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Sean R. Odendahl

Partner

, Bryan Cave LLP
Denver

Tel

1 303 866 0267

Fax

1 303 335 3767
sean.odendahl@bryancave.com
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Sean R. Odendahl

Partner


Denver



1700 Lincoln Street, Suite 4100
Denver, Colorado 80203

Phone:

1 303 866 0267

Fax:

1 303 335 3767

email:

sean.odendahl@bryancave.com

Sean Odendahl concentrates his practice on middle-market mergers and acquisitions, including: private equity and strategic investments; acquisitions and divestitures (including distressed and other special situations); and middle-market company issues. Mr. Odendahl has represented businesses in a variety of transactions and regulatory matters, including:

  • public and private acquirers and sellers in domestic, cross-border, and multi-jurisdictional international mergers and acquisitions
  • private-equity funds and other financial buyers in investments and exits in managed healthcare, durable goods, aerospace, entertainment, and defense-goods manufacturers
  • clean tech, biotechnology, software, and life science start-up and early-stage companies in angel and venture-capital financing, corporate governance, and AIM Market admission
  • issuers and shareholders in initial public offerings; SEC, NYSE, and NASDAQ compliance filings; "going-private" transactions; and takeovers

Prior to his career as an attorney, Mr. Odendahl clerked for Chief Judge Mary M. Schroeder of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Civic Involvement and Honors

  • Board Member and Chair of DealMaker’s Forum, Association for Corporate Growth (Denver)

  • Colorado Super Lawyers, recognized among "Colorado Rising Stars" for Mergers & Acquisitions, 2009–2012

  • Mr. Odendahl was the Editor-in-Chief of the University of Illinois Law Review and served as a paratrooper and noncommissioned officer in the U.S. Army, where he was decorated for active combat duty in the Persian Gulf War (1990–1991).

  • The September 24, 2007, issue of Law Week Colorado named Mr. Odendahl one of a select group of "up & coming" lawyers in Colorado.

Sean Odendahl concentrates his practice on middle-market mergers and acquisitions, including: private equity and strategic investments; acquisitions and divestitures (including distressed and other special situations); and middle-market company issues. Mr. Odendahl has represented businesses in a variety of transactions and regulatory matters, including:

  • public and private acquirers and sellers in domestic, cross-border, and multi-jurisdictional international mergers and acquisitions
  • private-equity funds and other financial buyers in investments and exits in managed healthcare, durable goods, aerospace, entertainment, and defense-goods manufacturers
  • clean tech, biotechnology, software, and life science start-up and early-stage companies in angel and venture-capital financing, corporate governance, and AIM Market admission
  • issuers and shareholders in initial public offerings; SEC, NYSE, and NASDAQ compliance filings; "going-private" transactions; and takeovers

Prior to his career as an attorney, Mr. Odendahl clerked for Chief Judge Mary M. Schroeder of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Select Representations

