Big Deals: Third Quarter

$165,000,000


Davis Graham & Stubbs

Client: KSL Capital Partners, LLC

Team: Bruce Stocks, partner;
Catherine Hance, partner; Nate Goergen, associate; Jon Goldstein, associate; Michelle DeVoe, of counsel; Pantea Garroussi, of counsel; Sterling LeBoeuf, associate

Other Parties: CBH20, LP and CBK Lodge, LP, sellers

Other Firms: Hodgson Russ

Notes: Davis Graham & Stubbs represented the purchaser of a ski resort and water park.

$18,750,000 

Davis Graham & Stubbs

Client: Confidential

Team: Lamont Larsen, partner; Brian Annes, associate; Hayden Weaver, associate; Jennifer Williams, associate

Other Parties: Confidential

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

$11,390,000 

Davis Graham & Stubbs

Client: Confidential

Team: Lamont Larsen, partner; Jessica Fredrickson, associate

Other Parties: Confidential

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

$3,700,000

Dorsey & Whitney

Client: Colorado Resources Ltd.

Team: Ken Sam, partner; John Hollinrake, partner

Other Parties: Buckingham Copper Corp.

Other Firms: Gowlings (Canadian counsel to Colorado Resources); DuMoulin Black (Counsel to Buckingham)

$3,400,000 

Burns Figa & Will

Client: Strada Idaho Holdings, Inc., an Idaho nonprofit corporation

Team: Matt Dillman, shareholder; Georginne Dudash, associate

Other Parties: HH Moscow, LLC

Notes: Burns Figa & Will represented a client regarding the purchase of commercial property in Moscow, Idaho.

Confidential

Arnold & Porter

Client: BRX Transportation Holdings, LLC

Team: Ronald Levine, partner; Sheryl Gittlitz, partner; Jeff London, partner; Ben Berk, partner; Will Needle, counsel; Sarah Grey, senior associate; Megan Juel, senior associate; Sarah Soloveichik, senior associate; Carlyn Williams, associate; Evan Leitch, associate

Other Parties: Pioneer Railcorp

Other Firms: Briggs & Morgan, P.A., adviser to Pioneer Railcorp; Fried Frank, adviser to Related Infrastructure

Notes: Arnold & Porter advised BRX Transportation Holdings, LLC, in its acquisition of Pioneer Railcorp, a railroad holding company that owns short-line railroads and several other railroad-related businesses including a railroad equipment company and a contract switching services company. BRX, an entity formed by Brookhaven Rail Partners, Related Infrastructure and Stephens Capital, acquired Pioneer for $18.81 per share in cash. Pioneer shareholders approved the transaction on July 19, and the transaction closed on July 31. 

BRX was formed to purchase Pioneer as a platform investment and intends to invest additional capital to upgrade Pioneer’s existing infrastructure and grow Pioneer’s franchise through industrial development and the expansion of services to its customers. BRX also intends to pursue the acquisition of additional short-line railroad companies.

Confidential

Berg Hill Greenleaf + Ruscitti

Client: Dry Fly Capital, LLC; Tri-Arc, LLC

Team: Jim Fipp, partner (lead)

Other Parties: Linett Manufacturing Co., Inc. and Melfred Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Other Firms: Rothman Gordon

Notes: Berg Hill Greenleaf + Ruscitti represented Dry Fly Capital and Tri-Arc, LLC, in its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Tri-Arc Manufacturing Co. Tri-Arc Manufacturing Co., a manufacturer and distributor of passive fall protection and climbing equipment has been in business for over 60 years.

Confidential

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Client: Lion Equity Holdings II LLC

Team: Avi Loewenstein, shareholder; Jimmy Leighton, associate

Other Parties: Design Packaging, Inc.

Other Firms: Titus Brueckner & Levine Plc

Notes: Vivabox Solutions, LLC, a creative design and custom packaging company, acquired the assets of Design Packaging, Inc., a Scottsdale, Arizona-based provider of advanced packaging solutions to luxury retailers. 

Confidential

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Client: NexusTek Holdings, LLC

Team: Kevin Cudney, shareholder; Daniel Winer, associate; Andrew Elliot, shareholder; Connor Hannagan, associate

Other Parties: Notonsite, Inc

Other Firms: Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani

Notes: Brownstein represented NexusTek Holdings, LLC, a portfolio company of Boston-based private equity from ABRY Partners, and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Notonsite Acquisition, LLC, in the acquisition of substantially all of the assets relating to the business of Notonsite, Inc.

Confidential

Hogan Lovells

Client: AEG Presents, LLC

Team: Mark Kurtenbach, lead partner; Matthew Johnson, partner (Perth, Australia); Mark Weinstein, tax partner (New York); Michael Brady, senior associate (Perth, Australia); Christopher Weigand, senior associate; Alexander Duffy, associate (Perth, Australia); Melissa Moravec, associate; Eric Van Winssen, associate (London)

Other Parties: Frontier Touring

Other Firms: Thomson Greer

Notes: Advised AEG Presents in connection with the formation of a strategic joint venture with Frontier Touring, the third-largest music promoter in the world, to jointly operate their respective live music touring and promotion businesses within Australia and New Zealand. This high-profile transaction was announced in connection with the opening of AEG Presents’ 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

Confidential

Hogan Lovells

Client: Anschutz Entertainment Group, Inc.

Team: Mark Kurtenbach, lead partner; Mark Weinstein, partner (New York); Mark Jones, partner (London); Joe Krauss, partner (Washington, D.C.); Carin Carithers, partner (Washington, D.C.); David London, partner; Timothy Lyden, partner (Northern Virginia); Christopher Weigand, senior associate; Andrew Brandes, associate; Melissa Moravec, associate; William Nunn, associate; Samuel Posnick, associate; Brittany Raway, associate; Brittany Wolma, associate; Zoe Bartlett, associate (London)

Other Parties: Onex Partners, SMG

Notes: Hogan Lovells advised Anschutz Entertainment Group, Inc. in connection with the formation of a new joint venture with Onex Partners, named ASM Global that owns and operates the combined worldwide venue management businesses of AEG Facilities and SMG. ASM Global is headquartered in Los Angeles with key operations based in West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia. The company will operate a diversified portfolio of arenas, stadiums, convention centers and performing arts centers, with more than 310 venues across five continents.

Confidential

Hogan Lovells

Client: Mikhail Prokhorov

Team: Matt Eisler, lead partner; Craig Umbaugh, lead partner; Helen Atkeson, partner; Carin Carithers, partner (Washington, D.C.); Lea Ann Fowler, partner; Michele Harrington, partner (Northern Virginia); David London, partner; Timothy Lyden, partner (Northern Virginia); Mark Weinstein, partner (New York); Sandra Harris, senior associate; Russell Hedman, senior associate; Robert Baldwin, senior associate (Washington, D.C.; Scott Campbell, senior associate; Jordan Chase, senior associate;  Laura Szarmach, senior associate (Washington, D.C.); Lewis Turner, senior associate; Hao Wang, senior associate; Andrew Brandes, associate; Caroline Brown, associate; Eric Einhorn, associate; Stephen Grodski, associate; Melissa Moravec, associate; Brittany Raway, associates

Other Firms: Sullivan & Cromwell

Notes: Hogan Lovells advised Mikhail Prokhorov’s investment group, Onexim Sports and Entertainment Holding USA, on the sale of a 100& ownership interest in the Barclays Center to Joe Tsai, co-founder of Alibaba.

Confidential

Hogan Lovells

Client: Mikhail Prokhorov

Team: Matt Eisler, lead partner; Craig Umbaugh, lead partner; Helen Atkeson, partner; Carin Carithers, partner (Washington, D.C.); Lea Ann Fowler, partner; Michele Harrington, partner (Northern Virginia); David London, partner; Timothy Lyden, partner (Northern Virginia); Mark Weinstein, partner (New York); Sandra Harris, senior associate; Russell Hedman, senior associate; Robert Baldwin, senior associate (Washington, D.C.); Scott Campbell, senior associate; Jordan Chase, senior associate; Laura Szarmach, senior associate (Washington, D.C.); Lewis Turner, senior associate; Hao Wang, senior associate; Andrew Brandes, associate; Caroline Brown, associate; Eric Einhorn, associate; Stephen Grodski, associate; Melissa Moravec, associate; Brittany Raway, associates

Other Firms: Sullivan & Cromwell

Notes: Hogan Lovells advised Mikhail Prokhorov’s investment group, Onexim Sports and Entertainment Holding USA, on the sale of a 49.9% interest in the Brooklyn Nets and the subsequent sale of the remaining 50.1% interest to Joe Tsai, co-founder of Alibaba. With the purchase of Prokhorov’s shares of the Nets, Tsai will become the sole investor in the team.

