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Philip A. Dunlap

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  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
  • Baylor University
    B.B.A., cum laude
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, 2006
About Philip
Having worked directly with business owners gives me a unique ability to understand my clients' needs and concerns to better serve each client with their business goals in mind.
  • What types of clients do you represent?

    I work with a variety of clients, including private equity funds, private equity portfolio companies, entrepreneurs and privately held businesses. My clients range from startups to established companies looking to transition to new owners or sell their business. I work extensively with clients in the energy, health care, industrial gas and multifamily housing industries. I serve clients who are based throughout the U.S. as well as internationally (primarily the UK and Latin America). 

  • What type of matters do you work on most often?
  • How are you involved in your community?

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  • 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 equity sale (where the purchase price was part cash/part rollover equity) 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 company in its acquisition of student-housing management businesses based in Georgia, Florida and Texas.
  • Represented a Texas-based company in its $20mm acquisition of a Louisiana 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 the owners of Kingsley Constructors, Inc. ("Kingsley") in the sale of all of the stock of Kingsley to MasTec.
  • 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 3-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
    • The negotiation of five hospital system joint ventures
    • A private equity investment by a Dallas-based private equity firm
    • Bank credit facility
    • The formation of physician staffing company subsidiary
    • The formation of billing and collections subsidiary
    • Acquisition and development of real estate
    • 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 4 foreign subsidiaries (domiciled in Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong and Malaysia) to a UK-based private equity fund.



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        • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, J.D.
        • Baylor University, B.B.A., cum laude
        Bar Admissions
        • Texas, 2006
        Professional Affiliations
        • Houston Bar Association, Mergers & Acquisitions Section
        • Texas Bar Association
        • American Bar Association
        • Houston Young Lawyers Association (HYLA)
        • HYLA  Leadership Academy, 2011-2012
        • Association of Corporate Growth, Houston
        Awards & Accolades
        • Texas Lawyer, Texas Trailblazer, 2020 
        • Texas Super Lawyers®, Rising Stars, 2014-present
        Community Involvement
        • West Houston Leadership Institute, 2014
        • Cornerstone Family Ministries, Board of Directors
        • Bayou City Fellowship, Community Group Team Leader
        • Spring Branch Memorial Sports Association, volunteer