John Papachristos is a member of Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP's corporate practice group.
John represents investment banks, institutional investment funds and corporations in public and private capital markets transactions, leveraged bank financings, mezzanine financings, merger and acquisition transactions and general corporate matters. A significant portion of his practice is devoted to representing mezzanine and private equity funds in mezzanine, equity and structured equity transactions, as well as investment banks in Rule 144A high-yield debt offerings and syndicated institutional loans. He also represents mezzanine and private equity funds in corporate restructuring and reorganization matters, both in and out of court.
John has practiced at Cahill since his graduation from Brooklyn Law School, where he was the Managing Editor of The Brooklyn Law Review (1993-94). He became a partner in 2003 and is co-chair of the firm's Associate Liaison Committee.
- Regular representation of mezzanine and equity funds in connection with private investment transactions, including investments in senior secured notes (first and second lien), subordinated notes, convertible preferred stock and limited liability company and partnership interests.
- Regular representation of initial purchasers and underwriters in connection with Rule 144A and public offerings of high yield debt securities for numerous issuers including Algeco Scotsman, Inc., Kinetic Concepts, Inc., CKE Restaurants, Inc., Exide Technologies, BakerCorp International, Inc., Polymer Group, Inc., Navios Maritime Holdings Inc., and its affiliates, Amsted Industries Inc., Quintiles Transnational Holdings Inc., Crown Cork & Seal and Case New Holland Inc.
- Representation of Elan Corporation plc in connection with the acquisition by Johnson & Johnson of Elan's Alzheimer's Immunotherapy Program and a related equity investment by J&J in Elan.
- Representation of the Charlie Brown's restaurant group as debtor in connection with its Chapter 11 reorganization.
- Representation of Credit Suisse, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch and others in connection with $15 billion of bank financing for the acquisition of First Data Corporation by affiliates of Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts.
- Ongoing representation of private equity funds in connection with corporate acquisitions.