Philip Dunlap represents clients in mergers and acquisitions transactions across all industries. He counsels private companies, private equity funds and their portfolio companies in connection with strategic investments, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, as well as on general corporate matters. Philip also serves as outside general counsel in matters including finance transactions, employee compensation, commercial contracts and employment agreements. He has represented clients in raising capital through private offerings and debt transactions, including real estate funds, private equity funds and early-stage, start-up companies. Additionally, he has been recognized as a "Texas Rising Star" by Super Lawyers for his work in mergers and acquisitions.
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® Corporate Law, 2024 Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, 2024 Listed in Texas Lawyer, Texas Trailblazer, 2020 Listed in Texas Super Lawyers, “Rising Stars,” 2014-2021 Represented a U.S. and India-based provider of enterprise-system architecture, design and development services to the electric, gas, and water-utility industries in the pre-closing F-reorganization and $75 million equity sale to a private-equity backed strategic investor. Represented a Texas-based virtual healthcare services provider in the $430 million sale of its equity to a publicly traded healthcare technology company. Represented a Texas-based third-party property management company in over $40 million of acquisitions of multi-family management businesses based in Georgia, Florida, Texas and Arkansas. Represented a Texas-based company in its $53 million acquisition of a North Carolina-based mechanical recycler of plastics. Represented an Austin-based virtual healthcare system in the sale of its web-based physician-client communications application. Represented a Houston-based automotive parts supplier in acquisitions of automotive parts suppliers located in Louisiana, San Antonio, Indiana, Alabama, Georgia and Florida. Represented a Texas-based company in its $20 million acquisition of a Louisiana-based provider of powder friction-reducers for the hydraulic fracturing, stimulation and coil tubing industries. Represented the developer of a Houston-area office park in its offering of equity to accredited investors. Represented a UK-based designer and supplier of direct-fired process heater systems, waste heat recovery units in its acquisition of a Houston-based supplier of specialized services for the fired heaters and furnaces market. Represented a Houston-based real estate investment firm in the formation of multiple equity funds and corresponding financing, acquisition and disposition of multi-family properties within those funds. Represented an Austin-based virtual healthcare system in its acquisition of a San Antonio-based provider of on-site primary care services. Represented the physician owner of an El Paso-based family medical clinic in a sale of its practice to VillageMD. Represented a real estate private equity firm in the formation of multiple real estate funds and subsequent financings, acquisitions and dispositions of multi-family properties within those funds. Represented the owners of Kingsley Constructors, Inc. in the sale of all of the stock of Kingsley to MasTec. Represented a Houston-based supplier of industrial gas cylinders and welder’s supply materials in its sale to a North Carolina-based strategic investor. Represented a UK-based specialist subsea services company in the acquisition of all of the equity of a Texas-based subsea corrosion specialist. Represented a West-Texas oilfield services provider operating throughout the Permian Basin in a $34 million majority recapitalization by a Houston-based private equity fund. Represented a technology development company in a three-part transaction, including the sale of specific intellectual property assets to a one buyer, distributing stock of an affiliate to its members and in the sale of all of the company’s remaining assets to a portfolio company of a private equity fund. Represented a direct-to-the-installer automotive parts supplier in the recapitalization and sale of 80% of its interest to a Japanese global conglomerate. The total transaction value was $180 million. Represented a Houston-based supplier of industrial gas cylinders and welder’s supply materials in its sale to a NYSE-listed, global Fortune 300 company. Represented a Houston-based private equity fund in its $13.5 million purchase of a Louisiana-based supplier of dredging services. Represented an Arlington, Texas-based provider of industrial, medical and specialty gases, equipment and supplies in its sale to a portfolio company of CI Capital Partners. Representation of a startup developer/operator of acute care micro-hospitals throughout the Midwest in connection with initial organization; two series of equity fundraising; negotiation of five hospital system joint ventures; a private equity investment by a Dallas-based private equity firm; bank credit facility; formation of physician staffing company subsidiary; formation of billing and collections subsidiary; acquisition and development of real estate; and employment and HR matters. Represented a Houston-based provider of mudlogging services in a sale of its U.S. and Brazil-based assets and its equity interests in four foreign subsidiaries (domiciled in Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong and Malaysia) to a UK-based private equity fund.