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Todd Criger

Of Counsel

555 17th Street, Suite 3200, Denver, CO 80202

Todd Criger effectively and efficiently represents public and private companies in buy-side and sell-side mergers and acquisitions.

He has represented issuers and underwriters in initial public offerings, and he has helped complete numerous organizational and ownership restructurings and joint ventures. Todd also counsels clients on matters concerning securities law disclosure and compliance, corporate governance, and business formation matters.

Prior to joining Holland & Hart, Todd practiced in the corporate group of Latham & Watkins LLP in Chicago, Illinois. Having also previously worked as a certified public accountant with KPMG LLP, he understands business needs from a variety of perspectives and can make sure his clients receive the benefit of his experience.


Mergers and Acquisitions 

Todd represents public and private companies with a variety of corporate transactions, including: 

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Organizational and ownership restructurings
  • Joint ventures
Securities and Capital Markets

Todd assists clients with securities and capital markets transactions and related matters, including:

  • Initial public offerings
  • Securities law disclosure and compliance
Corporate Law

Todd counsels clients in all phase of corporate law, including:

  • Corporate governance
  • Business formation
  • Debt and equity financing

Client Results

Mergers and Acquisitions Transactions
  • Represented the Special Committee of Genentech, Inc.’s Board of Directors in a $46.8 billion take-private tender offer acquisition by Roche Holdings, Inc.
  • Represented Nicor Inc. in a $3.1 billion merger with AGL Resources Inc.
  • Represented WPX Energy, Inc. in the sale of its subsidiary, WPX Rocky Mountain LLC, to Terra Energy Partners LLC for $910 million

  • Represented GTCR Golder Rauner, LLC in an $828 million tender offer acquisition of Protection One, Inc.
  • Represented RagingWire Data Centers, Inc. in an equity rollover and $350 million merger with a subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation
  • Represented Golden Minerals Company in a $350 million stock and cash “merger of equals” with ECU Silver Mining Inc.
  • Represented UMB Financial Corporation in a $180 million stock and cash merger with Marquette Financial Companies

  • Represented Petroleum Development Corporation (dba PDC Energy) in a $174 million sale of Permian Basin oil and gas properties to COG Operating LLC
  • Represented Westmoreland Coal Company in its acquisition of the San Juan Mine from BHP Billiton New Mexico Coal, Inc.

  • Represented ProPay, Inc. in a merger with a subsidiary of Total System Services, Inc.
  • Represented Absolute Security Incorporated in the sale of its security alarm system business to a subsidiary of Tyco International Ltd.
  • Represented American Covers, Inc. dba Handstands in an equity rollover and merger with a subsidiary of Trivest Partners V, L.P.
  • Represented Quantum Loyalty Solutions, Inc. and, Inc. in the sale of their businesses to Fandango Loyalty Systems, LLC
  • Represented IQNavigator, Inc. in the acquisition of a vendor management software platform business from Volt Information Sciences, Inc. and certain of its subsidiaries
  • Represented The Cable Connection in the sale of its business to Nationwide Industries, Inc.

Capital Markets Transactions
  • Represented Hyatt Hotels Corporation in connection with its $1.1 billion initial public offering
  • Represented ArthroCare Corporation in connection with a $75 million PIPE transaction with One Equity Partners
  • Represented Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Stephens Inc., and Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated as underwriters in LINC Logistics Company’s initial public offering (offering not yet consummated)
  • Represented Discover Bank in a $1 billion public note offering



Bar Admissions


  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2021-2023
  • Colorado Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2013, 2014
  • ACG Denver, Leadership 20 Program, 2012

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Member
  • Colorado Bar Association, Member
  • Denver Public Schools, Coordinator, Lawyers in the Classroom program, 2013-2019
  • ACG Denver, Board Member, 2018-present; Secretary VP Governance, 2022

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