Kent W. Larsen
Of Counsel
Direct: 801.257.7924
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EDUCATION
  • 1963, J.D., George Washington University
  • 1960, B.A., Economics, University of Utah
BAR ADMISSIONS
  • 1964California
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
  • Utah State Bar

Kent Larsen’s legal practice has covered a broad range of business related legal matters including mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations, public and private financing transactions including initial and secondary public offerings, leveraged buy-out transactions, industry “roll-up” transactions, venture capital financing transactions, commercial lending transactions, commercial and residential real estate finance transactions, general banking law matters, and general business and corporate law matters.

Mr. Larsen’s professional career spans 44 years during which time he has practiced law in California and Utah for such notable firms as O’Melveny & Myers, VanCott, Bagley, Cornwall & McCarthy, and Stoel Rives. He was formerly a senior name shareholder with Parr Brown Gee & Loveless, where he is currently Of Counsel.

Mr. Larsen previously served as president of a Utah-based publicly owned federal savings bank and has been involved as a principal, consultant and/or investor in several business ventures.

Mr. Larsen has been awarded an AV rating – the highest awarded by Martindale-Hubbell.  He has also been listed as one of Utah’s Legal Elite by Utah Business magazine.

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Kent Larsen’s legal practice has covered a broad range of business related legal matters including mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations, public and private financing transactions including initial and secondary public offerings, leveraged buy-out transactions, industry “roll-up” transactions, commercial and residential real estate finance transactions, general banking law matters, and general business and corporate law matters.

Mr. Larsen’s professional career spans 43 years during which time he has practiced law in California and Utah for such notable firms as O’Melveny & Myers, VanCott, Bagley, Cornwall & McCarthy, and Stoel Rives. He was formerly a senior name shareholder with Parr Brown Gee & Loveless, where he is currently Of Counsel.

Mr. Larsen previously served as president of a Utah-based publicly owned federal savings bank and has been involved as a principal, consultant and/or investor in several business ventures. He is a graduate of the University of Utah with a B.A. in Economics.

Representative M&A Transactions:

  • Represented the purchaser in connection with a $12,000,000 acquisition of a software implementation and consulting company.
  • Represented the purchaser in connection with an $8,200,000 acquisition of a software implementation and consulting company.
  • Represented the purchaser in connection with a $3,500,000 acquisition of a software implementation and consulting company.
  • Represented the purchaser in connection with a $6,000,000 acquisition of a software implementation and consulting company.
  • Represented the purchaser in connection with a $12,500,000 acquisition of a software implementation and consulting company.
  • Represented a company engaged in the international distribution of vitamins, mineral supplements and personal care products in connection with a $125,000,000 sale of assets to a major international company headquartered in Europe.
  • Represented a manufacturing company in connection with a $15,000,000 sale of assets to a Fortune 500 company.
  • Represented a company in connection with an acquisition, through a pre-packaged bankruptcy plan, of substantial assets of a national company.
  • Represented a company in connection with a $15,000,000 acquisition, through a pre-packaged bankruptcy plan, of substantially all of the assets of a national company.  Also represented the company in connection with an $8,000,000 structured financing transaction to complete the acquisition.
  • Represented a company in connection with an acquisition, through a pre-packaged bankruptcy plan, of assets of an Oregon based company, including purchase of the priority secured debt held by a bank lender.
  • Represented a company in connection with a $45,000,000 acquisition, through a public tender offer followed by a clean-up merger, of all of the capital stock of a public company.  Also represented the company in connection with a $42,000,000 structured financing transaction to complete the acquisition.
  • Represented a company in connection with a $5,000,000 acquisition of an Arizona based company.
  • Represented a company in connection with a $10,000,000 acquisition, through a public tender offer followed by a clean-up merger, of all of the capital stock of a public company.  Also represented the company in connection with a $12,000,000 structured financing transaction to complete the acquisition.
  • Represented certain owners of a health care insurance provider in connection with a $40,000,000 sale of the company to a major health care insurance provider.
  • Represented a company in connection with a $13,000,000+ sale of its European business to, and related investment in, a public company headquartered in Europe.
  • Represented a specialty products manufacturer in connection with a $20,000,000+ sale to a public company.
  • Represented a software implementation and services company in connection with the $165,000,000 sale of certain business and assets to a public company.  Also, represented the company in connection with the $4,000,000 sale of certain business and assets, and in connection with the $7,000,000 sale of its remaining business and assets.
  • Represented certain investors in connection with the $18,000,000+ purchase of specialty advertising and consulting services subsidiary of a major international advertising company.
  • Represented certain investors in connection with their participation in the $45,000,000 purchase of a majority interest in an international import/export company.
  • Representing a medical products manufacturer in connection with the $30,000,000 sale of its business.

Representative Leveraged-Buyout Transactions:

  • Represented one of the sellers and affiliated companies in connection with a $50,000,000 leveraged buy-out transaction, which included the simultaneous acquisition by the purchaser of an unrelated, but similar, company.
  • Represented the initiator and a principal purchaser in connection with a $70,000,000 leveraged buy-out transaction of a company engaged in the international distribution of vitamins, mineral supplements and personal care products.  Subsequently, represented the owners in the sale of the company to a major international company for approximately $125,000,000.
  • Represented the purchaser in connection with a leveraged buy-out transaction of a health care insurance provider.  Later, represented certain of the owners in the sale of the company to a major health care insurance provider for approximately $40,000,000.
  • Represented the initiator and one of the purchasers in connection with a $125,000,000 leveraged buy-out transaction of a Pennsylvania based company engaged in the distribution of promotional products.

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