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Alan Bickerstaff

"Outstanding lawyer" and "you always feel like you're his only client."
Chambers 2023

Alan Bickerstaff represents entrepreneurs and public and private emerging growth companies on private equity and venture capital financings, public offerings and mergers, and acquisitions. He also guides clients through entity formation, operations, corporate governance and securities law reporting, and compliance matters.

Among Alan's clients are businesses involved in the technology, media, telecommunications, medical device and life sciences, consumer products, energy, and renewable energy industries. He also represents institutional investors in venture capital financings and private equity transactions, as well as underwriters in public securities offerings.

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Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Represented acquirers and targets in more than US$3 billion of public and private company merger and acquisition transactions
  • Represented a private equity-backed wealth management platform in multiple acquisitions of wealth management firms
  • Represented a biotechnology company in its acquisition by a publicly traded company for up to US$400 million of consideration
  • Represented several emerging growth company clients in their acquisitions of competitors
  • Represented a software and benefits services company in its US$275 million acquisition
  • Represented a publicly traded, mobile telecom software provider in multiple buy-side acquisitions and in its acquisition by another public company for US$560 million in a public/public merger via a tender offer structure
Capital Markets Transactions
  • Represented companies and underwriters in raising more than US$2 billion in capital through initial public offerings, public equity, and debt offerings and Rule 144A transactions
  • Represented a Bitcoin miner in its shelf registration of common stock
  • Represented a mobile telecom software provider in its IPO and a follow-on offering
Venture Capital & Private Financing Transactions
  • Represented numerous technology, software, and life science companies in raising more than US$1 billion in capital through venture capital and private equity financings
  • Represented numerous venture capital firms in venture capital transactions
  • J.D., The University of Texas School of Law

  • B.B.A., University of North Texas
    cum laude

Media Mentions

  • Mentioned, "Fintech M&A Slows on Macro Doubts But Optimism Remains," Mergers & Acquisitions, May 2023
  • Mentioned, "Tech M&A's Surprising Acceleration Despite a Sputtering Economy," Fortune, July 2022
  • Mentioned, "Fintech SPAC Mergers Face Longer-Than-Expected Reviews, Value Drop," S&P Global Market Intelligence, February 2022

Memberships and Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas, Business Law Section
  • Rice Alliance Advisory Board
  • Co-Editor-In-Chief, The Texas Journal of Business Law