MICHAEL B. SCHWERDTFEGER
Chapman Associates Managing Director
provides sell-side mergers and acquisitions advisement to entrepreneurs and business owners exclusively.
As a former attorney for Fortune 500 companies, Michael
is able to use his
20+ years of experience in handling complex business transactions to help guide his
middle-market clients to the best outcomes.
has completed well over $2 billion in transactions, primarily in the areas of acquiring, divesting, financing and developing assets for private clients, as well as for his
former employers, Kinder Morgan and ARCO
has acquired and sold privately held businesses, subsidiaries of major corporations, large equity positions in start up high tech companies, and a variety of assets.
has negotiated and concluded development, construction, and financing agreements for sophisticated infrastructure projects and guided clients through complicated, long term commercial arrangements.
Michael has a broad range of experience, holding degrees in engineering, law and business.
He earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Southern California in 1985, his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1989, and his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Southern California in 1997.
Prior to joining Chapman Associates, Michael was the CEO of Venture Compass, a regional middle-market M&A firm in Southern California.