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Michael Caughey

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Michael Caughey’s business transactions and securities practice includes: representing public and private companies in mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures; representing borrowers in negotiating and documenting complex secured and unsecured credit transactions; representing developers and project managers for various renewable energy projects; and representing public companies in securities registrations, tender offers and 1934 Act reporting. Michael also advises clients on corporate governance matters, equipment and real property acquisitions, and technology transfer and licensing matters.

Representative Experience

Acquisitions and dispositions of technology businesses and assets for Microsoft Corporation

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

Senior note offering for Costco Japan

Represented client in institutional placement of Yen denominated senior debt. (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)

Acquisitions for Leaf Clean Energy Company

Represented Leaf Clean Energy Company in the acquisition and redevelopment of an existing power plant in Telogia, Fla. (2009)

Merger and acquisition of Semitool, Inc.

Represented Semitool, Inc., in its $364,000,000 tender offer and merger with Applied Materials, Inc. (2009)

Public equity offering for AVI BioPharma, Inc.

Represented AVI BioPharma in a $30 million public equity offering of common stock and warrants. (2009)

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.

Joint venture for Plum Creek Timber Company, L.P.*

Represented Plum Creek Timber Company, L.P. in a $1.5 billion joint venture with The Campbell Group.
* Denotes experience completed at a prior firm

Professional Recognition

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