Micah Kegley

Micah Kegley

Counsel, Mergers and Acquisitions
Micah Kegley concentrates his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, securities law and general corporate matters in a variety of industries, including health care and energy. 


Mr. Kegley represents acquirers, targets and special committees in significant transactions, including public and private acquisitions and divestitures, going-private transactions, auctions, public company and private company tender offers, joint ventures, corporate venture capital and cross-border transactions.

Representative matters include:

  • The Advisory Board Company in its strategic review process and resulting $2.6 billion multiparty sale of its health care business to OptumInsight, Inc. and education business to Vista Equity Partners;
  • Amherst Holdings in the combination of its broker-dealer business with Pierpont Securities, a broker-dealer sponsored by Stone Point Capital;
  • Centene Corporation in a number of transactions, including its:
    • $19.6 billion acquisition of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (including the related divestitures of IlliniCare Health Plan, Missouri Care and WellCare of Nebraska);
    • $2.5 billion acquisition of Magellan Health, Inc.;
    • $1.35 billion sale of Magellan Rx to Prime Therapeutics LLC;
    • pending $750 million sale of Magellan Specialty Health to Evolent Health, Inc.;
    • acquisitions of Apixio, Community Medical Group, MHM Services, PANTHERx Specialty Pharmacy and the Medicaid membership of NextLevel Health Partners;
    • sales of Casenet, LLC and U.S. Medical Management, LLC; and
    • cooperation agreement with Politan Capital Management LP;
  • Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group in its $325 million acquisition of Barteca Holdings;
  • Digital Media Solutions, LLC in its $757 million de-SPAC transaction with Leo Holdings Corp.;
  • Dynegy Inc. in a number of transactions, including:
    • its $1.74 billion stock-for-stock merger with Vistra Energy; and
    • its $3.3 billion acquisition of Engie’s U.S. fossil generation portfolio;
  • FC PAC Holdings, LLC, a medical-services holding company sponsored by a consortium of private equity funds, in its acquisition, and subsequent sale, of Hospice Compassus;
  • Gannett Co., Inc. in its unsolicited proposed, but terminated, acquisition of Tribune Publishing Company and Gannett’s related proxy contest to withhold votes from Tribune’s director nominees;
  • JLL Partners in its acquisition of a majority interest in Aviation Technical Services;
  • Performance Food Group Company in a number of transactions, including its:
    • pending $2.5 billion acquisition of Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc.; and
    • $2 billion acquisition of Reinhart Foodservice, LLC;
  • Privilege Underwriters, Inc., the holding company for PURE Insurance, in its equity recapitalization with investments from Stone Point Capital and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., and in XL Group Plc’s minority investment in Privilege Underwriters;
  • Sprint Nextel Corporation in its $21.6 billion sale of a 78 percent stake to Softbank Corporation and its $3.5 billion acquisition of the shares of Clearwire Corporation that it did not already own; and
  • TECO Energy, Inc. in its $6.5 billion sale to Emera Inc.



  • J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, 2011 (High Honors; Order of the Coif; Chancellors Honor Society; Articles Editor, Texas Law Review; Managing Editor, Texas Review of Law & Politics)
  • B.A., with distinction, University of Virginia, 2006


  • District of Columbia


  • Law Clerk, Hon. Ed Carnes, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (2011-2012)

Micah Kegley

Counsel, Mergers and Acquisitions