Big Deals Q2 2018

ACQUISITION


$1,700,000,000 

HOGAN LOVELLS

Client: Adobe Systems

Team: Jane Ross, partner and lead attorney (Silicon Valley); Allison Donovan, senior associate; Leire Aguirre, associate (Madrid); Silvia Bauzá, partner (Madrid); Logan Breed, partner (Washington, D.C.); John Brockland, partner (San Francisco); Alex Dolmans, partner (Madrid); Brittany Chiang, associate (Silicon Valley); Lauren Zachry, associate (Silicon Valley); Mike Frank, partner (Silicon Valley); Jeff Tolin, partner (New York); Scott Loughlin, partner (Washington, D.C.); T. Weymouth, partner (Washington, D.C.)

Other Parties: Permira Advisers LLP and Magento

Other Firms: Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson  

Notes: The deal, valued at $1.7 billion, will enable commerce to be seamlessly integrated into the Adobe Experience Cloud, delivering a single platform that serves both B2B and B2C customers globally.

Although the lead partner on this transaction is not in the Denver office, Allison Donovan, in Denver, worked with lawyers across the U.S. and in specialty fields to complete the transaction. 

$120,000,000 

HOGAN LOVELLS

Client: Splunk Inc.

Team: Keith Flaum, partner and lead attorney (Silicon Valley); Allison Donovan, senior associate; Nadia Aksentijevich, associate (Washington, D.C.); Meryl Bernstein, partner (Northern Virginia); Benjamin Clark, senior associate (Washington, D.C.); Patrick de Laperouse, associate (Washington, D.C.); Susan Ebersole, attorney (Washington, D.C.); Michael Frank, partner (Silicon Valley); Andrew Keller, partner (Washington, D.C.); Will Lamb, associate (Silicon Valley); Tao Leung, counsel (Los Angeles); Scott Loughlin, partner (Washington, D.C.); Mark Pereira, associate; Michelle Roberts Gonzales, senior associate (Los Angeles); Jeffrey Tolin, partner (New York)

Other Parties: VictorOps Inc.

Other Firms: Cooley 

Notes: Splunk has been using artificial intelligence and machine learning to provide automation required when the sheer volume of data makes it difficult for humans to keep pace. The addition of VictorOps will provide on-call technical staff with an analytics and an AI-driven approach for addressing the incident lifecycle, from monitoring to response to incident management to continuous learning and improvement.

Denver senior associate Allison Donovan handled communications with the client and supervised the team bringing the deal to completion. 

$63,000,000

DAVIS GRAHAM & STUBBS

Client: Confidential

Team: Lamont Larsen, partner, lead; Stacie Carter, associate

Other Parties: Confidential

Notes: Davis Graham & Stubbs represented the buyer in acquisition of oil and gas properties.

$13,500,000 

DAVIS GRAHAM & STUBBS

Client: Confidential

Team: Lamont Larsen, partner; Stacie Carter, associate

Other Parties: Confidential

$5,000,000

DAVIS GRAHAM & STUBBS

Client: Confidential

Team: Lamont Larsen, partner and lead attorney; Stacie Carter, associate

Other Parties: Confidential

Notes: Davis Graham & Stubbs represented the buyer in the acquisition of oil and gas properties.

$2,760,000 

DAVIS GRAHAM & STUBBS

Client: Confidential

Team: Lamont Larsen, partner; Brian Annes, associate

Other Parties: Confidential

Confidential

BALLARD SPAHR

Client: Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping Inc.

Team: John Ruppert, partner; Michele Rowland, partner; Ethan Birnberg, associate

Other Parties: ACI Concrete Pumping

Other Firms: Sader Law Firm

Notes: Ballard Spahr represented Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping Inc. in its purchase of assets of ACI Concrete Pumping in a bankruptcy 363 sale.

Confidential

BALLARD SPAHR

Client: Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping Inc.

Team: John Ruppert, partner; Michele Rowland, partner; Alicia Clark, partner; Caroline Marfitano, associate

Other Parties: O’Brien Concrete Pumping Inc. 

Other Firms: Miller & Law

Notes: Ballard Spahr represented Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping Inc. in its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of O’Brien Concrete Pumping Inc.

