Big Deals Fourth Quarter

Denver M&A attorneys completed 71 deals at the end of 2017. Deal flow continues to be steady, though the total number as well as the number of high-value deals has dipped from earlier in the year.

Acquisition

$5,000,000
HUTCHINSON BLACK AND COOK
Client: Confidential
Team: Carla Sledge, partner; Maureen Eldredge, partner; Lauren Carpenter, associate
Other Parties: Confidential
Other Firms: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Notes: The parties wanted the deal done in four weeks (from start of due diligence to close), which seemed ambitious under the particular circumstances, according to Hutchinson Black and Cook. It closed at five weeks only due to the timing of some Delaware disclosure notice issues.

$600,000
BURNS FIGA & WILL
Client: Transcraft Corporation
Team: Matt Dillman, shareholder; Georginne Dudash, associate
Other Parties: City of Cadiz, Kentucky
Other Firms: Wilson Law Firm
Notes: Burns Figa & Will represented the buyer in the purchase of a warehouse property in Cadiz, Kentucky.

Confidential
BROWNSTEIN HYATT FARBER SCHRECK
Client: Next World Evergreen Fund
Team: Gino Maurelli, shareholder; Thomas Livingston, associate; Daniel Ackerman, shareholder; Michael Freimann, shareholder; Andrew Elliott, shareholder
Other Parties: Several early stage investors and management team of Alter Eco
Other Firms: Wendel Rose, counsel to Alter Eco; Michel Dyens, investment banker
Notes: Brownstein represented Next World Evergreen Fund, a San Francisco-based fund, in its acquisition of Alter Eco, a producer of chocolate bars, truffles, coconut clusters and other food products.

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