Nicole H. Strydom
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Nicole H. Strydom

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strydom.nicole@dorsey.com

Overview

NICOLE HELPS PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COMPANY CLIENTS ACHIEVE THEIR BUSINESS GOALS THROUGH EXPERTISE IN SECURITIES LAW, VENTURE CAPITAL, MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS AND COOPERATIVE LAW. 

Nicole focuses on providing service-oriented and effective counsel to her clients. She assists public companies with respect to their capital markets activities, including initial public offerings, equity and debt offerings, at-the-market programs, confidentially-marketed private offerings and ongoing SEC disclosure and compliance issues. On the private company side, Nicole works with emerging companies and venture funds in venture capital financings and in a variety of other capital raising transactions, as well as assisting cooperatives in member offerings. Nicole has also served clients on stock and asset deals in a broad range of sizes, as well as on a variety of general corporate matters.

With a prior career as a professional cellist in a symphony, Nicole brings a unique perspective to her practice.

Education & Admissions

William Mitchell College of Law (J.D., 2011), magna cum laude; Editor, William Mitchell Law Review

State University of New York, Stony Brook (M.M., 2005)

Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester (B.M., 2003), With Distinction

Admissions

  • Minnesota

Experience

Representative Transactions

  • Klein Financial, Inc. sale to Old National Bancorp
  • U.S. Geothermal Inc. sale to Ormat Technologies, Inc.
  • SSR Mining Inc. issuance of $230.0 million of 2.50% Convertible Senior Notes due 2039
  • Cogentix Medical, Inc. sale to Laborie Medical Technologies
  • Investors Real Estate Trust at-the-market offering of $150.0 million of common shares
  • UnitedHealth Group purchase of HealthMarkets Inc.
  • ASV Holdings, Inc. sale to Yanmar Group
  • Heartland Financial USA, Inc. public offering of $115.0 million of depositary shares
  • Otter Tail Corporation at-the-market offering of $75.0 million of common shares
  • Ridgeview Medical Center private placement of $83.0 million of 4.73% Secured Senior Notes due 2043
  • General Mills, Inc. issuances of €300.0 million of 0.00% Notes due 2020 and €600.0 million of 0.45% Notes due 2026
  • General Mills, Inc. private placement of €200.0 million of 0.00% Senior Notes due 2020
  • Aptose Biosciences Inc. confidentially marketed public offering of $62.2 million of common shares
  • Best Buy Co., Inc. issuances of $500.0 million of 4.450% Notes due 2028 and $650.0 million of 1.950% Notes due 2030

News & Resources

Select Presentations

  • “Crash Course: Venture Capital Investing,” University of Minnesota Law School, February 11, 2020
  • “Transactional Practice: What It Is and Why I Love It!” panel presenter at the University of Minnesota Law School, October 14, 2019
  • “Crash Course: Venture Capital Investing," University of Minnesota Law School, February 26 and 27, 2019; University of St. Thomas Law School, March 28, 2019

Professional & Civic

Community Involvement

  • Member, Dorsey & Whitney Minneapolis Recruiting Committee
  • Volunteer attorney, Minnesota Collaborative Justice Project: Civil Legal Needs Initiative
  • Member, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Member, Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Volunteer attorney, Children’s Law Center of Minnesota

Accolades

Contributed 50+ Pro Bono Hours in 2020

  • Contributed more than 50 Challenge pro bono hours, 2020
  • Named "Minneapolis Ones to Watch" in Mergers and Acquisitions Law by Best Lawyers®, 2021-2022

North Star Lawyer

  • MSBA North Star Lawyer, 2015 and 2019-2020
Nicole H. Strydom