Confidential

Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti

Client: Westland Distributing Partners LLC

Type of Deal: Mergers and Acquisitions

Team: Jim Fipp, partner; Donna Lance, counsel; Jessica Pingleton, associate

Other Parties: Arizona Mobile Home Supply Inc., Nevada Mobile Home Supply LLC

Other Firms: Confidential

Notes: Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti represented Westland Distributing Partners in connection with its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Arizona Mobile Home Supply Inc. and Nevada Mobile Home Supply LLC.  Westland Distributing Partners is in the business of distributing building supplies, parts and other products and accessories to manufactured housing contractors, retailers and homeowners.

Confidential

BROWNSTEIN HYATT FARBER SCHRECK

Client: NexusTek Holdings LLC

Team: Kevin Cudney, shareholder; Erik Jensen, shareholder; Daniel Winer, associate; Gregory Janssen, associate

Other Parties: Syndeo Technologies Inc.

Other Firms: Davis Malm & D’Agostine

Notes: Brownstein represented NexusTek Holdings and its wholly owned subsidiary Nexus Technologies LLC, in the acquisition of substantially all of the business assets of Syndeo Technologies, a Massachusetts corporation and IT managed services provider.

Confidential

DAVIS GRAHAM & STUBBS

Client: Kodiak Building Partners

Team: Drew Sultan, partner; William Rendle Myer, associate; Justin Nyberg, associate

Other Parties: Builders’ Millwork Inc.

Other Firms: Ruder Ware

Notes: Kodiak Building Partners purchased substantially all of the assets of Builders’ Millwork Inc.

Confidential

DAVIS GRAHAM & STUBBS

Client: Kodiak Building Partners

Team: Andrew Sultan, partner; William Rendle Myer, associate

Other Parties: Specialty Appliance Inc.

Other Firms: Lewis Bess Williams & Weese

Notes: Kodiak Building Partners purchased substantially all of the assets of Specialty Appliance Inc.

Confidential

DAVIS GRAHAM & STUBBS

Client: KSL Capital Partners

Team: Bruce Stocks, partner; Catherine Hance, partner; Erin Simmons, partner; Chris Lane, associate; Jon Goldstein, associate

Other Parties: Starwood, Bank of America

Other Firms: Latham & Watkins, Haynes & Boone

Notes: Davis Graham & Stubbs represented KSL Capital Partners in the acquisition of the Margaritaville resort in Hollywood, Florida.

Confidential

PERKINS COIE

Client: Astute Solutions and Rubicon Technology Partners

Team: Nate Ford, partner; Kester Spindler, partner; Pete Kinsella, partner; Katherine Reilly, associate; Tim Andree, associate; Baker Arena, associate 

Other Parties: Wilke Global

Other Firms: Squire Patton Boggs

Notes: Perkins Coie represented Astute Solutions, a consumer engagement technologies company, and its private equity sponsor in connection with the acquisition of Wilke Global, a consumer relations software company based in Columbus, Ohio.

Confidential

PERKINS COIE

Client: Bertram Capital

Team: Nate Ford, partner; Nick Ferrer, partner; Jessica Batzell, counsel; Laurie Rasmussen, counsel; Cory Smith, associate; Tim Andree, associate 

Other Parties: Registrar Corp.

Other Firms: Holland & Knight

Notes: Perkins Coie represented Bertram Capital in connection with its acquisition of Registrar Corp, a Hampton Virginia-based provider of FDA regulatory compliance and supply chain assurance solutions.

Confidential

PERKINS COIE

Client: The Halifax Group

Team: Nate Ford, partner; Kester Spindler, partner; Katherine Reilly, associate; Ryan Gurule, associate; Elizabeth Dietz, associate

Other Parties: Summit Behavioral Health

Other Firms: Pepper Hamilton

Notes: Perkins Coie represented Halifax Group in connection with its acquisition of Princeton, New Jersey-based addiction treatment provider, Summit Behavioral Health.

Confidential

PERKINS COIE

Client: SilverEdge LLC

Team: Nate Ford, partner; Andy Villier, partner; Brad Nicholson, associate

Other Parties: Madwire LLC

Other Firms: Kendal Olsner

Notes: Perkins Coie represented SilverEdge, a provider of small-business payment solutions, in connection with its acquisition by Madwire, a marketing, software and service company.

