John D. Amorosi
  1. Partner

Mr. Amorosi is a mergers and acquisitions partner in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department. He is also the co-head of the firm's Private Equity Group. He regularly represents both strategic and private equity clients in the full range of M&A transactions.

Work Highlights

PRIVATE EQUITY
  • Goldman Sachs' merchant banking division on various transactions, including:
    • $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
    • $2.2 billion preferred financing for Bass Pro’s $5.5 billion acquisition of Cabela's
  • 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, Bridgepoint, Corsair, Crestview, GHK, Metalmark and Warburg Pincus on various transactions
PUBLIC COMPANY M&A
  • 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
PRIVATE STRATEGIC M&A
  • Reckitt Benckiser on its $4.2 billion sale of its condiments businesses to McCormick
  • Roper Technologies on numerous transactions, including its $5.35 billion purchase of Vertafore and $2.8 billion purchase of Deltek
  • Morgan Stanley on numerous deals, including the sale of its aircraft leasing business to Terra Firma for $2.5 billion and its retail asset management business to Invesco for $1.5 billion
  • Masco, McCormick, Pepsi and RJR Nabisco 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
  • The Spirits of St. Louis on their recapitalization involving the NBA and the Indiana Pacers, the San Antonio Spurs, the Brooklyn Nets and the Denver Nuggets
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 in connection with its attempted acquisition of Unocal for $18.5 billion
  • MMX on its $5.5 billion sale to Anglo American
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 other asset management transactions

Recognition

  • Chambers USA – Private Equity: Buyouts
  • IFLR1000 – Private Equity, M&A, United States

Of Note

  • Mr. Amorosi is a member of the Advisory Board of the Practical Law Company and has chaired PLI’s Private Equity panel on a number of occasions.

Professional History

  • Partner, 2003-present
  • Associate, 1995-2003
  • Northern California office, 2004
  • London office, 1999-2001

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York

Education

  • B.A., Georgetown University, 1991
    • cum laude
  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1995
    • magna cum laude
    • Order of the Coif