Overview

Keith Radtke specializes in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, commercial transactions and general corporate counseling.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Keith represents buyers, sellers and institutional investors in strategic and private equity M&A transactions, strategic investments and joint ventures. He also represents owners of privately held companies in selling their businesses.

Private Equity

Keith represents many of the leading private equity firms in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. His experience includes spearheading the overall transaction process, negotiating the acquisition-related aspects, and structuring and negotiating equity arrangements.

Corporate Counseling

Keith represents privately held companies, portfolio companies of private equity firms and other emerging private companies in connection with corporate governance matters, key contracts and other corporate matters. He also acts as outside counsel to privately held companies, helping them analyze and solve day-to-day legal issues.

Investment Banking Background

From 1999 through 2001, Keith worked as an investment banker in U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray's technology mergers and acquisitions group.

Services & Industries

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Minnesota

Clerkships

U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, Hon. Donald D. Alsop, 1995-1996

Education

Vanderbilt University Law School
J.D. (1995)

St. Olaf College
B.A. magna cum laude (1992)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Real Estate Institute: Handling Real Estate and Environmental Issues in the Purchase and Sale of a Business
    Minnesota CLE, 2017
  • The State of Private Equity: Trends, Challenges & Opportunities
    Faegre Baker Daniels M&A Conference, 2017
  • Private Equity Buyers: Key Issues and Considerations When Selling a Privately Held Company to a Private Equity Buyer
    Minnesota CLE, 2016 and 2017
  • The Price is Right (?): Determining Whether It Is (Or Is Not)
    Faegre Baker Daniels M&A Conference, 2016
  • Financial Considerations Driving Deals: Quality of Earnings, Adjusted EBITDA & Projections
    Faegre Baker Daniels M&A Conference, 2015
  • Private Equity Buyers: Key Issues and Considerations When Selling a Privately Held Company to a Private Equity Buyer
    Minnesota CLE, 2016 and 2017
  • Business Law Institute: The Pre-Agreement Process
    Minnesota CLE, 2015
  • Purchase and Sale of a Business: The Pre-Agreement Process
    Minnesota CLE, 2015
  • The Stories Behind the Numbers: Observations from a Quantitative Analysis of Middle Market Deals
    Faegre Baker Daniels M&A Conference, 2014
  • Financing—Trends in Conventional and Alternative Approaches
    Faegre Baker Daniels M&A Conference, 2014
  • Business Law Institute: Representations, Warranties and Indemnification—Tying it all Together
    Minnesota CLE, 2014
  • Market Update: Current Deal Activity, Valuations, and Outlook
    Faegre Baker Daniels M&A Conference, 2013
  • Successful Alliances & Joint Ventures
    Association of Corporate Counsel Seminar, 2013
  • Seller Financing/Earnouts
    Faegre Baker Daniels Iowa M&A Conference, 2013
  • Representations, Warranties, and Indemnification—Tying it all Together
    Minnesota CLE, 2013

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Homeless Youth Law Clinic — Team Leader and Volunteer
  • Project Homeless Connect — Volunteer

Civic Activities

  • Fred Wells Tennis & Education Center (the Fort) — Board of Directors
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