Michael P. Considine, P.C. - Partner

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Michael P. Considine, P.C.

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Dallas
Phone: +1 214-972-1664
Fax: +1 214-972-1771
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Professional Profile

Michael Considine is a corporate partner in the Dallas office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Michael represents companies and private equity firms in connection with significant corporate events, focusing on cross-border M&A, carve-out divestitures, tax-free reorganizations, joint ventures, recapitalizations and private equity investments. Above all, he strives to provide innovative commercial solutions to his client’s complex business and legal issues.

Michael has experience and represented clients in a variety of industries, including consumer products, energy, manufacturing, real estate, software and technology.

Michael has been recognized in various legal publications for his work, including the Dallas Business Journal, Texas Lawbook, D Magazine and in The M&A Advisor.

He is committed to the enrichment of the community and involved in numerous non-profit organizations in the city of Dallas.


Representative Matters

The following are examples of transactions that Michael led prior to joining Kirkland:

  • The Procter & Gamble Company in its €3.375 billion ($4.2 billion) acquisition of the worldwide consumer health business of Merck KGaA.

  • One Identity, an independent company that is operated as part of Quest Software, in its acquisition of Balabit Corp., a leading provider of privileged access management (PAM), privileged account analytics and log management solutions.

  • Turnbridge Capital in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Probe Technologies Holdings, Inc., a leading supplier of cased hole logging and reservoir monitoring technology to oilfield services companies, of Hunter Well Science Ltd., a Calgary-based developer and manufacturer of world class down hole logging solutions.

  • The Procter & Gamble Company in the sale of its ‘Lindor’ adult incontinence brand in Spain and Portugal to Paul Hartmann AG, a supplier of medical and hygiene products.

  • The Procter & Gamble Company in the sale of its beauty brands to Coty Inc. for $12.5 billion.

  • The Procter & Gamble Company in the sale of a portfolio of hair care brands, including Pert, Shamtu, and Blendax in select geographies, including Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey to Henkel AG & Co. KGaA.

  • Turnbridge Capital, which partnered with the management founders and current investors of DeBusk Services Group, in connection with the completion of the equity recapitalization of DSG and the expansion of its capital resources to facilitate future growth.

  • The Procter & Gamble Company in the sale of its Duracell personal power business to Berkshire Hathaway Inc. for $2.9 billion in a private split-off transaction.

  • Turnbridge Capital in connection with the acquisition and related financing by portfolio company Cimarron Energy Inc. of substantially all of the assets of Diverse Energy Systems, LLC and its affiliates pursuant to a Section 363 sale in bankruptcy.

  • Relativity Media in the sale of all television and television-related assets of Relativity Media, LLC pursuant to a 363 sale in bankruptcy to RM Bidder LLC.

  • Maverick Capital Ltd. as lead investor in the Series A round of rewardStyle, Inc., a platform solution that helps fashion bloggers and other content providers monetize their websites through online retailers.

  • Vertafore, a leading provider of cloud-based insurance software and services, in its acquisition of QQ Solutions, Inc., a provider of agency management systems.

  • The Procter & Gamble Company on its sale of the Rochas business to the French company Interparfums S.A.

  • The Procter & Gamble Company in the disposition of its Zest and Camay soap businesses to Unilever.

  • Turnbridge Capital in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Cimarron Energy Inc. from Curtiss-Wright Corp.

  • Motorola Solutions, Inc. in major pension de-risking actions that reduced Motorola's pension plan liabilities by $4.3 billion, halving its liabilities.

  • The Procter & Gamble Company in its formation of a joint venture with Whirlpool Corporation for the introduction of SWASH™, an innovative at-home clothing care system designed to slightly reduce wrinkles, refresh fabric, restore fit, and preserve clothing.

  • Pitney Bowes Inc. in the formation of a joint venture with Broadridge Financial Solutions and the launch of a technology platform named Inlet™ that will make it easier for companies to distribute statements, bills, and other documents to consumers via participating online channels.

  • Essilor International SA in its $1.7 billion buyout of a 51 percent interest in Transitions Optical group from joint venture partner PPG Industries.

  • Verizon Communications Inc. in its transfer of approximately $7.5 billion in Verizon balance sheet liabilities attributable to outstanding pension obligations to Prudential Life Insurance Company of America.

  • General Motors in the transfer of approximately $29 billion of pension obligations.

  • The Procter & Gamble Company in the combination of its global over-the-counter pharmaceuticals business with Teva Pharmaceuticals.

  • International Automotive Components Group (a W.L. Ross operating company) in connection with an internal global reorganization and recapitalization.

  • The Babcock & Wilcox Company and BWNE in the formation of the Generation mPowerTM Alliance with Bechtel Corporation. 

  • Goode Partners in the completion of additional investments in the form of preferred equity interests and related restructuring and corporate matters with respect to various operating companies. 

  • Jefferies & Company, Inc.  in the completion of out of court restructuring and reinvestment in an oil field services operating company.

  • Proliance International, Inc., a leading global manufacturer and distributor of aftermarket automotive products, in the sale of its North American assets to Centrum Equities XV, LLC in a section 363 bankruptcy transaction. 

  • Proliance International, Inc. in the sale of its European operations in 363 auction bankruptcy sale to Banco Products (India) Ltd. 

  • Yazmi USA, LLC, a company owned by former WorldSpace CEO Noah Samara, in the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of WorldSpace, Inc., a satellite radio provider, in a chapter 11 bankruptcy. 

  • The Procter & Gamble Company’s divestiture of its Folgers coffee business, including initially proposed split-off of Folgers into a public company and subsequent all-stock reverse Morris Trust transaction with The J.M. Smucker Company valued at approximately $3.3 billion. 

  • Atlas Energy Resources merger with Atlas America. 

  • Quadriga Art, Inc. in a capital infusion and related control reorganization. 

  • H&R Block Inc. and its Option One Mortgage Corporation (OOMC) subsidiary in the sale of OOMC’s mortgage loan servicing business to an entity sponsored by the WL Ross & Co. private equity firm for approximately $1.1 billion.


Other Distinctions

“Best Lawyers in Dallas,” D Magazine, 2016 and 2018

“Rising Star,” Texas Super Lawyers, 2015 and 2016

“40 Under 40 Emerging Leaders” award, The M&A Advisor, 2015

“Rising Star,” New York Metro Super Lawyers, 2011, 2012 and 2013


Prior Experience

Partner, Jones Day

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