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John M. Anderson represents strategic and financial clients in a wide variety of complex business transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, carveouts and joint ventures. His deal experience spans the range of M&A activity, including leveraged buyouts, strategic mergers, cross-border transactions, REIT and SPAC transactions.

Publications

“Delaware Court of Chancery Dismisses Litigation Arising from Controller Buyout of Books-A-Million Under ‘MFW’ Framework,” Client Alert October 14, 2016.

“Purchase Price Adjustments for Tax Benefits,” Deal Lawyers, Vol. 11, No. 3, May-June 2017.

“Single-Bidder Process in M&A,” Insights: The Corporate & Securities Law Advisor, Vol. 31, No. 6, June 2017.

“Alternatives to Traditional Working Capital True-Ups: The Locked Box Mechanism,” Deal Lawyers, Vol. 11, No. 4, July-August 2017.

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Credentials

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif

A.B. Economics, Davidson College

Georgia

New York

Emerging Leader (M&A), Award Winner


The M&A Advisor, 9th Annual Emerging Leaders Awards

Infrastructure Deal of the Year


Brookfield Acquires Data Centers from AT&T - M&A Atlas Awards

Acquisition of the Year


BlueLinx Acquires Cedar Creek - Association for Corporate Growth

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Recognition

Emerging Leader (M&A), Award Winner


The M&A Advisor, 9th Annual Emerging Leaders Awards

Infrastructure Deal of the Year


Brookfield Acquires Data Centers from AT&T - M&A Atlas Awards

Acquisition of the Year


BlueLinx Acquires Cedar Creek - Association for Corporate Growth

News

In the News · Source: Law360, Metro Atlanta CEO, GlobeSt.com, Rebusiness Online, Commercial Property Executive, Global Legal Chronicle and The Deal

October 16, 2020
K&S advises Americold on $1.74B acquisition of Agro Merchants Group

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Matters

Infrastructure, Real Estate and Energy

Transocean (NYSE: RIG) in its $2.7 billion acquisition of Ocean Rig UDW (NASDAQ: ORIG)

Brookfield (NYSE: BAM) in its $1.1 billion acquisition of AT&T's (NYSE: T) colocation business

Post Properties (NYSE: PPS) in its $4 billion all-stock merger with Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE: MAA)

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Infrastructure, Real Estate and Energy

Transocean (NYSE: RIG) in its $2.7 billion acquisition of Ocean Rig UDW (NASDAQ: ORIG)

Brookfield (NYSE: BAM) in its $1.1 billion acquisition of AT&T's (NYSE: T) colocation business

Post Properties (NYSE: PPS) in its $4 billion all-stock merger with Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE: MAA)

Cortland Partners in its $1.2 billion take-private acquisition of Pure Multi-Family REIT LP (TSX: RUF.U)

Americold (NYSE: COLD) in its $1.74 billion acquisition of Agro Merchants from Oaktree Capital (NYSE: OAK-A)

Americold (NYSE: COLD) in its $1.24 billion acquisition of Cloverleaf from Cloverleaf management and an investor group led by private equity funds managed by Blackstone (NYSE: BX)

Americold (NYSE: COLD) in its CAD$337 million acquisition of Nova Cold Logistics from Brookfield Business Partners (NYSE: BBU)

Americold (NYSE:COLD) in its acquisition of PortFresh Holdings from an affiliate of Tengelmann Group

Americold (NYSE: COLD) in its acquisition of Lanier Cold Storage

Americold (NYSE: COLD) in its acquisition of MHW Group's cold storage business

Americold (NYSE: COLD) in its acquisition of Newport Cold Storage

Americold (NYSE: COLD) in its acquisition of AM-C Warehouses

Americold (NYSE: COLD) in its acquisition of Caspers Distribution

Jernigan Capital (NYSE: JCAP) in its $900 million going-private sale to NexPoint Advisors

Prologis (NYSE: PLD) in its $890 million 20/80 joint venture with Ivanhoé Cambridge in Brazil

BrightView Landscapes (NYSE: BV) in its acquisitions of Marina Landscape Maintenance, Inc., Urban Tree Care, Girard Environmental Services, The Groundskeeper and Signature Coast Holdings