The Wall Street Journal estimated that the deal marks the highest price paid for a U.S. professional sports franchise.

Confidential

Holland & Hart

Client: Caliber Midstream Partners, LLC

Team: James Crowe, partner; Paige Coriden, associate; Leslie Boyle, partner; Chris Boling, associate; Adam Cohen, partner; John Ludlum, partner; Mark Wiletsky, partner; Even Randall, partner

Other Parties: American Midstream Partners LP

Other Firms: Locke Lord

Notes: Holland & Hart represented Caliber Midstream Partners LLC, an independent energy company providing producers with solutions that link wellhead to market, in its recent acquisition of the North Dakota assets previously owned by American Midstream Partners, LP, including a FERC-regulated crude oil gathering and pipeline transportation system consisting of a 47-mile pipeline and related facilities with the ability to transport crude oil to the Tesoro High Plains Pipeline and the Energy Transfer Dakota Access Pipeline.

The acquisition expands Caliber’s crude oil gathering and transportation service lines and widens Caliber’s area of operations within McKenzie County, North Dakota.

Confidential

Koenig Oelsner Taylor Schoenfeld & Gaddis

Client: New Century Software

Team: Jennifer Rosenthal, partner; Ryan Sykora, attorney

Other Parties: MISTRAS Group

Notes: KO client New Century Software, a pipeline data management provider, was recently acquired by MISTRAS Group, a global provider of technology-enabled asset protection solutions used to maximize the uptime and safety of critical energy, industrial and public infrastructure. New Century’s software suite complements MISTRAS’ facility data management capabilities.

Confidential

Koenig Oelsner Taylor Schoenfeld & Gaddis

Client: SSB

Team: Jennifer Rosenthal, partner; Ryan Sykora, attorney

Other Parties: HEPdata

Notes: KO client SSB, a data management and analytics platform for the higher education and sports industries, recently acquired HEPdata, a gift-matching solution and employment data provider. The acquisition allows SSB, which is backed by Strattam Capital, to expand its products to boost revenue and fundraising efforts for the higher education and sports industries.

Confidential

Perkins Coie

Client: Rubicon Technology Partners and Uplight, Inc. (f/k/a Tendril Networks, Inc.)

Team: Nathaniel Ford, partner; Kester Spindler, partner; Danielle Fortier, partner; Rachel Shapiro, associate; Daniel White, associate; Andrew Perez, associate

Other Parties: AES Next, LLC; Simple Energy, Inc.

Other Firms: Cooley, Arnold & Porter

Notes: Perkins Coie represented Uplight, Inc., a portfolio company of Rubicon Technology Partners, in connection with its business combination with Simple Energy, Inc.

Confidential

Perkins Coie

Client: Infrastructure Group, LLC

Team: Sonny Allison, partner; Bryan Smith, partner; Daniel Sito, associate

Other Parties: ITL Global Services, LLC

Other Firms: Connell Foley

Notes: Perkins Coie represented Infrastructure Group, LLC, in the acquisition of interest in ITL Global Services, LLC.

Confidential

Perkins Coie

Client: Trimble Inc.

Team: Jeff Beuche, partner; Danielle Fortier, partner; Kelly Payne, associate; Sergio Ibarra, associate

Other Parties: 3Log Systems Inc.

Notes: Perkins Coie represented Trimble Inc. in its acquisition of 3Log Systems Inc.

$600,000,000

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Client: WPX Energy, Inc.

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

Other Parties: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Notes: Gibson Dunn represented WPX in its SEC registered offering of senior notes.

$115,000,000

Jackson Kelly

Client: Confidential

Team: Alexis Lyn Hailpern, Counsel; John Zakhem, member

Other Parties: Confidential

Notes: Jackson Kelly’s client, a Colorado company that serves communities in farming, cattle and land reclamation, obtained a loan in order to expand its business and take on a nationwide pipeline job. The client has been instrumental in reclaiming land after fires and preventing rock slides in the high country. 

$42,000,000

Dorsey & Whitney

Client: DionyMed Brands Inc.

Team: Jason Brenkert, partner; Ken Sam, partner; Laura Gunn, partner; Joe Genereux, partner

Other Parties: Cassels Brock (Canadian counsel to DionyMed); Gotham Green Partners

Notes: Dionymed Brands Inc., a multistate cannabis brand and delivery platform, signed a definitive agreement for a two-year, up to $40 million senior secured credit facility from a syndicate of investors. The credit facility consists of a $15 million term loan facility and a $25 million asset-backed loan facility. DionyMed will draw $13 million following the completion of certain conditions to the satisfaction of the investors. 

$264,000,000

Perkins Coie

Client: Peak Resorts

Team: Jeff Beuche, partner; Jason Day, partner; Elizabeth Dietz, associate; Dan White, associate; Johnathan Schulman, associate

Other Parties: Vail Resorts, Inc.

Other Firms: WilmerHale

Notes: Perkins Coie represented Missouri-based Peak Resorts, Inc., a publicly traded owner and operator of 17 ski resorts in the Northeast and Midwest, in its acquisition by Vail Resorts, Inc., for approximately $264 million in cash and assumption of additional debt.

$165,000,000 

Davis Graham & Stubbs

Client: Encana Corporation

Team: Sam Niebrugge, partner; Brian Boonstra, partner; Michael Snider, partner; Sarah Lozano, associate; David Weil, associate

Notes: Davis Graham & Stubbs served as deal counsel for Encana in the divestiture of oil and gas assets in 10 counties in central Oklahoma.

CA$18,900,000

Dorsey & Whitney

Client: MC Brands LLC

Team: Ken Sam, partner; John Hollinrake, partner; Van Vu, associate; Dale Williams, associate; Brad Hattenbach, of counsel

Other Parties: Green Thumb Industries

Other Firms: Husch Blackwell

Notes: Green Thumb Industries Inc., a national cannabis consumer packaged goods company and owner of Rise and Essence retail stores, acquired MC Brands, LLC, a Colorado-based edibles brand, incredibles, to GTI’s brand portfolio. The incredibles brand is currently distributed in Colorado, Oklahoma, Nevada, Illinois, and Massachusetts.

$14,373,755

Burns Figa & Will

Client: Kristine Sell Delagnes; Misty Sell; The Brennen B. Bounds Trust dated Feb. 6, 2002; The Petriello Revocable Trust dated July 26, 2017; Tyron Sell; Monica Sell; Barry Bounds

Team: Matt Dillman, shareholder; Amy Fliam, shareholder; Georginne Dudash, associate

Other Parties: NP Stafford I, LLC

Notes: Burns Figa & Will represented clients regarding the sale of a 110-acre development site in Aurora.

$9,750,000 

Davis Graham & Stubbs

Client: Confidential

Team: Lamont Larsen, partner; Brian Annes, associate

Other Parties: Confidential

Other Firms: 

Notes: Davis Graham & Stubbs represented the seller in the divestiture of oil and gas properties.

$8,700,000 

Davis Graham & Stubbs

Client: Confidential

Team: Lamont Larsen, partner; Brian Annes, associate; Hayden Weaver, associate; Jennifer Williams, associate

Other Parties: Confidential

Notes: Davis Graham & Stubbs represented the seller in the divestiture of oil and gas properties.

$3,700,000 

Davis Graham & Stubbs

Client: Confidential

Team: Lamont Larsen, partner; Brian Annes, associate; Hayden Weaver, associate

Other Parties: Confidential

Notes: Davis Graham & Stubbs represented the seller in divestiture of oil and gas properties.

$1,640,000 

Burns Figa & Will

Client: New Regatta, LLC

Team: Matt Dillman, shareholder; Georginne Dudash, associate

Other Parties: Orchard Mesa Retail LLC

Notes: Burns Figa & Will represented a client regarding the sale of a retail property in Grand Junction.

$1,300,000 

Burns Figa & Will

Client: ROC III DPC Denver Corporate Center, LLC

Team: Matt Dillman, shareholder; Georginne Dudash, associate

Other Parties: ANB Bank

Other Firms: Otten Johnson Robinson Neff + Ragonetti

Notes: Burns Figa & Will represented a client regarding the sale of a retail pad site located in Denver.