Confidential

PERKINS COIE

Client: Simple Tire LLC

Team: Nate Ford, partner; Pete Kinsella, partner; Jessica Batzell, counsel; Sarah Konz, counsel; Elizabeth Dietz, associate

Other Parties: Dealer Tire LLC

Other Firms: Debevoise & Plimpton

Notes: Perkins Coie represented Simple Tire, an online tire retailer based in Philadelphia, in connection with a significant investment by Dealer Tire, which is a Lindsay Goldberg-backed tire distributor for car dealerships.

Confidential

PERKINS COIE

Client: Sterling Partners

Team: Kester Spindler, partner; Pam Wang, associate; Cindy Cho, associate

Other Parties: Academic Programs International

Notes: Perkins Coie represented Sterling Partners in its acquisition of Academic Programs International. 

Confidential

WILMERHALE

Client: Elite SEM

Team: Keith Trammell, partner

Other Parties: Email Aptitude

Confidential

WILMERHALE

Client: HS2 Solutions

Team: Keith Trammell, partner

Other Parties: Infield Digital

DEBT FINANCE

$2,400,000,000

BROWNSTEIN HYATT FARBER SCHRECK

Client: Freeport LNG Development LP

Team: Elizabeth Paulsen, shareholder; Jay Spader, shareholder; Margaux Trammell, shareholder; Mark Oveson, shareholder; Michael Pankow, shareholder; Scott McEachron, associate; Josh Rosenholtz, associate; Brittany Bliffen, associate; Andrew Roth-Moore, associate

Other Parties: MUFG Bank LTD; HSBC Bank USA, N.A.; Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation; Credit Agricole Corporate; Investment Bank

Other Firms: Kirkland & Ellis

Notes: Brownstein represented Freeport LNG and served as lead counsel in a $2.4 billion holding company financing from a total of 14 participant banks. The loan was supported by dividends from Trains 1, 2 and 3 of the Freeport LNG project, and the proceeds of which were used to pay the existing bank debt for Train 3. 

$1,500,000,000 

GIBSON DUNN & CRUTCHER

Client: Sabal Trail Transmisson LLC

Team: Robyn Zolman, partner; Bryan McCutcheon, associate; Meredith Ashlock, associate

Other Firms: Baker Botts

Notes: Gibson Dunn represented Sabal Trail in its registered offering of $1.5 billion of senior notes, consisting of $500 million of senior notes due 2028, $600 million of senior notes due 2038 and $400 million of senior notes due 2048. Baker Botts represented the initial purchasers.

$500,000,000 

GIBSON DUNN & CRUTCHER

Client: WPX Energy Inc. 

Team: Robyn Zolman, partner; Meredith Ashlock, associate

Other Firms: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Notes: Gibson Dunn represented WPX Energy in its registered offering of $500 million of 5.750 percent senior notes due 2026. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett represented the underwriters.

$100,000,000 

BROWNSTEIN HYATT FARBER SCHRECK

Client: U.S. Bank National Association

Team: Jay Spader, shareholder; Scott McEachron, associate; Brittany Bliffen, associate

Other Parties: Noodles & Company

Other Firms: Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Notes: Brownstein represented U.S. Bank as the agent bank and lead arranger for a $100 million syndicated credit facility for Noodles & Company, a fast-casual restaurant chain.

$75,000,000 

ARNOLD & PORTER

Client: Resolute Energy Corporation

Team: Ron Levine, partner; Heather Ashour, associate; Alexa Jones, associate

Other Parties: Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

Other Firms: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Notes: Arnold & Porter attorneys represented Resolute Energy Corporation, a NYSE-listed oil and gas company, in its private offering of $75 million aggregate principal amount of its 8.50 percent senior notes due 2020, and the subsequent exchange offer of these unregistered notes for identical registered notes. The notes constitute part of the same series as the $525 million aggregate principal amount of the Company’s 8.50 percent senior notes due 2020 previously issued. Goldman Sachs & Co. was the initial purchaser of the notes.

$61,000,000 

BROWNSTEIN HYATT FARBER SCHRECK

Client: Calmwater Capital

Team: Ana Tenzer, shareholder; Sean Bahoshy, shareholder; Phil Gosch, shareholder; Suzanne Kalutkiewicz, consulting attorney

Other Firms: Cherry Edgars

Notes: Brownstein represented the lender in originating a mortgage loan secured by a to-be-built Noble Hotel, an 18-hole Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, 52 estate lots and 22 Golf Villas in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Confidential

BALLARD SPAHR

Client: Color Spot Nurseries Inc., and Hines Growers Inc.

