Overview

Doug Bacon is a partner in the Houston office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice focuses on merger and acquisition transactions including extensive experience advising private equity firms and other financial investors on significant investments, joint ventures, stockholder arrangements and liquidity events. He also advises public and private corporations on complex M&A transactions, including numerous large divisional carve-out acquisitions and sales.

Doug has been recognized as a Rising Star by Law360 and the New York Law Journal, as an Emerging Leader by The M&A Advisor and as a leading M&A practitioner by The Legal 500. Doug was “recommended for large, multinational carve-out sales, cross-border M&A transactions, joint ventures and private equity transactions” by The Legal 500 in 2016 and was described as “technically excellent…he goes out of his way to support clients and remains cool under pressure” in the 2015 edition.

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Thought Leadership

Publications 

“Getting the Most out of an Auction Sale of a Global Business,” The M&A Journal, July 2015

Recognition

IFLR1000

  • Mergers & Acquisitions — US (2019)

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • New York
  • Texas

Education

  • University of Virginia School of LawJ.D.
  • Baylor University

    magna cum laude