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Michael Macakanja

Michael Macakanja

J.P. Morgan
Managing Director, Mergers & Acquisitions
Chicago, IL, USA


Mr. Macakanja is an Investment Banking Managing Director in the Chicago office of J.P. Morgan.  Mr. Macakanja has led the execution of numerous M&A assignments and corporate restructurings.  M&A assignments include both buy-side and sell-side engagements for large public and private companies as well as a wide range of cross-border transactions.  Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Mr. Macakanja worked at Lazard in the investment banking group.

Mr. Macakanja received a M.B.A. with high honors and concentrations in Finance and Accounting from the University of Chicago and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University.

Selected transactions:

  • Modine’s acquisition of Luvata HTS from Nordic Capital $422mm (2016)
  • Dana's acquisition of Brevini €325mm (2016)
  • American Axle's acquisition of Metaldyne Performance Group $3.4bn (2016)
  • USG's sale of L&W Supply to ABC Supply $670mm (2016)
  • KPS Capital Partners' sale of Anchor Glass to CVC Capital Partners and BA Glass $1bn (2016)
  • Navistar's strategic investment from VW Truck & Bus $256mm (2016)
  • ITOCHU's sale of PrimeSource Building Products to Platinum Equity (2015)
  • Diebold's acquisition of Wincor Nixdorf €1.7bn (2015)
  • KPS Capital Partners’ sale of MCI to New Flyer $455mm (2015)
  • Masco's spin-off of its Installation & Other Services business (2015)
  • Lear's acquisition of Eagle Ottawa from Everett Smith Group $850mm (2014)
  • Dealer Tire's sale to Lindsay Goldberg (2014)
  • ITW's sale of Industrial Packaging to The Carlyle Group $3.2bn (2014)
  • xpedx's merger with Unisource Worldwide (2014)
  • JCI's sale of its Automotive Electronics business to Visteon $265mm (2014)
  • USG Corporation and Boral Limited's joint venture $1.6bn (2013)
  • Boise's sale to PCA $2bn (2013)
  • Johnson Controls' sale of HomeLink business to Gentex Corp. $700mm (2013)
  • Daimler Buses North America's sale of Transit Bus Aftermarket Parts Division to New Flyer (2013)
  • Mueller Industries negotiated share repurchase from minority shareholder Leucadia National Corporation $427mm (2012)
  • Daimler AG's sale of Setra North American Coach operations to Motor Coach Industries International (2012)
  • Safeguard Properties' acquisition of Bank of America Field Services (2012)
  • Anixter's sale of Fastening Systems business to Greenbriar (2011)
  • United Technologies’ acquisition of Goodrich $18.4bn (2011)
  • Illinois Tool Works’ sale of Finishing Systems business to Graco $650mm (2011)
  • Blackstone's sale of Graham Packaging to Reynolds Group $4.5bn (2011)
  • TI Automotive’s restructuring and scheme of arrangement (2010)
  • Cooper-Standard’s Chapter 11 restructuring (2010)
  • Dura Automotive Systems’ sale to Patriarch Partners (2009)
  • Hayes Lemmerz International’s Chapter 11 restructuring (2009)
  • Metaldyne Corporation's sale to The Carlyle Group and Solus (2009)
  • RayTech's sale to Schaeffler Group and Sun Capital Partners (2008)
  • GST Autoleather's sale to Advantage Partners (2008)
  • Plastech Engineered Products’ sale of asset stake to Johnson Controls (2008)
  • Tenneco's acquisition of Marzocchi (2008)
  • GDX Automotive's sale to Wynnchurch (2007)
  • Tower Automotive's sale to Cerberus (2007)
  • TK Aluminum's sale to Nemak, Bavaria Industriekapital, and Fiat (2007)
  • Collins & Aikman’s Chapter 11 restructuring and asset sales (2007)
  • Metaldyne's sale to Asahi-Tec (2006)
  • Meridian Automotive Systems’ Chapter 11 restructuring (2006)
  • The UAW’s OPEB negotiations with GM, Ford, and Chrysler (2006)
  • Aftermarket Technology Corp’s secondary equity offering (2006)
  • Tupperware's acquisition of Direct Selling operations from Sara Lee (2005)
  • ITT Industries’ sale of Fluid Handling Systems to Cooper-Standard Automotive (2005)
  • Intermet Corporation’s Chapter 11 restructuring (2005)
  • Cooper Tire & Rubber's sale of Cooper-Standard Automotive (2004)
  • Tech Lighting's sale to Harbour Group (2004)
  • Methode Electronics’ hostile defense (2003)
  • Aspen Technologies' strategic investment in Optimum Logistics (2001)
  • Stevens Communications’ sale of certain assets to Nice Systems (2000)
  • Sonic Foundry's acquisition of STV Communications (2000)
  • Dura Automotive Systems’ acquisition of Excel Industries (1999)
  • Venture Holdings Trust's acquisition of Peguform (1999)
Michael Macakanja is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Private Company M&A—General Business Considerations (PowerPoint slides) - Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2017, Monday, June 26, 2017
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