Curt Hidde advises clients on the many aspects of corporate transactions. Curt makes a point of understanding the underlying commercial objectives and specific financial drivers of each client, utilizing his decades of experience to achieve their transactional goals. Curt takes a practical approach to problem-solving and is able to break down complex legal concepts into terms clients can understand.
Over the last 30 years, Curt has represented public and private companies in hundreds of corporate transactions. He is skilled in advising on mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, and public and private offerings of securities. Curt is also a member of the firm’s Management Committee and the former vice chair of the firm’s Corporate Department.
Curt’s M&A experience ranges from representing fast-growing tech and life sciences businesses to Fortune 500 companies, spanning virtually all industries and all transaction structures.
In his securities practice, he provides legal counsel on a wide range of public and private securities law issues and transactions, including secondary public offerings of debt and equity securities, ongoing SEC reporting under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (10-Ks, 10-Qs, 8-Ks, and proxy statements), defending and launching tender and takeover offers, along with going private transactions and private placements of debt and equity securities.
Curt also has significant experience representing banks and insurance companies in their corporate and securities transactions. He frequently advises such clients on the regulatory issues that govern their day-to-day operations, merger and acquisition activities, and capital raising.
Curt is also experienced in transactions in the alternative energy industry and represents utilities and other entities in negotiating the sophisticated and specialized project agreements that are inherent in renewable energy projects, such as site control agreements, power purchase agreements, energy supply agreements, engineering procurement and construction (EPC) agreements, as well as ongoing operations and maintenance agreements for such facilities.
Professional and Community Involvement
Distinguished Fellow, Indianapolis Bar Foundation
Former board member and president, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana
Leader, CFO Roundtable
Former board member and president, Venture Club of Indiana
Member, Indianapolis Bar Association Business Law Section
Member, American Bar Association Business Law Section
The Best Lawyers in America, 2013-2024; Lawyer of the Year, 2018, 2023
Who's Who in Banking and Finance, Indianapolis Business Journal, 2011
Chambers USA, 2014-2023