Mr. Bendicksen is a Director in the Albuquerque office, a member of the firm’s Business Department, and chair of the Mergers & Acquisitions group. He has extensive experience in securities and finance transactions. He regularly represents buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions, technology companies and their investors, and securities issuers and underwriters. He represents private equity funds, venture capital funds, and other collective investment vehicles in their formation and in their investments in portfolio companies. He also structures project finance transactions and public-private partnerships. He has represented numerous companies in private placements of their debt and equity securities, including preparation of disclosure documents and qualification for state and local registration exemptions.
Mr. Bendicksen has been included in The Best Lawyers in America in multiple categories for more than 20 years and has been named Albuquerque Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyer of the Year and Albuquerque Public Finance Lawyer of the Year by that publication. He has been listed in Chambers USA America’s Leading Business Lawyers in the corporate/commercial category since 2003, in which he was cited for “the speed, energy and efficiency of his work, his sound business judgment and his encyclopedic knowledge of the law.” He is also listed in Southwest Super Lawyers for his experience and expertise in mergers and acquisitions. He holds an “AV” rating, the highest, from Martindale-Hubbell.
- WESST (Board Chair 2018-19)
- Albuquerque Museum Foundation
- Association of Commerce and Industry of New Mexico (Board Chair, 2010-11)
- Honorary French Consul for New Mexico
- American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity and Venture Capital and Legal Opinions Committees
- State Bar of New Mexico
- Harvard Law School (J.D., 1982)
- Amherst College (B.A., summa cum laude, 1978; Phi Beta Kappa; Fulbright Scholar)
Represented Avila Retail Development and Management in the sale of its assets, including 25 airport stores in Albuquerque, Denver, Phoenix and San Francisco) to Stellar Partners, a subsidiary of Host.
Represented Digital Traffic Systems, an intelligent transportation services company with operations in Virginia, Iowa, Nevada and other states, and its stockholders in DTS’s acquisition by merger by a portfolio company of Sterling Partners.
Represented Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua in a $100+ million sale of ready-mix and transportation assets in Oklahoma and Arkansas to CRH and in the $100+ million purchase from CRH of a cement plant and other assets in Montana.
Represented Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua in the $306 million acquisition of cement plant, ready-mix and building materials assets in West Texas and Southern New Mexico from Cemex.
Represented the company in the largest Series A investment round to date in New Mexico.
Represented the management of a homeopathic medicine company in a leveraged buyout from its German parent.
Represented a fast-casual restaurant chain in a leveraged recapitalization.
Represented the shareholders of a California-based solar company in its acquisition by a public company.
Represented an Albuquerque, New Mexico-based avionics company in an asset sale to a strategic buyer.
Represented Santa Fe, New Mexico technology company Qforma in its sale to a New York private equity fund.
Represented New Mexico Mutual Casualty Company in the acquisition of a third-party insurance adjustment firm.
Represented Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua in acquisitions of cement and concrete companies in Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota and South Dakota.
Acted as underwriters’ counsel in the financings of publicly-owned, privately-operated prison facilities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming.
Acted as special counsel in lease-purchase transactions for the financing of early-college high schools in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Represented a New Mexico-based private equity firm in the formation of a fund focused on investments in Mexico, and then represented that fund in its portfolio investments.