Big Deals Q3 2018

The 3rd Quarter was big. Two deals topped $1 billion, and with 70 transactions reported to Law Week, deal flow is up overall compared to the rest of 2018.

Acquisition

$1,300,000,000

Husch Blackwell

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Client: National Storage Affiliates Trust

Team: Kevin Kelley, office managing partner; Jennifer Haynes, partner; Steven Barrett, partner

Notes: This portfolio deal would bring National Storage Affiliates Trust to a total of 663 locations. The portfolio consists of 112 self-storage properties containing approximately 8.7 million rentable square feet, in over 68,000 storage units and located across 17 states and Puerto Rico. 

$1,300,000,000

Perkins Coie

Client: South32 Limited

Team: Sonny Allison, partner; Chelsea Curfman, counsel; Nicholas Bradley, associate

Other Parties: Arizona Mining

Other Firms: Davies

Notes: Represented South32 Limited, a large Australian mining and metals company, as U.S. counsel in its acquisition of Arizona Mining.

$127,000,000

Davis Graham & Stubbs

Client: Brannan Sand & Gravel Company

Team: Kristin Lentz, partner; Zach Detra, partner; Taylor Smith, associate; Laura Cerezo, associate; Adrienne Kovac, associate; Chris Lane, associate

Other Parties: Boral Limited (parent company)

$74,000,000

WilmerHale

Client: Vail Resorts

Team: Keith Trammell, partner; Douglas Burton, partner; Andy Spielman, partner; Douglas Edwards, counsel; Sarah Judkins, senior associate; Kathleen Lucas, senior associate; William Caporizzo, partner; Amy Null, partner; Laura Schneider, partner; Paul Jakubowski, partner; Ashwin Gokhale, partner; Lillian Brown, partner; Kelly Dunbar, partner; Hartmut Schneider, partner; Charlie Speth, partner; Katelyn O’Brien, counsel; Bonnie Heiple, counsel; Meghan Walsh, counsel; Brett Jackson, senior associate; Chris Mercurio, associate; Jasmine Haddad, associate; Ryan Crane, associate; Nicolette Anagnos, associate; Julie Murphy Clinton, attorney

Other Parties: Triple Peaks Finance, LLC; Jackson Gore Development, LLC; Okemo Land Holdings, LLC; Okemo Golf, LLC; and Resort Asset Management, LLC

Notes: Vail Resorts acquired Triple Peaks, LLC, the parent company of Okemo Mountain Resort in Vermont, Mount Sunapee Resort in New Hampshire and Crested Butte Mountain Resort in Colorado. The company purchased Triple Peaks from the Mueller family for a final purchase price of approximately $74 million after adjustments for certain agreed-upon terms. As part of the transaction and with funds provided by Vail Resorts, Triple Peaks paid off $155 million in leases that all three resorts had with an affiliate of Oz Real Estate.

$64,000,000

WilmerHale

Client: Vail Resorts

Team: Keith Trammell, partner (co-lead); Douglas Burton, partner (co-lead); Andy Spielman, partner; Douglas Edwards, counsel; Sarah Judkins, senior associate; Kathleen Lucas, senior associate; William Caporizzo, partner; Amy Null, partner; Laura Schneider, partner; Paul Jakubowski, partner; Ashwin Gokhale, partner; Katelyn O’Brien, counsel; Bonnie Heiple, counsel; Nathaniel Custer, senior associate; Alex Civetta, associate; Chris Mercurio, associate; Jasmine Haddad, associate; Ryan Crane, associate; Julie Murphy Clinton, attorney

Other Parties: CLP Stevens Pass, LLC and Stevens Pass Mountain Resort, LLC

Notes: Vail Resorts acquired Stevens Pass Resort in Washington State from an affiliate of Oz Real Estate. Less than 85 miles from Seattle, the resort sits on the crest of the Cascade Range within two national forests — the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest on the West side and the Wenatchee National Forest on the East.

$51,750,000

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Client: JMA Ventures, LLC

Team: Nicole Ament, shareholder; Rebecca Miltenberger, shareholder; Ali Koenig, associate

Other Parties: Parcel 52N Office, LLC; 2275 Corporate Circle, LLC; Corporate CTR. IV, LLC; Corporate CTR. V, LLC — all Nevada LLCs and affiliates of American Nevada Company, LLC

Other Firms: Holley Driggs Walch Fine Wray Puzey & Thompson

Notes: Brownstein represented JMA Ventures, LLC in this acquisition of a five-office-building portfolio with more than 271,000 square feet located in Henderson, Nevada. The buildings located at 2275, 2285 and 2370 Corporate Circle and 2500 and 2550 Paseo Verde Parkway, Henderson, Nevada, were acquired in part one.

