Richard Waggoner is a global corporate law resource, helping sophisticated investors and issuers for over 25 years with private equity transactions, mergers and acquisitions, contracts and general corporate legal needs. Because of the depth and breadth of Richard’s knowledge and experience, he serves as outside general counsel for several companies, including a number of private equity-controlled portfolio companies.
Clients rely on Richard's advice regarding divestitures, executive compensation, SEC compliance and employment agreement matters, particularly in the authentication, distribution, energy, restaurant, retail and technology sectors. He also counsels boards of directors and board committees on their fiduciary duties and on corporate governance matters. Richard has advised numerous clients on distressed acquisition opportunities, finding expansion capital and the growing reluctance of banks to fund big, highly leveraged deals.
Richard has earned a reputation for his responsiveness, high client service ethic and practical approach to getting deals done – quietly and calmly. Clients value these qualities along with Richard’s extensive and broad deal experience, both generally and in specific areas.
Other Court Admissions — Texas State Courts (1982)
Experience — Lead attorney on PE-backed insurance services provider's purchase of equity of California-based specialized services provider
Lead attorney on PE-backed energy service company's sale of assets of South Texas Division
Lead attorney on sale of assets of the automotive transport division of The Waggoners Trucking to United Road Services
Lead attorney on purchase of assets of Austin-area bank equipment and services company by Dallas-based bank equipment and services company
Lead attorney on sale of tile manufacturing division of international manufacturing and distributing company
Lead attorney on $60 million sale of Kansas oil and gas interests to PE-backed buyer
Lead attorney on acquisition of Houston-based oil and gas service company by PE company
Lead attorney on acquisition of equity of nationally known specialty apparel designer by management
Lead attorney on purchase of oil and gas interests and management company by U.S. subsidiary of Australian public company
Lead attorney on sale of assets of bank services provider
Lead attorney on sale of global authentication product and services provider Authentix to Carlyle Group and J.H. Whitney
Lead M&A attorney on $1.65 billion enterprise value sale of GNC to Ares Management and Ontario Teacher's Pension Plan
Lead M&A attorney on sale of specialized lender to Wells Fargo