Mikaal Shoaib, P.C. - Partner

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Mikaal Shoaib, P.C.

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San Francisco
Phone: +1 415-439-1880
Fax: +1 415-439-1500
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Professional Profile

Mikaal Shoaib is a partner in Kirkland’s San Francisco office.  His practice focuses on the representation of private equity firms and their portfolio companies in a variety of matters, including leveraged buyouts; mergers, acquisitions, recapitalizations and divestitures; growth equity and PIPE investments; restructurings; and executive compensation and corporate governance matters. 

Mike’s experience spans a variety of industries including retail, consumer products, and food and beverage, among others.


Representative Matters

Golden Gate Capital in numerous transactions including:

  • its acquisition of the Red Lobster restaurant chain;

  • its proposed sale of Eddie Bauer to Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, during the hostile bid by The Men’s Wearhouse. The transaction was recognized in the Financial Times’ 2014 U.S. “Innovative Lawyers” report;

  • its acquisition, (along with Blum Capital Partners and Wolverine World Wide, Inc.) of Collective Brands, Inc. and the concurrent business carve-out transaction, as a result of which Golden Gate Capital and Blum Capital Partners acquired the Payless ShoeSource business and Wolverine acquired the Performance + Lifestyle Group business. The transaction was recognized in the Financial Times’  2012 U.S. “Innovative Lawyers” report;

  • its investments in Coldwater Creek, Pacific Sunwear of California and Zale Corp;

  • its acquisition of California Pizza Kitchen;

  • its acquisition of the On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina restaurant chain;

  • its acquisition of Unique Thrift and the subsequent sale of Unique Thrift to Savers, Inc.;

  • its acquisition of Eddie Bauer in a Section 363 transaction;

  • its acquisition of the J. Jill business and the subsequent recapitalization of J. Jill with Arcapita;

  • its acquisition of the Romano’s Macaroni Grill restaurant chain and the subsequent sale of the Romano’s Macaroni Grill restaurant chain to Ignite Restaurant Group;

  • its acquisition of Express; and

  • its acquisition of Vistec and the subsequent sale of Vistec to KLA-Tencor.

Gryphon Investors in numerous transactions including:

  • its recapitalization of ECG Management Consultants;

  • its acquisition of Fleet Laboratories;

  • its acquisition of Trusthouse Services Group and the subsequent sale of Trusthouse Services Group to Elior; and

  • its acquisition of K&N Engineering.

LNK Partners in the following transactions:

  • its investment in Beachbody LLC; and

  • the sale of Ariat to the Fisher family of San Francisco, California.


Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association

California Bar Association

New York State Bar Association


Prior Experience

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP (New York), 1996-2004
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