Confidential

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Client: KAABOO, LLC

Team: Adam Agron, shareholder; Patrick Berry, associate; Scott McEachron, associate

Other Parties: Virgin Fest Investco, LLC

Other Firms: Latham & Watkins

Notes: Brownstein represented KAABOO, LLC, in its sale of all assets relating to the KAABOO Del Mar Festival to Virgin Fest Investco, LLC.

Confidential

Holland & Hart

Client: RES Distributed, LLC

Team: Ashley Wald, partner; Adrienne Bell, partner; Jordan Bunch, associate; Adam Cohen, partner; Paige Coriden, associate; Leah Neumann, associate; Jill Van Noord, of counsel; Jennifer Horne, associate

Other Parties: DG Northeast Portfolio 2020, LLC; DG1 Acquisition Co., LLC; Solvay Specialty Polymers USA, LLC; Solvay Finance America, LLC

Other Firms: Axiom Global, Fox Rothschild

Notes: Holland & Hart served as lead counsel in the negotiation of a power purchase agreement with Solvay Specialty Polymers USA, LLC, for the sale of power and New Jersey S-RECs generated by an up to 8 MW solar facility, as well as the sale of the project to a subsidiary of NextEra Resources, LLC, which will serve as the long-term owner and operator. This is the first behind-the-meter corporate PPA for the RES Distributed, LLC, a subsidiary of RES Americas, and the first behind-the-meter solar project in the U.S. for Solvay.

Confidential

Holland & Hart

Client: Roaring Fork Wind, LLC

Team: Ashley Wald, partner; Paige Coriden, associate; Todd Criger, partner; Nick Venetz, associate; Adam Cohen, partner; Michael Dill, partner; Kenyon Redfoot, associate

Other Parties: Algonquin Power Co.

Other Firms: Husch Blackwell

Notes: Holland & Hart served as lead counsel to Roaring Fork Wind, LLC, a joint venture between subsidiaries of Renewable Energy Systems Americas, Inc., and Vestas Wind Systems A/S, in the sale of the Maverick Creek Wind Project, an approximately 480 MW (AC) wind electric generating facility under development in Concho County, Texas.  

During the development of the Maverick Project, Holland & Hart advised on issues arising as to the qualification of the Maverick Project for production tax credits. In connection with the sale, the firm also assisted Roaring Fork with internal restructuring, as well as establishing a joint venture with the purchaser of the Maverick Project. Additionally, Holland & Hart represented RES, LP, (a subsidiary of Renewable Energy Systems Americas, Inc.) in the negotiation of a balance of plant engineering, procurement and construction agreement for the Maverick Project.

Confidential

Holland & Knight

Client: Core Solar, LLC

Team: Seth Belzley, partner; Andrew Gillespie, associate; Lacey Croy, associate

Other Parties: Confidential

Notes: Holland & Knight represented Core Solar, LLC, a solar developer, in its disposition of a 250MW approved solar development project.

Confidential

Holland & Knight

Client: Horizon Air Freight, Inc.

Team: Stephen Dietrich, partner; Mark Melton, partner; Christopher Buch, partner; Phillip Schreiber, partner; Mark Francis, partner; Sarah Seedig, senior counsel; Philippa Balestrieri, associate

Other Parties: ICV Partners, LLC

Other Firms: DLA Piper

Notes: Holland & Knight represented Horizon Air Freight, Inc., a specialized freight forwarder focused on the marine industry serving U.S. and international shipping companies and cruise lines, in its sale to private equity firm ICV Partners, LLC.

Confidential

Perkins Coie

Client: Northern Agri Holdings, LLC

Team: Nate Ford, partner; Timothy Andree, associate; Peter Kinsella, partner; John Sirjord, associate

Other Parties: Nutrien AG Solutions, Inc.

Other Firms: Faegre Baker Daniels

Notes: Perkins Coie represented Northern Agri Holdings, LLC, a portfolio company of Lariat Partners, in the sale of Northern Seed LLC’s seed business to Nutrien AG Solutions, Inc.

Confidential

Perkins Coie

Client: Rubicon Technology Partners II, L.P.

Team: Nathaniel Ford, partner; Kester Spindler, partner; Tim Andree, associate

Other Parties: Leeds Equity Partners VI, L.P., Scaled Agile Holdings, LLC

Other Firms: Cooley, Latham & Watkins, Bryan Cave

Notes: Perkins Coie represented Rubicon Technology Partners in connection with its disposition of equity interests in Scaled Agile Holdings, LLC, and contemporaneous rollover into Business Agility Holdco, LP

Confidential

Perkins Coie

Client: Blackmore Sensors and Analytics, Inc.

Team: Sonny Allison, partner; Shirley Huang, counsel; Trevor Lovell, associate; Ashley Poon, associate; Bryan Smith, partner; Lynn Hvalsoe, partner; Rick Oehler, partner

Other Parties: Aurora Innovation, Inc.

Other Firms: Wilson Sonsini

Notes: Represented Blackmore Sensors & Analytics, Inc., a lidar developer, in its acquisition by Aurora Innovation, Inc., a developer of self-driving car systems.

Confidential

Perkins Coie

Client: Pinnacle Development Inc.

Team: Sonny Allison, partner; Bryan Smith, partner; Shirley Huang, Counsel

Other Parties: Sure Shot Holdings, LLC

Other Firms: Nixon Peabody

Notes: Represented Pinnacle Development Inc. in sale to Sure Shot Holdings, LLC, a portfolio company of Banyan Investment Partners, Asydan Capital Management, Post Road Group and Diamond State Ventures.

$162,700,000

Perkins Coie

Client: Jefferies, LLC; Citigroup Global Markets Inc.; SVB Leerink, LLC; Wells Fargo Securities, LLC; Wedbush Securities Inc.; Cantor Fitzgerald & Co.

Team: Ned Prusse, partner; Jonathan Schulman, associate

Other Parties: Fate Therapeutics, Inc.

Other Firms: Goodwin Procter 

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

$105,000,000 

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Client: Forestar Group Inc.

Team: Robyn Zolman, partner; Meredith Ashlock, associate; Nick Linke, associate

Other Parties: Cahill Gordon & Reindel represented the underwriters

Notes: Gibson Dunn represented Forestar Group in its SEC registered public stock offering.

CA$8,500,000

Dorsey & Whitney

Client: Rubicon Organics

Team: Chris Doerksen, partner; Ken Sam, partner; Stephanie Gambino, associate; Alison Pascucci, associate; Jason Brenkert, partner

Other Parties: BLG

$5,000,000

Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti

Client: Quality Biomedical, Inc.

Team: Jared Crain, lead partner; Yasmina Shaush, associate

Other Parties: Aeonic Partners, LLC

Other Firms: Lape Mansfield Nakasiann & Gibson

$3,700,000

Dorsey & Whitney

Client: Oncolytics Biotech Inc.

Team: Jason Brenkert, partner; Ken Sam, partner

Other Parties: Ladenburg Thalmann (underwriter)

Notes: Oncolytics announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 4,619,773 common shares and warrants to purchase up to 4,619,773 common shares at a combined public offering price of $0.81 per share and warrant, resulting in gross proceeds of approximately $3.7 million. Each warrant has an exercise price of $0.90 per common share, is exercisable immediately and will expire five years from the date of issuance.

$500,000 

Ballard Spahr

Client: Confidential

Team: John Ruppert, partner; Michele Rowland, partner

Other Parties: Confidential

Other Firms: Troutman Sanders

Notes: Ballard Spahr represented a client in connection with a third party’s $500,000 investment in the client’s Series B Preferred Stock.

Confidential

Holland & Hart

Client: ServiceCore, Inc.

Team: Michael Dill, partner; Benjamin Gibbons, associate; Sarah Haradon, of counsel; Leah Neumann, associate; Lindsay Silber, partner; Sara Shelly, paralegal

Other Parties: CanPal LLC

Other Firms: Willkie Farr Gallagher

Notes: Holland & Hart represented ServiceCore, Inc., a provider of cloud-based software that helps companies in the liquid waste industry to better manage their routing, scheduling, accounting and invoicing, in connection with its Series A preferred equity financing and related reorganization. ServiceCore’s investor in the Series A preferred equity financing was an affiliate of Full In Partners, and the proceeds will enable ServiceCore to accelerate and expand its SAAS-based software platform offering to a growing customer base in the liquid waste industry.