Team: John Ruppert, partner; Michele Rowland, partner; Alicia Clark, partner

Other Parties: Wells Fargo Bank, National Association

Other Firms: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Notes: Ballard Spahr represented Color Spot Nurseries Inc. and Hines Growers Inc. in a short-term special purpose financing facility.

Confidential

BROWNSTEIN HYATT FARBER SCHRECK

Client: Calmwater Capital

Team: Ana Tenzer, shareholder; Sean Bahoshy, shareholder

Other Firms: Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell

Notes: Brownstein represented a lender in originating a mortgage loan secured by a to-be-built Indigo branded hotel in Coachella, California.

Confidential

BROWNSTEIN HYATT FARBER SCHRECK

Client: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

Team: Jay Spader, shareholder; Scott McEachron, associate

Other Parties: ERCO LLC

Other Firms: Moye White

Notes: Brownstein represented CIBC Bank USA in a revolving credit facility for ERCO LLC.

Confidential

BROWNSTEIN HYATT FARBER SCHRECK

Client: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce 

Team: Jay Spader, shareholder; Josh Rosenholtz, associate

Other Parties: AutoSource Holdings Inc.

Other Firms: Covington & Burling

Notes: Brownstein represented CIBC in a revolving credit facility for AutoSource Holdings Inc., the parent holding company of AutoSource, the nation’s largest branded title vehicle dealer, and a portfolio company of ONCAP Management Partners.

DISPOSITION

$42,000,000 

DAVIS GRAHAM & STUBBS

Client: Confidential

Team: Lamont Larsen, partner; Tim Canon, associate

Other Parties: Confidential

$35,000,000 

BROWNSTEIN HYATT FARBER SCHRECK

Client: Lowe Enterprises Real Estate Group

Team: Gregory Vallin, shareholder

Other Parties: Hines Acquisitions

Other Firms: Thompson & Knight

Notes: Brownstein represented Lowe Enterprises Real Estate Group in a $35M sales transaction that closed on May 11. Hines Acquisitions purchased approximately 2,000 acres in Douglas County from Lowe for the development of a high-end residential master planned community on a piece of Front Range real estate.

The property was partially developed when sold, and Lowe retains a large adjacent property to the south, which necessitated the negotiation of a complex joint development agreement, metropolitan district agreements and other ancillary agreements.

$6,950,000

BURNS FIGA & WILL

Client: Wabash National Trailer Centers Inc.

Team: Matt Dillman, shareholder; Georginne Dudash, associate

Other Parties: D. Thompson Properties LLC

Notes: Burns Figa & Will represented the seller regarding the sale of a facility located in Phoenix.

$6,250,000

BURNS FIGA & WILL

Client: Artane Real Estate LLC

Team: Matt Dillman, shareholder; Nicole Roberts, associate

Other Parties: Colfax & Marion LLC

Other Firms: Laff Gordon Bennett Logan

Notes: Burns Figa & Will represented the seller regarding the sale of retail/office property located in Denver.

$3,750,000

BURNS FIGA & WILL

Client: Kalyx Colorado 4750 Nome LLC

Team: Matt Dillman, shareholder; Nicole Roberts, associate

Other Parties: 4750 Nome Street LLC

Other Firms: Husch Blackwell

Notes: Burns Figa & Will represented the seller regarding the sale of industrial property located in Denver.

$2,300,000

SPARKMAN + FOOTE

Client: Confidential 

Team: Douglas Foote, partner

Other Parties: Confidential 

Other Firms: NXTLAW

Notes: Sparkman + Foote assisted in assets acquisition of a long-established Colorado local community service business by a growth-oriented roll up acquirer. 

$1,936,242 

BURNS FIGA & WILL

Client: King Paul 1 LLC, Jacobs Colorado LLC, IVE Colorado LLC

Team: Matt Dillman, shareholder; Georginne Dudash, associate

Other Parties: Adams County, Colorado

Notes: Burns Figa & Will represented the seller regarding the sale of vacant land in Brighton.

