John B. Weinstein
  1. Associate

Mr. Weinstein is an associate in Davis Polk's Corporate Department, practicing in the Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity Groups. Since joining the firm in 2013, he has completed a rotation in the Capital Markets Group. His diverse and broad-based practice encompasses mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, joint ventures, collaborations and other corporate partnering transactions, restructurings, spinoffs, and takeover and corporate governance matters. He regularly represents private equity firms and their portfolio companies in all aspects of their businesses, including acquisitions and dispositions, recapitalizations, minority investments and co-investment arrangements.

Work Highlights

  • VF Corporation on the sale of its Reef brand business to The Rockport Group
  • Crestview Partners on its acquisition of Protect My Car
  • VF Corporation on the sale of its Nautica brand business to Authentic Brands Group
  • BlueVoyant on its formation, several formative roll-up acquisitions, an initial round of equity financing and the onboarding of a comprehensive management team and board of directors
  • VF Corporation on its acquisition of Icebreaker
  • Green Court Capital on its spin-out from Neuberger Berman
  • Lightyear Capital on its sale of RidgeWorth Investments to Virtus Investment Partners for $472 million
  • Charoen Pokphand Foods on its acquisition of Bellisio Foods from Centre Partners for $1.075 billion 
  • NBC Universal on its exclusive media rights partnership for the NHL’s Washington Capitals and NBA’s Washington Wizards and cross-investments in Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic and Monumental Sports Network
  • Volkswagen on its Series A and Series A-1 venture capital investments in early-stage start-up company FR8 Revolution
  • Fandango on its acquisitions of Flixster, Rotten Tomatoes and 
  • Comcast on the reclassification of its Class A Special Common Stock into its Class A Common Stock
  • Mavenir Systems on its sale to Mitel Networks for $560 million
  • NBCUniversal on its joint venture with Ole Communications to distribute certain content in Latin America
  • Roche on its collaboration arrangement and option to acquire Janus Biotherapeutics

Of Note

  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder
  • Member, Junior Council, American Museum of Natural History

Professional History

  • Davis Polk since 2013

Practice Focus

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York


  • B.A., Economics, Syracuse University, 2010
    • cum laude
  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2013
    • magna cum laude