$18,000,000 

Davis Graham & Stubbs

Client: Morse Energy Capital Partners

Team: Sam Niebrugge, partner; Chris Richardson, partner; Mark Bussey, partner; Michael Snider, partner; Nate Goergen, associate; Tim Canon, associate; Taylor Smith, associate; Jessica Fredrickson, associate; David Weil, associate

Other Parties: Nighthawk Production LLC

Other Firms: Greenberg Traurig

$15,000,000

Perkins Coie

Client: Wazee Digital

Team: Sonny Allison, partner; Jessica Batzell, associate; Jakob Deitch, associate; Elizabeth Dietz, associate; Serena Ross, associate

Other Parties: Veritone, Inc.

Other Firms: K&L Gates

Notes: Represented Wazee Digital, a provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services and a portfolio company of Shamrock Capital Advisors and Investcorp, in its acquisition byVeritone, Inc., a software development company and creator of the first SaaS-based operating system for artificial intelligence, for a combination of cash and Veritone stock.

$9,400,000 

Davis Graham & Stubbs

Client: Confidential

Team: Lamont Larsen, partner; Stacie Carter, associate

Other Parties: Confidential

Other Firms: Confidential

$4,500,000 

Davis Graham & Stubbs

Client: Confidential

Team: Lamont Larsen, partner

Other Parties: Confidential

$3,700,000 

Davis Graham & Stubbs

Client: Confidential

Team: Lamont Larsen, partner; Stacie Carter, associate

Other Parties: Confidential

Not Applicable

Holland & Hart

Client: UMB Financial Corp

Team: Amy Bowler, partner; Paige Coriden, associate; Michael Dill, of counsel

Other Parties: Enterprise Bank & Trust

Other Firms: Thompson Coburn

Notes: Holland & Hart represented UMB Bank, N.A. in connection with its acquisition of certain endowed care, pre-need and merchandise and service assets from Enterprise Bank & Trust.

Confidential

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Client: ART Capital LLC

Team: Alexandra Metzl, shareholder; Jay Spader, shareholder; Justin Hahn, associate; Brittany Bliffen, associate; Erik Jensen, shareholder; Dulcinea Hanuschak, associate; Hannah Caplan, associate

Other Parties: Andersen Commercial Plumbing, Inc. and Paul Andersen; ORIX Corporation USA (OCC Equity Holdings, LP); Brutten Global (GD Flow, LLC); Cadence Bank N.A. (Senior Lender); ORIX Corporate Capital Inc. (Mezzanine Lender)

Other Firms: Lobb & Plewe, LLP, counsel to Andersen Commercial Plumbing, Inc. and Paul Andersen; Dorsey & Whitney LLP, counsel to ORIX Corporation USA (OCC Equity Holdings, LP) and ORIX Corporate Capital Inc. (Mezzanine Lender); Nathan Sommers Jacobs, counsel to Cadence Bank N.A. (Senior Lender)

Notes: Brownstein represented ART Capital LLC in its acquisition and financing of Andersen Commercial Plumbing, LLC, a commercial plumbing business based in Southern California.

Confidential

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Client: ART Capital LLC

Team: Alexandra Metzl, shareholder; Erik Jensen, shareholder; Marc Diamant, shareholder

Other Parties: Pebble Technology, Inc.; Graycliff Private Equity Partners; Bell Bank

Other Firms: Snell & Wilmer, counsel to Pebble Technology; Pepper Hamilton, counsel to Graycliff; Briggs & Morgan, counsel to Bell Bank

Notes: Brownstein represented ART Capital LLC in its acquisition of Pebble Technology, Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of pool finishes, pool enhancements and other outdoor environment products.

Confidential

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Client: ART Capital LLC

Team: Alexandra Metzl, shareholder; Erik Jensen, shareholder; Margaux Trammell, shareholder; David Spaulding, shareholder; David Curfman, shareholder; Charlotte Phelps, associate; Scott McEachron, associate; Christopher Hand, associate; Hannah Caplan, associate; Tai Palacio, associate

Other Parties: Outdoor Dimensions, LLC; Northcreek Mezzanine (as co-sponsor and mezzanine lender); Enterprise Bank & Trust (senior lender)

Other Firms: McConnell Barwick, counsel to Outdoor Dimensions; Katz Teller, counsel to Northcreek Mezzanine; Husch Blackwell, counsel to Enterprise Bank & Trust

Notes: Brownstein represented ART Capital LLC in its acquisition and financing of Outdoor Dimensions, LLC, a full-service provider of signage and outdoor marketing solutions based in Southern California.

Confidential

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Client: Bow River Capital Partners

Team: Gino Maurelli, shareholder; Avi Loewenstein, shareholder; Andrew Elliott, shareholder; Michael Freimann, shareholder; Christopher Reiss, shareholder; Nicholas Santucci, associate; Gregory Janssen, associate

Other Parties: CTS Holdings, LLC

Other Firms: Lewis Rice

Notes: Brownstein represented Bow River Capital Partners in its acquisition of and acquisition financing for Control Technology & Solutions LLC, a leading energy retrofit company based in St. Louis, Missouri.

