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John C. Ericson
Partner
 
425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017 
 
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Phone: +1-212-455-3520
Fax: +1-212-455-2502
John represents underwriters and issuers in a wide variety of capital markets offerings. His extensive corporate finance experience includes high yield and investment grade debt offerings, IPOs and secondary offerings, acquisition finance and restructurings, both domestically and across borders. John’s transactional work spans several industries, including the consumer/retail, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing and tech/media/telecom sectors.

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Work Highlights
  • Underwriters in high yield acquisition finance offerings involving Dealer Tire/Dent Wizard, Marriott Vacations Worldwide/ILG, Sinclair/Diamond Sports Group and others
  • Underwriters in the debut high yield offerings for Alpha Auto Group, Frontdoor, Ken Garff Automotive, WeWork and others
  • Underwriters in equity offerings by Albany International, American Equity Investment Life, Bright Horizons, Generac, Planet Fitness, ServiceMaster, SiteOne Landscape Supply and other issuers
  • Underwriters in investment grade debt offerings involving Brunswick, Marriott International, Hyatt Hotels, AutoNation, Michael Kors, Neuberger Berman, Perrigo and others
  • Underwriters or issuers in high yield and bridge financing for the leveraged buyouts of HCA, HD Supply, Immucor, Pinnacle Foods, Reader’s Digest, ServiceMaster and Sterigenics
Education
  • Yale Law School, 1997 J.D.
    Yale Journal of International Law, Articles Editor
  • Amherst College, 1993 B.A.
    Phi Beta Kappa
Admissions
  • New York 1999

John Ericson is a Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where he is a member of the Firm’s Capital Markets Practice. John represents underwriters and issuers in a wide variety of capital markets offerings. His extensive corporate finance experience includes high yield and investment grade debt offerings, IPOs and secondary offerings, acquisition finance and restructurings, both domestically and across borders.

John’s transactional work spans several industries, including the consumer/retail, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing and tech/media/telecom sectors. He has advised:

  • the underwriters in high yield acquisition finance offerings involving Dealer Tire/Dent Wizard, Marriott Vacations Worldwide/ILG, Sinclair/Diamond Sports Group and others;
  • the underwriters in the debut high yield offerings for Alpha Auto Group, Frontdoor, Ken Garff Automotive, WeWork and others; 
  • the underwriters in equity offerings by Albany International, American Equity Investment Life, Bright Horizons, Generac, Planet Fitness, ServiceMaster, SiteOne Landscape Supply and other issuers;
  • the underwriters in investment grade debt offerings involving Brunswick, Marriott International, Hyatt Hotels, AutoNation, Michael Kors, Neuberger Berman, Perrigo and others; and
  • the underwriters or issuers in high yield and bridge financing for the leveraged buyouts of HCA, HD Supply, Immucor, Pinnacle Foods, Reader’s Digest, ServiceMaster and Sterigenics.

Fluent in Portuguese, John’s work has often involved Brazilian and Portuguese companies, including transactions by BRF–Brasil Foods, DASA–Diagnósticos da América, EDP–Energias do Brasil, Embraer, JBS S.A., GOL–Lineas Aéreas Inteligentes, Natura Cosméticos and Pharol/Portugal Telecom.

Born in the United States, John grew up in Lisbon, Portugal. In 1993, he received a B.A. in Political Science from Amherst College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. After working in Washington, D.C. for Congressman James A. Leach, John graduated in 1997 from Yale Law School, where he was an Articles Editor of the Yale Journal of International Law and a Co-Director of the Street Law Program. John serves on the Firm’s Attorney Development, Diversity and Finance Committees and is a former Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee. John also serves on the Board of Directors of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

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