Michael P. Warren

Partner

warrenmp@ballardspahr.com
Tel 612.371.3906
Fax 612.371.3207
Minneapolis

Michael Warren concentrates his practice in the area of commercial finance representing agents, lenders, SBICs, private equity groups and borrowers in all aspects of leveraged financings, mezzanine financings, asset-based financings, unitranche financings, project financings, syndicated loan transactions, agricultural lending, structured financings and general secured and unsecured commercial loan transactions.

Mike spends a majority of his time representing senior and mezzanine lenders and private equity groups in all aspects of leveraged finance transactions. Mike’s work spans industries and his experience ranges from representing bank and SBIC lenders in lower middle market transactions to representing agents in $300 million dollar-plus syndicated credit facilities.

Representative Experience

Senior Financing Transactions:

  • Represented agent in 70 million Euro term and working capital facility for Irish company
  • Represented senior lender in $6 million senior term and revolving credit facility for acquisition of food manufacturer
  • Represented agent in $300 million senior syndicated credit facility for agricultural production company
  • Represented private lender in $10 million loan/minority investment in bio-tech company
  • Represented bank in $2.2 million senior term, real estate and revolving facility for acquisition of powder coating company
  • Represented bank in $8 million senior term and revolving facility for acquisition of custom industrial coating company
  • Represented bank in $4.5 million senior term and revolving facility for laser systems company

Mezzanine Financing Transactions:

  • Represented lender in $4 million mezzanine loan for management buyout of electrical company
  • Represented mezzanine lender in $2.5 million minority investment in experiential marketing firm
  • Represented SBIC lender in $3.5 million mezzanine loan for acquisition of a Midwest geotechnical engineering and environmental consulting company
  • Represented SBIC lender in $3.5 million mezzanine loan for acquisition of hazmat transportation company
  • Represented SBIC lender as agent in $2.5 million club mezzanine facility to retail and marketing agency
  • Represented SBIC lender in $3 million mezzanine loan for acquisition of container manufacturer
  • Represented SBIC lender as agent in $22.5 million senior and mezzanine loan facility and minority equity investment for environmental remediation service provider
  • Represented SBIC lender in $3 million mezzanine loan and minority investment for acquisition of marketing firm
  • Represented mezzanine fund in $1.5 million preferred equity investment in construction company
  • Represented mezzanine fund in $3.25 million mezzanine loan and equity investment for acquisition of carwash system distributor

Sponsor Representations:

  • Represented private equity sponsor in connection with $105 million senior and mezzanine financing facilities for acquisition of produce distributor
  • Represented private equity sponsor in connection with $175 million senior and mezzanine financing facilities for acquisition of technology solution provider
  • Represented private equity sponsor in connection with $20.5 million senior and mezzanine financing facilities for acquisition of manufacturing company
  • Represented private equity sponsor in connection with $44 million senior financing facility for acquisition of health fitness clubs
  • Represented private equity sponsor in connection with $80 million senior and mezzanine financing facilities for acquisition of pharmaceutical product manufacturer
  • Represented sponsor owned recycling company in connection with $70 million senior financing facility
  • Represented sponsor owned wealth advisory firm in connection with $30 million senior financing facility

Bank M&A:

  • Represented group of buyers in change in control transaction involving Minnesota chartered bank
  • Represented national bank based in South Dakota in acquisition of stock of South Dakota bank
  • Represented national bank in merger transaction with Minnesota state bank
  • Represented South Dakota national bank in multiple branch formation and acquisition transactions
  • Represented Minnesota state bank in foreclosure action upon bank shares of another Minnesota state bank
  • Managed the acquisition of the assets and liabilities of failed banks from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Advised on a capital raise by several Minnesota banks through the issuance of subordinated debentures and convertible debentures
University of St. Thomas School of Law, (J.D., magna cum laude, 2004)

Senior Editor, University of St. Thomas Law Journal

University of Notre Dame, (B.A., 2000)

Minnesota