$750,000,000

Dorsey & Whitney

Client: Eldorado Gold

Team: Ken Sam, partner; Erin McCrady, partner; James Guttman, partner; Adam Wickens, associate

Other Firms: Faskens (Canadian Counsel)

CA$25,300,000

Dorsey & Whitney

Client: SilverCrest Metals

Team: Ken Sam, partner; James Guttman, partner; Muhammad Sohail, associate; Sudeep Simkhada, associate; John Hollinrake, partner

Other Parties: Kaufman Kalef (Canadian counsel to SilverCrest); BLG (counsel to underwriters).  Underwriters: National Bank Financial Inc. and Desjardins Capital Markets on behalf of a syndicate of underwriters that included Cormark Securities Inc., PI Financial Corp., RBC Dominion Securities Inc., BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., Eight Capital, Beacon Securities Limited, Roth Capital Partners, LLC and Scotia Capital Inc.

$750,000,000

Dorsey & Whitney

Client: Eldorado Gold

Type of Deal: F-10 Shelf Registration

Team: Ken Sam, partner; Erin McCrady, partner; James Guttman, partner; Adam Wickens, partner

Other Parties: N/A

Other Firms: Faskens (Canadian counsel)

$550,000,000

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Client: WPX Energy, Inc.

Type of Deal: Tender Offer

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

Other Parties: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett represented the dealer managers

Notes: Gibson Dunn represented WPX in its tender offer for $550 million of certain series of its outstanding notes

$150,000,000

Ballard Spahr

Client: Confidential

Type of Deal: creation of second funding vehicle

Team: Nathan E. Seiler, partner; John Levy, partner Mark Salsbury, partner; Andrew Spruiell, associate

Other Parties: Confidential

Other Firms: Confidential

Notes: Ballard Spahr represented a client in the creation of its second funding vehicle. This $150 million fund included a new lead investor as well as participation by a university.

$130,000,000 

Butler Snow

Client: The Housing Authority of the City of Denver

Team: Dawn Bookhardt, attorney; Sally Tasker, attorney; Maria Harwood, attorney; Dillon Peters, attorney

Type of Deal: Denver’s Affordable Housing Program

Other Parties: The City of Denver and its City Attorney’s Office; JP Morgan, Stifel

Other Firms: Kline Alvarado Veio PC

Notes: The City of Denver partnered with the Denver Housing Authority to deliver affordable housing throughout the city. The Intergovernmental Agreement between the City of Denver and the Denver Housing Authority served as the financing tool upon which the bond deal was based. The revenues generated via the IGA will provide the revenues to repay DHA’s debt.

$100,000,000

Ballard Spahr

Client: Confidential

Type of Deal: limited partnership investment

Team: John L. Ruppert, partner; Michele Rowland, partner

Other Parties: Confidential

Other Firms: Kirkland & Ellis

Notes: Ballard Spahr represented a client in connection with its $100 million limited partnership investment in a private equity fund.

$32,000,000

Koenig Oelsner Taylor Schoenfeld & Gaddis

Client: Havenly

Type of Deal: Series C financing

Team: Kevin Gibson, partner; Melissa Mellen, attorney; Krystal Rushton, corporate paralegal

Other Parties: Series C investors included Foundry Group, Lerer Hippeau, Kickstart Ventures and Gingerbread Capital. 

Notes: KO client, Denver-based startup and interior design platform Havenly is raising $32 million in new funding. The funding will be used to create Havenly’s first private-label brand as it aims to integrate its own products into its design recommendation engine.

$13,600,000

Holland & Hart

Client: Comrit Investments I, LP

Type of Deal: Tender Offer

Team: Amos Barclay, of counsel; Kenyon Redfoot, associate

Notes: Holland & Hart represented Comrit Investments 1, LP, in its mini-tender offer for shares of Resource Real Estate Opportunity REIT, Inc, its second mini-tender offer for shares of KBS Real Estate Investment Trust II, and its mini-tender offer for shares of Hines Global REIT, Inc.

CA$12,500,000

Dorsey & Whitney

Client: Integra Resources Corp.

Type of Deal: Non-Brokered Private Placement of Special Warrants

Team: Ken Sam, partner; James Guttman, partner; Tiffanie Pearson, associate

Other Firms: Cassels Brock Blackwell LLP was Canadian Counsel

$6,500,000

Dorsey & Whitney

Client: Alexco Resource Corp.

Type of Deal: Bought Deal Offering of Common Shares 

Team: Jason Brenkert, partner; Ken Sam, partner; John Hollinrake, partner

Other Parties: Cantor Fitzgerald Canada (Underwriter)

$5,700,000

Koenig Oelsner Taylor Schoenfeld & Gaddis

Client: Dapix, Inc.

Type of Deal: Series A financing

Team: Jennifer Rosenthal, partner; Ian Kuliasha, attorney

Other Parties: The round was led by Binance Labs.

Notes: KO client Dapix raised $5.7 million in Series A funding to speed up the launch of its FIO mainnet. The round was led by Binance Labs.

$5,500,000

Koenig Oelsner Taylor Schoenfeld & Gaddis

Client: Bobo’s

Type of Deal: Series B1 financing

Team: Jennifer Rosenthal, partner; Melissa Mellen, attorney

Other Parties: Round was led by Boulder Food Group and supported by existing investors BIGR Ventures and Ridgeline Ventures

Notes: KO client Boulder-based Bobo’s raised $5.5 million to expand production in anticipation of 40% growth this year.

Confidential

Davis Graham & Stubbs

Client: Newmont Goldcorp Corporation

Type of Deal: Joint Venture

Team: Bruce Stocks, partner; Mark Bussey, partner; Nate Goergen, associate; Pantea Garroussi, of counsel; Scott Hardt, partner; Almira Moronne, associate; Sterling LeBoeuf, associate; Laurence Nemirow, special tax counsel

Other Parties: Barrick Gold Corporation

Other Firms: Parsons Behle & Latimer (Barrick’s U.S. counsel); Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg (Barrick’s Canadian Counsel); Cravath Swaine and Moore (Barrick’s U.S. counsel); Goodmans (Newmont’s Canadian counsel)

Notes: Davis Graham & Stubbs  represented Newmont Goldcorp Corporation in the negotiation, design and implementation of a joint venture between Newmont and Barrick Gold Corporation. The joint venture created Nevada Gold Mines, LLC, the world’s third-largest gold mining company (behind Barrick and Newmont).

Confidential

Arnold & Porter

Client: The AES Corporation (as the majority stockholder in Simple Energy)

Type of Deal: Merger

Team: Ronald Levine, partner; Evan Leitch, senior associate

Other Parties: Simple Energy, Tendril Networks

Other Firms: Cooley (advised on all aspects on behalf of Simple Energy); Perkins Coie (adviser to Tendril Networks and adviser to Rubicon Technology Partners, Tendril’s majority unitholder)

Notes: Arnold & Porter represented the AES Corporation (as the majority stockholder in Simple Energy) in the merger of Simple Energy into Tendril Networks. Simple Energy and Tendril Networks are two Boulder, Colorado-based companies providing technology solutions to energy utilities.

Confidential

Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti

Client: Handyman Matters, Inc.

Type of Deal: Asset Sale

Team: Patrick Perrin, lead partner; Kathleen Lucas, associate; Jacob Scarr, associate

Other Parties: Ace Services Holdings, LLC

Other Firms: DLA Piper

Confidential

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Client: Stronghill Capital, LLC

Type of Deal: Structured Finance

Team: Jay Spader, shareholder; Chris Hand, associate

Other Parties: DZ Bank AG Deutsche Zentral-Genossenschaftsbank, Frankfurt am Main, New York Branch

Other Firms: Arnold & Porter

Confidential

Perkins Coie

Client: Summit Trail Advisors, LLC

Type of Deal: Fund Formation

Team: Elizabeth Sipes, partner; Erica Smith, associate

Notes: Fund formation counsel to Summit Trail Advisors in its launch of Ascent Private Investment Fund II, L.P. The strategy of the fund is to make investments in underlying private investment funds, which will utilize a variety of investment strategies, including, but not limited to, growth equity, buyout, distressed debt, special situations and real assets.

Confidential

Perkins Coie

Client: Sun Mountain Capital Advisors, LLC

Type of Deal: Fund Formation

Team: Elizabeth Sipes, partner; Erica Smith, associate

Notes: Fund formation counsel to Sun Mountain Capital in its launch of Sun Mountain Private Credit Fund I, L.P.  The strategy of the fund is to provide a range of debt and equity financing solutions to growth stage companies.

