John Partigan is known for his extensive experience in public and private company mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, capital markets transactions and corporate governance. He is the team leader of the firm’s national Securities practice.
My focus is on helping our clients achieve their goals, by efficiently and effectively structuring and executing on transformative transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, debt or equity financings, initial public offerings, joint ventures and strategic alliances.
I enjoy working with clients in a wide variety of industries and on transactions of all shapes and sizes. I recently represented a publicly traded, global corporation in its acquisition of two waste-to-energy facilities in Palm Beach County, Florida. By contrast, in 2018, I represented a privately held company in connection with a $250 million investment from a sovereign wealth fund in a deal valued over $1 billion. In addition, I have worked on structuring numerous joint ventures involving publicly traded companies, including Cars.com and CareerBuilder.
I also have deep experience representing clients in the media industry. For more than 20 years, I have represented TEGNA Inc., a publicly traded broadcast and digital media company, in numerous corporate transactions and strategic investments. Most recently I represented TEGNA in its transformative $740 million acquisition of 11 television stations from diversified media company, Nexstar Media Group, Inc. We also advised TEGNA Inc. in its $535 million acquisition of two top-rated television stations and a radio station from Dispatch Broadcast Group. In 2019, we advised TEGNA on a total of $1.5 billion of completed media acquisitions and secured $2.6 billion of debt financing in the U.S. debt capital markets and under its amended and extended credit agreement.
I have recently represented issuers of high-grade and high-yield debt securities, in Rule 144A and Regulation S distributions, exchange offers, tender offers and consent solicitations, involving over $5.3 billion. These financings are often completed in conjunction with merger and acquisition transactions. I have also recently represented a venture capital fund on an initial public offering of its portfolio company and two sales of portfolio companies, including a registered resale of two million shares of common stock of the buyer received in the sale transaction.
Increased merger and acquisition activity, particularly among strategic buyers, as the debt capital markets continue to be strong.
District of Columbia
Albany Law School, J.D., magna cum laude
Willamette University, B.A., cum laude
John is a member of the American Bar Association (Negotiated Acquisitions Committee and Federal Regulation of Securities Committee, Business Law Section), the District of Columbia Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association. John is a former member of the NASDAQ Listings Qualifications Panel (2004–2014).
In two separate articles, the publication highlighted the firm for advising American International Group, Inc. in the pending sale of a $5.1 billion affordable housing portfolio to Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust. Washington, DC Community Development Finance partner Liz Young is noted in one of the stories for leading the NP deal team.
In addition to Liz, the NP team includes Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Dara Histed, Project Finance & Public Finance partner Carla Young, Community Development Finance senior counsel Jeff Lesk, and Corporate partner John Partigan, all of Washington, DC; Global Finance partner Amanda Darwin, Affordable Housing & Real Estate associates Julie Stande and Ali Walendziak, and Community Development Finance associate Nury Aguasvivas, all of Boston; Affordable Housing & Real Estate associate Emily Schwebke and Project Finance & Public Finance resident attorney Jacalyn Smith, both of Chicago; Manchester Affordable Housing & Real Estate associate Talia Burghard; Long Island Affordable Housing & Real Estate paralegal Lori Esposito; and Los Angeles Corporate paralegal Mina Gonzaque-Taylor.
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