Metzl, Alexandra Fidler

Drives middle market M&A deals with vision and precision. Champion of diverse entrepreneurs and financial sponsors in the consumer products industry. Committed to cultivating a more diverse and inclusive workforce. 

Ali Metzl represents private equity funds, other financial sponsors and their portfolio companies as well as entrepreneurs and business owners in a wide variety of business transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, follow-on investments, internal reorganizations, divestitures, minority investments, equity financings, corporate governance advice and management equity arrangements. Working with companies of various sizes across a range of industries, Ali has a particular focus on the consumer products industry with a substantial number of her clients being women-founded businesses and financial investors who share that investment thesis. Ali combines an unmatched attention to detail and responsiveness with a genuine enthusiasm for and understanding of her client’s needs. Previously, Ali was an associate in the corporate department of Kirkland & Ellis, LLP in New York.

Also focused on advancing the recruiting, retention and promotion of women and diverse attorneys and policy advisors, Ali is Chair of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Brownstein. Motivated daily by racial, gender and societal inequities, she strives to remove obstacles that inhibit the growth and success of all individuals within the firm, the legal industry and in her community. She founded and chairs the firm’s Women’s Leadership Initiative, which provides mentoring, networking and programming for female attorneys and policy professionals. She also founded and chairs the firm’s Committee on Diversity, Inclusion and Equity, the governing body for Brownstein’s diversity and inclusion efforts.

Representative Matters
  • Represented Heavenly Daze, LLC in its acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding membership interests in Workforce Insight, LLC.

  • Represented Heavenly Daze, LLC in its acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding membership interests in Workforce Insight, LLC.

  • Represented ART Capital LLC in its acquisition of Pebble Technology, Incorporated, a manufacturer and supplier of pool finishes, pool enhancements and other outdoor environment products.

  • Represented Tuff Shed, Inc. in the acquisition of certain assets of Home Brands, LLC.

  • Represented Tuff Shed, Inc. in the sale of certain assets to Backyard Products, LLC.

  • Counsel to ART Capital LLC in its acquisition and financing of Outdoor Dimensions, LLC, a full-service provider of signage and outdoor marketing solutions based in Southern California.

  • Counsel to ART Capital LLC in its acquisition and financing of Andersen Commercial Plumbing, LLC, a commercial plumbing business in Southern California.

  • Counsel to ART Capital LLC in its acquisition and financing of Andersen Commercial Plumbing, LLC, a commercial plumbing business in Southern California.

  • Counsel to VetScience LLC and its Fruitables brand of natural dog treats and food supplements in its sale to Manna Pro Products, LLC .

  • Counsel to Old Belden Hill, Inc. in the purchase of all of the capital stock in Lone Buffalo, Inc., a provider of custom news monitoring services.

  • Counsel to Old Belden Hill, Inc. in the purchase of all of the capital stock in Lone Buffalo, Inc., a provider of custom news monitoring services.

  • Represented the stockholders of Sweet Earth Inc., a California-based manufacturer of plant-based protein food products, in the sale of all of the issued and outstanding equity interests and owned real property to Nestlé USA, Inc.

  • Represented EMS USA, Inc., a portfolio company of Victory Park Capital and provider of pipeline integrity, maintenance and repair services, in the sale of its Integrity Maintenance platform to First Reserve Advisors.

  • Represented the owners of Thanasi Foods, marketer of the Duke’s® and BIGS® snack brands, to Conagra Brands, one of North America’s leading branded food companies.

  • Represented RAS & Associates, LLC in the sale of substantially all of the company’s assets and certain liabilities relating to the company’s business of providing strategy, management, operations, performance improvement and business consulting services.

  • Represented RAS & Associates, LLC in the sale of substantially all of the company’s assets and certain liabilities relating to the company’s business of providing strategy, management, operations, performance improvement and business consulting services.

  • Counsel to Boulder Ventures and its affiliated investor group in a Series A preferred stock investment in Black Bear Energy, Inc.

  • Represented Mesa Foods and its largest owner, Encore Consumer Capital, in the sale of Mesa Foods, a leading producer of high quality tortillas, flatbreads and taco shells, to Teasdale Foods, a leading provider of private label and branded beans, hominy, peppers, sauces, corn products and seasoning products.

