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Michael W. Kaplan
 

Michael W. Kaplan

Partner
 
1999 Avenue of the Stars – 29th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067 
 
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Phone: +1-310-407-7589
Fax: +1-310-407-7502

As a Corporate Partner in the Firm’s Los Angeles office, Michael Kaplan focuses on advising private equity firms and their portfolio companies on mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings and general corporate matters. Mike also represents founders, venture investors, startups and early-stage companies on debt and equity financings as well as in connection with commercial agreements and other corporate matters.

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Work Highlights
  • Prometheus Group in its acquisition of VIZIYA
  • 21st Century Oncology in the sale of 21st Century Oncology to GenesisCare
  • Prometheus Group in its acquisition of WorkTech
  • Enverus in its acquisition of RS Energy Group
  • Prior to joining the Firm, Mike’s experience included the representation of:
    • Genstar Capital in a growth equity investment in insightsoftware
    • Genstar Capital in its leveraged acquisition of Prometheus Group from Francisco Partners
    • Genstar Capital in its leveraged acquisition of Drillinginfo dba Enverus from Insight Venture Partners; also advised Enverus on transactions including its subsequent acquisition of Oildex from Accel-KKR, its acquisition of Datawright from S&P Global, and its acquisitions of Reservoir Visualization, Red Dog Systems, Midland Map, Mineralsoft and Cortex
    • Genstar Capital in its leveraged acquisition of  Accruent; also advised Accruent in its subsequent acquisitions of Maintenance Connection and EMS Software, and in its sale to Fortive
    • Genstar Capital in a control investment with co-investor TA Associates in Professional Datasolutions, an enterprise software provider for the convenience retail and wholesale petroleum and logistics industries; also advised Professional Datasolutions in its subsequent acquisitions of Outsite, Ceremity, Factor, Inform Information Systems, DM2, Excentus and Touchstar Group, and in its sale to Insight Venture Partners
    • Stack Sports in its acquisition of Affinity and Blue Sombrero from Dick’s Sporting Goods, and its sale of Krossover to Hudl
Education
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2002 J.D.
    cum laude
  • Yale University, 1999 B.A.
    cum laude
Admissions
  • California 2002

Michael Kaplan is a Corporate Partner in the Firm’s Los Angeles office. He focuses on advising private equity firms and their portfolio companies on mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings and general corporate matters. Mike also represents founders, venture investors, startups and early-stage companies on debt and equity financings as well as in connection with commercial agreements and other corporate matters.

Mike assists clients with creative solutions to complex legal issues. He has in depth experience representing funds and targets in connection with stock and asset deals, mergers, tender offers, leveraged buyouts and other acquisitions. He also advises clients on exit events, such as auctions, private dispositions and initial public offerings.

Mike has represented private equity funds, venture funds, hedge funds and other institutional managers, such as Genstar Capital Partners, Angeles Equity Partners, Beach Point Capital Management, Rusheen Capital Management, US Renewables Group and Angeleno Group, together with their portfolio companies. 

Mike’s recent experience includes the representation of:

  • Prometheus Group in its acquisition of VIZIYA
  • 21st Century Oncology in the sale of 21st Century Oncology to GenesisCare
  • Prometheus Group in its acquisition of WorkTech
  • Enverus in its acquisition of RS Energy Group

Prior to joining the Firm, Mike’s experience included the representation of:

  • Genstar Capital in a growth equity investment in insightsoftware
  • Genstar Capital in its leveraged acquisition of Prometheus Group from Francisco Partners
  • Genstar Capital in its leveraged acquisition of Drillinginfo dba Enverus from Insight Venture Partners; also advised Enverus on transactions including its subsequent acquisition of Oildex from Accel-KKR, its acquisition of Datawright from S&P Global, and its acquisitions of Reservoir Visualization, Red Dog Systems, Midland Map, Mineralsoft and Cortex
  • Genstar Capital in its leveraged acquisition of  Accruent; also advised Accruent in its subsequent acquisitions of Maintenance Connection and EMS Software, and in its sale to Fortive
  • Genstar Capital in a control investment with co-investor TA Associates in Professional Datasolutions, an enterprise software provider for the convenience retail and wholesale petroleum and logistics industries; also advised Professional Datasolutions in its subsequent acquisitions of Outsite, Ceremity, Factor, Inform Information Systems, DM2, Excentus and Touchstar Group, and in its sale to Insight Venture Partners
  • Stack Sports in its acquisition of Affinity and Blue Sombrero from Dick’s Sporting Goods, and its sale of Krossover to Hudl

Mike is dedicated to serving his community in addition to his clients. He has provided pro bono legal services to Bright Star Schools, a nonprofit organization that operates charter schools serving underprivileged communities in Los Angeles. He also has advised the Etta Israel Center, a charity for youth and adults with special needs.

Mike received his J.D., cum laude, from University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2002 and a B.A., cum laude, from Yale University in 1999. He is admitted to practice in California.

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