$940,000 

BURNS FIGA & WILL

Client: Arrow Drive LLC

Team: Matt Dillman, shareholder; Georginne Dudash, associate

Other Parties: South Conway County School District

Other Firms: Mitchell Williams Selig Gates & Woodyard

Notes: Burns Figa & Will represented the seller regarding the sale of a light industrial facility located in Morrilton, Arkansas.

Confidential

BROWNSTEIN HYATT FARBER SCHRECK

Client: VetScience LLC

Team: Ali Metzl, shareholder; Justin Hahn, associate; Hannah Caplan, associate; Andrew Elliott, shareholder; Michael Freimann, shareholder; Erik Jensen, shareholder; Christine Samsel, shareholder; David Spaulding, shareholder

Other Parties: Manna Pro Products LLC

Other Firms: Debevoise & Plimpton

Notes: Brownstein represented VetScience and its Fruitables brand of natural dog treats and food supplements in its sale to to Manna Pro Products.

Confidential

HOGAN LOVELLS

Client: Mikhail Prokhorov, Onexim Sports and Entertainment, and BSE Global

Team: Matthew Eisler, partner; Craig Umbaugh, partner; Russell Hedman, senior associate; Christopher Nenno, senior associate; Stephen Grodski, associate (New York); Eric Einhorn, associate (New York); Scott Lilienthal, partner (Washington, D.C.); Philip Ehrlich, counsel (New York); Jordan Chase, senior associate; Mark Weinstein, partner (New York); Carin Carithers, partner (Washington, D.C.); Michael DeLarco, partner (New York); David Mitchell, senior associate (New York); Logan Breed, partner (Washington, D.C.); David London, partner; Seaton Thedinger, counsel; David Isbell, partner; Lewis Turner, associate; David Dunn, partner (New York); Robert Baldwin, senior associate (Washington, D.C.); Scott Loughlin, partner (Washington, D.C.); Lea Ann Fowler, partner; Katie Cooperman, senior associate; Joseph Vladeck, associate (Washington, D.C.); Grand Munyon, senior associate; Scott Friedman, partner (New York); Lee Samuelson, partner (New York); Helen Atkeson, partner; and Melissa Moravec, associate

Other Parties: Joe Tsai and Blue Pool Capital

Other Firms: Sullivan & Cromwell 

Notes: The Hogan Lovells team, led by Denver partners Matthew Eisler and Craig Umbaugh advised Mikhail Prokhorov on Onexim Sports and Entertainment Holding’s sale of a 49.9 percent interest in the Brooklyn Nets to Joe Tsai, including an option to acquire control of the team.

The transaction did not include any operating rights in the Barclays Center, where the team plays. This was a landmark deal in the sports world and significantly impacts valuations of NBA teams across the board. It was also a global deal, with an international buyer group located in China acquiring the minority interest from a Russian oligarch in Brooklyn, New York, whose deal team was led by our Denver office.

Confidential

HOLLAND & HART

Client: Quiznos

Team: Chris Groll; partner; Christopher Boling, associate; James Crowe, of counsel; 

Other Parties: High Bluff Capital Partners

Other Firms: Dentons

Notes: Holland & Hart represented Quiznos in its sale of substantially all of its assets from QCE LLC and its subsidiaries to High Bluff Capital Partners, a private investment firm that specializes in the acquisition of high-quality, consumer-facing brands and companies that present unique transformation opportunities. 

EQUITY FINANCE

$150,000,000 

HOLLAND & HART

Client: DCP Midstream Partners LP

Team: Lucy Stark, partner; Jordan Bunch, associate; Adam Cohen, partner; Paige Coriden, associate; Michael Dill, of counsel; Sarah Haradon, associate; Kit LeVoy, partner; Louise Mousseau, paralegal; Leah Neumann, associate; Ryan Nichols, associate; Peter Perla, partner; Trent Timmons, associate

Other Parties: RBC Capital Markets LLC; Wells Fargo Securities LLC; Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc.; Morgan Stanley Co. LLC

Other Firms: Baker Botts 

Notes: Holland & Hart represented DCP Midstream LP in connection with its issuance of 6.45 million of its 7.875 percent Series B Fixed-to-Floating Rate Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Units. That issuance represented limited partner interests in the Partnership (the Series A Preferred Units), at a price to the public of $25 per unit, pursuant to an Underwriting Agreement, dated as of May 9 by and among DCP Midstream LP; DCP Midstream GP LP; DCP Midstream GP LLC; Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc.; Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC; RBC Capital Markets LLC; and Wells Fargo Securities LLC, as representatives of the several underwriters named therein. The Series B Preferred Units entitle their holders to certain rights that are senior to the rights of holders of common units representing limited partner interests in DCP Midstream LP, such as rights to certain distributions and rights upon liquidation of DCP Midstream LP.

