William Michener

Associate

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  • JD, cum laude, Boston College Law School, 2011; Boston College Law Review, senior editor
  • BA (Economics), summa cum laude, Boston College, 2008

Qualifications

  • Massachusetts, 2011

William Michener

Associate

Will Michener is an associate in the firm’s capital markets and governance, and M&A practices. Will focuses his practice on representing companies in public offerings, private financings and business combinations. In addition, Will regularly advises clients on securities law compliance and governance issues. 

Experience

  • Represented Servpro Industries, LLC, a portfolio company of The Blackstone Group Inc., in its $510 million whole-business securitization. 
  • Represented Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in connection with its spin-off of Cyclerion Therapeutics, Inc., Cyclerion's $175 million private placement, and its $400 million convertible notes offering.
  • Represented The Michaels Companies, Inc., a portfolio company of Bain Capital and The Blackstone Group Inc., in three 144A bond offerings totaling over $1 billion, its $472 million initial public offering, and multiple secondary offerings worth an aggregate total of $2 billion.
  • Represented Osmotica Pharmaceuticals plc, a portfolio company of Avista Capital Partners, in its $68 million initial public offering and private placement.
  • Represented Public Service Company of New Hampshire, a subsidiary of Eversource Energy, in its approximately $635 million rate reduction bond offering.
  • Represented Best Doctors Holdings, Inc. in its $440 million sale to Teladoc, Inc.
  • Represented the underwriters in the $56 million initial public offering and two follow-on offerings totaling over $300 million for CRISPR Therapeutics AG.
  • Represented the Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. in its approximately $480 million forward equity offering.
  • Represented Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. in two secondary offerings totaling over $1.4 billion, its $2.6 billion whole-business securitization and two subsequent refinancings of its whole-business securitization totaling $3.1 billion in fixed rate notes. 
  • Represented Party City Holdco Inc., a portfolio company of Thomas H. Lee Partners, in its $371 million initial public offering.
  • Represented the underwriters in the $214 million initial public offering and the $145 million secondary offering Multi Packaging Solutions International Limited.
  • Represented Civitas Therapeutics, Inc. in its proposed initial public offering, which concluded with its $525 million sale to Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Represented Mersana Therapeutics, Inc. in its $75 million initial public offering and $98 million follow-on offering.
  • Represented Cabot Corporation in a $300 million registered notes offering.
  • Represented Oxford Immunotec Global PLC in its $64 million initial public offering.
  • Represented Monitor Company Group Limited Partnership in the successful 363 bankruptcy sale of its business to Deloitte.
  • JD, cum laude, Boston College Law School, 2011; Boston College Law Review, senior editor
  • BA (Economics), summa cum laude, Boston College, 2008
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