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Michael Caughey

Mike Mike CaugheyMichael
Associate
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Michael Caughey’s practice focuses on business transactions particularly within the payment systems and technology industries. Michael represents a range of major credit card issuers in connection with program agreements relating to co-branded and private label credit cards, portfolio sale transactions, processing agreements, mobile wallet, and other technology endeavors. He also represents a range of technology firms from startups to Fortune 500 technology companies, primarily in connection with corporate financing and M&A transactions. In addition, he has extensive experience with joint ventures, credit agreements, note financings, technology licenses, and commercial contracts.

Representative Experience

Credit card program agreements and processing agreements for U.S. credit card issuers, processors and acquirers

Represent multiple U.S. credit card issuers in connection with co-branded card agreements with airline, big box and specialty retailers and related affinity/loyalty programs and private label credit card programs; represent processors and acquirers in connection with transaction processing agreements. (Ongoing)

Receivables sales

Represent various U.S. retailers and credit card issues in connection with the sale of fixed and revolving accounts and related receivables. (Ongoing)

Acquisitions and dispositions of technology businesses and assets for Microsoft Corporation

Strategic Investments, acquisitions and dispositions of technology businesses and assets. (Ongoing)

Emerging company representations

Represent a variety of emerging companies primarily in the software and payments industries, focusing primarily on financing transactions, M&A and complex commercial transactions. (Ongoing)

Acquisition of MarketingPilot Software LLC by Microsoft

Represented Microsoft in the acquisition of MarketingPilot Software, LLC, maker of automated marketing campaign software. (2012)

Joint venture for Microsoft

Represented Microsoft in a health care IT joint venture with GE, creating Caradigm. (2012)

Credit card receivables acquisition

Represent financial institution in connection with the acquisition of a $150 million private label credit card portfolio. (2012)

Debt financing for JELD-WEN, Inc.

Acted as issuer’s counsel in connection with the 144A offering of JELD-WEN, Inc.’s $460,000,000 of senior secured notes. (2011)

Development - electric for Summit Power Group

Representation of developer of a 400 MW IGCC (coal gasification with carbon capture) power plant near Odessa, Texas; a $1.5 billion greenfield power project funded in part with a significant DOE demonstration stimulus grant. (2010)

Tender offer and short-form merger for Bristol-Myers-Squibb

Local counsel in $885 million acquisition of ZymoGenetics, Inc. (2010)

Portfolio acquisition

Represented the buyer in the acquisition of Citibank N.A.'s portfolio of performing multifamily and commercial loans.

Debt refinancing for privately held company

Represented a privately held company in the restructuring of approximately $1.5 billion of senior debt consisting of senior notes and domestic and European credit facilities.

Professional Recognition

  • Selected to “Washington Rising Stars,” Thomson Reuters, 2013-2014