Confidential

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Client: KSL Capital Partners, LLC

Team: Christopher Reiss, shareholder; Mark Oveson, shareholder; Daniel Winer, associate; Christopher Hand, associate; Brittany Bliffen, associate; Connor Hannagan, associate; Erik Jensen, shareholder; Daniel Ackerman, shareholder; Cassidy Merriam, associate; Jonathan Pray, shareholder; Jeffrey Knetsch, shareholder; Peter Nagle, associate

Other Parties: Amazing Lash Studio Franchise, LLC; ALS Cosmetics Supply, LLC, Amazing Lash Studio International, LLC; Golub Capital LLC 

Other Firms: Cheng Cohen (franchise counsel); Katten Muchin Rosenman (counsel to Golub Capital LLC)

Notes: Brownstein represented Wellbiz Brands, one of KSL’s portfolio companies, in the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of the Amazing Lash Studio group of companies, the franchisor for Amazing Lash Studios. In addition, the acquisition included the separate purchase of seven Amazing Lash studios (franchisees). Brownstein also represented Wellbiz Brands in a loan from Golub Capital LLC to finance the acquisition of the family of companies.

Confidential

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Client: NRT Technology Corp.

Team: Jeff Knetsch, shareholder; Scott McEachron, associate; Trayton Oakes, associate

Other Parties: U.S. Bank National Association

Other Firms: Sullivan and Cromwell

Notes: Brownstein represented NRT Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of NRT Technology Corp., acquired gaming ATM assets of U.S. Bank National Association.

Confidential

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Client: Rose Community Foundation 

Team: Aaron Hyatt, shareholder; Don Kortz, shareholder; Hirsch Neustein, associate

Other Parties: Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center campus (JCC Denver) 

Other Firms: Notes: Brownstein represented Rose Community Foundation in the purchase of the Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center campus and leaseback of the campus to JCC Denver for a term of 100 years at $1 per year.

Confidential

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Client: Tuff Shed, Inc.

Team: Alexandra Metzl, shareholder; Daniel Winer, associate; Daniel Ackerman, shareholder;  Cassidy Merriam, associate; Zachary Siegel, associate; Erik Jensen, shareholder

Other Parties: Home Brands, LLC

Other Firms: Paul Hastings

Notes: Brownstein represented Tuff Shed, Inc. in the acquisition of certain assets of Home Brands, LLC.

Confidential

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Client: Medlogix, LLC

Team: Sean Odendahl, partner; Tyler Mark, associate; Raphael Mendez, associate; and Stephanie Drumm, associate led the deal team with significant support from Enrique Miranda, associate; Bill Holland, partner; Jason Larkin, associate; Katharine Finley, associate; Anthony George, partner; Brenna Wolcott, associate; Anne Giacomini, paralegal; Janice Lancaster, paralegal; Debe Thomas, paralegal; Julie Wagner, paralegal; Tim Glasgow, partner; Eric Homsi, associate; Jason Haislmaier, partner; Anne Sharamitaro, attorney; Jen Stokes, partner; Tyler Thompson, associate; and Jennie Wynne, counsel

Other Parties: J&P Michigan Evaluation Group, Inc.

Confidential

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Client: Medlogix, LLC

Team: Sean Odendahl, partner; Tyler Mark, associate; Raphael Mendez, associate; and Stephanie Drumm, associate led the deal team with significant support from Enrique Miranda, associate; Bill Holland, partner; Jason Larkin, associate; Katharine Finley, associate; Anthony George, partner; Brenna Wolcott, associate; Anne Giacomini, paralegal; Janice Lancaster, paralegal; Debe Thomas, paralegal; Julie Wagner, paralegal; Tim Glasgow, partner; Eric Homsi, associate; Jason Haislmaier, partner; Anne Sharamitaro, attorney; Jen Stokes, partner; Tyler Thompson, associate; and Jennie Wynne, counsel

Other Parties: Integrity Medicolegal Enterprises, LLC

Other Firms: Heley, Duncan & Melander

Confidential

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Client: Offen Petroleum

Team: M&A: Sean Odendahl, partner; Jason Werner, associate; Rafael Mendez, associate (Dallas); Tiffany Jones, associate (St. Louis); Emma Harty, counsel (St. Louis); Anne Giacomini, paralegal; Tax: Tim Glasgow, partner; Chris Girouard, partner; Debt Finance: Bill Holland, partner; Jess Zimmerman, associate (St. Louis); Hannah Christian, associate; Environmental: Brandon Neuschafer, partner-(St. Louis); Bryan Keyt, partner (Chicago), Erin Brooks, associate (St. Louis); Employee Benefits: Jennifer Stokes, partner; Caitlin Lucey, associate; Employment: Anthony George, partner; RWI policy: Ken Achenbach, partner; Real Estate: Heather Boelens, partner; Greg Linde, associate

