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Michael Vogel
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Tel: +1-212-373-3137
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mvogel@paulweiss.com

+1-212-373-3137
New York

1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019-6064
Fax: +1-212-492-0137

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Michael Vogel is a partner in the Corporate Department and a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions practice group. His practice includes a wide range of public and private M&A, joint ventures, leveraged buyouts, minority investments, carve-out and spin-out transactions and restructurings. Michael also advises founders of high-growth startups in a variety of strategic and corporate governance matters.

Michael is recognized by The Legal 500 for his work in Media and Entertainment. In 2020, Michael’s work in connection with the $40 billion merger of CBS with Viacom to form ViacomCBS was selected by The Deal as “Most Innovative Deal of the Year.” He was also recognized in Variety’s “Dealmakers List 2019,” which spotlights the top lawyers in the entertainment industry.

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Michael's recent transactions include representing:

  • Ares Management in connection with investment transactions, including Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives; and Savers
  • The Blackstone Group in connection with investment transactions
  • The special committee of the CBS Corp. board of directors in CBS’s merger with Viacom to form ViacomCBS
  • EagleTree Capital in its investments from affiliates of AlpInvest Partners and Alberta Teachers’ Retirement Fund Board and strategic minority investments from Investcorp, Misland Capital and Bullingham Capital
  • Ericsson in its global business and technology alliance with Cisco
  • Harris Corporation in the sale of its government IT services business and in the activist campaign by JANA Partners; the Harris Corporation board of directors in Harris’s merger of equals with L3 Technologies to form L3Harris Technologies; and L3Harris Technologies’s sale of its airport security and automation business to Leidos Holdings
  • Imagine Entertainment in connection with an investment in the company by The Raine Group
  • Jeffrey Katzenberg in the sale of DreamWorks Animation to Comcast
  • KPS Capital Partners in various transactions, including the sale of DexKo Global; the take-private acquisition of Tower International by its portfolio company Autokiniton Global Group; acquisition of and related add-on transactions for DexKo Global; and investment in Electrical Components International
  • Legendary Entertainment, a subsidiary of the Wanda Group, in a sale of a minority stake to funds managed by Apollo Global Management
  • Nuance Communications in the spin-off of its automotive technology business and the sale of its Document Imaging division to Kofax
  • The special committee of the Pilgrim’s Pride board of directors in Pilgrim’s Pride’s acquisition of Moy Park from JBS
  • Randstad Holding in its successful acquisition of Monster Worldwide, which was challenged by an entity affiliated with Alden Global Capital
  • Simon Property Group in its acquisition of an 80% ownership interest in The Taubman Realty Group Limited Partnership, the operating partnership of Taubman Centers
  • Spectrum Brands in its acquisitions of GloFish and PetMatrix
  • Universal American in its sale to WellCare Health Plans
  • Wellspring Capital Management in various transactions, including its acquisition of Coverall; the sale of its portfolio company Paragon Film; acquisition of Rohrer; acquisition of and related add-on transactions for SupplyOne; acquisition of AdvoServ; acquisition of Help At Home; the sale of its portfolio company Great Lakes Caring; and the sale of its portfolio company Checkers & Rally Restaurants
  • Wiip, the independent studio, in connection with the acquisition of a majority interest in the company by JTBC Studios
  • Multiple SPAC clients and targets in a variety of transactions, including
    Bowlero Corp in its combination with Isos Acquisition Corporation to form a publicly listed entity; North Mountain Merger Corp. in its pending business combination with Corcentric to form a publicly listed entity; and South Mountain Merger Corporation in its combination with Billtrust to form a publicly listed entity
  • Multiple restructuring related transactions, including an ad hoc group of secured noteholders of LSC Communications in the sale of substantially all of LSC’s assets to an affiliate of Atlas Holdings in connection with the chapter 11 cases of LSC and its minority investment in the purchaser; and an ad hoc group of noteholders in the out-of-court restructuring and sale of OmniMax International

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