I enjoy partnering with my clients to identify and manage risks in support of their corporate strategies and vision.

Mike focuses on mergers and acquisitions, including private and public acquisitions of technology and life sciences companies on both the buy-side and target-side, and venture capital transactions, as well as on emerging company counseling.

For his M&A clients, Mike advises on domestic and cross-border deal structuring and mechanics relating to stock and asset purchases, mergers, divestitures, tender offers, joint ventures, spin-offs and restructurings.

Mike also represents a number of venture capital firms, corporate venture capital divisions and emerging companies, both in the technology and life science industries, with respect to venture capital transactions, negotiations and structuring, as well as general emerging company counseling.

Representative Transactions

Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Southwest Gas Holdings, Inc. in connection with its $2 billion acquisition of Questar Pipeline, consisting of Dominion Energy Questar Pipeline, LLC, its subsidiaries, and certain associated affiliates, including Overthrust Pipeline, White River Hub, and Questar Field Services from Dominion Energy, Inc.
  • Unical Aviation Inc. and certain of the company’s affiliates in its sale to Platinum Equity, a Los Angeles-based global investment firm with more than $25 billion of assets under management. ;
  • MobileIron, Inc. in its sale for approximately $900 million to Ivanti, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise-grade intelligent IT management and security software solutions.
  • VMware, Inc. in its acquisition of AetherPal, Inc., a market leader in mobile support.
  • VMware, Inc. in its $1.54 billion acquisition of AirWatch, a mobile device management provider.
  • VMware, Inc. in its acquisition of Avi Networks, developer of an application delivery platform designed to deliver multi-cloud application services.
  • VMware, Inc. in its acquisition of BitRock, Inc. (doing business as Bitnami), a leader in application packaging solutions.
  • VMware, Inc. in its acquisition of CloudCoreo, a next-generation cloud security service.
  • VMware, Inc. in its acquisition of CloudVelox, a designer of cloud automation and optimization software.
  • VMware, Inc. in its acquisition of Desktone, Inc., a Massachusetts-based company that pioneered Desktops as a Service (DaaS), delivering desktops and applications as a cloud service.
  • VMware, Inc. in its acquisition of Mode.net, developer of a cloud-based online performance platform intended to transform the cost and convenience of private fiber.
  • VMware, Inc. in its acquisition of network analytics software firm Nyansa.
  • VMware, Inc. in its acquisition of the Mountain View-based cloud networking startup VeloCloud™ Networks, Inc.
  • VMware, Inc. in its acquisition of Veriflow Systems, provider of network security systems designed to eliminate outages and vulnerabilities in the network.
  • VMware, Inc. in the sale of the rights to its VMware vCloud Government Service, a FedRAMP-compliant solution that was developed in partnership between QTS and VMware to deliver cloud services to the Federal sector, to QTS Realty Trust, an international provider of data center, managed hosting, and cloud services.
  • VMware, Inc. in its acquisition of Wavefront, a metrics monitoring service for cloud and modern application environments.
  • Walmart in its acquisition of assets of Art.com, the world’s largest online retailer in the art and wall décor category.
  • Walmart in its acquisition of Bare Necessities, an online retailer of women’s bras, swimwear, shapewear and sleepwear.
  • Walmart in its acquisition of Eloquii, Inc., a retailer of women’s apparel specifically designed for women size 14 and up.
  • Walmart and its Global eCommerce division in a strategic alliance with JD.com, China’s largest e-commerce company by revenue, in a transaction that included Walmart’s acquisition of an equity stake in JD.com valued at approximately $1.5 billion.
  • Walmart in its acquisition of MeMD, Inc., a multi-specialty telehealth provider.
  • Vendorin, LLC, an integrated payment network and supplier engagement platform, in its $90 million sale to Corcentric, Inc., a leading provider of source-to-pay and order-to-cash software and services.
  • Mirantis, Inc. in its acquisition of the Docker Enterprise platform business from Docker, Inc.
  • McAfee in its acquisition of Skyhigh Networks, Inc., a worldwide leader in the cloud access security broker (CASB) market segment.
  • McKesson Corporation, a leading international healthcare services and information technology company, in its acquisitions of Vantage Oncology, LLC, a leading national provider of radiation oncology, medical oncology and integrated cancer care, and Biologics, Inc., an oncology pharmacy services company. The combined value of the two transactions is $1.2 billion.
  • McKesson Corporation in its acquisition of LABSCO, a privately held, Kentucky-based distributor of diagnostic equipment for community hospital labs and private office labs.
  • McKesson Corporation in the $130 million sale of ZEE Medical to Cintas Corporation, the publicly traded uniform and first aid products company.
  • McKesson Corporation in the restructuring and divestiture of McKesson’s VITAL Platform to private equity firm Comvest Investment Partners.
  • Intel Corporation in its acquisition of the HTML5 developer tools business of appMobi, Inc., a Lancaster, PA, company that provides development tools and cloud-based services built on HTML5, CSS and Javascript.
  • Intel Corporation in its acquisition of Basis Science, Inc., a wearable fitness watch company.
  • Intel Corporation in its acquisition of Mashery, Inc. via a reverse triangular merger.
  • Intel Corporation in the acquisition of a Korean computer vision company.
  • Intel Corporation in the asset purchase of a digital media design company.
  • Santen Pharmaceutical in its acquisition of InnFocus, a development stage medical device company.
  • RNTS Media N.V. in its acquisition of Heyzap, Inc., a mobile advertising network company based in San Francisco.
Venture Capital
  • Walmart in a $500 million financing and strategic alliance with New Dada, China's largest localized on-demand logistics and grocery O2O ecommerce platform.
  • Delivery Hero in connection with several venture capital investments.
  • Taiho Ventures (an investment arm of Taiho Pharmaceuticals) in its strategic investments in multiple startup companies.
  • Astellas Venture Management (an investment arm of Astellas Pharma) in multiple venture capital investments, including both early- and late-stage investments.
  • Santen Pharmaceutical in multiple venture capital investments, including both early- and late-stage investments.
  • Spectrum28 (an early-stage investment fund) in multiple seed investments.
  • Longitude Capital in multiple venture capital investments, including both early- and late-stage investments, as well as cross-border investments.
  • New Enterprise Associates and Oak Investment Partners as sellers and continuing shareholders in a strategic alliance between their portfolio company Lianlian Group, a China-based mobile services company, and American Express.
  • Snaplogic, a cloud and data integration company, in its Series A, Series B and Series C financing rounds.
  • DNAnexus, a provider of cloud-based genome informatics and data management, in its incorporation and Series A and Series B financing rounds.
  • Sight Sciences, an ophthalmic medical device company, in its Series A and Series B financing rounds.
  • Sugarfina, Inc., a luxury candy brand that now operates over 30 boutiques and Nordstrom shop-in-shops across North America, in its Series B Preferred Stock financing.
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