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Mark C. Bussey


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Mark Bussey leads the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group at Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, where he focuses on the representation of private and public companies and private equity firms in their strategic and investment transactions. With wide-ranging transactional design and execution experience, Mr. Bussey crafts and implements frameworks that enable his clients to effectively achieve their strategic and investment imperatives.

The foundation of Mr. Bussey’s practice is his mergers and acquisitions expertise, which is built on extensive purchase, sale, and business combination experience across a wide array of industries, including energy, mining, real estate, hospitality, and technology. His far-reaching M&A experience encompasses transactions integral to enterprise expansion, such as strategic acquisitions; business optimization, including divestitures of non-core assets; and value realization obtained through investor exit transactions, among other means. Mr. Bussey also has considerable experience structuring and negotiating the equity, management, and operating understandings that govern go-forward business relationships formed in the merger and acquisition and joint venture settings.

In addition to his mergers and acquisitions practice, Mr. Bussey advises both venture-backed companies, at all stages of their growth, and venture capital firms, on their investments throughout the financing lifecycle. He has also counseled numerous clients with respect to corporate governance matters, fiduciary duties, securities law obligations, and commercial contract matters.

Mr. Bussey has been recognized as an Emerging Leader by The M&A Advisor and selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America by Woodward/White for Mergers and Acquisitions Law. He joined Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP after practicing for three years in the corporate department of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York.

Representative Transactions

  • Formation of the Nevada joint venture between Barrick Gold Corporation and Newmont Corporation, which combined Barrick's and Newmont’s respective mining operations, assets, reserves and teams in Nevada to create the world’s largest gold mining complex
  • $820 million acquisition by Newmont Corporation of the Cripple Creek & Victor gold mine from AngloGold Ashanti Limited
  • $700 million sale by Whiting Petroleum Corporation, GBK Investments and WBI Energy Midstream of North Dakota midstream assets to an affiliate of Tesoro Logistics
  • $525 million sale by Crescent Point Energy Corp. of its Uinta Basin upstream assets
  • Acquisition by KSL Capital Partners of a controlling interest in Under Canvas
  • Sale by TwentyEighty of its Omega Performance business unit to Moody’s Analytics
  • Numerous investment transactions in emerging companies in the technology sector by Foundry Group
  • Numerous acquisitions, sales, financings and project development transactions by Poudre Valley Capital across its portfolio of assets
  • Numerous acquisition and sale transactions by JLL Pioneer, including rollup acquisitions of landscape supply centers and quarry assets, the divesture of its Civil Division and fleet acquisitions and financings
  • Numerous commercial property management and hotel management business acquisitions and joint ventures for clients in the real estate and hospitality industries, including Lowe Enterprises, Destination Residences and Sage Hospitality Group

Community Involvement

Mr. Bussey has a longstanding commitment to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. He presently serves as a member of the Steering Committee for the Museum’s Development Committee and co-chairs the Strategic Priorities Team, which is focused on development efforts in support of the Museum’s Strategic Plan. Mr. Bussey previously served as a member of the Museum’s Corporate Relations Committee.


University of Wisconsin, J.D., cum laude, 2006

Harvard University, B.A., cum laude, 2001

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