Samuel P. Gardiner

Samuel P. Gardiner

Salt Lake City, UT

About Sam

For over 24 years, Sam Gardiner has been a trusted advisor to his clients in a full range of transactional matters. His M&A experience includes counseling buyers or sellers in financial or strategic transactions involving private or public companies in a wide variety of industries. Sam also advises companies and investors in early-stage, venture capital and other private equity financings, debt financings, registered public equity financings, PIPEs, recapitalizations, restructurings and strategic partnering transactions. In just the last decade, Sam has assisted clients in more than 100 mergers and acquisitions, financings, or similar transactions.

Clients value Sam’s counsel on corporate governance, executive compensation, securities regulation and other compliance and commercial issues. These clients range from startups and other emerging private companies to established public corporations. Sam also represents boards of directors, institutional and individual investors and lenders and entrepreneurs and investment banks.

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Selected representative transactions:

  • Represented a global dental supply and manufacturing company in its majority ownership purchase of a distributor of dental products in Mexico.
  • Represented Sure-Loc Hardware in its sale transaction to an affiliate of ASSA ABLOY.
  • Represented Straker Translations (ASX: STG) in its acquisition of Lingotek.
  • Represented Sole Fitness in a cross-border sale to Dyaco International Inc. (1598:TAI).
  • Represented Tamarak Capital in connection with its investment in various portfolio companies.
  • Represented Profire Energy, Inc. in its acquisition of Midflow Services, LLC.
  • Represented HydrantID in its sale transaction with HID Global.
  • Represented a restaurant chain in its sale to a strategic buyer (both business assets and related real estate).
  • Represented Rubixis Inc., a health care services company, in its sale transaction to TransUnion.
  • Represented a health care software company in its sale transaction to a strategic buyer.
  • Represented Profire Energy, Inc. in its underwritten secondary offering of common stock in which shareholders sold shares for over $28 million.
  • Represented Cottonwood Title Agency, Inc. in its acquisition of Founders Title Company.
  • Represented RiskRecon Inc. in various equity financing transactions including its $25 million Series B financing in 2018.
  • Represented Firefly Automatix, Inc. in various equity financing transactions and other transactional matters.
  • Represented Advanced Comfort Technologies, Inc. (dba Intellibed) in various transactional matters.
  • Represented CHG Healthcare Services, Inc. in its acquisition of Global Medical Staffing, Inc.
  • Represented CARE Schools in their sale to Sequel Youth and Family Services, LLC.
  • Represented Amedica Corporation in various public and private securities transactions and debt restructurings.
  • Represented Profire Energy, Inc. in an $18 million public offering of common shares.
  • Represented KEB Enterprises, L.P. in the purchase of a controlling interest in Alpine Air Express, Inc.
  • Represented Agri-Service, Inc. (ESOP owned) in its sale of assets to The Terteling Acquisition Company, LLC.
  • Represented Profire Energy, Inc. in a PIPE financing transaction and related secondary offering.
  • Represented Braven LC in the sale of its membership interests to Incipio Technologies, Inc.
  • Represented Franklin Covey Co. in its acquisition of the assets of NinetyFive 5 LLC.
  • Represented Fusion Imaging, Inc. in the sale of its assets to Vomela Specialty Company.
  • Represented Sorenson Capital Partners L.P. in its partnering transaction with inMoment.
  • Represented Franklin Covey Co. in the sale of its consumer services business unit to a platform company of Peterson Partners L.P.
  • Represented Specialized Health Products International, Inc. in its cash merger with C.R. Bard, Inc.
  • Represented Mity Enterprises, Inc. in its “go private” leveraged buyout by Sorenson Capital Partners L.P. and Peterson Partners L.P.
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Honors & Activities

  • Selected as one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” (Utah) by Chambers USA (currently: Corporate/M&A), 2006–2021
  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America® (Corporate Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law), 2010–2016, 2018–2022
  • Included in Utah Business Legal Elite (Corporate Law & Transactions), listed since 2006
  • Listed among Mountain States Super Lawyers® (Securities & Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions), 2018–2021
  • Member, Utah State Bar Association
  • Member, Utah Chapter, Association of Corporate Growth
  • Member, Board of Directors, Northfront Entrepreneur Alliance
  • Member, Board of Directors, Family Connection Center
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Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

  • What Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Forming A Cleantech Company” (co-presenter), Cleantech Bootcamp & Founder Meets Funder Matchmaking Event, Aug. 29, 2018
  • “What Every Entrepreneur Should Know about Forming and Growing a Life Sciences Company” (co-presenter), BioUtah Entrepreneur Bootcamp, Salt Lake City, Utah, July 2017
  • “Secrets to Financing Your Business” (panel participant), Discussion Series, Salt Lake City, Utah, July 2016
  • “Selling the Company,” ESOP Symposium, The National Center for Employee Ownership, Denver, Colorado, Sept. 2014
  • “Practical Problems and Solutions for Document Retention, Management and Destruction Programs,” Association of Corporate Counsel Breakfast Briefing, Salt Lake City, Utah, March 2013

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