Other Parties: Overland Petroleum

Other Firms: Suitter Axland (sell-side legal counsel)

Confidential

Hogan Lovells

Client: Alterra Mountain Company

Team: Kevin Burke, partner; Paul Hilton, partner; Allison Donovan, senior associate; Jeremy Gibb, associate; Melissa Moravic, associate; Lea Ann Fowler, partner; Scott Campbell, senior associate; Lewis Turner, associate; Scott Reisch, partner; David London, partner; Joseph Krauss, partner (Washington, D.C.); Ashley Howlett, senior associate (Washington, D.C.); Jasper Howard, partner; Margaret McIntyre, senior associate (Washington, D.C.)

Other Parties: Solitude Mountain Resort

Notes: Hogan Lovells advised Alterra Mountain Company on its acquisition of Utah-based ski resort Solitude Mountain.

Confidential

Hogan Lovells

Client: Alterra Mountain Company

Team: Kevin Burke, partner; Paul Hilton, partner; Allison Donovan, senior associate; Jeremy Gibb, associate; Melissa Moravic, associate; Lea Ann Fowler, partner; Scott Campbell, senior associate; Lewis Turner, associate; Scott Reisch, partner; David London, partner; Joseph Krauss, partner (Washington, D.C.); Ashley Howlett, senior associate (Washington, D.C.); Jasper Howard, partner; Margaret McIntyre, senior associate (Washington, D.C.)

Other Parties: Crystal Mountain Resort

Other Firms: Karr Tuttle Campbell

Confidential

Perkins Coie

Client: 3esi-Enersight

Team: Nate Ford, partner; Kester Spindler, partner; Danielle Fortier, counsel; Jakob Deitch, associate

Other Parties: Palantir Solutions

Other Firms: McMillan Binch and 

Goldberg Kohn

Notes: Represented 3esi-Enersight, a portfolio company of  Rubicon, in its acquisition of Palantir Solutions.

Confidential

Perkins Coie

Client: Rubicon Technology Partners

Team: Nate Ford, partner; Pete Kinsella, partner; Kester Spindler, partner; Nicholas Bradley, associate; Kelly Payne, associate; Cory Smith, associate

Other Parties: QSR International Pty Ltd.

Notes: Rubicon Technology Partners acquired all of the outstanding stock of QSR International Pty Ltd.

Confidential

WilmerHale

Client: Elite SEM, Inc.

Team: Keith Trammell, partner; Ben Fernandez, partner; Douglas Edwards, counsel; Kathleen Lucas, senior associate; William Caporizzo, partner; Reed Freeman, partner; Amy Null, partner; Douglas Burton, partner; Laura Schneider, partner; Ashwin Gokhale, partner; Julie Hogan Rodgers, partner; Kimberly Wethly, partner; Ariella Feingold, special counsel; Meghan Walsh, counsel; Kim Phan, counsel; Brett Jackson, senior associate; Lawrence Gallick, senior associate; Victoria Hartmann, associate; Todd Rosenthal, associate

Other Parties: CPC Strategy LLC

Notes: Elite SEM, a digital marketing agency, acquired CPC Strategy, the San Diego-based agency known for its work in retail, e-commerce and specifically the Amazon channel, where it expects to derive more than half of its revenue in 2018. The combination with CPC Strategy adds critical scale to Elite’s rapidly growing Amazon practice, bolsters the depth of its expertise in search and social, and also delivers a powerful technology asset in CPC Strategy’s proprietary CAPx media and bid optimization platform. 

Debt finance

$500,000,000

Greenberg Traurig

Client: State of Colorado

Team: Michael McGinnis, administrative shareholder; Andrew Rubin, associate; and Vanessa Albert Lowry, shareholder (Philadelphia)

Other Parties: Hilltop Securities, Wells Fargo Bank, Stifel Nicolaus & Company, Zions Bank

Other Firms: Kline Alvarado Veio; Sherman & Howard

Notes: In one of the largest COP financings in the history of the state, Greenberg Traurig was bond counsel in connection with the issuance of the State of Colorado Rural Colorado Certificates of Participation, Series 2018A in the aggregate principal amount of $500 million. The certificates were issued on Sept. 26, 2018. Proceeds will be used to fund state transportation projects and deferred maintenance on state buildings. It was the result of two bills passed by the state legislature during the 2017 and 2018 sessions to address critical needs of the state.