Special Situations

Xerox (NYSE: XRX) in its abandoned $35 billion tender offer and proxy fight for HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ)

Darwin Deason in Xerox's (NYSE: XRX) settlement with Deason and Carl Icahn

Darwin Deason in his shareholders agreement with Conduent (NYSE: CNDT)

comScore's Special Committee (NASDAQ: SCOR) in its settlement with Starboard Value

Books-A-Million's Special Committee (NASDAQ: BAMM) in a going private 13e-3 transaction

Ormat Technologies' Special Committee (NYSE: ORA) on its merger with its parent entity

Industrials and Chemicals

Brookfield (NYSE: BAM) in its acquisition of an 85% controlling interest in Cardone Industries

HD Supply (NASDAQ: HDS) in the $2.5 billion sale of its Waterworks business to CD&R

HD Supply (NASDAQ: HDS) in the $825 million sale of its Power Solutions business to Anixter International Inc. (NYSE: AXE)

HD Supply (NASDAQ: HDS) in the sale of its Interior Solutions business to Littlejohn & Co.

Zep Inc. (NYSE: ZEP) in its $692 million going-private sale to New Mountain Capital

BlueLinx (NYSE: BXC) in its $413 million acquisition of Cedar Creek from Charlesbank

Georgia-Pacific in the $325 million sale of its pine chemicals business to Ingevity (NYSE: NGVT), and the sale of its paper chemicals business to Nalco

Mueller Water Products (NYSE: MWA) in its $140 million acquisition of Krausz Industries

ACON Investments in its acquisition of Pine Environmental Services

H.I.G. Capital in its acquisition of a controlling stake in USALCO, LLC

H.I.G. Capital in its acquisition of LANSCO Colors

Apollo Industries in its sale to an affiliate of The Pritzker Group

Suprajit Engineering in its acquisition of Wescon Controls from Nova Capital

Healthcare

Roper Technologies (NYSE: ROP) in its $925 million sale of its Gatan business to Thermo Ametek (NYSE: AME)

Roper Technologies (NYSE: ROP) in the now-terminated $925 million sale of its Gatan business to Thermo Fisher Scientific (NYSE: TMO)

Roper Technologies (NYSE: ROP) in its $365 million acquisition of the EPSi business from Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX)

Roper Technologies (NYSE: ROP) in the $225 million sale of its scientific imaging business to Teledyne Technologies (NYSE: TDY)

Roper Technologies (NYSE: ROP) in its acquisition of PCI Medical, Inc.

Roper Technologies (NYSE: ROP) in its acquisition of GeneInsight

Roper Technologies (NYSE: ROP) in its acquisition of UNIConnect

Roper Technologies (NYSE: ROP) in its acquisition of Team TSI

EndoChoice (NYSE: GI) in its $210 million sale to Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX)

Highland Capital Management in its sale of American HomePatient, Inc. to an affiliate of The Linde Group

Retail and Consumer

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen (NASDAQ: PLKI) in its $1.8 billion sale to Restaurant Brands International (NYSE: QSR)

Roark Capital in its $730 million sale of Atkins Nutritionals to Conyers Park Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company

Carter’s (NYSE: CRI) in its $140 million acquisition of Skip Hop, a portfolio company of Fireman Capital Partners, and the acquisitions of its Mexican licensees, Industrias Bunny Baby and Operación Eficaz

Prime Risk Partners in its acquisitions of Cook Maran, Old National Insurance and Roblin Insurance

Thomas H. Lee Partners in its sale of Prime Risk Partners

Sharp Details in its acquisition by PrimeFlight Aviation Services, a portfolio company of Carlyle

Technology, Media and Telecommunications

Carmike Cinemas (NASDAQ: CKEC) in its $1.1 billion cash-stock sale to AMC Entertainment (NYSE: AMC), and in its acquisition of Sundance Cinemas

Under Armour (NYSE: UAA) in its $475 million purchase of MyFitnessPal

Roper Technologies (NYSE: ROP) in its $675 million acquisition of Aderant Holdings from Madison Dearborn

Roper Technologies (NYSE: ROP) in its acquisition of Avitru from Alpine Investors

Roper Technologies (NYSE: ROP) in its acquisition of OnCenter Software from Accel-KKR

Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United FC in stadium development and sponsorship matters.

