Michele Maney

Maney Michele

Michele Maney is a corporate attorney with significant experience negotiating and implementing mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital transactions, leveraged buyouts (LBOs), divestitures, and joint ventures. Michele also provides general corporate counseling. She represents a broad range of clients in connection with U.S. and cross-border business and investment transactions, with a focus on private equity, venture capital, strategic, and institutional investors in private financings.


Representative Matters

  • Represented Keywords Studios Plc – an international technical services provider to the global video gaming industry – in its $66.4 million acquisition of the outstanding shares of VMC Consulting Corporation and Volt Canada Inc.
  • Represented a Canada-based online dating site, PlentyOfFish Media, Inc., in its $575 million sale to the Match Group, a subsidiary of IAC; won the "Technology Deal of the Year Award" from the Association for Corporate Growth New York for her role in the deal
  • Represented a global healthcare company in its $2 billion acquisition of a U.S. medical care provider
  • Represented a global pharmaceutical company in a $132 million licensing and purchase option arrangement for pharmaceutical products in multiple jurisdictions
  • Represented a global publisher of scientific and medical print and online content in multiple venture-type minority investments – with purchase options – in U.S.-based start-up companies focused on software and other products for the life sciences
  • Represented a UK-based tobacco company in its acquisition of a Colombian cigarette company for an enterprise value of $452 million
  • Represented a Korean-owned subsidiary on the combination of its majority-owned subsidiary with a U.S.-based telecommunications company, in a stock-for-stock transaction; included the Korean parent agreeing to become a subordinated lender to the U.S. entity
  • Represented an energy transportation company in its sale of an oil pipeline for $417.8 million
  • Represented a leading healthcare and scientific publisher in its $143 million sale of a software solutions provider
  • Represented a private equity fund in a $150 million leveraged buyout of an extruder company with U.S. and foreign operations
  • Represented a start-up developer and provider of mobile payment applications in Russia, in raising $8 million in Series A Preferred financing from a Russian private equity fund




  • J.D. University of Pennsylvania Law School 2000
  • B.A. Yale University 1992

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Member, New York State Bar Association


  • Recipient, "Technology Deal of the Year Award" from the Association for Corporate Growth New York, for her role in the $575 million sale of PlentyOfFish Media, Inc.