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Mike DeGraff

Managing Director, CHICAGO

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

Engagements include:

  • Woodward on its pending merger of equals with Hexcel
  • General Mills on its acquisition of Blue Buffalo
  • Gardner Denver on its pending combination with Ingersoll Rand’s Industrial Business

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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