  • Sale of Suncor Energy assets to Noble Energy - Approximate Transaction Value: $600 million
  • Acquisition of Algorithmics, Inc. by Fitch, Inc. - Approximate Transaction Value: $175 million
  • Sale of Wencor, Inc. to Odyssey Investment Partners - Approximate Transaction Value: Undisclosed
  • Sale of Tippmann Pneumatics, LLC to Summit Ventures - Approximate Transaction Value: Undisclosed
  • Acquisition of Westar Corporation by Edgewater Funds - Approximate Transaction Value: Undisclosed
  • Sale of aCerno Inc. to Akamai Technologies Inc. - Approximate Transaction Value: $100 million
  • Acquisition of Federal Flange by KRG Capital Partners, LLC - Approximate Transaction Value: Undisclosed
  • Acquisition of DYNAenergetics GmbH by Dynamic Materials Corporation - Approximate Transaction Value: $97 million
  • Sale of InsureMe, Inc. to Bankrate, Inc. - Approximate Transaction Value: $85 million
  • Acquisition of Data Return Corporation by divine, inc. - Approximate Transaction Value: $72 million
  • Acquisition of Tronair, Inc. by KRG Capital Partners, LLC - Approximate Transaction Value: Undisclosed
  • Acquisition of Viant Corporation by divine, inc. - Approximate Transaction Value: $63 million
  • Acquisition of Dunlop Hiflex and UniPoly Holdings Limited by Alfa Gomma S.p.A. - Approximate Transaction Value: $45 million
  • Sale of Education Sales and Marketing, LLC to ACS, a Xerox Company - Approximate Transaction Value: Undisclosed
  • Acquisition of Furman Lumber, Inc. by Boise Cascade Corporation - Approximate Transaction Value: $30 million
  • Acquisition of Quaero Corporation by CSG Systems, Inc. - Approximate Transaction Value: $24.5 million
  • Sale of Sarvega, Inc. to Intel Corporation - Approximate Transaction Value: $24 million
  • Acquisition of Shurfine International, Inc. by Topco Associates, Inc. - Approximate Transaction Value: Undisclosed
  • Acquisition of Availant, Inc. by Lakeview Technology Inc. - Approximate Transaction Value: Undisclosed
  • Acquisition of Griffith Enterprises, Inc. by Republic Financial Corporation - Approximate Transaction Value: Undisclosed
  • Acquisition of Minuteman International, Inc. by Hako-Werke International GmbH - Approximate Transaction Value: $15 million
  • Acquisition of GeoVantage, Inc. by Deere & Co. - Approximate Transaction Value: Undisclosed
  • Acquisition of Clinical Partners by Emergency Medical Services Corporation - Approximate Transaction Value: Undisclosed
  • Sale of NetLibrary (OCLC) to EBSCO Publishing, Inc. - Approximate Transaction Value: Undisclosed
  • Acquisition of ADG Sports, LLC by Boyt Harness Co. - Approximate Transaction Value: Undisclosed
  • Acquisition of CCO, Inc. by KRG Capital Partners, LLC - Approximate Transaction Value: Undisclosed
  • Acquisition of Anesthesiology Consultants of Fredericksburg by Emergency Medical Services Corporation - Approximate Transaction Value: Undisclosed
  • Acquisition of Rockport Community Network, Inc. by KRG Capital Partners, LLC - Approximate Transaction Value: Undisclosed
  • Acquisition of ADIN Healthcare, LLC by KRG Capital Partners, LLC - Approximate Transaction Value: Undisclosed

Bar and Court Admissions

Colorado, 2007

Illinois, 2001

Education

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, J.D., magna cum laude, 2001

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1997

Publications

  • "President Obama’s Regulatory Reform Proposal Targets All Private Investment Funds," HRO Client Alert (June 2009)
  • "To Club or Not to Club? Implications of the D.O.J.'s Probe of Private Equity Deals for Anticompetitive Practices," Vol. 33, No. 12 ColoradoBiz (December 2006)
  • Michael Rosenbaum, Building Value Through Investor Relations, Sidebar: Disclosure Rules for Insider Transactions (2004)
  • "Who Owns the Past in U.S. Museums? An Economic Analysis of Cultural Patrimony Ownership," University of Illinois Law Review 475 (2001)

Speeches and Seminars

  • "Deal Certainty: The As to Zs of Managing Deal Risk from LOI to Closing," Colorado Bar Association, Private Equity Conference (January 20, 2012)
  • "Dividend Recapitalizations: Avoiding the Landlines," CLE International Private Equity Conference (October 13, 2011)
  • "Navigating the Opportunities and Pitfalls in Healthcare's Transformation," ACG, DealMaker's Forum (October 6, 2011)
  • Panelist and Program Chair: "Exit Strategies for Venture-Backed, Cleantech and Other Private Companies," Denver, Colorado (May 11, 2011)
  • "Art of the Equity Deal for Startup and Growth Companies," Part 2, Professional Education Broadcast Network Live Teleseminar (April 28, 2010)
  • "How Have Expectations Changed in a Buyer’s Market for Professional Services," ACG/Rocky Mountain Corporate Growth Conference, Denver, Colorado (March 17, 2010)
  • "Distressed M&A - Due Diligence," Distressed M&A Conference, Denver, Colorado (August 20, 2009)
  • "Tectonic Shifts in Fair Value Accounting: Surviving the New World of SFAs 157," San Francisco, California (November 7, 2007)
  • "Lessons from Halliburton, Recent Developments in M&A Practice," presentation to M&A Subsection of the Colorado Bar Association Business Law Section (November 8, 2006)

Civic Involvement and Honors

  • Board Member and Chair of DealMaker’s Forum, Association for Corporate Growth (Denver)
  • Colorado Super Lawyers, recognized among "Colorado Rising Stars" for Mergers & Acquisitions, 2009–2012
  • Mr. Odendahl was the Editor-in-Chief of the University of Illinois Law Review and served as a paratrooper and noncommissioned officer in the U.S. Army, where he was decorated for active combat duty in the Persian Gulf War (1990–1991).
  • The September 24, 2007, issue of Law Week Colorado named Mr. Odendahl one of a select group of "up & coming" lawyers in Colorado.

Education

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, J.D., magna cum laude, 2001
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1997

Admissions

  • Colorado, 2007
  • Illinois, 2001