$500,000,000 

Holland & Hart

Client: DCP Midstream Partners

Team: Lucy Stark, partner (lead); Adam Cohen, partner; Paige Coriden, associate; Michael Dill, of counsel; Sarah Ritchey Haradon, of counsel; Leah Neumann, associate; Ryan Nichols, associate

Other Parties: J.P. Morgan Securities, LLC; Barclays Capital, Inc.; Citigroup Global Markets, Inc.; Mizuho Securities USA, LLC; MUFG Securities Americas, Inc.; SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc.; TD Securities USA LLC

Other Firms: Baker Botts

Notes: Holland & Hart represented DCP Midstream, LP (the partnership) and its wholly owned subsidiary DCP Midstream Operating, LP (the operating partnership) in connection with the operating partnership’s issuance of  $500 million aggregate principal amount of its 5.375 percent Senior Notes due 2025 at a price to the public of 100 percent of their face value (the senior notes), which senior notes are fully and unconditionally guaranteed by the partnership. The senior notes were issued pursuant to an underwriting agreement, dated as of July 10, by and among the partnership, the operating partnership, DCP Midstream GP, LLC; DCP Midstream Operating, LLC; J.P. Morgan Securities, LLC; Barclays Capital, Inc.; Citigroup Global Markets, Inc.; Mizuho Securities USA, LLC; MUFG Securities Americas, Inc.; SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc.; and TD Securities USA, LLC. The operating partnership is using the net proceeds from this offering to redeem all of its outstanding 9.75 percent Senior Notes due March 15, 2019.

$500,000,000 

Holland & Hart

Client: SM Energy

Team: Lucy Stark, partner (lead); Michael Dill, of counsel; Paige Coriden, associate; Kit LeVoy, partner; Christopher Myers, associate; Leah Neumann, associate

Notes: SM Energy issued $500,000,000 of if 6.625 percent Senior Notes due 2027 in a public offering.   

$250,000,000 

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Client: Northwest Pipeline LLC

Team: Robyn Zolman, partner; Meredith Ashlock, associate

Other Parties: Shearman & Sterling

Notes: Gibson Dunn represented Northwest Pipeline in its Rule 144A offering of $250 million of senior notes due 2027, issued as an add on to its existing issue of such notes.

Not Applicable

Holland & Hart

Client: SM Energy Co.

Team: Lucy Stark, partner (lead); Leslie Boyle, partner; Kit LeVoy, partner; Leah Neumann, associate

Notes: Holland & Hart represented SM Energy Company in connection with its $2.5 billion senior secured revolving credit facility from a syndicate of banks, led by Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as administrative agent. 

Disposition

$117,000,000 

Davis Graham & Stubbs

Client: Confidential

Team: Lamont Larsen, partner; Stacie Carter, associate; Sam Seiberling, associate; Kristin Lentz, partner

Other Parties: Confidential

$42,000,000 

Davis Graham & Stubbs

Client: Confidential

Team: Lamont Larsen, partner; Tim Canon, associate

Other Parties: Confidential

$10,935,000 

Burns Figa & Will

Client: Tomisu Friedkin

Team: Matt Dillman, shareholder; Bernard Gehris, special counsel; Georginne Dudash, associate

Other Parties: Little Papoose Ranch

Other Firms: Polsinelli

Notes: Burns Figa & Will represented the seller regarding the sale of ranch property in Ouray County.

$4,100,000 

Burns Figa & Will

Client: Kalyx Colorado 4990 Oakland LLC

Team: Matt Dillman, shareholder; Georginne Dudash, associate

Other Parties: 4990 Oakland, LLC

Other Firms: Wolfe Van Ackern & Cuypers

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

$1,350,000 

Burns Figa & Will

Client: Wabash National Trailer Centers, Inc.

Team: Matt Dillman, shareholder;  Georginne Dudash, associate

Other Parties: 289 Dutch Hollow Road, LLC

Other Firms: Mika Meyers

Notes: Burns Figa & Will represented its client regarding the sale of warehouse property in Smithton, Pennsylvania.

$1,060,000 

Burns Figa & Will

Client: Leigh Enterprises, LLC

Team: Matt Dillman, shareholder; Georginne Dudash, associate

Other Parties: KTJ 318, LLC

Notes: Burns Figa & Will represented its client regarding the sale of development property in Brighton.

Confidential

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Client: Alliant National Title Insurance Company, Inc.

Team: Kevin Cudney, shareholder; Christopher Reiss, shareholder; Erik Jensen, shareholder; Brittany Bliffen, associate

Other Parties: Presidio Investors (ATC Presidio Holdco, LLC); Star Mountain Capital (lender)

Other Firms: Morrison & Foerster, counsel to Presidio Investors; Lavelle Law, counsel to the primary security holders; Greenberg Traurig, counsel to Star Mountain Capital

Notes: Brownstein represented Agents Investors Group of America, LLC, in the sale of all of the issued and outstanding shares of capital stock of its wholly owned subsidiary, Alliant National Title Insurance Company, Inc., to Presidio Investors.

