Alan J. Perkins - Gardere

Alan J. Perkins

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006
Phone: 214-999-4683

Alan Perkins serves as the lead attorney in approximately five M&A transactions annually, with valuations typically ranging from $20 million to $100 million, but including valuations far above this range. Alan’s practice includes all types of corporate and securities transactions typically representing privately and closely held companies, but also public companies, private equity firms, capital and hedge funds in a wide variety of industry sectors throughout the U.S. He also frequently represents board special committees in various matters, and senior executives in connection with employment and severance arrangements. Alan's practice is focused on middle market companies.

Clients value Alan’s practical business experience and judgment, first developed working as a young adult for his family’s food service distribution business, and later honed by serving for over 30 years on its board. Executives appreciate Alan’s candor and responsiveness, as well as his ability to simplify complex issues, find logical solutions and reach mutually beneficial compromises. He often receives new business from both principals and lawyers who were previously on the opposite side of a transaction.

Additional Information

Experience Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Direct sales company: $920 million recapitalization merger and related $200 million Rule 144A offering of senior subordinated notes
  • Software company: $400 million asset disposition
  • Real estate company: $380 million asset disposition
  • Restaurant company: $228 million, tax-free pooling merger of two public companies
Private Placements
  • Sponsors: $100 million hedge fund offering
  • Soft drink bottler: $65 million offering
Public Offerings
  • Specialty footwear manufacturer: Initial public offering of $155 million of common stock
  • Soft drink bottler: $140 million senior subordinated debt offering
Private Equity
  • Ennis Paint, Inc.: recapitalization investment by Brazos Private Equity Partners, LLC for undisclosed price
  • Epsilon Data Management, Inc.: $65 million merger acquisition by Bain Capital Fund V, L.P. and concurrent $25 million venture capital financing and $15 million commercial bank loan
  • Custom Window Systems, Inc. (portfolio company of Highlander Partners, L.P.): sale of stock to Nautic Partners
Northwestern University BA 1975Emory University School of LawJ.D. 1978
American Bar Association

Office Location

2021 McKinney Avenue, Suite 1600
Dallas, TX 75201
United States

Practice Areas

Corporate Law (Business Planning, Closely-Held Businesses, Corporate Finance, General Corporate, IPO, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Publicly-Held Companies, Securities)
Mergers and Acquisitions Law