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Michael Bonsignore

Michael Bonsignore


Michael Bonsignore

Michael Bonsignore represents public and private companies, private equity funds, hedge funds and infrastructure funds in connection with their transactional activities including M&A, renewable and conventional energy transactions, buyouts and dispositions, special situations, distressed M&A and restructurings. Michael also provides counsel on corporate governance matters.

Prior to joining Clifford Chance, Michael was a director (corporate development and M&A) for two public U.S. renewable energy companies, each sponsored by the world’s largest renewable energy development company. In this role, Michael led international and domestic acquisition efforts for the company.

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Bringing clarity to complex cross-border M&A, providing in-depth analysis of the M&A trends across the globe

  • NextEnergy Capital on the acquisition of 99% of the Class B membership interests in Recurrent Energy’s 102 MWp NC 102 solar project
  • H.I.G. Bayside Capital, the special situations affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, with respect to the sale of its portfolio company, DiscoverReady, a global leader in eDiscovery, document review, risk management and legal consulting services
  • Sammons Renewable Energy on the acquisition of the 238 MW Rio Bravo wind project from Longroad Energy Holdings, LLC
  • Sammons Renewable Energy on the acquisition of a 194 MW portfolio of solar power plants from Heelstone Energy
  • Sammons Renewable Energy on the acquisition of the 163 MW Midway Wind project from Apex Clean Energy
  • Medical Enterprises Distribution, LLC and its shareholders on the sale of its surgical impactor technology business and related assets to Depuy Synthes Products, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson affiliate
  • a midwestern energy company on strategic planning and restructuring matters, and subsequent sale of its retail and wholesale business
  • American Zinc Recycling LLC on the cross-border sale of its subsidiary, Zochem Inc., to a strategic purchaser, Zinc Oxide LLC

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Career and qualifications

  • Boston College (BA Political Science) 2005
  • Georgetown University Law Center (JD) 2009
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in Maryland 2009
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in the District of Columbia 2010
  • Joined Clifford Chance as a Partner 2020