Confidential

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Client: The Bay Club Company

Team: Kristin Macdonald, shareholder; Nicole Ament, shareholder; Thomas Livingston, associate; Scott McEachron, associate; Shane Griffin, associate; Brittany Bliffen, associate

Other Parties: York Capital Management; JMA Ventures; KKR

Other Firms: Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, counsel to York Capital Management; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, counsel to KKR

Notes: Brownstein represented The Bay Club Company, a premier active lifestyle and hospitality company, in the sale of the company from York Capital Management and minority investors, including JMA Ventures, to KKR, a leading global investment firm.

Confidential

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Client: Tuff Shed, Inc.

Team: Alexandra Metzl, shareholder; Daniel Winer, associate

Other Parties: Backyard Products, LLC

Other Firms: Faegre Baker Daniels

Notes: Brownstein represented Tuff Shed, Inc. in the sale of certain of its assets to Backyard Products, LLC.

Confidential

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Client: Colorado Quality Products, LLC

Team: Sean Odendahl, partner; Tim Hanson, partner; and Enrique Miranda, associate led the deal team with significant support from Anne Giacomini, paralegal; Brandon Neuschafer, partner; Sarah Bhagwandin, counsel; Heather Boelens, partner; Katharine Finley, associate; Anthony George, partner; Tim Glasgow, partner; Jason Haislmaier, partner; Caitlin Lucey, associate; Tyler Thompson, associate.

Other Parties: Elevation Labs

Other Firms: Alston & Bird

Confidential

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Client: Isonas, Inc.

Team: Mark Weakley, partner; Jason Werner, associate; Mary Kate Hogan, associate; and John Wright, associate led the deal team with significant support from Caitlin Lucey, associate and Sarah Bhagwandin, counsel (benefits); Seth Frederiksen, partner; and Rafa Mendez, associate (corporate); Paul Smith, partner; Tim Glasgow, partner; and Chris Girouard, associate (tax); Christina Caubet, paralegal; Demetra Nicozisin, paralegal; Heather Boelens, partner; and Greg Linde, associate (real estate); Jason Haislmaier, partner (IP); Anthony George, partner (labor); and Brian Berglund, partner (benefits).

Other Parties: Allegion plc

Other Firms: K&L Gates

Confidential

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Client: TapInfluence, Inc.

Team: Mark Weakley, partner; Jason Werner, associate; Tim Hanson, associate; and Stephanie Drumm, associate led the deal team with support from Caitlin Lucey, associate (benefits); Tim Glasgow, partner  Christopher Girouard, associate (tax); Tyler Mark, associate (corporate); Anne Giacomini, paralegal; Demetra Nicozisin, paralegal; Heather Boelens, partner; Greg Linde, associate (real estate); Jason Haislmaier, partner (IP); Anthony George, partner (labor).

Other Parties: IZEA, Inc.

Other Firms: Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP served as legal advisers to IZEA, Inc.

Confidential

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Client: Tractica, LLC

Team: Chris Hazlitt, partner

Other Parties: Informa

Confidential

Hogan Lovells

Client: DC Industrial Liquidating Trust

Team: Lea Ann Fowler, partner; Jennifer Guzman, associate

Other Firms: Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson (purchaser’s counsel); King & Spalding (purchaser’s counsel)  

Notes: Hogan Lovells advised DC Industrial Liquidating Trust on a multi-state distribution center real estate portfolio disposition, including the conveyance, transfer and assignment of facilities in California, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Florida and winding up of trust matters.

Confidential

Hogan Lovells

Client: Quorum Business Solutions and Silver Lake Partners

Team: Mark Kurtenbach, partner; David London, partner; Joe Krauss, partner (Washington, D.C.); Scott McClure, partner (Washington, D.C.); Carin Carithers, partner (Washington, D.C.); Ryan Adrian, senior associate; Chris Weigand, senior associate; Jeremy Gibb, associate; Brittany Wolma, associate; Mark Pereira, associate

Other Parties: Thoma Bravo

Other Firms: Kirkland Ellis (counsel to Thoma Bravo)

Notes: Hogan Lovells advised longstanding client Quorum Business Solutions, an industry-leading portfolio of finance, operations, and accounting software that empowers energy companies of all sizes, and Silver Lake Partners in the sale of Quorum to Thoma Bravo.

Confidential

Hogan Lovells

Client: Western Convenience Stores

Team: Lea Ann Fowler, partner; Katie Cooperman, senior associate; Jennifer Guzman, associate

Other Parties: Pester Marketing

Other Firms: Holland & Knight 

Notes: Hogan Lovells represented Western Convenience in connection with the sale of all of its corporate assets, consisting of a multi-state portfolio of 43 convenience store and gas station locations in Colorado and Nebraska to Pester Marketing and the settlement negotiations and payoff of the seller’s senior loan financing and state governmental and creditor claims in connection with the sale and winding down of the company.