$165,000,000 

Davis Graham & Stubbs

Client: KSL Capital Partners, LLC

Team: Bruce Stocks, partner;
Catherine Hance, partner; Nate Goergen, associate; Jon Goldstein, associate; Michelle DeVoe, of counsel; Pantea Garroussi, of counsel; Sterling LeBoeuf, associate

Other Parties: CBH20, LP and CBK Lodge, LP, sellers

Other Firms: Hodgson Russ

Notes: Davis Graham & Stubbs represented the purchaser of a ski resort and water park.

$18,750,000 

Davis Graham & Stubbs

Client: Confidential

Team: Lamont Larsen, partner; Brian Annes, associate; Hayden Weaver, associate; Jennifer Williams, associate

Other Parties: Confidential

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

$11,390,000 

Davis Graham & Stubbs

Client: Confidential

Team: Lamont Larsen, partner; Jessica Fredrickson, associate

Other Parties: Confidential

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

$3,700,000

Dorsey & Whitney

Client: Colorado Resources Ltd.

Team: Ken Sam, partner; John Hollinrake, partner

Other Parties: Buckingham Copper Corp.

Other Firms: Gowlings (Canadian counsel to Colorado Resources); DuMoulin Black (Counsel to Buckingham)

$3,400,000 

Burns Figa & Will

Client: Strada Idaho Holdings, Inc., an Idaho nonprofit corporation

Team: Matt Dillman, shareholder; Georginne Dudash, associate

Other Parties: HH Moscow, LLC

Notes: Burns Figa & Will represented a client regarding the purchase of commercial property in Moscow, Idaho.

Confidential

Arnold & Porter

Client: BRX Transportation Holdings, LLC

Team: Ronald Levine, partner; Sheryl Gittlitz, partner; Jeff London, partner; Ben Berk, partner; Will Needle, counsel; Sarah Grey, senior associate; Megan Juel, senior associate; Sarah Soloveichik, senior associate; Carlyn Williams, associate; Evan Leitch, associate

Other Parties: Pioneer Railcorp

Other Firms: Briggs & Morgan, P.A., adviser to Pioneer Railcorp; Fried Frank, adviser to Related Infrastructure

Notes: Arnold & Porter advised BRX Transportation Holdings, LLC, in its acquisition of Pioneer Railcorp, a railroad holding company that owns short-line railroads and several other railroad-related businesses including a railroad equipment company and a contract switching services company. BRX, an entity formed by Brookhaven Rail Partners, Related Infrastructure and Stephens Capital, acquired Pioneer for $18.81 per share in cash. Pioneer shareholders approved the transaction on July 19, and the transaction closed on July 31. 

BRX was formed to purchase Pioneer as a platform investment and intends to invest additional capital to upgrade Pioneer’s existing infrastructure and grow Pioneer’s franchise through industrial development and the expansion of services to its customers. BRX also intends to pursue the acquisition of additional short-line railroad companies.

Confidential

Berg Hill Greenleaf + Ruscitti

Client: Dry Fly Capital, LLC; Tri-Arc, LLC

Team: Jim Fipp, partner (lead)

Other Parties: Linett Manufacturing Co., Inc. and Melfred Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Other Firms: Rothman Gordon

Notes: Berg Hill Greenleaf + Ruscitti represented Dry Fly Capital and Tri-Arc, LLC, in its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Tri-Arc Manufacturing Co. Tri-Arc Manufacturing Co., a manufacturer and distributor of passive fall protection and climbing equipment has been in business for over 60 years.

Confidential

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Client: Lion Equity Holdings II LLC

Team: Avi Loewenstein, shareholder; Jimmy Leighton, associate

Other Parties: Design Packaging, Inc.

Other Firms: Titus Brueckner & Levine Plc

Notes: Vivabox Solutions, LLC, a creative design and custom packaging company, acquired the assets of Design Packaging, Inc., a Scottsdale, Arizona-based provider of advanced packaging solutions to luxury retailers. 

Confidential

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Client: NexusTek Holdings, LLC

Team: Kevin Cudney, shareholder; Daniel Winer, associate; Andrew Elliot, shareholder; Connor Hannagan, associate

Other Parties: Notonsite, Inc

Other Firms: Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani

Notes: Brownstein represented NexusTek Holdings, LLC, a portfolio company of Boston-based private equity from ABRY Partners, and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Notonsite Acquisition, LLC, in the acquisition of substantially all of the assets relating to the business of Notonsite, Inc.

Confidential

Hogan Lovells

Client: AEG Presents, LLC

Team: Mark Kurtenbach, lead partner; Matthew Johnson, partner (Perth, Australia); Mark Weinstein, tax partner (New York); Michael Brady, senior associate (Perth, Australia); Christopher Weigand, senior associate; Alexander Duffy, associate (Perth, Australia); Melissa Moravec, associate; Eric Van Winssen, associate (London)

Other Parties: Frontier Touring

Other Firms: Thomson Greer

Notes: Advised AEG Presents in connection with the formation of a strategic joint venture with Frontier Touring, the third-largest music promoter in the world, to jointly operate their respective live music touring and promotion businesses within Australia and New Zealand. This high-profile transaction was announced in connection with the opening of AEG Presents’ 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

Confidential

Hogan Lovells

Client: Anschutz Entertainment Group, Inc.

Team: Mark Kurtenbach, lead partner; Mark Weinstein, partner (New York); Mark Jones, partner (London); Joe Krauss, partner (Washington, D.C.); Carin Carithers, partner (Washington, D.C.); David London, partner; Timothy Lyden, partner (Northern Virginia); Christopher Weigand, senior associate; Andrew Brandes, associate; Melissa Moravec, associate; William Nunn, associate; Samuel Posnick, associate; Brittany Raway, associate; Brittany Wolma, associate; Zoe Bartlett, associate (London)

Other Parties: Onex Partners, SMG

Notes: Hogan Lovells advised Anschutz Entertainment Group, Inc. in connection with the formation of a new joint venture with Onex Partners, named ASM Global that owns and operates the combined worldwide venue management businesses of AEG Facilities and SMG. ASM Global is headquartered in Los Angeles with key operations based in West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia. The company will operate a diversified portfolio of arenas, stadiums, convention centers and performing arts centers, with more than 310 venues across five continents.

Confidential

Hogan Lovells

Client: Mikhail Prokhorov

Team: Matt Eisler, lead partner; Craig Umbaugh, lead partner; Helen Atkeson, partner; Carin Carithers, partner (Washington, D.C.); Lea Ann Fowler, partner; Michele Harrington, partner (Northern Virginia); David London, partner; Timothy Lyden, partner (Northern Virginia); Mark Weinstein, partner (New York); Sandra Harris, senior associate; Russell Hedman, senior associate; Robert Baldwin, senior associate (Washington, D.C.; Scott Campbell, senior associate; Jordan Chase, senior associate;  Laura Szarmach, senior associate (Washington, D.C.); Lewis Turner, senior associate; Hao Wang, senior associate; Andrew Brandes, associate; Caroline Brown, associate; Eric Einhorn, associate; Stephen Grodski, associate; Melissa Moravec, associate; Brittany Raway, associates

Other Firms: Sullivan & Cromwell

Notes: Hogan Lovells advised Mikhail Prokhorov’s investment group, Onexim Sports and Entertainment Holding USA, on the sale of a 100& ownership interest in the Barclays Center to Joe Tsai, co-founder of Alibaba.

Confidential

Hogan Lovells

Client: Mikhail Prokhorov

Team: Matt Eisler, lead partner; Craig Umbaugh, lead partner; Helen Atkeson, partner; Carin Carithers, partner (Washington, D.C.); Lea Ann Fowler, partner; Michele Harrington, partner (Northern Virginia); David London, partner; Timothy Lyden, partner (Northern Virginia); Mark Weinstein, partner (New York); Sandra Harris, senior associate; Russell Hedman, senior associate; Robert Baldwin, senior associate (Washington, D.C.); Scott Campbell, senior associate; Jordan Chase, senior associate; Laura Szarmach, senior associate (Washington, D.C.); Lewis Turner, senior associate; Hao Wang, senior associate; Andrew Brandes, associate; Caroline Brown, associate; Eric Einhorn, associate; Stephen Grodski, associate; Melissa Moravec, associate; Brittany Raway, associates

Other Firms: Sullivan & Cromwell

Notes: Hogan Lovells advised Mikhail Prokhorov’s investment group, Onexim Sports and Entertainment Holding USA, on the sale of a 49.9% interest in the Brooklyn Nets and the subsequent sale of the remaining 50.1% interest to Joe Tsai, co-founder of Alibaba. With the purchase of Prokhorov’s shares of the Nets, Tsai will become the sole investor in the team.