Equifax (NYSE: EFX) in its $63 million acquisition of ID Watchdog (TSX: IDW)

Northlane Capital in its sale of SMG to Onex

News

In the News · Source: Law360, Metro Atlanta CEO, GlobeSt.com, Rebusiness Online, Commercial Property Executive, Global Legal Chronicle and The Deal

October 16, 2020
K&S advises Americold on $1.74B acquisition of Agro Merchants Group

View all

Matters

Infrastructure, Real Estate and Energy

Transocean (NYSE: RIG) in its $2.7 billion acquisition of Ocean Rig UDW (NASDAQ: ORIG)

Brookfield (NYSE: BAM) in its $1.1 billion acquisition of AT&T's (NYSE: T) colocation business

Post Properties (NYSE: PPS) in its $4 billion all-stock merger with Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE: MAA)

See more
Icon close

Close

Matters

Infrastructure, Real Estate and Energy

Transocean (NYSE: RIG) in its $2.7 billion acquisition of Ocean Rig UDW (NASDAQ: ORIG)

Brookfield (NYSE: BAM) in its $1.1 billion acquisition of AT&T's (NYSE: T) colocation business

Post Properties (NYSE: PPS) in its $4 billion all-stock merger with Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE: MAA)

Cortland Partners in its $1.2 billion take-private acquisition of Pure Multi-Family REIT LP (TSX: RUF.U)

Americold (NYSE: COLD) in its $1.74 billion acquisition of Agro Merchants from Oaktree Capital (NYSE: OAK-A)

Americold (NYSE: COLD) in its $1.24 billion acquisition of Cloverleaf from Cloverleaf management and an investor group led by private equity funds managed by Blackstone (NYSE: BX)

Americold (NYSE: COLD) in its CAD$337 million acquisition of Nova Cold Logistics from Brookfield Business Partners (NYSE: BBU)

Americold (NYSE:COLD) in its acquisition of PortFresh Holdings from an affiliate of Tengelmann Group

Americold (NYSE: COLD) in its acquisition of Lanier Cold Storage

Americold (NYSE: COLD) in its acquisition of MHW Group's cold storage business

Americold (NYSE: COLD) in its acquisition of Newport Cold Storage

Americold (NYSE: COLD) in its acquisition of AM-C Warehouses

Americold (NYSE: COLD) in its acquisition of Caspers Distribution

Jernigan Capital (NYSE: JCAP) in its $900 million going-private sale to NexPoint Advisors

Prologis (NYSE: PLD) in its $890 million 20/80 joint venture with Ivanhoé Cambridge in Brazil

BrightView Landscapes (NYSE: BV) in its acquisitions of Marina Landscape Maintenance, Inc., Urban Tree Care, Girard Environmental Services, The Groundskeeper and Signature Coast Holdings

Special Situations

Xerox (NYSE: XRX) in its abandoned $35 billion tender offer and proxy fight for HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ)

Darwin Deason in Xerox's (NYSE: XRX) settlement with Deason and Carl Icahn

Darwin Deason in his shareholders agreement with Conduent (NYSE: CNDT)

comScore's Special Committee (NASDAQ: SCOR) in its settlement with Starboard Value

Books-A-Million's Special Committee (NASDAQ: BAMM) in a going private 13e-3 transaction

Ormat Technologies' Special Committee (NYSE: ORA) on its merger with its parent entity

Industrials and Chemicals

Brookfield (NYSE: BAM) in its acquisition of an 85% controlling interest in Cardone Industries

HD Supply (NASDAQ: HDS) in the $2.5 billion sale of its Waterworks business to CD&R

HD Supply (NASDAQ: HDS) in the $825 million sale of its Power Solutions business to Anixter International Inc. (NYSE: AXE)

HD Supply (NASDAQ: HDS) in the sale of its Interior Solutions business to Littlejohn & Co.

