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Kevin Criddle

Kevin E. Criddle


Chair, Phoenix Corporate Group

His dedication to client service is unmatched
client quoted in Chambers USA

Kevin Criddle's practice focuses on securities and corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity investments and general corporate counseling.

In addition to advising clients on corporate governance matters, Kevin routinely assists his clients in a wide variety of strategic transactions, debt and equity offerings, domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, public offerings and SEC reporting matters. He represents companies in a wide range of sectors, including technology, real estate, transportation, insurance, manufacturing, life sciences, healthcare, education, retail, and financial services.

Kevin also advises non-profit organizations, including Make-A-Wish America and Make-A-Wish International, on domestic and international governance, structure, tax-exemption and corporate transactions.

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Selected Capital Markets Transactions

  • Verra Mobility Corporation (Nasdaq: VRRM) in its US$2.4 billion initial public offering via reverse merger with Gores Holdings II Inc. (Nasdaq: GHST), $450 million in multiple secondary offerings, repricing of its repricing of its US$894 million first lien term loan and $325 million in stock repurchases
  • Hagerty, Inc. (NYSE: HGTY) in various strategic capital raises, including a Series A convertible preferred PIPE led by State Farm, multiple credit facility amendments and a long-term debt financing for Hagerty Reinsurance Limited
  • SmartRent, Inc. (NYSE: SMRT) in its US$2.2 billion initial public offering via reverse merger with Fifth Wall Acquisition Corp. I (Nasdaq: FWAA) and credit facility with Silicon Valley Bank
  • Adaptive Biotechnologies Corporation (Nasdaq: ADPT) in its US$345 million initial public offering and US$368 million follow-on offering (including $80 million secondary)
  • Roth Capital Partners, LLC in an underwritten secondary offering by certain stockholders of Quest Resource Holdings Corporation
  • Offerpad Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: OPAD) in its US$400 million credit facility and US$50 million mezzanine facility 
  • Verde Investments, Inc. in US$1.25 billion of secondary sales of Carvana Co. Class A Common Stock 
  • Mesa Air Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: MESA) in its US$132 million initial public offering
  • The underwriters in a US$82 million initial public offering of Trupanion, Inc. (NYSE: TRUP)
  • Universal Technical Institute (NYSE: UTI) in a US$60.5 million primary offering and US$22.5 million secondary offering
  • Everi Holdings Inc. (NYSE: EVRI) in its US$375 million Rule 144A offering of senior unsecured notes

Selected Mergers and Acquisitions

  • PopCap Games, Inc. in its US$1.3 billion acquisition by Electronic Arts Inc. (Nasdaq: EA)
  • Verra Mobility Corporation in its US$355 million acquisition of T2 Systems, US$118 million acquisition of Redflex Holdings Limited (ASX: RDF) and cross-border acquisition of Pagatelia S. L. (Spain) 
  • SmartRent, Inc. (NYSE: SMRT) in its acquisition of iQuue, LLC 
  • Alliance Residential Company in the US$200 million sale of its property management business to Greystar Real Estate Partners 
  • Fortive Corporation (NYSE: FTV) in its acquisition of Global Traffic Technologies, Inc.
  • Nexvet Biopharma plc (Nasdaq: NVET) in its acquisition by Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS)
  • Transdev on Demand, Inc. in its divestiture of SuperShuttle International, Inc.
  • Avalara, Inc. (NYSE: AVLR) in its acquisition of Zytax, Inc.
  • Inventure Foods, Inc.(Nasdaq: SNAK) in its US$165 million acquisition by Utz Quality Foods, LLC 
  • Adtalem Global Education Inc. (NYSE: ATGE), formerly DeVry Education Group, in its divestiture of three European subsidiaries
  • Imperium Renewables, Inc. in its acquisition by Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: REGI)
  • Walk Score Inc. in its acquisition by Redfin Corporation (Nasdaq: RDFN)
  • Univar, Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) in its cross-border acquisition of Quimicompuestos, S.A. de C.V. (Mexico)
  • SonicWALL, Inc. in its acquisition by Dell Inc. (Nasdaq: DELL)

Selected Public Reporting '34 Act Clients

  • Hagerty, Inc.
  • Verra Mobility Corporation
  • SmartRent, Inc.
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  • Adaptive Biotechnologies Corporation
  • Universal Technical Institute
  • Everi Holdings
  • Mesa Air Group
  • Nexvet Biopharma
  • OncoCyte Corporation
  • Spanish
  • J.D., University of Washington School of Law
  • B.A., Accounting, Washington State University
    Presidential Honors


Chambers USA
  • Up and Coming, Arizona Corporate/M&A (2022-2023)
    "[R]ecognized for his M&A and securities work and he often handles transactional matters in the technology, real estate and automotive industries." Clients state that his "dedication to client service is unmatched" and they "have full confidence that matters will be handled efficiently, effectively and skillfully." In addition to his legal acumen, clients also praised him for being "a delightful human being and a pleasure to work with."
Additional Awards
  • Kevin has regularly been named a "Rising Star" by the Southwest Super Lawyer and the Washington Super Lawyer listings.

Insight Overview

Kevin is a contributor to The Venture Alley, a blog about business and legal issues important to entrepreneurs, startups, venture capitalists and angel investors.



  • Presenter, "Ethics – Who is Your Client: Navigating the Board vs. Senior Management" (Association of Corporate Counsel, April 2018)

Media Mentions

Prior Experience

  • Summer Associate, DLA Piper
  • Judicial Extern for the Honorable Edward F. Shea, United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington (2008)

Memberships And Affiliations

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association