$115,000,000 

DAVIS GRAHAM & STUBBS

Client: Tellurian Inc.

Team: John Elofson, partner; Edward Shaoul, associate; Will Myer, associate

Other Parties: Credit Suisse

Notes: Credit Suisse was the underwriter for the deal.

Confidential

Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti

Client: TurboTenant

Team: Patrick Perrin, partner; Jared Crain, partner; Jessica Pingleton, associate

Other Parties: Confidential

Other Firms: Confidential

Notes: Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti represented TurboTenant in connection with its Series A Financing. TurboTenant provides web-based tools for landlords and tenants, including rental listings, tenant screening, tenant application management and rental forms.

Confidential

BROWNSTEIN HYATT FARBER SCHRECK

Client: Encore Consumer Capital

Team: Gino Maurelli, shareholder; Daniel Winer, associate; Matthew Nyberg, shareholder; Daniel Ackerman, shareholder

Other Firms: Messner Reeves

Notes: Brownstein represented Encore Consumer Capital in its investment in Denver-based Tender Belly.

Confidential

PERKINS COIE

Client: Provenance Growth Equity

Team: Nate Ford, partner; Kester Spindler, partner; Pete Kinsella, partner; Jakob Deitch, associate; Cory Smith, associate 

Other Parties: Knot Standard Holdings LLC

Other Firms: Faegre Baker Daniels

Notes: Perkins Coie represented Provenance, a growth equity and private equity sponsor based in Los Angeles focused on digitally intensive consumer brands, in connection with a significant minority investment in mensware brand Knot Standard.

OTHER

$500,000,000 

GIBSON DUNN & CRUTCHER

Client: WPX Energy Inc.

Type of Deal: Tender Offer

Team: Robyn Zolman, partner; Bryan McCutcheon, associate

Other Firms: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Notes: Gibson Dunn represented WPX Energy in its tender offers to purchase up to $500 million of its outstanding senior notes. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett represented the dealer managers.

$400,000,000 

GIBSON DUNN & CRUTCHER

Client: WPX Energy Inc.

Type of Deal: Tender Offer

Team: Robyn Zolman, partner; Meredith Ashlock, associate

Other Firms: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Notes: Gibson Dunn represented WPX Energy in its tender offers to purchase up to $400 million of its outstanding senior notes. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett represented the dealer managers.

$48,000,000 

DAVIS GRAHAM & STUBBS

Client: Newmont Mining Corporation

Type of Deal: Equity Investment

Team: Bruce Stocks, partner; Nate Goergen, associate 

Other Parties: Sumitomo Corporation and Compania de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A. 

Notes: Equity Investment by Sumitomo Corporation in Minera Yanacocha SRL. This was an equity investment by the Sumitomo Corporation in the company Minera Yanacocha, a joint venture between Newmont Mining and Buenaventura.

$20,000,000 

BUTLER SNOW

Client: Talladega College

Type of Deal: New Markets Tax Credits

Team: Ann Hered, partner

Other Parties: Wells Fargo N.A.,Crescent Growth Capital, United States Department of Agriculture

Other Firms: Kutak Rock 

Notes: This deal was a combination of USDA and NMTC subsidy for the benefits of one of the oldest black colleges in the U.S. The proceeds of the financing are being used to construct a new student center and student housing to support the rapidly growing student body.

Confidential

ARNOLD & PORTER

Client: The AES Corporation

Type of Deal: Strategic Investment

Team: Ron Levine, partner; Evan Leitch, associate; Alexa Jones, associate

Other Parties: Simple Energy Inc.

Other Firms: Cooley

Notes: Arnold & Porter represented the AES Corporation in its strategic investment in Simple Energy, the leading provider of utility-branded marketplaces and customer engagement software.

