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Steve Hurdle

Corporate Attorney, Loeb & Loeb LLP
Los Angeles, California

Steve Hurdle advises clients on a variety of corporate transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, capital-raising and investment transactions, joint ventures and other commercial transactions, and general corporate advice. Steve regularly represents a cross-section of individual and corporate clients, including CEOs of public companies, angel investors, venture capital companies and investors, private equity funds and investors, underwriters, mid-cap and large-cap public and private companies, and individuals selling family-owned companies, with a focus on middle-market companies.

Steve regularly represents clients in a variety of industries, including entertainment and media, food and beverage, real estate, manufacturing and retail, healthcare and biotech, hospitality, banking and technology and e-commerce.

Representative Engagements

Steve has represented:

Entertainment & Media
  • RTL Group in its purchase of a majority stake in SpotXchange
  • Znak Jones Productions in its partnership with Sky Broadcasting
  • FremantleMedia in its acquisition of 495 Productions
  • Half Yard Productions in its sale to Red Arrow Entertainment
  • Magical Elves in its sale to the Tinopolis Group
  • Thinkfactory Media in its sale to ITV Studios
  • High Noon Productions in its sale to ITV Studios
  • Sirens Media in its sale to Leftfield Pictures
  • Left/Right Productions in its sale to Red Arrow Entertainment
  • BASE Productions in its sale to the Tinopolis Group
  • Reservoir Media Management in multiple acquisitions of music catalogues and partnerships with songwriters, including its acquisition of the First State Media Group music catalogue, its acquisitions of Reverb Music, Leaf Songs and P & P Songs and its partnership with Blackground/Black Fountain Music
  • A leading music festival production company in its expansion into food and wine festivals
  • A leading independent film studio in a $60 million capital raise
  • A private equity investor in its acquisition of a major talent management company
  • Multiple actors, actresses, musicians, athletes and other celebrities in a variety of licensing, endorsement and investment activities

Food & Beverage
  • InBev in its acquisition of Anheuser-Busch, creating the leading global brewer
  • Diageo, the world’s leading premium drinks producer, in its acquisition of wineries in the Napa Valley
  • Local restaurateurs in all aspects relating to the operation of their businesses

Real Estate
  • A real estate fund with nearly $1 billion in capital under management in multiple joint ventures with developers of multi-family housing throughout the Western United States
  • Highridge Partners in a joint venture with Citi and Michael Costa to own interests in and manage a $3.4 billion low-income housing tax credit portfolio of 275 affordable, multi-family housing communities
  • One of the country’s largest owners and operators of apartment communities in acquisitions and dispositions of individual apartment communities

Manufacturing & Retail
  • Ares Management in its acquisition of Serta Mattress Company, and Ares Management and Teachers’ Private Capital in their acquisition of Simmons Bedding Company
  • Fender Musical Instruments in its acquisition of Kaman Music
  • Roberts Tool Company, an aerospace precision machining company, in its sale to Sorenson Capital

Healthcare & Biotech
  • HCP in its acquisition of CNL Retirement Properties, creating the largest U.S. healthcare REIT
  • Talecris Biotherapeutics in its announced sale to CSL Limited
  • Kidney Centers, Inc. in its sale of kidney dialysis centers to Ambulatory Services of America and Innovative Dialysis Systems

Other Industries
  • Hilton Hotels in its sale to the Blackstone Group
  • Grandpoint Capital, a Los Angeles-based community bank holding company, in its formation and capitalization and subsequent acquisitions of community banks
  • JumpTime, a web analytics tool developer, in its sale to OpenX Software
  • An independent travel agency in its sale to Frosch Travel
  • A privately held employee benefits firm in its sale to its senior executive management for $20 million

Capital Raising Transactions

In addition, Steve regularly represents companies, underwriters and investors of all sizes in public and private capital-raising and investing activities, across all stages of a company’s life cycle, including:
  • Angel investments
  • Preferred round financings
  • IPOs and follow-on equity and debt offerings
  • Convertible notes, options, warrants and other derivative securities

Prior Work Experience

Prior to joining Loeb & Loeb LLP, Steve was an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in Los Angeles.


Practice Areas
  • Corporate
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Venture Capital
  • Private Equity
  • Securities
University of Southern California, B.S. in Business Administration, summa cum laude
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