Mergers & Acquisitions

In recent years, Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP lawyers have handled billions of dollars in domestic and international mergers and acquisitions transactions, including traditional public and private company mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs, and complex joint venture and shareholder arrangements.  We have expertise in structuring all types of transactions for sophisticated companies, from traditional joint ventures to public company mergers.  We represent sellers as well as buyers, management groups, private equity and venture capital funds, institutional lenders, investment banks, and special committees of independent directors.

We work closely with our tax lawyers to analyze and structure transactions to obtain the optimal tax treatment of the transaction and the go-forward structure of the combined entity.  We bring in the expertise of our real estate, environmental, intellectual property, employee benefits, health care, antitrust, and other specialty lawyers as needed to complete the transaction.

Our M&A lawyers also advise publicly held companies on structuring takeover defenses, including provisions in governing documents, poison pills, and preferred stock plans. We use this experience to provide assistance to potential bidders and targets in hostile transactions, including proxy contests and tender offers.

Representative Experience

  • Air Methods Corporation (NASDAQ:AIRM) in the acquisition of Sundance Helicopters, Inc., a helicopter tour operator based in Las Vegas, Nevada and the acquisition of Blue Hawaiian Helicopters and its related companies, a helicopter tour operator based in Hawaii.
  • Earthstone Energy Inc. (NYSE:ESTE), in connection with its strategic combination with Oak Valley LLC, a portfolio company of EnCap Investments.
  • EnCana Corporation (NYSE:ECA) in the divestiture of the Jonah Field in Southwest Wyoming to an affiliate of TPG Capital for $1.8 billion.
  • Estancia Capital Partners in a series of investments including the strategic capital investment in Equinox Alternative Investment Services, the equity investment in Sustainable Growth Advisors, and the growth capital investment in Spruce Private Investors.
  • Kodiak Building Partners, a private equity group, in connection with various acquisitions in the building materials industry, including the acquisitions of Hampden Holdings, Inc. d/b/a New England Building Supply, Jones-Heartz Drywall Supply, and Factory Builders Stores.
  • Level 3 Communications (NYSE: LVLT) in its acquisition of Black Lotus, a privately held provider of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation services.
  • Mattress Liquidators, Inc., which operates Mattress King and BedMart retail stores, in its sale to Mattress Firm Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: MFRM) for $35 million.
  • Mercer Advisors Inc., one of the largest wealth management firms in the United States, in the sale of the company to Genstar Capital.
  • Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE: NEM) in its acquisition of the Cripple Creek and Victor mine from AngloGold Ashanti Limited (NYSE: AU) for $830 million plus a royalty.
  • Pinto Valley Mining Corp., as the buyer, and Capstone Mining Corp. (TSX:CS), as guarantor, in the acquisition of the San Manuel Arizona Railroad Company and Pinto Valley Mining Operation from BHP Copper Inc. for $650 million in cash.
  • Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (NASDAQ:RRGB) in its acquisition of 32 Red Robin® franchised restaurants in the U.S. and Canada from Mach Robin, LLC and Mach Robin, LLC’s Canadian affiliate for $40 million.

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Wanda J. Abel

Partner, Public Companies & Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Finance & Acquisitions, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Technology Transactions, Intellectual Property
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Partner, Banking & Lending, Coal, Cross-Border Transactions, International Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Mining Acquisitions & Divestitures , Mineral Financing, Upstream Oil & Gas, Oil & Gas Acquisition & Divestiture
303.892.7470

Brian Boonstra

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Jeffrey R. Brandel

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303.892.7331

Mark C. Bussey

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303.892.7315

Zachary D. Detra

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John A. Elofson

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Laura B. Gill

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Albert Givray

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303.892.7445

Rachel R. James

Partner, Employee Benefits, Mergers & Acquisitions, Tax, Estate Planning & Administration, Finance & Acquisitions, Nonprofit & Tax-Exempt Organizations
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Kristin L. Lentz

Partner, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Banking & Lending, Public Companies & Capital Markets, Finance & Acquisitions, Upstream Oil & Gas
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Jonathan A. Marks

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Trent Martinet

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Matthew Perkins

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Patricia Peterson

Partner, Public Companies & Capital Markets, Finance & Acquisitions, Mergers & Acquisitions, Banking & Lending
303.892.7477

Timothy D. Rampe

Partner, Mergers & Acquisitions, Finance & Acquisitions, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Public Companies & Capital Markets, Cross-Border Transactions
303.892.7413

