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Mike DeGraff


Mike advises clients on a wide array of special situations including contested and friendly mergers and acquisitions, quarterly earnings announcements, proxy contests, activist investor defense, litigation support, bankruptcies, divestitures, management changes, and ongoing media and investor relations programs.

Engagements include:

  • Essendant on its pending sale to Staples
  • General Mills on its acquisition of Blue Buffalo
  • Navigant on its proxy contest with Engine Capital

Prior to joining SVC, Mike worked at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs where he assisted in facilitating discourse between influential Chicago figures and prominent political and corporate leaders from around the globe.

Mike graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor with a B.A. degree in History and Political Science.

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