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John D. Amorosi


John D. Amorosi

Mergers & Acquisitions
New York

Partner in our M&A group and co-head of our Private Equity practice. Represents strategic and private equity clients in the full range of M&A transactions.

John is a partner in our Mergers & Acquisitions group and co-head of our Private Equity practice. He regularly represents both strategic and private equity clients in the full range of M&A transactions. In 2021, he was named a “Private Equity MVP of the Year” by Law360.

Experience highlights

Private Equity
  • Goldman Sachs' merchant banking division on its:
    • $3 billion acquisition of TransUnion with Advent International
    • Acquisition of Boyd
    • Acquisition of Hearthside with Vestar and subsequent sale to Partners Group and Charlesbank
    • Acquisition of Ipreo with Blackstone from KKR
    • Acquisition with Rhône Capital of Neovia Logistics and restructuring
    • $2.2 billion preferred financing for Bass Pro’s $5.5 billion acquisition of Cabela's
    • Acquistions and sales of Genesis Capital and Safe-Guard
  • GHK Capital Partners on its sale of Hasa to Wind Point Partners
  • KPS on its $2.9 billion “stalking horse” bid for Garrett Motion
  • STG Partners and OTPP on their $2.075 billion acquisition of RSA from Dell
  • American Industrial Partners, Astorg, Bridgepoint, Corsair, Crestview, GHK, GrowthCurve Capital, Metalmark and Warburg Pincus on various transactions
Public Company Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Reckitt Benckiser on its $17.8 billion acquisition of Mead Johnson Nutrition
  • Western Refining on its $6.2 billion sale to Tesoro
  • CVS on various deals, including its $26 billion combination with Caremark Rx and $2.9 billion acquisition of Long’s
Private Strategic Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Reckitt on its $4.2 billion sale of its condiments businesses to McCormick
  • Roper Technologies on its $5.35 billion acquisition of Vertafore and $2.8 billion acquisition of Deltek
  • Masco, McCormick, Morgan Stanley and Pepsi on various transactions
Joint Ventures / Restructurings / Unconventional M&A Transactions
  • The Federal Reserve and the U.S. Treasury on various deals relating to the rescue of AIG
  • E*TRADE on a $2.55 billion capital raising transaction with Citadel Investments
  • Spinoffs for Masco and RJR Nabisco
Cross-border Transactions
  • Reckitt Benckiser on its $17.8 billion acquisition of Mead Johnson
  • Cosan on the formation of its $12 billion JV with Shell
  • Morgan Stanley on its investment banking JV with MUFG in Japan
  • CNOOC on its attempted acquisition of Unocal for $18.5 billion
Asset Management Deals
  • Morgan Stanley on the $1.5 billion sale of its retail asset management business to Invesco
  • Huatai on its $780 million acquisition of AssetMark Financial
  • Artio Global and Arden Capital on their separate sales to Aberdeen
  • Fiera Capital, PineBridge, Matthews and FolioDynamix on various transactions
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Law360 – “Private Equity MVP of the Year,” 2021

Chambers USA – Private Equity: Buyouts

IFLR1000 – Private Equity, M&A, United States

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
  • magna cum laude
  • Order of the Coif
B.A., Georgetown University
  • cum laude
Professional history
  • Partner, 2003-present
  • Davis Polk since 1995
  • Northern California office, 2004
  • London office, 1999-2001
Qualifications and admissions
  • State of New York
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