The Wall Street Journal estimated that the deal marks the highest price paid for a U.S. professional sports franchise.

Confidential

Holland & Hart

Client: Caliber Midstream Partners, LLC

Team: James Crowe, partner; Paige Coriden, associate; Leslie Boyle, partner; Chris Boling, associate; Adam Cohen, partner; John Ludlum, partner; Mark Wiletsky, partner; Even Randall, partner

Other Parties: American Midstream Partners LP

Other Firms: Locke Lord

Notes: Holland & Hart represented Caliber Midstream Partners LLC, an independent energy company providing producers with solutions that link wellhead to market, in its recent acquisition of the North Dakota assets previously owned by American Midstream Partners, LP, including a FERC-regulated crude oil gathering and pipeline transportation system consisting of a 47-mile pipeline and related facilities with the ability to transport crude oil to the Tesoro High Plains Pipeline and the Energy Transfer Dakota Access Pipeline.

The acquisition expands Caliber’s crude oil gathering and transportation service lines and widens Caliber’s area of operations within McKenzie County, North Dakota.

Confidential

Koenig Oelsner Taylor Schoenfeld & Gaddis

Client: New Century Software

Team: Jennifer Rosenthal, partner; Ryan Sykora, attorney

Other Parties: MISTRAS Group

Notes: KO client New Century Software, a pipeline data management provider, was recently acquired by MISTRAS Group, a global provider of technology-enabled asset protection solutions used to maximize the uptime and safety of critical energy, industrial and public infrastructure. New Century’s software suite complements MISTRAS’ facility data management capabilities.

Confidential

Koenig Oelsner Taylor Schoenfeld & Gaddis

Client: SSB

Team: Jennifer Rosenthal, partner; Ryan Sykora, attorney

Other Parties: HEPdata

Notes: KO client SSB, a data management and analytics platform for the higher education and sports industries, recently acquired HEPdata, a gift-matching solution and employment data provider. The acquisition allows SSB, which is backed by Strattam Capital, to expand its products to boost revenue and fundraising efforts for the higher education and sports industries.

Confidential

Perkins Coie

Client: Rubicon Technology Partners and Uplight, Inc. (f/k/a Tendril Networks, Inc.)

Team: Nathaniel Ford, partner; Kester Spindler, partner; Danielle Fortier, partner; Rachel Shapiro, associate; Daniel White, associate; Andrew Perez, associate

Other Parties: AES Next, LLC; Simple Energy, Inc.

Other Firms: Cooley, Arnold & Porter

Notes: Perkins Coie represented Uplight, Inc., a portfolio company of Rubicon Technology Partners, in connection with its business combination with Simple Energy, Inc.

Confidential

Perkins Coie

Client: Infrastructure Group, LLC

Team: Sonny Allison, partner; Bryan Smith, partner; Daniel Sito, associate

Other Parties: ITL Global Services, LLC

Other Firms: Connell Foley

Notes: Perkins Coie represented Infrastructure Group, LLC, in the acquisition of interest in ITL Global Services, LLC.

Confidential

Perkins Coie

Client: Trimble Inc.

Team: Jeff Beuche, partner; Danielle Fortier, partner; Kelly Payne, associate; Sergio Ibarra, associate

Other Parties: 3Log Systems Inc.

Notes: Perkins Coie represented Trimble Inc. in its acquisition of 3Log Systems Inc.

$600,000,000

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Client: WPX Energy, Inc.

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

Other Parties: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Notes: Gibson Dunn represented WPX in its SEC registered offering of senior notes.

$115,000,000

Jackson Kelly

Client: Confidential

Team: Alexis Lyn Hailpern, Counsel; John Zakhem, member

Other Parties: Confidential

Notes: Jackson Kelly’s client, a Colorado company that serves communities in farming, cattle and land reclamation, obtained a loan in order to expand its business and take on a nationwide pipeline job. The client has been instrumental in reclaiming land after fires and preventing rock slides in the high country. 

$42,000,000

Dorsey & Whitney

Client: DionyMed Brands Inc.

Team: Jason Brenkert, partner; Ken Sam, partner; Laura Gunn, partner; Joe Genereux, partner

Other Parties: Cassels Brock (Canadian counsel to DionyMed); Gotham Green Partners

Notes: Dionymed Brands Inc., a multistate cannabis brand and delivery platform, signed a definitive agreement for a two-year, up to $40 million senior secured credit facility from a syndicate of investors. The credit facility consists of a $15 million term loan facility and a $25 million asset-backed loan facility. DionyMed will draw $13 million following the completion of certain conditions to the satisfaction of the investors. 

$264,000,000

Perkins Coie

Client: Peak Resorts

Team: Jeff Beuche, partner; Jason Day, partner; Elizabeth Dietz, associate; Dan White, associate; Johnathan Schulman, associate

Other Parties: Vail Resorts, Inc.

Other Firms: WilmerHale

Notes: Perkins Coie represented Missouri-based Peak Resorts, Inc., a publicly traded owner and operator of 17 ski resorts in the Northeast and Midwest, in its acquisition by Vail Resorts, Inc., for approximately $264 million in cash and assumption of additional debt.

$165,000,000 

Davis Graham & Stubbs

Client: Encana Corporation

Team: Sam Niebrugge, partner; Brian Boonstra, partner; Michael Snider, partner; Sarah Lozano, associate; David Weil, associate

Notes: Davis Graham & Stubbs served as deal counsel for Encana in the divestiture of oil and gas assets in 10 counties in central Oklahoma.

CA$18,900,000

Dorsey & Whitney

Client: MC Brands LLC

Team: Ken Sam, partner; John Hollinrake, partner; Van Vu, associate; Dale Williams, associate; Brad Hattenbach, of counsel

Other Parties: Green Thumb Industries

Other Firms: Husch Blackwell

Notes: Green Thumb Industries Inc., a national cannabis consumer packaged goods company and owner of Rise and Essence retail stores, acquired MC Brands, LLC, a Colorado-based edibles brand, incredibles, to GTI’s brand portfolio. The incredibles brand is currently distributed in Colorado, Oklahoma, Nevada, Illinois, and Massachusetts.

$14,373,755

Burns Figa & Will

Client: Kristine Sell Delagnes; Misty Sell; The Brennen B. Bounds Trust dated Feb. 6, 2002; The Petriello Revocable Trust dated July 26, 2017; Tyron Sell; Monica Sell; Barry Bounds

Team: Matt Dillman, shareholder; Amy Fliam, shareholder; Georginne Dudash, associate

Other Parties: NP Stafford I, LLC

Notes: Burns Figa & Will represented clients regarding the sale of a 110-acre development site in Aurora.

$9,750,000 

Davis Graham & Stubbs

Client: Confidential

Team: Lamont Larsen, partner; Brian Annes, associate

Other Parties: Confidential

Other Firms: 

Notes: Davis Graham & Stubbs represented the seller in the divestiture of oil and gas properties.

$8,700,000 

Davis Graham & Stubbs

Client: Confidential

Team: Lamont Larsen, partner; Brian Annes, associate; Hayden Weaver, associate; Jennifer Williams, associate

Other Parties: Confidential

Notes: Davis Graham & Stubbs represented the seller in the divestiture of oil and gas properties.

$3,700,000 

Davis Graham & Stubbs

Client: Confidential

Team: Lamont Larsen, partner; Brian Annes, associate; Hayden Weaver, associate

Other Parties: Confidential

Notes: Davis Graham & Stubbs represented the seller in divestiture of oil and gas properties.

$1,640,000 

Burns Figa & Will

Client: New Regatta, LLC

Team: Matt Dillman, shareholder; Georginne Dudash, associate

Other Parties: Orchard Mesa Retail LLC

Notes: Burns Figa & Will represented a client regarding the sale of a retail property in Grand Junction.

$1,300,000 

Burns Figa & Will

Client: ROC III DPC Denver Corporate Center, LLC

Team: Matt Dillman, shareholder; Georginne Dudash, associate

Other Parties: ANB Bank

Other Firms: Otten Johnson Robinson Neff + Ragonetti

Notes: Burns Figa & Will represented a client regarding the sale of a retail pad site located in Denver.

