Michael N. Baxter advises US and global clients in a wide variety of business law matters, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions (including investments, divestitures, carve-outs, joint ventures, spin-offs, and strategic alliances), finance and restructuring, and securities (including public and private equity and debt offerings). He also advises clients in financial services regulatory and insurance matters. His clients range from public and privately held Fortune 500 companies to investment banks and businesses in emerging markets, and span numerous industries including technology, manufacturing, healthcare, real estate, and financial services. He has also counseled public and private companies on corporate governance and transactional matters.
Idera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IDRA) in the acquisition of Aceragen, Inc., a privately-held biotechnology company addressing rare, orphan pulmonary and rheumatic diseases for which there are limited or no available treatments
Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) in its strategic partnership with Patient Engagement Advisors, a company that delivers a technology platform that connects patients with transition specialists to help them navigate social determinants of health issues and solve for patient needs that extend through post-discharge care
CubeSmart (NYSE: CUBE) in its acquisition of LAACO, Ltd., the owner of the Storage West platform which owns and operates 59 self-storage assets in the western markets of Southern California, Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Houston, for approximately $1.69 billion
Aramark (NYSE:ARMK) in its acquisition of Next Level Hospitality, a provider of culinary and environmental services in the senior living sector, specializing in skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities
Aramark (NYSE:ARMK) in its $1 billion acquisition of AmeriPride Services Inc., one of the largest textile rental and supply companies in North America
Transcontinental (TSX: TCL.A, TCL.B) in its $1.32 billion acquisition of Coveris Americas, a flexible packaging business held by Coveris Holdings S.A., a portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners, Inc.
Transcontinental (TSX: TCL.A, TCL.B) in its $180 million sale of its paper and woven polypropylene packaging operations to Hood Packaging Corporation
TE Connectivity Ltd. (Switzerland) in its acquisition of Silicon Microstructures Inc., a certified premier developer and manufacturer of micro-electro-mechanical systems-based pressure sensors offering unique solutions for pressure and flow sensing, from Elmos Semiconductor AG (Germany)
Gramercy Property Trust Inc. (NYSE: GPT), a real estate investment trust, in its $5.7 billion acquisition of Chambers Street Properties (NYSE:CSG)
Gramercy Property Trust in its $7.6 billion sale Blackstone
Micros Systems, Inc., an information technology solutions provider for the hospitality and retail industries, in its $5.3 billion sale to Oracle (NYSE: ORCL)
The Meet Group (NASDAQ: MEET), a social media networking company, in its $500 million sale to eharmony’s parent company Parship Group
CSS Industries, Inc. (NYSE: CSS), a leading consumer products company serving the craft, gift, and seasonal markets, in its $88 million sale to IG Design Group plc.
Pie Carrier Holdings, an insurance technology company, in its acquisition of American Sentinel Insurance Company
Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd. in the sale of the company’s US and UK surety operations to Amynta Group
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana in its acquisition of a majority ownership of Vantage Health Plan, a health insurance company
The Meet Group, a social media networking company, in numerous acquisitions of social meeting applications
Giorgi Global Holdings in its acquisition of certain assets from Country Fresh Mushrooms
HollyFrontier in the $655 million acquisition of Sonneborn US Holdings Inc. and Sonneborn Coӧperatief U.A., producers of high purity specialty products as one of the world’s largest dedicated suppliers of white oils and waxes
Greater Sum Ventures and its portfolio companies in transactions involving Vacation Brands, LLC, Inhabit IQ
Houghton International Inc., a provider metalworking fluids and services, in multiple acquisitions
Avantor Performance Materials in its acquisition of Puritan Products, a supplier and manufacturer of high-purity chemicals for the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, semiconductor, and laboratory markets
Jones Lang LaSalle in its acquisition of Big Red Rooster, a brand experience and retail design services company
Jones Lang LaSalle in its acquisition of Cresa South Florida, a tenant-focused project management services and real estate firm
First Niagara Financial Group Inc., a bank holding company, in its $1.5 billion acquisition of NewAlliance Bancshares, Inc.
Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (KBW), an investment bank and broker-dealer, in its $575 million sale to Stifel Financial Corp.
AmerisourceBergen Corporation in its acquisition of Marshall Reinardy, LLC, a technology company focused on e-prescribing and e-prior authorizations
Providence Equity Partners and SUG Holdings in the acquisition of TabbleDabble, a tech company developing solutions for data capture
Eurofins Scientific Inc. in its acquisition of My Eye Media, a provider of quality assurance, technical analysis, and testing of digital content for the motion picture industry
Rutgers University School of Law, Newark, 2008, J.D., Magna Cum Laude