  • Represented Stryker Sonoma Winery, LLC and Stryker Sonoma Vineyards, LLC, producers of high quality wine varietals in the Alexander Valley, in the sale of substantially all of their assets to Foley Family Wines, Inc., an emerging wine company with a focus towards collecting artisan and premium wineries, brands and vineyards.

  • Represented Stryker Sonoma Winery, LLC and Stryker Sonoma Vineyards, LLC, producers of high quality wine varietals in the Alexander Valley, in the sale of substantially all of their assets to Foley Family Wines, Inc., an emerging wine company with a focus towards collecting artisan and premium wineries, brands and vineyards.

  • Represented Encore Consumer Capital, LP in the sale of its portfolio company, FreshKO Produce Services, Inc., a distributor of high-quality fresh produce throughout central and northern California, to C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc., the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the United States.

  • Represented Encore Consumer Capital in its acquisition of Fantasy Cookie Corporation, a leading private label and contract manufacturer of premium, innovative cookie products.

  • Represented Alerion Capital Group in Series A-1 Senior Convertible Preferred investment in Isonas, Inc.

  • Represented Alerion Capital Group in Series A-1 Senior Convertible Preferred investment in Isonas, Inc.

  • Counsel to Workforce Insight, Inc. in its auction process through and including consummation of a sale of a majority of the issued and outstanding equity interests to an affiliate of Baird Capital Partners with the founders retaining an ongoing minority interest .

  • Counsel to Workforce Insight, Inc. in its auction process through and including consummation of a sale of a majority of the issued and outstanding equity interests to an affiliate of Baird Capital Partners with the founders retaining an ongoing minority interest .

  • Counsel to DigitalGlobe in its acquisition of Spatial Energy, a leading source for digital imagery and related services to the energy industry.

  • Counsel to DigitalGlobe in its acquisition of Spatial Energy, a leading source for digital imagery and related services to the energy industry.

  • Represented Encore Consumer Capital and other owners in the sale of Zuke’s LLC to Nestlé Purina PetCare Company.

  • Represented Encore Consumer Capital, a private equity firm built to help consumer products companies grow, in its acquisition of Mesa Foods, a producer, manufacturer and distributor of corn and flour products for restaurants, grocery stores, national accounts, food service and private labels. Mesa Foods is headquartered in Louisville, KY.

  • Represented KSL Capital Partners in the sale of five iconic resort properties to TRT Holdings, owner of Omni Hotels & Resorts in a series of five related transactions. The properties that were included in the sale are Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas; La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, California, Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, California; Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina; and The Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Virginia. Brownstein acted as lead counsel on the transaction facilitating the buyer's due diligence review of the properties and the resorts, the negotiation of five separate purchase agreements, and completion of all closing conditions.

  • Represented KSL Capital Partners in the sale of five iconic resort properties to TRT Holdings, owner of Omni Hotels & Resorts in a series of five related transactions. The properties that were included in the sale are Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas; La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, California, Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, California; Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina; and The Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Virginia. Brownstein acted as lead counsel on the transaction facilitating the buyer's due diligence review of the properties and the resorts, the negotiation of five separate purchase agreements, and completion of all closing conditions.

  • Counsel to Kwik Tek, Inc., a leading designer and distributor of branded marine sporting goods and accessories, in its recently announced recapitalization by Guardian Capital Partners.

  • Counsel to Kwik Tek, Inc., a leading designer and distributor of branded marine sporting goods and accessories, in its recently announced recapitalization by Guardian Capital Partners.

News & Events
Community

Women’s Leadership Council, Brown University

Board of Directors, Jewish Women's Philanthropy Center

Board of Directors, Center for Women’s Health Research

Board of Directors, IBMP

Secretary, Rocky Mountain Brown Club

Publications & Presentations
Education
  • J.D., 2008, New York University School of Law
  • B.A., 2004, magna cum laude, phi beta kappa, Brown University
Admissions
  • New York
  • Colorado
Recognition

M&A Advisor Emerging Leaders Award, 2018

Gen XYZ Top 25 Young Professionals, ColoradoBiz Magazine, 2018

Colorado Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2014-2021

ACG Leadership 20 Denver, Fall 2013

Articles Editor, New York University School of Law Journal of Law and Business, 2007 – 2008

Diversity Honors Thesis Prize for “Breaking Boundaries: The Lineage and Legacy of African American Artistic Activism,” nominated for university publishing, 2004

Claiborne Pell Award, 2004

Membership

New York State Bar Association

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