Michael A. Civale

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP

Michael Civale concentrates primarily on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, securities transactions and general corporate matters. Mr. Civale represents private equity firms, public and private acquirers, and target companies in a variety of U.S. and cross-border acquisitions, dispositions, tender offers, spin-offs, initial public offerings and restructurings.

Mr. Civale has represented a wide variety of private equity sponsors supporting all aspects of their business activities including acquisitions, dispositions, initial public offerings, add-on investments and financing transactions.

In 2014, Mr. Civale was named by The M&A Advisor as one of the top 40 M&A professionals under the age of 40 in the United States. Mr. Civale is a member of the firm’s Client Engagement Committee. Mr. Civale has advised clients on numerous significant transactions, including:

  • Burger King Holdings, Inc. in its $4 billion acquisition by 3G Capital Partners, a private equity firm, in a going-private transaction, which was honored as the “2010 Private Equity Deal of the Year” by International Financial Law Review;
  • Bruce Sherman, as part of an investor group that includes Yankees legend Derek Jeter, in the pending $1.2 billion acquisition of the Miami Marlins Major League Baseball franchise from Jeffrey Loria. Upon the closing, Mr. Sherman will be chairman, principal owner and control person of the Marlins;
  • Anbang Insurance Group Co., Ltd. as lead member of an investor group in its proposed, unsolicited $14 billion acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. which, if completed, would have been the largest acquisition of a U.S. company by a Chinese buyer;
  • Dover Corporation in the spin-off of Knowles Corporation, which has a market capitalization in excess of $2 billion and holds certain of Dover’s communication technologies businesses;
  • American Standard Companies in the spin-off of its vehicle control systems business, WABCO, into a new publicly traded company, and in the $1.745 billion sale of its global bath and kitchen business to Bain Capital Partners LLC, a private equity firm;


  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 2002
  • B.S., Franklin & Marshall College, 1999

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