the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas
Mr. West is ranked Band 1 for Corporate/M&A in Texas and also as a leading lawyer for Private Equity by Chambers USA 2010 - 2019, where clients regard him as “one of the most influential M&A lawyers in the country” and praise him for his “real intellect when it comes to the legal issues in private equity.” (Chambers USA 2018) Mr. West is also named a leading lawyer for U.S. Private Equity: Buyouts and U.S. Corporate/M&A by Chambers Global 2012 - 2019; recommended for both M&A and Private Equity Buyouts by Legal 500 US 2018 and is named a “Highly Regarded” lawyer for Private Equity and M&A by IFLR1000 2018 - 2019. He has been named to D CEO Magazine’s Dallas 500 list for the Law – Mergers & Acquisitions category for four consecutive years (2019, 2018, 2017, 2016); named to D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas list (2009, 2012 - 2019); and received the 2014 “Adviser Dealmaker of the Year” Award by Association of Corporate Growth and D CEO Magazine. In 2018, Mr. West received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Texas Lawyer, along with a select group of individuals recognized for their impact on the legal community in the Lone Star state. He was also “Lawyer of the Year” in Dallas four times in the categories of Mergers & Acquisitions Law (2013, 2018), Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law (2017) and Corporate Law (2010) by Best Lawyers in America* and has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer** (2013 - 2019). Additionally, he was named a 2013 BTI Client Service All-Star by BTI Consulting Group for delivering superior client service to Fortune 1000 clients.
In 2009 and in 2012 Mr. West received the Burton Award for Legal Writing Achievement. Mr. West is a frequent speaker and has authored numerous Private Equity and M&A related articles. He is also an Editor of Weil’s Global Private Equity Watch.
Mr. West is an Adjunct Professor of Law at SMU Law School and Texas Tech Law School, where he teaches a class on practice skills. He is also on the Board of the Vogel Alcove Foundation, a charitable foundation supporting the work of the Vogel Alcove Childcare Center for the Homeless.
* Best Lawyers (in America) is by Levine Leichtman Capital Partners
** Super Lawyers recognition is a Thomson Reuters service