Serra, Michael V.

Michael V. Serra

Associate
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Mike Serra's practice is rooted in the representation of private equity funds and their investment activities, including mergers and acquisitions. Mike helps navigate clients through the deal process from start to finish. He enjoys the collaboration involved along the way to crystallize the parties' shared business objectives.

Mike has provided guidance to emerging companies on matters ranging from financings and corporate governance to service and licensing agreements.

Mike Serra's practice is rooted in the representation of private equity funds and their investment activities, including mergers and acquisitions. Mike helps navigate clients through the deal process from start to finish. He enjoys the collaboration involved along the way to crystallize the parties' shared business objectives.

Mike has provided guidance to emerging companies on matters ranging from financings and corporate governance to service and licensing agreements.

Prior to joining Locke Lord, Mike also worked in the business litigation setting representing clients involved in governance, commercial contract and employment disputes at the trial and appellate court levels.

Mike's experience includes assisting in the representation of:

  • Melody Investment Advisors LP in connection with the acquisition of 90% of Uniti Towers, the wireless tower business of real estate investment trust Uniti Group Inc. (NASDAQ: UNIT), for approximately $220 million in cash
  • Hastings Equity Partners and Specialty Welding and Turnaround Services, LLC (SWAT), in the sale of a majority ownership interest in SWAT to ORIX Capital Partners
  • Nautic Partners in its acquisition of LindFast Solutions Group, a master distributor of specialty fasteners
  • American Tower Corp. in its acquisition of a portfolio of approximately 400 wireless towers and related property interests, from Grain Management, LLC
  • ABRY Partners in its growth equity investment in RIMES Technologies
  • IPG Photonics Corporation in its acquisition of Genesis Systems Group, a robotics systems integrator for customers in the transportation, aerospace and industrial end markets, for a purchase price of $115 million
  • Silver Oak Services Partners in its recapitalization of Brilliant Staffing in partnership with management. Brilliant Staffing provides temporary and permanent staffing services for finance, accounting and IT professionals
  • Nautic Partners and its portfolio company Community Medical Group (CMG), a leading at-risk primary care provider serving over 70,000 Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and Health Insurance Marketplace program patients, in the sale of CMG to Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC)
  • IPS Corporation and its majority owner Nautic Partners in the sale of IPS Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of specialized industrial and construction products, to funds affiliated with Sherman Capital Holdings, LLC, for a purchase price of $700 million
  • IPG Photonics Corporation in its acquisition of Innovative Laser Technologies, LLC, a designer and manufacturer of laser systems, for a purchase price of $40 million
  • Mandarinfish Holding Corp., an acquisition entity backed by multiple family office sponsors, in its acquisition of Professional Association of Diving Instructors from Providence Equity PartnersOrionCKB, an agency focused on helping clients scale their advertising on social media, in its sale to digital marketing agency Elite SEM, a portfolio company of Mountaingate Capital
  • Oasis Outsourcing, a portfolio company of Nautic Partners and Altaris Capital Partners and the largest professional employer organization in the United States, in its sale to Stone Point Capital
  • Genoa, a QoL Healthcare Company, a Nautic Partners portfolio company and a leading behavioral health specialty pharmacy, in a strategic investment from Advent International
  • An investor group, including Fenway Sports Group, in the acquisition of the Boston Red Sox Triple-A affiliate baseball team
  • Spectrum Equity in its sale of Choice Cable TV, a cable television operator, to Liberty Cablevision for approximately $272.5 million
  • Precision Engineered Products, LLC, a portfolio company of Nautic Partners and The Jordan Companies, in its sale to NN, Inc., for $615 million. Precision Engineered Products designs and manufactures a broad range of high-precision components and assemblies for customers in the fields of energy management, medicine and transportation, among others
  • Datamyx LLC, a portfolio company of Halyard Capital, in its sale to Deluxe Corporation for $160 million. Datamyx is a data analytics provider to customers primarily in the financial services, automotive and insurance industries
  • RFE Investment Partners in the acquisitions and combination of Stagnito Business Information, Edgell Communications and Path to Purchase Institute, creating a comprehensive business intelligence service provider now known as EnsembleIQ
  • Nautic Partners in its acquisition of Vantage Mobility International, a leading manufacturer of wheelchair accessible vehicles sold to mobility dealers across the United States and Canada
  • Hastings Equity Partners in its sale of Southern Petroleum Laboratories, a provider of hydrocarbon measurement, analysis and reporting services for oil and gas production, in its sale to Industrial Growth Partners
  • THE SWITCH, North America's leading video solutions service provider, in its acquisition of Pacific Television Center, Inc., and its investors in an equity investment from True Wind Capital
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Education
  • J.D., Northeastern University School of Law
    Articles Editor, Law Journal
    Teaching Assistant, Legal Research & Writing Program
  • B.S., Finance, Bryant University
Bar Admissions
  • Massachusetts, 2011
  • Rhode Island, 2015
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 2012
Professional Affiliations
    • Member, American Bar Association
    • Member, Rhode Island Bar Association
Awards & Recognitions
    • Named, Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Corporate Law (2021)
Professional History
    • Associate, Locke Lord LLP
    • Associate, Davis, Malm & D'Agostine, P.C.
    • Intern, Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission
    • Intern, Hon. Bruce M. Selya, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
    • Intern, in-house legal department of a publicly traded company