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Justin King specializes in mergers, acquisitions and other significant corporate transactions. A partner in our Mergers & Acquisitions practice, Justin represents public and private companies, private equity funds and sports franchises in a variety of M&A and corporate matters.

Justin counsels public and private companies, along with private equity funds, in M&A transactions, leveraged buyout transactions, joint ventures, tender offers, takeover defense, strategic investments, going-private transactions and corporate governance issues. He also works with emerging and growth-stage companies on matters ranging from venture capital financing transactions to general corporate concerns.

In addition, Justin is experienced in representing professional sports franchises regarding stadium development, sponsorship matters and general corporate transactions. Sports franchise clients include the Atlanta Falcons, a National Football League team, and the Atlanta United Football Club, a Major League Soccer team. He also represents the Atlanta Host Committee for the 2019 Super Bowl.

Justin was recognized as a Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2016 and 2015, and by The Daily Report in 2017 as one of the Top 30 Lawyers Under 40 in Georgia.

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Credentials

J.D., American University, cum laude

B.A., Bowdoin College

Georgia

A Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star


Super Lawyers, 2016, 2015

Top 30 Lawyers Under 40 in Georgia


The Daily Report, 2017

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Recognition

A Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star


Super Lawyers, 2016, 2015

Top 30 Lawyers Under 40 in Georgia


The Daily Report, 2017

News

In the News · Source: Law360

April 12, 2019
Justin King discusses private equity add-on deals

In the News · Source: Daily Report

January 29, 2019
Read How King & Spalding Helped Bring Super Bowl LIII to Atlanta

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Matters

Private Equity

Carter’s in its acquisition of Skip Hop, a portfolio company of Fireman Capital Partners.

Mueller Water Products in the sale of its Anvil division to One Equity Partners.

American HomePatient, a portfolio company of Highland Capital Management, in its sale to Lincare.

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Private Equity

Carter’s in its acquisition of Skip Hop, a portfolio company of Fireman Capital Partners.

Mueller Water Products in the sale of its Anvil division to One Equity Partners.

American HomePatient, a portfolio company of Highland Capital Management, in its sale to Lincare.

Crown Paper Group, a portfolio company of Lindsay Goldberg, in its acquisition of Montebello Container Corporation.

Oversight Systems in connection with a strategic investment by Luminate Capital Partners.

TSYS in its acquisition of TransFirst from Vista Equity Partners.

iHealth Technologies, a provider of payment policy management solutions and services to healthcare organizations, in its merger with Connolly LLC, a portfolio company of Advent International.

Vaco, a placement and consulting firm, in its sale of a majority interest to the private equity firm Quad-C Management.

Big Time Products, a leading supplier of work gloves in the U.S., in its recapitalization transaction with Falcon Investment Advisors and Hauslein & Company.

Cirrus Industries, a manufacturer of airplanes and a portfolio company of Arcapita Bank B.S.C.(c), in its sale to China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Co., Ltd.

Roark Capital Group in its acquisition of Primrose Schools, a leading provider of education-based early childcare services.

Roark Capital Group in its investment in Waste Pro USA, a provider of solid waste collection, disposal and recycling services throughout the Southeast.

Roark Capital Group in its acquisition of the data processing, printing and mailing unit of North Shore Agency, Inc.

Roark Capital Group in its acquisition of Wingstop Restaurants.

Roark Capital Group in its acquisition of Massage Envy, the nation’s largest provider of massage therapy and facial treatments.

Roark Capital Group in its sale of Peachtree Business Products, a provider of customizable business and property marketing supplies, serving residential and commercial property managers, medical facilities, schools and universities, churches, and funeral homes.

Roark Capital Group in its sale of Professional Systems Corporation, a leader in data management, printing and mailing technology, and online solutions that facilitate billing and collection-letter communications.

Public Company

Zep, a provider of specialty chemical products, in its $692 million sale to affiliates of New Mountain Capital.

Carmike Cinemas in its all-stock acquisition of Digital Cinema Destinations Corp.

Immucor, a provider of automated instrument-reagent systems to the blood transfusion industry, in its $1.9 billion sale to an affiliate of TPG Capital.

Eclipsys Corporation in its $1.3 billion stock-for-stock merger with Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions, Inc., a provider of clinical software, information and connectivity solutions for physicians.

Lodgian in its cash merger with an affiliate of Lone Star Funds.

Gevity HR in its cash merger with TriNet Group, a portfolio company of General Atlantic.

Other Significant Transactions

Atlanta Falcons in negotiations for a new multi-purpose stadium in Atlanta.

Atlanta Falcons and the Atlanta Host Committee in their successful bid to host Super Bowl LIII. The Host Committee includes representatives from the Falcons, the Atlanta Sports Council (Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce), the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Georgia World Congress Center Authority.

AMB Group in entering into an expansion agreement with Major League Soccer for an expansion franchise.

Atlanta Falcons Physical Therapy Centers in its joint venture with U.S. Physical Therapy.

Under Armour in its acquisitions of MapMyFitness, MyFitnessPal and Endomondo.

Acuity Brands in its acquisition of Juno Lighting from Schneider Electric.

Hunter Douglas in its acquisition of the Levolor and Kirsch businesses from Newell Rubbermaid.

Carmike Cinemas in its acquisition of Muvico Theaters.

GE Aviation in the formation of its Taleris joint venture with Accenture to provide services to airline carriers to predict, prevent and recover from operational disruptions.

GE Aviation in the formation of a joint venture with SeaCast, Inc. to produce jet engine components.

FleetCor Technologies in numerous corporate transactions, including its Series E financing, initial public offering and the acquisition of Telenav’s enterprise business unit.

McCleskey Mills, a peanut sheller in South Georgia, in its sale for $176 million to Olam International.

