Michael Fawcette


After practicing merger and acquisition law in Boston and New York for many years, I decided it might be more fun to become a client. I entered into the private equity arena, co-founding a firm concentrating in special situations (i.e. distressed companies and distressed debt). Following that, I became a partner in a large private equity fund. My partners and I wound up that fund, and I then co-founded Meacham Woodfield, LLC of which I am chairman and managing member. Our work encompasses investing in lower middle market businesses providing them with capital access solutions, mergers and acquisitions, sales of businesses and growth strategies. Our firm has also established and manages a high yield fund.

Perhaps my favorite activity is currently leading the Hamilton College Entrepreneurship Workshop and Pitch Competition each year on the Hill. We have had the privilege of judging the participants, awarding prizes and mentoring some truly remarkable student entrepreneurs and helping to guide them on their journey into the world of business and investment.  It is truly one of the most rewarding things I have done.

I spend about 8 months of the year in Palm Beach, Florida and the balance of the year in Hamilton, Massachusetts with my dear wife, Hedy, and our two chows. We enjoy fly fishing and golf and seeing my two children and our friends. On the more social side of Hamilton alums, several of my classmates and fellow Sigs gather each year to have a reunion.  Old friends are surely the best friends.

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