Mark L. Heimlich

Mark L. Heimlich

Partner
Denver

Email mark.heimlich@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +1 303 899 7324

Fax +1 303 899 7333

Practice groupCorporate

"Clients praise [Mark Heimlich's] 'keen attention to detail,' his 'superior negotiation ability' and his 'outstanding written and verbal communication ability.'"

Chambers 2013

Mark Heimlich provides clients with hands-on advice in key transactions. He has closed more than 115 mergers and acquisitions, 325 venture capital financings, 30 private equity fund formations, and many joint ventures.

Noted for his negotiating skills, Mark takes a leading, active role in virtually all aspects of every transaction. Prior to law school, Mark worked as a CPA in Deloitte Haskins & Sells' New York office. Applying his experience with Deloitte, Mark resolves road blocks while providing practical legal and business solutions.

Mark takes the initiative in learning his clients' strategies and business in order to customize a deal structure, identify key deal points, and detect and break down complex legal and deal issues. Mark increased the net sales price for a few of his clients by millions of dollars by simply structuring the working capital adjustment at the term sheet stage to exclude deferred revenue.

Mark represents companies across many different industries, with an emphasis on technology, energy, engineering, healthcare, and life sciences. His clients range from technology startups to Fortune 500 companies, as well as private equity and venture capital firms and family offices.

In addition to leading legal teams for issuers in several initial and follow-on public offerings, Mark assists publicly and privately held clients in formation and capitalization, executive compensation and employment agreements, equity incentive plans, joint ventures, and other corporate work.

Mark writes and lectures on current topics regarding fund formation, M&A, securities law, and venture capital. He has spoken in many distinguished forums, including the 3rd Annual Private Equity Conference, where he gave a CLE presentation on fund formations; lectures on M&A and Sarbanes-Oxley at the National Business Institute; and appearances at the Colorado Venture Forum and CFO Forum, where he discussed private equity and venture capital developments.

Awards and recognitions

2013-2019

Corporate/M&A (Colorado)
Chambers USA

2017

Acritas Star: M&A
Acritas Stars Independently Rated Lawyers

2012-2013

Colorado Super Lawyers

2008

Corporate Counsel Black Book

Education and admissions

Education

J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1990

B.S., The State University of New York, Binghamton University, magna cum laude, 1985

Bar admissions and qualifications

Colorado

Representative experience

Regularly advises venture capital firms, private equity firms, the Colorado Venture Capital Authority, and family offices in their acquisitions, investments, and fund formations.

Represented a Fortune 500 engineering company in its acquisition of the transportation business of another Fortune 500 company.

Represented energy-focused private equity firm in sales of seven portfolio companies to strategic and private equity buyers.

Represented two Fortune 500 technology companies in their acquisitions of other technology companies.

Represented family office in five platform acquisitions since 2014 and their "bolt on" acquisitions.

Represented Acero Capital (as the sole institutional investor) in the sale of Bitzer Mobile to Oracle.

Represented Colorado Impact Fund and its sponsors in the formation of the Rocky Mountain Region's (and Colorado's) first social impact fund.

Represented one of the two family offices that sponsored a US$600m international private equity fund.

Represented a "top 10" worldwide company in its investment in a U.S.-based company.

Has led several acquisitions of, and investments in, companies located in the UK, France, Spain, the Netherlands, and Brazil.

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