Steven Baumer regularly advises clients involved in complex business transactions. He counsels clients on corporate governance issues and advises on matters such as strategic mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, investments and joint ventures; debt and equity restructurings; leveraged buyouts and mezzanine financings; SEC reporting requirements; and public and private sales of debt and equity securities. Mr. Baumer has experience with companies in a number of different industries, including agriculture, aviation, manufacturing, technology, solar energy, banking, life sciences, telecommunications, private equity and consumer goods. He is a member of the firm's Executive Committee.

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • Chambers USA, Corporate/M&A
    • The Legal 500 United States 2017: M&A: middle-market (SUB-$500M)
    • The Legal 500 United States 2017: M&A: middle-market (SUB-$500M)
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Representative Experience

Mr. Baumer’s transactional experience has included the representation of:

  • Emerson Electric Co. in connection with numerous acquisition and divestiture transactions
  • Bunge North America in connection with various joint venture, acquisition and divestiture transactions
  • Maschhoff Family Foods, LLC in connection with its M&A and financing activities
  • Express Scripts Holding Company in connection with acquisition, divestiture and joint venture transactions
  • Energizer Holdings, Inc. in connection with its M&A and capital markets activities
  • MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. in connection with its acquisitions of Sun Edison, LLC and Solaicx and various other strategic investment transactions
  • Several private equity funds in connection with their formation and investment activities
  • Monsanto Company in connection with various strategic investments and divestitures
  • Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. in connection with cross-border investment activities
  • Panera Bread Company, International Paper Company, Windstream Corporation and Tekelec in connection with various merger and acquisition transactions
  • Virgin Atlantic Airways Limited in connection with the sale of its US cargo handling operations
  • NuVox, Inc. in connection with its capital raising activities and various acquisition transactions
  • Castle Pines Capital in connection with its formation and capital raising activities, and its ultimate sale to a Fortune 50 financial services company.
  • Ralcorp Holdings, Inc. in connection with the sale of its Branded Cereal Products Division in a reverse Morris trust transaction
  • Former ownership group (a partnership of leading public and private companies headquartered in St. Louis) of The St. Louis Blues NHL Hockey Club in its sale of the team and the team’s arena
  • The shareholders of Raskas Foods Holding Company, Inc. (the leading manufacturer of private label cream cheese) in connection with the sale of the company to Schreiber Foods, Inc.
  • Unigraphics Solutions Inc. in connection with UGS being taken private by EDS Corporation