Confidential

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Client: KAABOO, LLC

Team: Adam Agron, shareholder; Patrick Berry, associate; Scott McEachron, associate

Other Parties: Virgin Fest Investco, LLC

Other Firms: Latham & Watkins

Notes: Brownstein represented KAABOO, LLC, in its sale of all assets relating to the KAABOO Del Mar Festival to Virgin Fest Investco, LLC.

Confidential

Holland & Hart

Client: RES Distributed, LLC

Team: Ashley Wald, partner; Adrienne Bell, partner; Jordan Bunch, associate; Adam Cohen, partner; Paige Coriden, associate; Leah Neumann, associate; Jill Van Noord, of counsel; Jennifer Horne, associate

Other Parties: DG Northeast Portfolio 2020, LLC; DG1 Acquisition Co., LLC; Solvay Specialty Polymers USA, LLC; Solvay Finance America, LLC

Other Firms: Axiom Global, Fox Rothschild

Notes: Holland & Hart served as lead counsel in the negotiation of a power purchase agreement with Solvay Specialty Polymers USA, LLC, for the sale of power and New Jersey S-RECs generated by an up to 8 MW solar facility, as well as the sale of the project to a subsidiary of NextEra Resources, LLC, which will serve as the long-term owner and operator. This is the first behind-the-meter corporate PPA for the RES Distributed, LLC, a subsidiary of RES Americas, and the first behind-the-meter solar project in the U.S. for Solvay.

Confidential

Holland & Hart

Client: Roaring Fork Wind, LLC

Team: Ashley Wald, partner; Paige Coriden, associate; Todd Criger, partner; Nick Venetz, associate; Adam Cohen, partner; Michael Dill, partner; Kenyon Redfoot, associate

Other Parties: Algonquin Power Co.

Other Firms: Husch Blackwell

Notes: Holland & Hart served as lead counsel to Roaring Fork Wind, LLC, a joint venture between subsidiaries of Renewable Energy Systems Americas, Inc., and Vestas Wind Systems A/S, in the sale of the Maverick Creek Wind Project, an approximately 480 MW (AC) wind electric generating facility under development in Concho County, Texas.  

During the development of the Maverick Project, Holland & Hart advised on issues arising as to the qualification of the Maverick Project for production tax credits. In connection with the sale, the firm also assisted Roaring Fork with internal restructuring, as well as establishing a joint venture with the purchaser of the Maverick Project. Additionally, Holland & Hart represented RES, LP, (a subsidiary of Renewable Energy Systems Americas, Inc.) in the negotiation of a balance of plant engineering, procurement and construction agreement for the Maverick Project.

Confidential

Holland & Knight

Client: Core Solar, LLC

Team: Seth Belzley, partner; Andrew Gillespie, associate; Lacey Croy, associate

Other Parties: Confidential

Notes: Holland & Knight represented Core Solar, LLC, a solar developer, in its disposition of a 250MW approved solar development project.

Confidential

Holland & Knight

Client: Horizon Air Freight, Inc.

Team: Stephen Dietrich, partner; Mark Melton, partner; Christopher Buch, partner; Phillip Schreiber, partner; Mark Francis, partner; Sarah Seedig, senior counsel; Philippa Balestrieri, associate

Other Parties: ICV Partners, LLC

Other Firms: DLA Piper

Notes: Holland & Knight represented Horizon Air Freight, Inc., a specialized freight forwarder focused on the marine industry serving U.S. and international shipping companies and cruise lines, in its sale to private equity firm ICV Partners, LLC.

Confidential

Perkins Coie

Client: Northern Agri Holdings, LLC

Team: Nate Ford, partner; Timothy Andree, associate; Peter Kinsella, partner; John Sirjord, associate

Other Parties: Nutrien AG Solutions, Inc.

Other Firms: Faegre Baker Daniels

Notes: Perkins Coie represented Northern Agri Holdings, LLC, a portfolio company of Lariat Partners, in the sale of Northern Seed LLC’s seed business to Nutrien AG Solutions, Inc.

Confidential

Perkins Coie

Client: Rubicon Technology Partners II, L.P.

Team: Nathaniel Ford, partner; Kester Spindler, partner; Tim Andree, associate

Other Parties: Leeds Equity Partners VI, L.P., Scaled Agile Holdings, LLC

Other Firms: Cooley, Latham & Watkins, Bryan Cave

Notes: Perkins Coie represented Rubicon Technology Partners in connection with its disposition of equity interests in Scaled Agile Holdings, LLC, and contemporaneous rollover into Business Agility Holdco, LP

Confidential

Perkins Coie

Client: Blackmore Sensors and Analytics, Inc.

Team: Sonny Allison, partner; Shirley Huang, counsel; Trevor Lovell, associate; Ashley Poon, associate; Bryan Smith, partner; Lynn Hvalsoe, partner; Rick Oehler, partner

Other Parties: Aurora Innovation, Inc.

Other Firms: Wilson Sonsini

Notes: Represented Blackmore Sensors & Analytics, Inc., a lidar developer, in its acquisition by Aurora Innovation, Inc., a developer of self-driving car systems.

Confidential

Perkins Coie

Client: Pinnacle Development Inc.

Team: Sonny Allison, partner; Bryan Smith, partner; Shirley Huang, Counsel

Other Parties: Sure Shot Holdings, LLC

Other Firms: Nixon Peabody

Notes: Represented Pinnacle Development Inc. in sale to Sure Shot Holdings, LLC, a portfolio company of Banyan Investment Partners, Asydan Capital Management, Post Road Group and Diamond State Ventures.

$162,700,000

Perkins Coie

Client: Jefferies, LLC; Citigroup Global Markets Inc.; SVB Leerink, LLC; Wells Fargo Securities, LLC; Wedbush Securities Inc.; Cantor Fitzgerald & Co.

Team: Ned Prusse, partner; Jonathan Schulman, associate

Other Parties: Fate Therapeutics, Inc.

Other Firms: Goodwin Procter 

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

$105,000,000 

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Client: Forestar Group Inc.

Team: Robyn Zolman, partner; Meredith Ashlock, associate; Nick Linke, associate

Other Parties: Cahill Gordon & Reindel represented the underwriters

Notes: Gibson Dunn represented Forestar Group in its SEC registered public stock offering.

CA$8,500,000

Dorsey & Whitney

Client: Rubicon Organics

Team: Chris Doerksen, partner; Ken Sam, partner; Stephanie Gambino, associate; Alison Pascucci, associate; Jason Brenkert, partner

Other Parties: BLG

$5,000,000

Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti

Client: Quality Biomedical, Inc.

Team: Jared Crain, lead partner; Yasmina Shaush, associate

Other Parties: Aeonic Partners, LLC

Other Firms: Lape Mansfield Nakasiann & Gibson

$3,700,000

Dorsey & Whitney

Client: Oncolytics Biotech Inc.

Team: Jason Brenkert, partner; Ken Sam, partner

Other Parties: Ladenburg Thalmann (underwriter)

Notes: Oncolytics announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 4,619,773 common shares and warrants to purchase up to 4,619,773 common shares at a combined public offering price of $0.81 per share and warrant, resulting in gross proceeds of approximately $3.7 million. Each warrant has an exercise price of $0.90 per common share, is exercisable immediately and will expire five years from the date of issuance.

$500,000 

Ballard Spahr

Client: Confidential

Team: John Ruppert, partner; Michele Rowland, partner

Other Parties: Confidential

Other Firms: Troutman Sanders

Notes: Ballard Spahr represented a client in connection with a third party’s $500,000 investment in the client’s Series B Preferred Stock.

Confidential

Holland & Hart

Client: ServiceCore, Inc.

Team: Michael Dill, partner; Benjamin Gibbons, associate; Sarah Haradon, of counsel; Leah Neumann, associate; Lindsay Silber, partner; Sara Shelly, paralegal

Other Parties: CanPal LLC

Other Firms: Willkie Farr Gallagher

Notes: Holland & Hart represented ServiceCore, Inc., a provider of cloud-based software that helps companies in the liquid waste industry to better manage their routing, scheduling, accounting and invoicing, in connection with its Series A preferred equity financing and related reorganization. ServiceCore’s investor in the Series A preferred equity financing was an affiliate of Full In Partners, and the proceeds will enable ServiceCore to accelerate and expand its SAAS-based software platform offering to a growing customer base in the liquid waste industry.

