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Russell Hedman leads and negotiates complex M&A and investment transactions around the world, with a particular focus on sports teams and private equity. Russell's combination of experience and enthusiasm has made him a trusted advisor to clients across industries.
Russell’s notable sports team transactions include leading the acquisition of the Denver Broncos for the Walton-Penner ownership group, the buyout and subsequent sale of the Brooklyn Nets and the Barclays Center for Onexim Sports & Entertainment Holdings, and the 2021 recapitalization of the San Antonio Spurs.
Russell also leads transactions for numerous private equity and venture capital sponsors working across industries, including Mountaingate Capital, Talkot Capital, SymBiosis Capital Management and various others sponsors and portfolio companies.
An active contributor to the Denver community, Russell’s current and past board roles include the Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce (policy committee chair), Ensemble Innovation Ventures (parent company to Delta Dental of Colorado), Denver Public Schools Foundation, Rocky Mountain Prep and Youth On Record.
Russell graduated from Harvard Law School in 2011, where he served on the academic affairs committee of the Harvard Black Law Students Association. He also co-founded the Harvard Caribbean Law Association.
Representing the Walton-Penner Family on the acquisition of the Denver Broncos from the Pat Bowlen Trust.
Representing the NBA San Antonio Spurs in a strategic investment from Sixth Street, a leading global investment firm, and Michael Dell, Chairman and CEO of Dell Technologies.
Advising publicly traded healthcare companies in US$10 billion (aggregate) in middle market, private company acquisitions.
Representing various private equity sponsors in over US$5 billion (aggregate) in middle market, private company acquisitions, dispositions and spinouts.
Advising Mikhail Prokhorov in an agreement to sell full ownership of the Barclays Center and his 51% controlling interest in the Brooklyn Nets to an entity controlled by Joe Tsai.
Advising Mikhail Prokhorov on Onexim Sports and Entertainment Holding’s sale of a 49.9 percent interest in the Brooklyn Nets to Joe Tsai.
Advising Mikhail Prokhorov on Onexim Sports and Entertainment Holding's acquisition of the Brooklyn Nets and the Barclays Center.
Advising Mikhail Prokhorov on Onexim Sports and Entertainment Holding's acquisition of a majority interest in the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Advising the 3M Company on its US$1.037 billion acquisition of the Polypore separations media business.
Representing a major Japanese conglomerate in a joint venture manufacturing project based on the United States, valued at US$1 billion.
- J.D., Harvard Law School, 2011
- B.A., University of Colorado, 2008
- New York