Michael Szlamkowicz takes a business-oriented approach to his work, helping his clients anticipate and solve a wide range of commercial and legal challenges.
Michael focuses his practice on complex corporate and transactional matters and primarily represents private equity and pension fund sponsors and their portfolio companies, especially in connection with leveraged acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, minority investments, financings, restructurings, and general corporate matters.
He also has comprehensive experience with both international and domestic transactions, and frequently counsels on a variety of securities law, corporate governance, and strategic matters. His industry experience includes life sciences, energy, media, fashion and branding, entertainment, telecommunications, information technology, retail, automotive, chemical, and financial services.
Michael studied at McGill University and the Université de Montréal.
Areas of Focus
Pamplona Capital in its acquisition of BBB Industries.
Pamplona Capital in its acquisition of Charter Nex Holdings.
Next Issue Media in connection with a US$50m Investment by KKR.
21st Century Fox in its joint venture with Apollo to create a leading global multi-platform content provider, bringing together Endemol, Shine Group.
Google in its acquisition of Lift Labs.
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, in its acquisitions of a majority interest in Flexera Software and Synergy Outdoor and its investment in Michael Kors.*
PSP Investments, in its acquisition, together with Catterton Partners, of a majority interest in Noodles & Company.*
Lindsay Goldberg in its sales of PSC Environmental Services, LLC to Stericycle, Inc., Epax to FMC Corp., and Keystone Foods to Marfrig Alimentos SA.*
*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.