Zep Inc. (NYSE: ZEP) in its $692 million going-private sale to New Mountain Capital

BlueLinx (NYSE: BXC) in its $413 million acquisition of Cedar Creek from Charlesbank

Georgia-Pacific in the $325 million sale of its pine chemicals business to Ingevity (NYSE: NGVT), and the sale of its paper chemicals business to Nalco

Mueller Water Products (NYSE: MWA) in its $140 million acquisition of Krausz Industries

ACON Investments in its acquisition of Pine Environmental Services

H.I.G. Capital in its acquisition of a controlling stake in USALCO, LLC

H.I.G. Capital in its acquisition of LANSCO Colors

Apollo Industries in its sale to an affiliate of The Pritzker Group

Suprajit Engineering in its acquisition of Wescon Controls from Nova Capital

Healthcare

Roper Technologies (NYSE: ROP) in its $925 million sale of its Gatan business to Thermo Ametek (NYSE: AME)

Roper Technologies (NYSE: ROP) in the now-terminated $925 million sale of its Gatan business to Thermo Fisher Scientific (NYSE: TMO)

Roper Technologies (NYSE: ROP) in its $365 million acquisition of the EPSi business from Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX)

Roper Technologies (NYSE: ROP) in the $225 million sale of its scientific imaging business to Teledyne Technologies (NYSE: TDY)

Roper Technologies (NYSE: ROP) in its acquisition of PCI Medical, Inc.

Roper Technologies (NYSE: ROP) in its acquisition of GeneInsight

Roper Technologies (NYSE: ROP) in its acquisition of UNIConnect

Roper Technologies (NYSE: ROP) in its acquisition of Team TSI

EndoChoice (NYSE: GI) in its $210 million sale to Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX)

Highland Capital Management in its sale of American HomePatient, Inc. to an affiliate of The Linde Group

Retail and Consumer

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen (NASDAQ: PLKI) in its $1.8 billion sale to Restaurant Brands International (NYSE: QSR)

Roark Capital in its $730 million sale of Atkins Nutritionals to Conyers Park Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company

Carter’s (NYSE: CRI) in its $140 million acquisition of Skip Hop, a portfolio company of Fireman Capital Partners, and the acquisitions of its Mexican licensees, Industrias Bunny Baby and Operación Eficaz

Prime Risk Partners in its acquisitions of Cook Maran, Old National Insurance and Roblin Insurance

Thomas H. Lee Partners in its sale of Prime Risk Partners

Sharp Details in its acquisition by PrimeFlight Aviation Services, a portfolio company of Carlyle

Technology, Media and Telecommunications

Carmike Cinemas (NASDAQ: CKEC) in its $1.1 billion cash-stock sale to AMC Entertainment (NYSE: AMC), and in its acquisition of Sundance Cinemas

Under Armour (NYSE: UAA) in its $475 million purchase of MyFitnessPal

Roper Technologies (NYSE: ROP) in its $675 million acquisition of Aderant Holdings from Madison Dearborn

Roper Technologies (NYSE: ROP) in its acquisition of Avitru from Alpine Investors

Roper Technologies (NYSE: ROP) in its acquisition of OnCenter Software from Accel-KKR

Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United FC in stadium development and sponsorship matters.

Equifax (NYSE: EFX) in its $63 million acquisition of ID Watchdog (TSX: IDW)

Northlane Capital in its sale of SMG to Onex

News

In the News · Source: Law360, Metro Atlanta CEO, GlobeSt.com, Rebusiness Online, Commercial Property Executive, Global Legal Chronicle and The Deal

October 16, 2020
K&S advises Americold on $1.74B acquisition of Agro Merchants Group

View all

Credentials

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif

A.B. Economics, Davidson College

Georgia

New York

Emerging Leader (M&A), Award Winner


The M&A Advisor, 9th Annual Emerging Leaders Awards

Infrastructure Deal of the Year


Brookfield Acquires Data Centers from AT&T - M&A Atlas Awards

Acquisition of the Year


BlueLinx Acquires Cedar Creek - Association for Corporate Growth

Icon close

Close

Recognition

Emerging Leader (M&A), Award Winner


The M&A Advisor, 9th Annual Emerging Leaders Awards

Infrastructure Deal of the Year


Brookfield Acquires Data Centers from AT&T - M&A Atlas Awards

Acquisition of the Year


BlueLinx Acquires Cedar Creek - Association for Corporate Growth