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September 1, 2023 
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Two Gray Reed M&A Transactions Recognized by The M&A Advisor

The M&A Advisor recognized two Gray Reed M&A deals as finalists in its 22nd Annual M&A Advisor Awards in the “M&A Deal of the Year ($10MM-$25MM)” category. The two deals are:

Acquisition of Overland Distribution Inc. and Overland Express Company by KC Piggyback Holdings, LLC

Gray Reed served as counsel to Overland Distribution Inc. and Overland Express Company in the sale of 100 percent of the equity interests in both companies to KC Piggyback Holdings, LLC. The acquisition of the Overland entities by an equity-backed strategic buyer helps to expand the business of both KC Piggyback Holdings and the Overland entities as well as market to a larger customer base.

Gray Reed attorneys involved were Wes Dorman, Dan Kroll, Austin Carlson, Marcus Fettinger, Toni Meier, Savannah Warner, Constanza Recchini, and Brian Clark.

The Acquisition of Midwest Energy, Inc. by Retail Consulting Project Co. 3, LLC, a portfolio company of Gexa Energy, LP

Gray Reed served as the buyer’s counsel for Retail Consulting Project Co. 3, LLC, an affiliate of Gexa Energy, LP, in its acquisition of broker Midwest Energy Inc. Midwest Energy specializes in negotiating green energy contracts for businesses and governmental agencies so the acquisition allows Gexa Energy to further increase its business in renewable energy sources.

Gray Reed attorneys involved were Wes Dorman, Dan Kroll, Austin Carlson, and Savannah Warner.

The 2023 award winners were chosen from hundreds of prominent nominees. Evaluation of the nominees and selection of the winners was completed by an independent judging panel made up of renowned members and experts in the M&A, finance and turnaround community.

The awards will be presented, and winners revealed, at a Black-Tie Awards Gala during the 2023 Future of Dealmaking Summit on November 14-15, 2023, in New York City.

In previous years, The M&A Advisor has recognized Gray Reed in the “Cross Border Deal of the Year ($50MM-$75MM)," “Healthcare/Life Sciences Deal of the Year (Under $100 million)," and “M&A Deal of the Year ($25 million to $50 million)” categories.

About The M&A Advisor

Now in its 25th year, The M&A Advisor was founded to offer insights and intelligence on mergers and acquisitions, establishing the industry’s leading media outlet in 1998. Today, the firm is recognized as the world’s premier leadership organization for mergers & acquisitions, restructuring, and corporate finance professionals, delivering a range of integrated services to accelerate the pace of dealmaking. To learn more visit

About Gray Reed

A full-service Texas law firm with offices in Dallas and Houston, Gray Reed provides legal services to companies ranging from start-up to Fortune 500 as well as high net worth individuals. Gray Reed attorneys assist clients with a myriad of legal issues including commercial litigation, corporate transactions, oil and gas, tax planning and litigation, real estate, construction, healthcare, trusts and estates, employment law, family law, intellectual property and bankruptcy. For more information, visit