Finance and Restructuring
Mike strategically counsels companies on financial matters including complex financial transactions and corporate debt and equity restructurings. He has collaborated with lenders and borrowers in restructurings and workouts.
Private Equity and Venture Capital
Mike represents institutional and private equity investors in minority and majority equity and debt investments in early-stage companies, and has led numerous FinTech, InsurTech and AgTech transactions.
Mike advises private companies and mutual insurance companies and their boards on oversight responsibilities, board and committee structures and fiduciary duties. He also assists private, closely held companies in strategic matters including leadership transitions, the establishment of investment and diversification strategies, corporate restructurings and other matters.
Mike is a frequent speaker and provides thought leadership in the areas of M&A and industry disruption.
Mike is the founder and chair of Faegre Drinker's annual M&A Conference in Des Moines, which is Iowa’s largest M&A conference.
Mike is currently serving as the co-chair of the Global Insurance Symposium, an annual insurance industry event at which he has also moderated panels of executives on topics including leadership, innovation and attracting talent.