Michael E. Weisser


Michael E. Weisser
Michael Weisser is a partner in the New York office focusing on Private Equity. Mr. Weisser has represented private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in connection with acquisitions, dispositions, financings, restructurings and general corporate matters for over 15 years. He has extensive experience with leveraged buyouts, going private transactions and minority investments and frequently counsels clients on a variety of securities law, corporate governance and strategic matters.
Mr. Weisser represents many of the leading private equity funds in transactions in the U.S. and around the world including Altas, American Securities, Bayside, Irving Place, The Jordan Company, Lindsay Goldberg, OMERS and Providence Equity and their portfolio companies.

Selected Experience:

  • OMERS Private Equity in the Recapitalization of Document Technologies Holdings and in its acquisition of The Kenan Advantage Group, Inc.
  • The Jordan Company in its acquisition of Watchfire Enterprises, Inc., and in the acquisition of Pinnacle Workforce Logistics by its portfolio company, Capstone Logistics.
  • Altas Partners in a substantial equity investment in St. George’s University.
  • American Securities in its acquisitions of Royal Adhesives and Sealants, LLC, Grede Holdings, Tekni-Plex, Inc., HHI Holdings, LLC, Presidio Inc., and Arizona Chemical.
  • Lindsay Goldberg in its sale of its stake in Brightstar, as part of the sale of a majority stake in Brightstar, to SoftBank Corp., sale of PSC Environmental Services, LLC to Stericycle, Inc., sale of Epax to FMC Corp., sale of Remedial Construction Services LP to GFI Energy Group and sale of Keystone Foods to Marfrig Alimentos SA.
  • Kainos Capital in its sale of Earthbound Farm to The WhiteWave Foods Company.
  • Irving Place Capital in its acquisition of Chromalox, Inc. from Sentinel Capital.
  • Providence Equity in its investment in The Chernin Group, sale of Open Solutions, Inc., sale of its stake in The YES Network, sale of its stake in Hulu and sale of Bresnan Communications to Cablevision.

Mr. Weisser is the co-editor of the Firm’s publication, Private Equity Alert, which keeps the Firm’s clients and friends up-to-date on legal and market developments affecting the private equity community, and is also the co-editor of the Firm’s annual Going Private Survey. He was named “Dealmaker of the Week” by The Am Law Daily in June 2010 for his representation of Bresnan Communications in its $1.36 billion sale to Cablevision and of Keystone Foods in its $1.26 billion sale to Marfrig Alimentos. In 2011, he was selected by Investment Dealers’ Digest (IDD) for its annual “40 Under 40” list of the top forty up-and-coming professionals in the finance industry.

Mr. Weisser has been consistently recognized by Chambers USA and Chambers Global as a leader in the field of private equity. He has also been recognized by Legal 500 USIFLR1000 and Practical Law Company. In addition, Mr. Weisser was selected for Law360’s Private Equity Editorial Board for 2013 and frequently writes articles for various publications on cutting edge legal developments, including an article in The New York Times on private equity deal terms.

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