Husqvarna in the sale of its BlueBird International business unit to TEC International.

Cousins Properties in its sale of its third-party client services business to Cushman & Wakefield.

Saint Joseph’s Health System in its joint venture transaction with Emory Healthcare.

Saint Joseph’s Health System in the sale of Saint Joseph’s East Georgia hospital to St. Mary’s Health Care System.

News

In the News · Source: Law360

April 12, 2019
Justin King discusses private equity add-on deals

In the News · Source: Daily Report

January 29, 2019
Read How King & Spalding Helped Bring Super Bowl LIII to Atlanta

View all

Matters

Private Equity

Carter’s in its acquisition of Skip Hop, a portfolio company of Fireman Capital Partners.

Mueller Water Products in the sale of its Anvil division to One Equity Partners.

American HomePatient, a portfolio company of Highland Capital Management, in its sale to Lincare.

See more
Icon close

Close

Matters

Private Equity

Carter’s in its acquisition of Skip Hop, a portfolio company of Fireman Capital Partners.

Mueller Water Products in the sale of its Anvil division to One Equity Partners.

American HomePatient, a portfolio company of Highland Capital Management, in its sale to Lincare.

Crown Paper Group, a portfolio company of Lindsay Goldberg, in its acquisition of Montebello Container Corporation.

Oversight Systems in connection with a strategic investment by Luminate Capital Partners.

TSYS in its acquisition of TransFirst from Vista Equity Partners.

iHealth Technologies, a provider of payment policy management solutions and services to healthcare organizations, in its merger with Connolly LLC, a portfolio company of Advent International.

Vaco, a placement and consulting firm, in its sale of a majority interest to the private equity firm Quad-C Management.

Big Time Products, a leading supplier of work gloves in the U.S., in its recapitalization transaction with Falcon Investment Advisors and Hauslein & Company.

Cirrus Industries, a manufacturer of airplanes and a portfolio company of Arcapita Bank B.S.C.(c), in its sale to China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Co., Ltd.

Roark Capital Group in its acquisition of Primrose Schools, a leading provider of education-based early childcare services.

Roark Capital Group in its investment in Waste Pro USA, a provider of solid waste collection, disposal and recycling services throughout the Southeast.

Roark Capital Group in its acquisition of the data processing, printing and mailing unit of North Shore Agency, Inc.

Roark Capital Group in its acquisition of Wingstop Restaurants.

Roark Capital Group in its acquisition of Massage Envy, the nation’s largest provider of massage therapy and facial treatments.

Roark Capital Group in its sale of Peachtree Business Products, a provider of customizable business and property marketing supplies, serving residential and commercial property managers, medical facilities, schools and universities, churches, and funeral homes.

Roark Capital Group in its sale of Professional Systems Corporation, a leader in data management, printing and mailing technology, and online solutions that facilitate billing and collection-letter communications.

Public Company

Zep, a provider of specialty chemical products, in its $692 million sale to affiliates of New Mountain Capital.

Carmike Cinemas in its all-stock acquisition of Digital Cinema Destinations Corp.

Immucor, a provider of automated instrument-reagent systems to the blood transfusion industry, in its $1.9 billion sale to an affiliate of TPG Capital.

Eclipsys Corporation in its $1.3 billion stock-for-stock merger with Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions, Inc., a provider of clinical software, information and connectivity solutions for physicians.

Lodgian in its cash merger with an affiliate of Lone Star Funds.

Gevity HR in its cash merger with TriNet Group, a portfolio company of General Atlantic.

Other Significant Transactions

Atlanta Falcons in negotiations for a new multi-purpose stadium in Atlanta.

Atlanta Falcons and the Atlanta Host Committee in their successful bid to host Super Bowl LIII. The Host Committee includes representatives from the Falcons, the Atlanta Sports Council (Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce), the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Georgia World Congress Center Authority.

AMB Group in entering into an expansion agreement with Major League Soccer for an expansion franchise.

Atlanta Falcons Physical Therapy Centers in its joint venture with U.S. Physical Therapy.

Under Armour in its acquisitions of MapMyFitness, MyFitnessPal and Endomondo.

Acuity Brands in its acquisition of Juno Lighting from Schneider Electric.

Hunter Douglas in its acquisition of the Levolor and Kirsch businesses from Newell Rubbermaid.

Carmike Cinemas in its acquisition of Muvico Theaters.

GE Aviation in the formation of its Taleris joint venture with Accenture to provide services to airline carriers to predict, prevent and recover from operational disruptions.

GE Aviation in the formation of a joint venture with SeaCast, Inc. to produce jet engine components.

FleetCor Technologies in numerous corporate transactions, including its Series E financing, initial public offering and the acquisition of Telenav’s enterprise business unit.

McCleskey Mills, a peanut sheller in South Georgia, in its sale for $176 million to Olam International.

Husqvarna in the sale of its BlueBird International business unit to TEC International.

Cousins Properties in its sale of its third-party client services business to Cushman & Wakefield.

Saint Joseph’s Health System in its joint venture transaction with Emory Healthcare.

Saint Joseph’s Health System in the sale of Saint Joseph’s East Georgia hospital to St. Mary’s Health Care System.

News

In the News · Source: Law360

April 12, 2019
Justin King discusses private equity add-on deals

In the News · Source: Daily Report

January 29, 2019
Read How King & Spalding Helped Bring Super Bowl LIII to Atlanta

View all

Credentials

J.D., American University, cum laude

B.A., Bowdoin College

Georgia

A Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star


Super Lawyers, 2016, 2015

Top 30 Lawyers Under 40 in Georgia


The Daily Report, 2017

Icon close

Close

Recognition

A Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star


Super Lawyers, 2016, 2015

Top 30 Lawyers Under 40 in Georgia


The Daily Report, 2017