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He is "extremely bright and knowledgeable – the full package in terms of understanding legal issues but with business aspects in mind."

- Chambers USA Client's Guide 2018

Rob Morrill focuses his practice primarily on M&A transactions and has extensive experience representing private equity funds in leveraged acquisitions and dispositions.  He also serves as principal outside counsel to several portfolio companies of fund clients, and advises clients on a wide variety of general corporate and transactional matters.  Rob was named to The M&A Advisor's 2012 40 Under 40 List and has been ranked in Chambers USA Client's Guide each year since 2014.

Notable Experience

Rob serves as primary outside counsel to Platte River Equity, having represented the private equity firm in dozens of M&A transactions in the industrial services, aerospace and transportation, metals, and agriculture sectors, including:

  •  Acquisition of GME Supply Company, a distributor of fall protection and safety equipment for at-height workers in the telecommunications, solar and construction markets  
  • Acquisition of Dealers Transmission Exchange, a provider of powertrain repair and maintenance services to the energy, industrial and mining industries
  • Acquisition of Tiger-Sul Products, a supplier of sulfur fertilizers and crop performance products
  • Acquisition of CTS Engines, a provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul services for jet aircraft engines
  • Sale of Sierra Alloys and TSI Titanium to Tinicum Incorporated
  • Sale of Wildcat Minerals to Eagle Materials, Inc. (NYSE: EXP)
  • Sale of The WellMark Company to Dover Corporation (NYSE: DOV)
  • Sale of Global X-Ray & Testing Corporation to Intertek Group plc (LON: ITRK)

 Rob's other notable engagements include:

  •  Represented Mortara Instrument, Inc., a Wisconsin-based medical diagnostic and monitoring device company, in its $330 million sale to Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC)
  • Represented Permian Basin Sand Company, a Texas-based frac sand supplier, in its $275 million sale to Hi-Crush Partners LP (NYSE: HCLP)
  • Represented Lariat Partners, LP in its acquisition of Newpark Environmental Services LLC, a Texas-based provider of waste disposal services to the offshore oil and gas industry, from Newpark Resources, Inc. (NYSE: NR)
  • Represented Federal Signal Corporation in connection with its acquisition of VESystems, LLC, and the sale of the assets of Pauluhn Electric to Cooper Industries
  • Represented First Reserve Corporation in the sale of its portfolio company Aquilex Corporation to Harvest Partners, LLC, and subsequently represented Aquilex in its acquisition of Southeastern Mechanical Services, Inc. and SMS Global, Inc.

Professional Activities and Community Service

Board of Directors, Dumb Friends League

Acknowledgements, Presentations, and Publications

Chambers USA Private Equity Guide (2021)

Chambers USA Private Equity Practice Guide (2020)

Chambers USA Private Equity Practice Guide (2019)

Keys to Drafting and Negotiating Effective Acquisition Agreements – National Constitution Center webinar (2013)

Education & Honors

University of Michigan Law School, 2001, J.D., cum laude

Articles Editor, Michigan Telecommunications & Technology Law Review

Metropolitan State College of Denver, 1997, B.A., summa cum laude

Awards & Recognition

Ranked in Chambers USA Client's Guide   

Named one of Denver's Top Lawyers (Mergers & Acquisitions, 2019) by 5280 Magazine

Named to 2012 M&A Advisor 40 Under 40 List

Recognized as one of Colorado's 2010 "Rising Stars," Colorado Super Lawyers


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