D. MichaelMurray

Partner

Chicago + 1.312.269.1539

Mike Murray has advised clients on M&A deals, joint ventures, licensing agreements, and other complex commercial transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $50 billion. He represents buyers, sellers, and financial advisors in domestic and cross-border stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures, public and private mergers, and strategic alliances. He also advises companies, boards, and board committees on governance issues and other corporate matters.

Mike has represented clients in a wide range of industries, including agribusiness, automotive, chemicals, education, energy, medical device, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, professional services, real estate, and technology. He has led domestic and cross-border M&A transactions ranging in size from several million dollars to multibillion dollars. He also has advised clients on strategic commercial matters such as license and technology agreements, supply and distribution agreements, joint ventures, and other collaborative arrangements.

Mike passed the certified public accountant (CPA) examination and worked for a leading international accounting firm prior to attending law school.

Mike is an active participant in the Chicago community. He was selected to the 2013 Class of Leadership Greater Chicago (LGC), an intensive year-long leadership program in which a small number of business, public, and civic leaders participate each year, and he continues to participate as a Fellow in the LGC Fellows Association. He has been a mentor and participant in the Other Side of the Green, a program sponsored by the Kids' Golf Foundation of Illinois. He also served as a member of the board of directors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago.

Experience

  • Heidrick & Struggles acquires 2GETJones Day advised Heidrick & Struggles in its acquisition of 2GET, a premier executive search firm in Brazil and one of the largest search firms in the country.
  • Hill-Rom sells surgical consumable products to Audax Private Equity for $170 millionJones Day advised Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC), which recently rebranded as Hillrom, in its $170 million sale of certain surgical consumable products and related assets to an affiliate of Audax Private Equity.
  • Adtalem Global Education acquires OnCourse Learning's financial services business for $121 millionJones Day advised Adtalem Global Education Inc., a leading workforce solutions provider, in its acquisition of the financial services division of OnCourse Learning, a Brookfield, Wisconsin-based leading provider of compliance training, licensure preparation, continuing education and professional development, for approximately $121 million in cash.
  • LendingTree acquires ValuePenguin for $105 millionJones Day advised LendingTree, Inc. in its $105 million acquisition of Value Holding Inc., the parent company of ValuePenguin.com, a personal finance website that conducts in-depth research and analysis on a variety of topics from insurance to credit cards.
  • Timken acquires Cone DriveJones Day advised The Timken Company in its acquisition of Cone Drive, a leader in precision drives used in diverse markets including solar, automation, aerial platforms, and food and beverage.
  • Follett Higher Education Group and Nebraska Book Company form strategic sourcing partnershipJones Day advised Follett Higher Education Group ("FHEG") in connection with a strategic sourcing partnership between FHEG and Nebraska Book Holdings, Inc. involving wholesale higher education course materials.
  • Nutrien acquires Agrible Inc.Jones Day advised Nutrien Ltd. in its acquisition of Agrible, Inc., a technology company that connects growers with agricultural, food and consumer products companies and provides agronomic and predictive tools to its customers.
  • Nutrien acquires Waypoint AnalyticalJones Day advised Nutrien Ltd. in its acquisition of Waypoint Analytical, Inc. and its operating subsidiaries.
  • Hill-Rom acquires Mortara Instrument for $330 millionJones Day advised Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. in its acquisition of Mortara Instrument, Inc., a privately held leader in diagnostic cardiology and patient monitoring solutions, technologies, and devices, for $330 million in cash.
  • USG sells L&W Supply Corporation to ABC Supply Co. for $670 millionJones Day advised USG Corporation in connection with its sale of L&W Supply Corporation, and certain other assets related to L&W's distribution business, to ABC Supply Co. Inc. for $670 million in cash.
  • Heidrick & Struggles acquires Philosophy IBJones Day advised Heidrick & Struggles, Inc. in its acquisition of Philosophy IB, LLP, a firm engaged in the business of leadership and organizational development and management consulting.
  • Digital Bridge acquires DataBankJones Day advised Digital Bridge Holdings, LLC, an investment firm that owns and operates communications infrastructure assets, on its acquisition of DataBank, Ltd., a leading North American provider of enterprise-class data center solutions including colocation, managed services, as well as cloud and network services, from Avista Capital Partners.
  • Heidrick & Struggles acquires Decision Strategies InternationalJones Day advised Heidrick & Struggles in its acquisition of Decision Strategies International, a Philadelphia-based strategy and leadership advisory firm.
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