Michael A. Treska

Orange County
  • 650 Town Center Drive
  • 20th Floor
  • Costa Mesa, CA 92626-1925
  • USA
Profile Experience

Michael Treska is a partner in the Corporate Department. He advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, and general corporate counseling.

Mr. Treska serves as primary outside counsel to several public and private companies in various industries, including healthcare, technology, and real estate. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and capital markets, and he has led the firm’s representation on numerous high profile and complex transactions. He also provides corporate governance advice to several companies for which he serves as primary outside counsel. Supplementing his client work, Mr. Treska has served on the firm's Associates, Finance, and Recruiting Committees.

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Treska practiced in the tax department of Deloitte & Touche LLP and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).

 Mr. Treska's representative transactions include:

  • Playtika in its US$2.2 billion IPO
  • Allergan in the US$53 billion hostile takeover attempt by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International and Pershing Square
  • Allergan in its US$73 billion sale to Actavis
  • Impact Biomedicines in its US$7 billion acquisition by Celgene Corporation
  • Capella Education Company in its US$1.9 billion merger with Strayer Education, Inc.
  • NYX Gaming in its US$631 million acquisition by Scientific Gaming
  • Caesars Interactive Entertainment in its US$4.4 billion sale of its social and mobile games business, Playtika, to a consortium that includes an affiliate of Chinese online game maker Shanghai Giant Network Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Thoratec in its US$3.4 billion acquisition by St. Jude Medical
  • 5.11 Tactical in its US$400 million sale to Compass Diversified Holdings
  • QSI in its US$190 million acquisition of Health Fusion Holdings
  • OSI Systems in its US$187 million acquisition of American Science & Engineering
  • Incipio Technologies in its US$48.5 million minority investment by Goode Partners
  • Incipio Technologies in its US$26 million acquisition of Incase Holdings Corp.
  • Incipio Technologies in its US$16 million acquisition of Griffin Technology
  • William Lyon Homes in its US$520 million acquisition of Polygon Northwest Homes
  • Fox Head in its US$195 million sale to Altamont Capital Partners
  • William Lyon Homes in its US$250 million IPO and in several high yield and equity offerings
  • Tilly’s in connection with its IPO -Tilly's IPO was listed on Daily Journal's “Top 10 California IPOs of 2012
  • Goldman, Sachs & Co., in the US$7 billion acquisition of Amylin Pharmaceuticals by Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Quest Software in its US$2.4 billion acquisition by Dell
  • Beckman Coulter, Inc. in its US$6.8 billion sale to Danaher
  • Volcom in its US$600 million sale to PPR S.A.
  • Corelogic in its issuance of US$400 million of senior notes
  • Quest Software in its acquisition of BakBone Software, Inc.
  • The Dolan Company in its acquisition of ACT Litigation Services
  • Allergan, Inc. in its acquisition of Vicept Therapeutics
  • Caesars Entertainment in its acquisition of a majority interest in Playtika Ltd., an Israeli social game developer
  • Beckman Coulter, Inc. in its ¥76 billion acquisition of a Japanese lab based diagnostic system
  • Allergan, Inc. in several senior and convertible notes offerings
  • Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc. in its US$27.8 billion sale to affiliates of Texas Pacific Group and Apollo Management, L.P.
  • Goldman Sachs as underwriter for US$750 million of senior notes offered by Advanced Medical Optics, Inc.
  • Deutsche Bank and J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. as dealer managers in the cash tender offer for US$1.32 billion in First Mortgage Notes and the private offering of US$1.32 billion in First Mortgage Notes of Wynn Las Vegas, LLC
  • Deutsche Bank as dealer manager in the exchange and tender offer for US$1.7 billion in First Mortgage Notes of Wynn Las Vegas, LLC
  • Skilled Healthcare Group in connection with its IPO and its US$200 million senior subordinated notes offering
  • Oakley, Inc. in its acquisitions of Oliver Peoples, Inc., Optical Shop of Aspen and Eye Safety Systems, Inc.
  • Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc. in its acquisition of Caesars Entertainment, Inc. and its issuance of US$3 billion of senior notes
  • Village Roadshow Limited in its acquisition of three entertainment parks in the United States
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