Confidential

BALLARD SPAHR

Client: Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping Inc.

Type of Deal: High Yield Debt

Team: John Ruppert, partner; Michele Rowland, partner; Alicia Clark, partner

Other Parties: Indenture Trustee and public note holders

Other Firms: Latham & Watkins, Skadden Arps, Goodwin Proctor, Eaton Vance

Confidential

Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti

Client: Alpine Disposal Inc.

Type of Deal: Merger

Team: Patrick Perrin, partner; Jared Crain, partner; Jessica Pingleton, associate

Other Parties: Waste Industries USA LLC

Other Firms: Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton

Confidential

Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti

Client: Challengeme Esports GmbH

Type of Deal: Company Sale

Team: Patrick Perrin, partner; Jared Crain, partner

Other Parties: Unikrn Inc.

Other Firms: Carney Badley Spellman

Notes: Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti represented Challengeme ESports in connection with the sale of the company to Unikrn, Inc.

Confidential

BROWNSTEIN HYATT FARBER SCHRECK

Client: Confident Financial Solutions

Type of Deal: Partnership

Team: Avi Loewenstein, shareholder; Andrew Elliott, shareholder

Other Parties: WebBank

Other Firms: Sidley Austin

Notes: Brownstein represented Confident Financial Solutions, a financial technology company providing point-of-sale automotive repair financing solutions to consumers, in its partnership with WebBank, a leader in alternative payment products including private-label installment and revolving credit.

Confidential

DAVIS GRAHAM & STUBBS

Client: Logic PD Inc. and CHB Capital Partners

Type of Deal: Sale

Team: Bruce Stocks, partner; Nate Goergen, associate; Christina Smith, associate; Larry Nemirow, special tax counsel; Sandra Wainer, paralegal

Other Parties: Compass Equity Group

Other Firms: Affinity Law Group

Notes: Sale of Logic PD Inc., to Compass Equity Group. 

Confidential

HOGAN LOVELLS

Client: Saudi Basic Industries Corporation SJSC (SABIC)

Type of Deal: Joint Venture

Team: Kelly Tubman Hardy, partner (Baltimore); David Locascio, partner (Houston); Jeffrey Whittle, partner (Houston); Polly Sims, senior associate (Houston); Sandra Harris, senior associate; Melissa Moravec, associate; Allison Donovan, senior associate; Taylor Evans, partner (Houston); Cristina Rodriguez, partner (Houston); Jennifer Smith, partner (Houston); Bruno Ciuffetelli, partner (Houston); Jorge Diaz-Silveira, partner (Miami); Samaa Haridi, partner (New York); Cameron Cosby, partner (Washington, D.C.); Jean Blackerby, associate (Washington, D.C.); Joe Krauss, partner (Washington, D.C.)

Other Parties: Confidential

Notes: Hogan Lovells represented SABIC in a confidential global joint venture.

Although the lead partner on this transaction is not in our Denver office, the Denver attorneys Sandra Harris, Allison Donovan and Melissa Moravec worked with lawyers across the U.S. and in specialty fields to complete the transaction. 

Confidential

HOLLAND & HART

Client: Swiftpage Inc. 

Type of Deal: Merger

Team: Susan Oakes, partner; Kady Bauchman, associate; Craig Frame, partner

Other Parties: SFW Capital Partners

Notes: Swiftpage Inc. accepted a substantial investment from SFW Capital Partners. This gave SFW Capital Partners a majority interest in the company. Current management will continue to manage the Swiftpage business. The investment was effectuated via the merger of an indirect subsidiary of SFW Capital Partners. 

N/A

ARNOLD & PORTER

Client: Resolute Energy Corporation

Type of Deal: Shareholder activism 

Team: Ron Levine, partner; Heather Ashour, associate

Other Parties: Monarch Alternative Capital 

Other Firms: Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz, Wilkie Farr & Gallagher (counsel to Monarch); Goldman Sachs & Co., Petrie Partners

Notes: Arnold & Porter attorneys represented Resolute Energy Corporation, a NYSE-listed oil and gas company, in responding to Monarch Alternative Capital LP, an activist shareholder seeking a combination of board representation and a strategic review process, preparing the company’s communication strategy and proxy filings, counseling the board of directors, and negotiating and finalizing the settlement and standstill agreement with Monarch.

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