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 has also been named “Leader in Their Field” for Corporate/M&A by Chambers USA. He joined Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP after practicing for three years in the corporate department of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York.
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.