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OVERVIEW

Curt W. Hidde
Partner

Indianapolis

11 South Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204-3535

P 317-231-7707

F 317-231-7433

OVERVIEW

Curt W. Hidde
Partner

Indianapolis

11 South Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204-3535

P 317-231-7707

F 317-231-7433

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.

OVERVIEW

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 25 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’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. He provides legal counsel pertaining to IPOs, secondary offerings of debt and equity securities, ongoing SEC reporting under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, defending and launching tender and takeover offers, and going private transactions.

Curt also has significant experience representing banks and insurance companies in 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.

He is a frequent speaker on M&A, securities, banking and corporate law issues.

Professional and Community Involvement

Board member and former president, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana

Leader, CFO Roundtable

Leader, Entrepreneur’s Alliance

Leader, Venture Club of Indiana

Member, Indianapolis Bar Association Business Law Section

Member, American Bar Association Business Law Section

Honors

The Best Lawyers in America, 2013-2019; Lawyer of the Year, 2018

Who's Who in Banking and Finance, Indianapolis Business Journal, 2011

Chambers USA, 2014-2018

EXPERIENCE
Experience

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • $127 million sale of a life sciences company to a publicly-traded strategic buyer
  • More than 15 roll-up acquisitions for a Fortune 200 company representing aggregate deal values in excess of $5 billion
  • $160 million bank holding company acquisition
  • $40 million sale of a custom trailer manufacturer to a publicly-traded competitor
  • $55 million sale of an HVAC company to a publicly-traded competitor
  • Sale of a medical device company to a competitor

Public Securities Transactions

  • IPO of an independent mortgage company
  • $1.5 billion public offering of medium term notes for an insurance company
  • $300 million public offering of trust preferred securities for an insurance company
  • Underwriter’s counsel in an IPO of a bank holding company
  • Established a dividend reinvestment plan for a NASDAQ company

Private Securities Transactions

  • $115 million 144A private placement of common stock
  • Private placement of debt securities and warrants for a life sciences company
  • Private placement of common stock for a community bank
  • Regulation A offering for a medical device company
  • Placement agent’s counsel in multiple private placements of debt and equity securities
  • Private placement of equity securities for a real estate development company
  • Private placement of equity securities in an oil and gas company
  • $60 million private placement of equity securities to form a mortgage REIT

Financial Institution Transactions

  • Multiple acquisitions for a publicly-traded bank holding company involving cash and stock consideration with aggregate values in excess of $500 million
  • Numerous purchases and sale of bank holding companies to competitors and other strategic buyers
  • Holding company formation for a state commercial bank
  • Private placement of common stock for a holding company of a community bank
  • ESOP formation for a bank holding company of a state commercial bank
  • Redemption of common stock for a bank holding company of a community bank
  • Structured and implemented stock repurchase program for a bank holding company

Venture Capital and Private Equity Transactions

  • $20 million private equity investment in a for-profit education company
  • $28 million private equity investment in a software company
  • Series A venture capital investment in a life sciences company
  • $25 million private equity investment in a medical device company
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