$750,000,000

Dorsey & Whitney

Client: Eldorado Gold

Team: Ken Sam, partner; Erin McCrady, partner; James Guttman, partner; Adam Wickens, associate

Other Firms: Faskens (Canadian Counsel)

CA$25,300,000

Dorsey & Whitney

Client: SilverCrest Metals

Team: Ken Sam, partner; James Guttman, partner; Muhammad Sohail, associate; Sudeep Simkhada, associate; John Hollinrake, partner

Other Parties: Kaufman Kalef (Canadian counsel to SilverCrest); BLG (counsel to underwriters).  Underwriters: National Bank Financial Inc. and Desjardins Capital Markets on behalf of a syndicate of underwriters that included Cormark Securities Inc., PI Financial Corp., RBC Dominion Securities Inc., BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., Eight Capital, Beacon Securities Limited, Roth Capital Partners, LLC and Scotia Capital Inc.

$750,000,000

Dorsey & Whitney

Client: Eldorado Gold

Type of Deal: F-10 Shelf Registration

Team: Ken Sam, partner; Erin McCrady, partner; James Guttman, partner; Adam Wickens, partner

Other Parties: N/A

Other Firms: Faskens (Canadian counsel)

$550,000,000

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Client: WPX Energy, Inc.

Type of Deal: Tender Offer

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

Other Parties: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett represented the dealer managers

Notes: Gibson Dunn represented WPX in its tender offer for $550 million of certain series of its outstanding notes

$150,000,000

Ballard Spahr

Client: Confidential

Type of Deal: creation of second funding vehicle

Team: Nathan E. Seiler, partner; John Levy, partner Mark Salsbury, partner; Andrew Spruiell, associate

Other Parties: Confidential

Other Firms: Confidential

Notes: Ballard Spahr represented a client in the creation of its second funding vehicle. This $150 million fund included a new lead investor as well as participation by a university.

$130,000,000 

Butler Snow

Client: The Housing Authority of the City of Denver

Team: Dawn Bookhardt, attorney; Sally Tasker, attorney; Maria Harwood, attorney; Dillon Peters, attorney

Type of Deal: Denver’s Affordable Housing Program

Other Parties: The City of Denver and its City Attorney’s Office; JP Morgan, Stifel

Other Firms: Kline Alvarado Veio PC

Notes: The City of Denver partnered with the Denver Housing Authority to deliver affordable housing throughout the city. The Intergovernmental Agreement between the City of Denver and the Denver Housing Authority served as the financing tool upon which the bond deal was based. The revenues generated via the IGA will provide the revenues to repay DHA’s debt.

$100,000,000

Ballard Spahr

Client: Confidential

Type of Deal: limited partnership investment

Team: John L. Ruppert, partner; Michele Rowland, partner

Other Parties: Confidential

Other Firms: Kirkland & Ellis

Notes: Ballard Spahr represented a client in connection with its $100 million limited partnership investment in a private equity fund.

$32,000,000

Koenig Oelsner Taylor Schoenfeld & Gaddis

Client: Havenly

Type of Deal: Series C financing

Team: Kevin Gibson, partner; Melissa Mellen, attorney; Krystal Rushton, corporate paralegal

Other Parties: Series C investors included Foundry Group, Lerer Hippeau, Kickstart Ventures and Gingerbread Capital. 

Notes: KO client, Denver-based startup and interior design platform Havenly is raising $32 million in new funding. The funding will be used to create Havenly’s first private-label brand as it aims to integrate its own products into its design recommendation engine.

$13,600,000

Holland & Hart

Client: Comrit Investments I, LP

Type of Deal: Tender Offer

Team: Amos Barclay, of counsel; Kenyon Redfoot, associate

Notes: Holland & Hart represented Comrit Investments 1, LP, in its mini-tender offer for shares of Resource Real Estate Opportunity REIT, Inc, its second mini-tender offer for shares of KBS Real Estate Investment Trust II, and its mini-tender offer for shares of Hines Global REIT, Inc.

CA$12,500,000

Dorsey & Whitney

Client: Integra Resources Corp.

Type of Deal: Non-Brokered Private Placement of Special Warrants

Team: Ken Sam, partner; James Guttman, partner; Tiffanie Pearson, associate

Other Firms: Cassels Brock Blackwell LLP was Canadian Counsel

$6,500,000

Dorsey & Whitney

Client: Alexco Resource Corp.

Type of Deal: Bought Deal Offering of Common Shares 

Team: Jason Brenkert, partner; Ken Sam, partner; John Hollinrake, partner

Other Parties: Cantor Fitzgerald Canada (Underwriter)

$5,700,000

Koenig Oelsner Taylor Schoenfeld & Gaddis

Client: Dapix, Inc.

Type of Deal: Series A financing

Team: Jennifer Rosenthal, partner; Ian Kuliasha, attorney

Other Parties: The round was led by Binance Labs.

Notes: KO client Dapix raised $5.7 million in Series A funding to speed up the launch of its FIO mainnet. The round was led by Binance Labs.

$5,500,000

Koenig Oelsner Taylor Schoenfeld & Gaddis

Client: Bobo’s

Type of Deal: Series B1 financing

Team: Jennifer Rosenthal, partner; Melissa Mellen, attorney

Other Parties: Round was led by Boulder Food Group and supported by existing investors BIGR Ventures and Ridgeline Ventures

Notes: KO client Boulder-based Bobo’s raised $5.5 million to expand production in anticipation of 40% growth this year.

Confidential

Davis Graham & Stubbs

Client: Newmont Goldcorp Corporation

Type of Deal: Joint Venture

Team: Bruce Stocks, partner; Mark Bussey, partner; Nate Goergen, associate; Pantea Garroussi, of counsel; Scott Hardt, partner; Almira Moronne, associate; Sterling LeBoeuf, associate; Laurence Nemirow, special tax counsel

Other Parties: Barrick Gold Corporation

Other Firms: Parsons Behle & Latimer (Barrick’s U.S. counsel); Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg (Barrick’s Canadian Counsel); Cravath Swaine and Moore (Barrick’s U.S. counsel); Goodmans (Newmont’s Canadian counsel)

Notes: Davis Graham & Stubbs  represented Newmont Goldcorp Corporation in the negotiation, design and implementation of a joint venture between Newmont and Barrick Gold Corporation. The joint venture created Nevada Gold Mines, LLC, the world’s third-largest gold mining company (behind Barrick and Newmont).

Confidential

Arnold & Porter

Client: The AES Corporation (as the majority stockholder in Simple Energy)

Type of Deal: Merger

Team: Ronald Levine, partner; Evan Leitch, senior associate

Other Parties: Simple Energy, Tendril Networks

Other Firms: Cooley (advised on all aspects on behalf of Simple Energy); Perkins Coie (adviser to Tendril Networks and adviser to Rubicon Technology Partners, Tendril’s majority unitholder)

Notes: Arnold & Porter represented the AES Corporation (as the majority stockholder in Simple Energy) in the merger of Simple Energy into Tendril Networks. Simple Energy and Tendril Networks are two Boulder, Colorado-based companies providing technology solutions to energy utilities.

Confidential

Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti

Client: Handyman Matters, Inc.

Type of Deal: Asset Sale

Team: Patrick Perrin, lead partner; Kathleen Lucas, associate; Jacob Scarr, associate

Other Parties: Ace Services Holdings, LLC

Other Firms: DLA Piper

Confidential

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Client: Stronghill Capital, LLC

Type of Deal: Structured Finance

Team: Jay Spader, shareholder; Chris Hand, associate

Other Parties: DZ Bank AG Deutsche Zentral-Genossenschaftsbank, Frankfurt am Main, New York Branch

Other Firms: Arnold & Porter

Confidential

Perkins Coie

Client: Summit Trail Advisors, LLC

Type of Deal: Fund Formation

Team: Elizabeth Sipes, partner; Erica Smith, associate

Notes: Fund formation counsel to Summit Trail Advisors in its launch of Ascent Private Investment Fund II, L.P. The strategy of the fund is to make investments in underlying private investment funds, which will utilize a variety of investment strategies, including, but not limited to, growth equity, buyout, distressed debt, special situations and real assets.

Confidential

Perkins Coie

Client: Sun Mountain Capital Advisors, LLC

Type of Deal: Fund Formation

Team: Elizabeth Sipes, partner; Erica Smith, associate

Notes: Fund formation counsel to Sun Mountain Capital in its launch of Sun Mountain Private Credit Fund I, L.P.  The strategy of the fund is to provide a range of debt and equity financing solutions to growth stage companies.

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