Schulte Roth & Zabel today announced that Michael R. Flynn, a seasoned lawyer within the private capital industry, has joined the firm as a partner in the M&A and Securities Group, based in the firm's New York office.
Mike brings to SRZ more than 27 years of experience serving venture and growth equity investors across the fintech, energy tech, life sciences, telecommunications, software, consumer and general IT sectors. At SRZ, Mr. Flynn will serve investment funds, strategic investors and other investor-side clients, both in the US and globally, on their portfolio investments, exit transactions and restructurings. In particular, he will focus on the emerging trend of hedge fund managers pursuing growth investment opportunities across the private markets.
Mr. Flynn said, “I am excited to join SRZ. The firm’s comprehensive, industry-leading platform is perfectly aligned with my practice. I share the firm’s conviction that our clients’ activities in the venture and growth equity sectors will continue into 2022 and beyond and I look forward to helping our clients capitalize on the many opportunities in this exciting space.”
“Mike joins us at a pivotal point, as investment firms’ activity in the private markets is reaching record levels," said Schulte Roth & Zabel co-managing partner Marc Elovitz. “SRZ is at the forefront of this public-to-private investment phenomenon, advising our clients daily on complex situations, crossover and hybrid opportunities. Mike’s insights across the private capital market will be an invaluable resource as we continue to deliver a comprehensive suite of services to meet the rapidly evolving needs of our clients.”
SRZ continues to add substantial talent in strategic practice areas to enhance how it meets emerging client needs in both the public and private markets, particularly in M&A. In addition to Mr. Flynn, strategic hires include Jeffrey Symons and Brian C. Miner in the M&A and Securities Group, Gayle Klein in the Litigation Group, Gregory Ruback in the Finance and Derivatives Group, and Douglas S. Mintz in the Business Reorganization Group.
Schulte Roth & Zabel co-managing partner David Efron continued, “We are thrilled to welcome Mike to the firm. His deep private investment industry expertise is a critical component in the strategic expansion of our Investment Management and M&A and Securities practices, as we continue to partner with our clients in the growth of their businesses.”