Christopher Richardson

Partner, Finance & Acquisitions, Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights, Mergers & Acquisitions, Coal, Upstream Oil & Gas, Banking & Lending
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Peter H. Schwartz

Partner, Asset Management, Finance & Acquisitions, Mergers & Acquisitions, Nonprofit & Tax-Exempt Organizations, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Public Companies & Capital Markets, Hospitality
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Partner, Banking & Lending, Cross-Border Transactions, Finance & Acquisitions, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Public Companies & Capital Markets, Mineral Financing
303.892.7390

Michael Snider

Partner, Tax, Mergers & Acquisitions, Finance & Acquisitions, Technology Transactions
303.892.7399

Bruce D. Stocks

Partner, Mergers & Acquisitions, Finance & Acquisitions, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Mining Acquisitions & Divestitures , Hospitality
303.892.7424

Andrew I. Sultan

Partner, Finance & Acquisitions, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Public Companies & Capital Markets, Hospitality
303.892.7436

S. Lee Terry, Jr.

Partner, Asset Management, Finance & Acquisitions, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Public Companies & Capital Markets, Securities Enforcement & Litigation, Intellectual Property, Technology Transactions, Executive Compensation
303.892.7484

Elizabeth Karpinski Vonne

Partner, Finance & Acquisitions, Banking & Lending, Executive Compensation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Public Companies & Capital Markets, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Cross-Border Transactions, Hospitality
303.892.7362

Deborah J. Friedman

Senior of Counsel, Banking & Lending, Coal, Finance & Acquisitions, Mergers & Acquisitions, Cross-Border Transactions, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Public Companies & Capital Markets, Executive Compensation
303.892.7499

John L. McCabe

Senior of Counsel, Banking & Lending, Finance & Acquisitions, Mergers & Acquisitions, Hospitality
303.892.7351

William N. Krems

Of Counsel, Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation, Estate Planning & Administration, Mergers & Acquisitions, Finance & Acquisitions, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Tax
303.892.7322

Gary Meade

Of Counsel, Banking & Lending, Finance & Acquisitions, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Mergers & Acquisitions
303.892.7469

Ted R. Sikora II

Of Counsel, Banking & Lending, Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights, Finance & Acquisitions, Mergers & Acquisitions
303.892.7324

Kevin T. Teng

Of Counsel, Asset Management, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Mergers & Acquisitions, Antitrust
303.892.7359

Laura Pflumm Cerezo

Associate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Finance & Acquisitions
303.892.7460

Shira E. Cooks

Associate, Finance & Acquisitions, Asset Management, Mergers & Acquisitions, Public Companies & Capital Markets
303.892.7370

Nathan James Goergen

Associate, Finance & Acquisitions, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Public Companies & Capital Markets
303.892.7252

Jonathan M. Goldstein

Associate, Finance & Acquisitions, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Public Companies & Capital Markets, Real Estate
303.892.7382

Otto Miguel Hanson

Associate, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Intellectual Property, Mergers & Acquisitions, Technology Transactions
303.892.7356

Adrienne Kovac

Associate, Finance & Acquisitions, Mergers & Acquisitions, Public Companies & Capital Markets
303.892.7363

Erin Turban Miller

Associate, Finance & Acquisitions, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Asset Management, Public Companies & Capital Markets
303.892.7342

William Rendle Myer

Associate, Finance & Acquisitions, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Public Companies & Capital Markets
303.892.7490

Justin Nyberg

Associate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Public Companies & Capital Markets, Executive Compensation
303.892.7451

Lauren Merrell Roberts

Associate, Finance & Acquisitions, Mergers & Acquisitions
303.892.7296

Sam Seiberling

Associate, Executive Compensation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Public Companies & Capital Markets, Finance & Acquisitions
303.892.7492

Edward R. Shaoul

Associate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Public Companies & Capital Markets, Finance & Acquisitions
303.892.7262

Christina Foster Smith

Associate, Finance & Acquisitions, Mergers & Acquisitions, Public Companies & Capital Markets
303.892.7416

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Associate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Finance & Acquisitions
303.892.7419

Scott Turbeville

Associate, Cross-Border Transactions, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Public Companies & Capital Markets, Technology Transactions
303.892.7441

Laurence E. Nemirow

Special Tax Counsel, Nemirow Law LLP, Tax, Finance & Acquisitions, Asset Management, Mergers & Acquisitions, Executive Compensation, Employee Benefits, Renewable & Alternative Energy
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