Mark Kurtenbach | Denver | Hogan Lovells

Mark Kurtenbach

Partner Corporate & Finance

Kurtenbach Mark

Mark Kurtenbach
Kurtenbach Mark
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Business growth, realized potential, successful outcomes. Mark Kurtenbach is dedicated to providing his clients with pragmatic advice and solutions to all of their business needs.

Whether it's assisting clients with acquisitions or other business combinations, guiding them through debt or equity financing transactions, or advising on joint venture transactions, Mark utilizes his broad range of legal, financial, and business experience and skills to close even the most complex of deals. Mark leverages his strong leadership abilities and plays a key role in advancing the firm’s objectives as head of the Colorado Corporate & Finance practice and serving as global co-head of the Entertainment sector, part of the Sports, Media & Entertainment industry group, and as member of the firm’s Global M&A Leadership Team.

As a former CPA, Mark brings a unique, financially focused perspective to advising clients. He understands the key financial drivers for his clients' deals, and he leverages his financial background to structure transactions and negotiate successful outcomes for his clients.

Mark maintains a broad-based corporate transactions practice representing financial and strategic buyers and sellers in domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, including transactions that range from the sale or acquisition of emerging growth companies to the sale or acquisition of multibillion-dollar global enterprises. His extensive history of work also includes structuring, negotiating, and closing private equity investments, stock and asset acquisitions, mergers, tender offers, and leveraged buyouts. He also represents both minority and majority participants in joint venture arrangements, with a particular emphasis on sports and entertainment joint ventures.

Representative experience

Advised Inter Miami CF and its investor group on the team’s formation, the first ever private equity investment in an MLS club, follow on investments by Ares Capital, and the signing of Lionel Messi. 

Advised The Anschutz Corporation in relation to the US$5.9bn sale of Regal Entertainment Group to Cineworld Group plc.

Advised Beijer Ref AB in the US$1.2bn acquisition of Heritage Distribution Holdings from Gryphon Investors.

Advised Jeffrey Vinik, owner of the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning, in the first private equity investments in NHL history and subsequent investments by Arctos Sports Partners.

Advised Silver Lake Partners and Quorum Business Solutions on the sale of Quorum to Thoma Bravo.

Advised both buyers and sellers in the acquisition or disposition of franchises in the NBA, NHL, MLS, and other major professional sports leagues.

Advised AEG Presents on numerous live music business acquisitions and joint ventures, including The Bowery Presents, Promowest Productions, Webster Hall, Zero Mile Presents, and Frontier Touring.

Advised Woodward, Inc. on its acquisition of L'Orange from Rolls-Royce.

Advised The Anschutz Corporation in the sale of LightEdge Solutions to GI Partners.

Advised Broadmoor Sea Island Company and its affiliates in the acquisition of The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs and Sea Island Resort in Georgia.

Advised AEG on the creation of ASM Global, a joint venture with Onex Partners, and subsequent signing of a definitive agreement under which Legends will acquire ASM Global. 


  • J.D., University of Colorado School of Law, Order of the Coif, 2006
  • B.B.A., Loyola University Chicago, 1999
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • Colorado


Sports Media & Entertainment, Practice Groups of the Year


Top Lawyer, Entertainment & Sports

5280 Magazine

Power Player: Outside Counsel

Sports Business Journal

Recognized for Corporate Law

Legal 500

Notable Practitioner


Barristers Best, Entertainment Lawyer (People’s Choice)

Law Week Colorado