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Alexis J. Schostak Member

Alexis J. Schostak is an Assistant Practice Group Leader of Dykema's Corporate Finance Practice Group. Ms. Schostak has extensive experience running deals, working closely with clients, colleagues and opposing counsel to provide creative, practical and cost-effective solutions throughout the transaction. Her practice focuses primarily on financing transactions, including mezzanine financings, private equity and mergers and acquisitions, with an emphasis on representing:

  • Private equity funds and related portfolio companies in acquisition transactions and related financings;
  • Small business investment companies in their deployment of capital, including intercreditor issues;
  • Borrowers and lenders in secured and unsecured debt facilities and frequently serving as Michigan local counsel;
  • Financial institutions and strategic investors as minority investors in private equity and venture capital funds and direct investments;
  • Corporate clients in a wide range of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, entity formation and capitalization, corporate governance issues, shareholder agreements, customer agreements and day-to-day operations.

Prior to joining Dykema, Ms. Schostak practiced in New York at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP where she focused on representing lenders in complex corporate finance transactions, including acquisition financings, cross-border financings, asset based financings and mezzanine financings.

Experience

Some of Ms. Schostak’s significant transactions at Dykema are shown below:

  • Represented Atar Capital in its acquisition of Furmanite Inspection Services and the related acquisition financing
  • Represented a private equity fund in the financing of its acquisition of a pallet supply company
  • Represented a private equity fund in the financing of its acquisition of a manufacturer and distributor of outdoor sports products
  • Represented a public company in the negotiation of a $500 million syndicated credit facility
  • Represented Avante Mezzanine Partners SBIC in financing of the acquisition of Delphon Industries
  • Represented Avante Mezzanine Partners SBIC in financing of the acquisition of Auto Meter, Inc.
  • Represented Avante Mezzanine Partners SBIC in financing of the acquisition of Dexmet Corporation
  • Represented Avante Mezzanine Partners SBIC in financing of the acquisition of Aero-Metric
  • Represented Avante Mezzanine Partners SBIC in financing of the acquisition of HQ Carousels
  • Represented an SBIC in its mezzanine financing investment in a company focused on providing outsource services to the freight and transit/commuter rail industries
  • Represented an SBIC in its mezzanine financing investment in a vehicle warranty service company
  • Represented an SBIC in its mezzanine financing investment in a digital media company
  • Represented an SBIC in its mezzanine financing investment in a wood pellet and landscaping mulch company
  • Represented an SBIC in its mezzanine financing investment in a storage systems company
  • Represented a telecommunications company in its refinancing of its credit facility
  • Represented a cutting tool company in its refinancing of its credit facility
  • Represented a book manufacturing and digital printing company in its refinancing of its credit facility
  • Represented an automotive manufacturing company in its refinancing of its credit facility
  • Represented a distributor of refined and renewable fuel products in its refinancing of its credit facility
  • Represented a private equity fund in the financing of its acquisition of a company offering SaaS-based solutions into the homeowner association and community management markets
  • Michigan local counsel on numerous secured and unsecured debt facilities
  • Represent various financial institutions as minority investors in private equity funds
  • Represent strategic investors as minority investors in private equity and venture capital funds and direct investments
  • Counsel on various private equity co-investment transactions and exit transactions
  • Represented RevSpring, Inc. in its acquisition of BestBill
  • Represented Citizens Republic Bancorp in its merger with FirstMerit Corporation
  • Represented Edwards Brothers, Inc. in its consolidation with Malloy Incorporated

Community/Civic Activities

  • University of Pennsylvania and Wharton Alumni Clubs of Michigan, Director and Penn Alumni Interview Program Chair, 2009-present
  • Michigan Women’s Foundation, Emerging Leaders Impact Investing Fund, Advisory Committee Member, 2016-present

Recognized in the Crain's Detroit Business special report, "Notable Women Lawyers in Michigan 2017"