Confidential

Holland & Hart

Client: Automotive Business Solutions, Inc.

Team: James Crowe, of counsel (lead); Paige Coriden, associate

Other Parties: Cambium Equity Partners, LLC; ABS Operations, LLC

Other Firms: Sidley Austin

Confidential

Jones & Keller

Client: Wagner Wealth Management

Team: Reid Godbolt, partner; Christopher Johnson, associate

Other Parties: Private Capital Management LLC

Other Firms: Shapiro Bieging Barber Otteson

Confidential

Perkins Coie

Client: Rubicon Technology Partners/Personify, Inc.

Team: Nate Ford, partner; Kester Spindler, partner; Timothy Andree, associate; Elizabeth Dietz, associate

Other Parties: Pamlico Capital

Other Firms: Alston & Bird

Notes: Represented Personify, Inc., a  portfolio company of Rubicon  Technology Partners, in its  sale to Pamlico Capital.

Equity finance

$1,000,000,000

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Client: The Williams Companies, Inc.

Team: Robyn Zolman, partner; Bryan McCutcheon, associate

Other Parties: Shearman & Sterling represented the sales agents

Notes: Gibson Dunn represented Williams in connection with its establishment of a $1 billion at the market offering program for its shares of common stock.

$750,000,000 

Holland & Hart

Client: DCP Midstream LP

Team: Lucy Stark, partner (lead); Adam Cohen, partner; Paige Coriden, associate; Michael Dill, of counsel; Sarah Ritchey Haradon, of counsel; Leah Neumann, associate; Ryan Nichols, associate

$143,750,000

Perkins Coie

Client: Jefferies; Piper Jaffray & Co.; Wells Fargo Securities, LLC; Wedbush Securities Inc.

Team: Ned Prusse, partner; Jonathan Schulman, associate

Other Parties: Fate Therapeutics, Inc.

Other Firms: Goodwin Procter LLP

Notes: Represented the underwriters in the follow-on public offering of common stock by Fate Therapeutics, Inc.

$58,000,000 

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Client: BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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

Other Parties: Latham & Watkins represented the underwriters

Notes: Gibson Dunn represented BioCryst in connection with its public offering of common shares.

Confidential

Holland & Hart

Client: Wyoming Whiskey

Team: Chris Groll, partner (lead); Nate Davis, associate; Adam Cohen, partner

Notes: Holland & Hart represented Wyoming Whiskey, Inc. in forming a strategic partnership with the Edrington Group, a global leading spirits producer. The transaction included the sale of a minority stake in the company, along with the negotiation of a five-year exclusive distribution relationship. Wyoming Whiskey was founded by David DeFazio and fourth-generation Wyoming ranchers, Brad and Kate Mead. The partnership with Edrington will give the company access to Edrington’s considerable distribution network.  

Confidential

Perkins Coie

Client: Provenance Digital

Team: Nate Ford, partner; Jim Brenner, counsel

Other Parties: Marine Layer Inc.

Other Firms: Latham & Watkins

Notes: Represented Provenance Digital, a Los Angeles-based growth stage investor focused on digitally-intensive omnichannel brands in connection with its growth equity investment in Marine Layer, a casual lifestyle brand headquartered in San Francisco.

Confidential

Perkins Coie

Client: Varsity Healthcare Partners

Team: Nate Ford, partner; Nick Ferrer, partner; Jakob Deitch, associate; Andrew Perez, associate

Other Parties: Ideal Option

Other Firms: Karr Tuttle Campbell

Notes: Represented Varsity Healthcare Partners, a lower middle-market private equity firm focused on healthcare services, in connection with Ideal Option, a provider of treatments services for individuals suffering from opioid use disorder.

Other Deals

$108,000,000

Ballard Spahr

Type of Deal: Asset Sale

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

Team: Michele Rowland, partner; John Ruppert, partner; Steve Suflas, partner; Alicia Clark, partner; Rob Kaplan, associate; Laurel Roglen, associate; Carrie Marfitano, associate

Other Parties: ATC Realty Nine, Inc. and Tree Town Nurseries

Other Firms: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman; Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones; Winston & Strawn

Notes: Asset sale in section 363(d) auction process.

$4,000,004 

Holland & Hart

Client: Comrit Investments 1, LP

Type of Deal: Tender Offer

Team: Amos Barclay, of counsel; Sarah Ritchey Haradon, of counsel; Gregory Lindley, partner

$3,715,000 

Davis Graham & Stubbs

Client: Confidential

Type of Deal: Divestiture

Team: Lamont Larsen, partner, Stacie Carter, associate

Other Parties: Confidential

Other Firms: Confidential

Notes: Represented seller in divestiture of oil and gas properties.

