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Kathryn Lynn Raffensperger

Partner


Katy Raffensperger is a partner and a member of the Corporate and Health Care groups. In this role, Katy acts as a trusted advisor to both public and private clients, bringing experience and insight to a full range of corporate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, mergers, going-private transactions, leveraged buy-outs, tender offers, reorganizations, joint ventures and general corporate and complex commercial matters. Katy’s corporate practice spans multiple industries, including health care, hospitality, sports and entertainment, technology and manufacturing. Katy’s experience includes guiding major health care companies through complex public and private acquisitions, representing sports teams, venues and sponsors in the sports and entertainment space and counseling various privately-held companies and private equity firms in the execution of complex strategic transactions, including the acquisition and disposition of health care, technology, sports, entertainment, hospitality and travel businesses.

Katy received her bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado and her law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

Katy is a member of the Colorado bar and is an active member of the Denver community, including serving on the board of directors of InteRoots, a non-profit organization focusing on innovative, sustainable models for addressing self-identified community needs.

Representative Matters

  • Regularly advises a multinational managed healthcare and insurance company in a wide range of strategic transactions, including:
    • the acquisition of one of the largest independent multi-specialty medical groups in New York;
    • the acquisition of a leading provider of technology services for the management of post-acute care;
    • the public company acquisition of the largest independent provider of specialty pharmacy services in the U.S.;
    • the acquisition of a leading provider of end-to-end payment integrity solutions;
    • the joint venture acquisition of a hospital medicine physician staffing company;
    • the acquisition of a pharmacy company specializing in behavioral health, addiction treatment and chronic health conditions;
    • the public company acquisition and simultaneous carve-out transaction of an independent research, advisory services and data analytics company;
    • the public company acquisition of the largest network of independent ambulatory surgical centers and surgical hospitals in the U.S.; and
    • the acquisition of a leading provider of home infusion solutions.
  • Represents sports teams, venues and sponsors in connection with naming rights and major sponsorship transactions, including:
    • Kroenke Sports & Entertainment in the sale of the naming rights for Ball Arena, home of the Denver Nuggets, the Colorado Avalanche and the Colorado Mammoth, to Ball Corporation;
    • The Denver Metropolitan Football Stadium District in its sale of the naming rights for Empower Field at Mile High, home of the Denver Broncos, to Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company (d/b/a Empower);
    • SUNY Upstate Medical University in its acquisition of the naming rights for The Upstate Medical University Arena at Onondaga County War Memorial, home of the Syracuse Crunch; and
    • Oracle Corporation in its acquisition of the naming rights for Oracle Park, home of the San Francisco Giants.
  • Advised a publicly traded manufacturer of semiconductor-based system solutions on the acquisition of a publicly traded provider of custom integrated circuits and embedded systems for the “Industrial Internet of Things” market.
  • Advised a publicly traded developer and producer of semiconductors in its acquisition of a publicly traded high-speed transceiver manufacturer.
  • Advised a French multinational insurance firm in its acquisition of a digital health benefit administration company.
  • Advised a Denver-based private equity firm in its exits from two of its major platform companies.
  • Regularly advised a leading independent provider of integration services for electronic security, fire and life safety and building automation systems and a platform company of a Denver-based private equity firm, on various add-on acquisitions.

Education

  • University of Colorado, Highest Honors, B.A. (2009)
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Order of St. Ives, J.D. (2014)

Affiliations

Admitted to practice: Colorado

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"Payers, Providers, and Patients – Oh My!: What to Expect in Health Care Transactions in 2022," Podcast: Payers, Providers, and Patients – Oh My! (March 28, 2022). Contacts: Payal Nanavati, Joe Records, Kathryn Lynn Raffensperger, Todd D. Rosenberg, Alexis J. Gilman
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"Healthcare Transactions: What to Expect in 2022," Association of Corporate Counsel Webinar 2022 (February 24, 2022). Speakers: Paul Mourning, Renée C. Delphin-Rodriguez, Katy Raffensperger, Todd D. Rosenberg.
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