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 AMP Capital Holdings Limited, a large global investment manager headquartered in Sydney, Australia, in two strategic transactions, including the sale of AMP’s infrastructure mezzanine debt platform to Ares Holdings, L.P. and the sale of its global infrastructure equity management platform, the Global Infrastructure Funds, to DigitalBridge Group, Inc.
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 transformative acquisitions and strategic investments. In addition, I have secured billions of dollars of debt financing in the US debt capital markets and under its amended and extended credit agreement.
I have 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 billions of dollars. These financings are often completed in conjunction with merger and acquisition transactions. I have recently represented a leading European venture capital firm, and its investment funds, as US securities counsel, including in connection with the formation of two new life sciences funds and the disposition of investments in two portfolio companies in the US capital markets after completion of IPO transactions for the portfolio companies.
Increased merger and acquisition activity, particularly among strategic buyers, as the debt capital markets continue to be strong.
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.
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).
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