A US Mergers & Acquisitions lawyer has sent an excellent self-promoting newsletter to his contacts highlighting his record-breaking (for himself) deals.
Round-robins in the UK are usually reserved for smug family updates about Tarquin's GCSE results and Jocasta discovering herself in Nepal. But in the US, Sheppard Mullin's head of M&A, Will Chuchawat (who "does M&A, all day, every day"), was not backwards in coming forwards when he fired off his holiday missive.
In his touching letter headed, "The Chuchawat Check-in: 2020", the M&A partner reflected on his firm going great guns as it "logged its 29th straight year of revenue growth".
Chuchawat reassured readers that it was "another steady year of deals for me as well", and listed his "stats for 2019". He handled 158 matters ("haven't tracked this before, so don't know if it's a record"), worked on 11 digits worth of matters ("not a record"), clocked-up 2,974.4 billable hours ("not a record. Not even close"), closed 5 deals on the same day "twice" ("record for me"), and closed 6 deals in a week "twice" ("record for me").
Other stats, guessed by RollOnFriday:
- 3 hours sleep per night
- All meals obtained from vending machines
- No birthdays attended
The lawyer also reeled off all 41 businesses that he represented last year and how he helped them. That included aiding a "gastroenterology practice...in its exit", illustrating just how far he will go to make money.
The M&A machine also found time to form a couple of funds himself and "settled approximately a billion dollars in litigation/arbitration matters":
Chuchawat, ALL THE TIME.
The legal Übermensch also highlighted some of his concerns for the coming year, including tariffs on Champagne - because although lunch is for wimps, a dealmaker has to pause to drink.
Money doesn't sleep, so RollOnFriday asked Chuchawat how he managed to fit some in. He said, "I normally don’t sleep much during the week, but sleep normally Fri/Sat/Sun". (We guessed right.)
If he's hiring a junior, he should look up the Wolf of Bristol.