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Michael Steuch is a business lawyer who specializes in M&A, Equity and Debt Financings, and "Outside GC" work. Michael has extensive experience in counseling companies from their early growth stages through their eventual sale, helping clients with a wide variety of business agreements and corporate governance matters. He also represents many PE groups and strategic acquirors in making acquisitions and investments across a number of different industries, including: 

·       Technology, Media & Telecom (“TMT”)

·       Business Services

·       Consumer Branded Goods (including Apparel)

·       Healthcare

·       Food & Beverage

·       Manufacturing & Distribution (including Aerospace & Defense)

Michael represents buyers and sellers on structuring and documenting all aspects of mergers and stock/asset acquisitions. He also handles sales of preferred stock, convertible debt and 'retail' common equity; LLC operating agreements; executive employment arrangements and incentive compensation programs; and a variety of IP licenses and JV arrangements.

Representative Experience

·       Represented prominent media company in financings and acquisitions having an aggregate value exceeding $900 million

·       Represented multiple PE firms and strategic acquirors in a series of acquisitions across a variety of industries

·       Represented premium home products retailer in $410 million sale to public company

·       Represented healthcare business in $325 million sale to public company

·       Represented leading software company in a $200 million control sale to a PE firm

·       Represented credit card processing business in $120 million sale to public company

·       Represented security and telecom companies in $90 million and $70 million sales to PE firms

·       Represented manufacturing companies and food products in $40 million and $30 million sales to PE firms

·       Numerous securities offerings for issuers in multiple industries, including growth equity and venture capital

Representative Transactions

·       Penske Media Corporation in its acquisitions of Variety, Robb Report, Indiewire, SheKnows and BuzzAngle (along with related financings)

·       Avella in multiple acquisitions/financings and its sale to Optum Rx (a wholly owned subsidiary of United Health Group)

·       Motor Vehicle Software Corporation in its control sale to Accel-KKR Partners

·       DTT Surveillance in a leveraged recapitalization with BV Investment Partners

·       Freedom Telecommunications in its sale to Wilcon Holdings, LLC (a portfolio company of Pamlico Capital)

·       Mob Scene in its sale to an investment group led by Five Crowns Capital and StoneCreek Capital

·       Verengo, Inc. in multiple growth equity financings by institutional growth equity investors


J.D., UCLA School of Law, 1998

B.B.A. Finance (with High Distinction), University of Iowa, 1995

Bar Admissions State Bar of California

Association for Corporate Growth (ACG)

ProVisors M&A2


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