$3,000,000 

Holland & Hart

Client: Comrit Investments 1, LP

Type of Deal: Tender Offer

Team: Amos Barclay, of counsel; Sarah Ritchey Haradon, of counsel; Gregory Lindley, partner

Confidential

Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti

Client: AIA Industries, LLC and Ogdon Ventures

Type of Deal: M&A

Team: Jim Fipp, partner; Jessica Pingleton, associate

Other Parties: AIA Industries Inc.

Notes: Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti represented Ogdon Ventures and AIA Industries in purchasing the assets of AIA Industries, Inc. AIA Industries, LLC has been in business since 1977 and operates two divisions. The skylight division focuses on developing high-end architectural daylighting solutions for residential and commercial applications and has a product line of standard and custom structural and domed skylights. The other division fabricates and vacuum forms plastic, including light fixture lenses, display cases and point of purchase displays.

Confidential

Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti

Client: EPI-USE America, Inc.

Type of Deal: M&A

Team: Jared Crain, partner; Jessica Pingleton, associate

Other Parties: Business Information Systems, Inc.

Other Firms: Martin & Squires

Notes: Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti represented EPI-USE America, Inc. in the acquisition of Business Information Systems, Inc.

 Confidential

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Client: RGL Forensics

Type of Deal: Merger

Team: Hannah Coker, associate; Tyler Mark, associate; Sean Odendahl, partner

Other Parties: Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Notes: The firm expects to be fully integrated by the end of 2018.

Confidential

Hogan Lovells

Client: Fisher Island Investments, Inc.

Type of Deal: Real Estate Development Financing

Team: Lea Ann Fowler, partner; Janae Magee, attorney; Jennifer Guzman, associate

Other Firms: Schulte Roth & Zabel (lender’s counsel)

Notes: Hogan Lovells represented the subsidiaries of Fisher Island Investments, Inc. in a senior construction loan from CMTG Lenders 6 LLC, an affiliate of MACK Real Estate Credit Strategies. The construction loan proceeds were used for the construction of luxury condominium complex Palazzo Della Luna on Fisher Island.

Confidential

Hogan Lovells

Client: The Flyfisher Group, LLC

Type of Deal: Joint Venture

Team: Matthew Eisler, partner; Russell Hedman, senior associate; Sandra Harris, senior associate; Andrew Brandes, associate; Babak Nikravesh, partner (Silicon Valley)

Other Parties: Confidential

Other Firms: Kirkland & Ellis

Notes: Hogan Lovells advised the Flyfisher Group, LLC, an equity sponsor, on a joint venture transaction relating to a real estate fund. This transaction is intended to create a mindful and transformative approach to redevelopment of the historic Five Points district of Denver. As gentrification and over-development has threatened to change the dynamic of this important area, FlyFisher Group has created a joint venture fund to redevelop the area in a way that preserves its cultural significance. 

Confidential

Hogan Lovells

Client: Miami Beckham United LLC

Type of Deal: Joint Venture

Team: Mark Kurtenbach, partner; Allison Donovan, senior associate; Andrew Brandes, associate; Mark Weinstein, partner (New York)

Other Parties: Major League Soccer Investor group (including David Beckham, Jose and Jorge Mas, Marcelo Claure, Simon Fuller and Masayoshi Son)  

Other Firms: McDermott Will and Emery (investor counsel), Proskauer Rose (counsel to MLS)  

Notes: Hogan Lovells advised Miami Beckham United and its investor group, including David Beckham, Jose & Jorge Mas, Marcelo Claure, Simon Fuller and Masayoshi Son, as lead transaction counsel with respect to the joint venture arrangements among the investment syndicate and the execution of an Expansion Agreement with Major League Soccer in order to create a new professional soccer team in Miami.

Confidential

Holland & Hart

Client: Dewberry Engineers, Inc.

Type of Deal: Stock Acquisition 

Team: Susan Oakes, partner (lead); Matthew Cavarra, partner; Paige Coriden, associate; Sarah Ritchey Haradon, of counsel; Elizabeth Nedrow, of counsel; Jill Van Noord, of counsel

Other Parties: Jason Monforton, Jason Margraf, Sonia DiCarlo, Kenneth Cecil

Other Firms: The Stephen M. Bailey Law Firm  

Notes: Holland & Hart represented Dewberry Engineers Inc. in its acquisition of 100 percent of the issued and outstanding stock in J3 Engineering Consultants, Inc., a Colorado corporation.  J3, a 28-person firm known for client-first customer service, is headquartered in Greenwood Village and has two additional offices in Louisville, Colorado, and Boise, Idaho. 

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