Mark C. Bussey

Mark C. Bussey


Mark C. Bussey’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, joint ventures, and financings and securities in a broad range of industries, including energy, mining, financial services, real estate, hospitality and technology. He also counsels public companies on securities compliance and disclosure obligations, as well as corporate governance and other general corporate matters. Mr. Bussey joined DGS after practicing for three years in the corporate department of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York.

Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity and Joint Ventures

A significant portion of Mr. Bussey’s practice involves the representation of public and private companies in connection with structuring, negotiating, and documenting mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, carve-outs, recapitalizations, and reorganizations. Mr. Bussey also has extensive experience representing private equity sponsors and other private equity investors in investment transactions and financings, including in connection with leveraged buyouts and minority investments. His practice in this area includes joint venture work, with an emphasis on structuring joint venture arrangements and negotiating limited liability company operating agreements, partnership agreements, and other forms of joint venture agreements.

Financings & Securities

Mr. Bussey advises private companies with capital raising and financing transactions, including private equity investments and senior and subordinated debt financings. He also represents publicly held companies in public offerings and private placements and counsels public companies on securities and stock exchange compliance and disclosure matters.

Community Involvement & Professional Organizations

Mr. Bussey serves as a member of the Corporate Relations Committee of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.


University of Wisconsin, J.D., cum laude, 2006
Harvard University, B.A., cum laude, 2001


Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity & Joint Ventures

  • Representation of Newmont Mining Corporation, a publicly traded international mining company, in its $820 million acquisition of the Cripple Creek & Victor gold mine from AngloGold Ashanti Limited and in the $83 million sale of its Midas mine and milling operation to Klondex Mines Ltd.
  • Representation of Lovell Minnick Partners, a private equity firm specializing in the financial services industry, in its acquisitions of First Allied Securities and Commercial Credit Group
  • Representation of First Allied Securities, an independent broker-dealer, in its sale to RCAP Holdings
  • Representation of Fox River Foods, a privately held food distributor, in its sale to Performance Food Group
  • Representation of HiRel Systems, a privately held manufacturer of custom magnetics components, in its sale to Vishay Intertechnology
  • Representation of Grassland Water Solutions, a privately held provider of freshwater for oil and gas exploration, its facility and water rights acquisitions
  • Representation of The Running Specialty Group, a privately held running retailer holding company, in its acquisitions of independent running specialty retailers
  • Representation of Stapleton Acquisition Company, a privately held commercial property holding company, in its take-private of SonomaWest Holdings
  • Representation of sponsors, developers and investors in the hospitality and real estate industries in connection with structuring and implementing joint venture arrangements

Financing & Securities

  • Representation of Glowpoint, Inc., a publicly traded provider of video collaboration services and network solutions, in an at-the-market offering
  • Representation of EverWest Real Estate Partners, a privately held real estate investment and operating company, in private placements of equity securities
  • Representation of Grassland Water Solutions, a privately held provider of freshwater for oil and gas exploration, in connection with its senior secured credit facility and subordinated credit facility
  • Representation of PRE Resources, a privately held oil and gas exploration and production company, in connection with a private equity investment in the company

Related News

DGS Names Three New Partners

Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP has elected three new partners. Mark Bussey, Zachary Detra, and Eric Waeckerlin will become partners of the firm effective January 1, 2015.

Mr. Bussey and Mr. Detra have practiced in the firm’s Finance & Acquisitions Department since joining DGS in 2010 and 2008, respectively. Mr. Waeckerlin is a member of the Natural Resources Department and has practiced at DGS since 2012.