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Michael Akkawi

Toronto, Canada Global Guide 2022 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Private Equity: Buyouts
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Private Equity: Buyouts - Canada

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Michael Akkawi is a respected name in Canada's private equity arena, with more than two decades' experience advising on market-leading buyout and exit transactions. Based in Toronto, he is also well experienced assisting with fund formation and the restructuring of investments.
"He is experienced and commercial; we have a lot of confidence in his work."
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Michael Akkawi is a leading advisor with a deep understanding of business priorities and market practices in private equity, across transactions and fund matters.

Michael is the head of the firm’s Private Equity practice, regularly advising private equity funds, pension funds and strategic investors in all aspects of their transactions and other investment activities, including leveraged buyouts, majority and minority equity investments, co-investments and restructurings.

In addition, Michael advises sponsors on structuring and negotiating their private market funds and their internal governance and economic arrangements. He has recently acted for sponsors on funds spanning a range of private market areas, including buy-out, venture capital, infrastructure, secondary and search funds, including most recently Maverix Private Equity, Amplitude Venture, Overbay Capital and Imperial Capital funds. His work also includes a number of secondary transactions to buy or sell LP interests in a fund or a portfolio of funds.

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Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 6 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

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PE Pulse 2022

Authors: Michael Akkawi, Guy Berman, Laurie Duke, Shannon Gotfrit, Neville Jugnauth, Cameron Koziskie, Jared Fontaine, Amy Johnson-Spina, Michael Horwitz, Guillaume Lavoie

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Open-ended funds: Pros and cons for GPs

Authors: Michael Akkawi, Jamie Becker, Cal Hunter, Lauren Hulme, Amy Johnson-Spina

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Pros and cons of open-ended funds for LPs

Authors: Michael Akkawi, Jamie Becker, Cal Hunter, Lauren Hulme, Amy Johnson-Spina

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