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Jonathan L. Corsico
Partner
 
900 G Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001 
 
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Phone: +1-202-636-5839
Fax: +1-202-636-5502

A Corporate Partner in the Firm’s Washington, D.C. office, Jonathan Corsico represents clients in a wide range of M&A matters. Jon has been listed in Chambers and Partners since 2018 in the field of Corporate/M&A and Private Equity in Washington, D.C. He was also named a 2016 “Rising Star” in the field of M&A by Law360.

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Work Highlights
  • BC Partners, in its transaction to become the external investment advisor to Portman Ridge Finance Corporation, a publicly traded business development company; and then Portman Ridge, in its acquisition of OHA Investment Corporation, another publicly traded business development company
  • USAA, in multiple transactions, including the $1.8 billion sale of its brokerage and wealth management divisions to Charles Schwab, and the $850 million sale of its mutual fund and ETF businesses to Victory Capital
  • The Carlyle Group and certain investment funds it manages in various matters, including a $1 billion PIPE investment in CommScope, and the conversion of The Carlyle Group from a publicly traded partnership into a publicly traded corporation
  • Investment funds managed by Castlelake, in their acquisition of Genesis Financial Solutions, a provider of consumer credit cards
  • Blackstone, in its conversion from a publicly traded partnership into a publicly traded corporation
  • Hilton Worldwide, in various matters
Accolades
  • Corporate/M&A and Private Equity, Chambers and Partners (2018 and 2019)
  • The Best Lawyers in America,” Corporate Law (2018, 2019, 2020)
  • BTI Client Service Super All-Star (2018)
  • “Rising Star” in M&A, Law360 (2016)
  • “Rising Star” in M&A, Super Lawyers (2013, 2014 and 2016)
Education
  • Northwestern University, 2003 J.D.
    magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Northwestern University Law Review; Senior Research Honors
  • Cornell University, 2000 B.S. (Electrical Engineering)
Admissions
  • District of Columbia 2016
  • New York 2004

Jonathan Corsico is a Partner in the Firm’s Corporate Department. Jon’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions where he represents corporations, private equity firms and boards of directors in a wide range of matters, public and private, friendly and hostile, domestic and cross-border. He also has significant experience representing clients in connection with stockholder activism, joint ventures and minority investments.

Many of Jon’s clients are in the financial sector, and he often represents these clients in transactions for their own accounts (as opposed to transactions for investment funds or portfolio companies that they manage).   

Experience includes:

  • BC Partners, in its transaction to become the external investment advisor to Portman Ridge Finance Corporation, a publicly traded business development company; and then Portman Ridge, in its acquisition of OHA Investment Corporation, another publicly traded business development company
  • USAA, in multiple transactions, including the $1.8 billion sale of its brokerage and wealth management divisions to Charles Schwab, and the $850 million sale of its mutual fund and ETF businesses to Victory Capital
  • The Carlyle Group and certain investment funds it manages in various matters, including a $1 billion PIPE investment in CommScope, and the conversion of The Carlyle Group from a publicly traded partnership into a publicly traded corporation
  • Investment funds managed by Castlelake, in their acquisition of Genesis Financial Solutions, a provider of consumer credit cards
  • Blackstone, in its conversion from a publicly traded partnership into a publicly traded corporation
  • Primavera Capital, a China based private equity firm, in its acquisition of the LePort Montessori school system
  • Hilton Worldwide, in various matters

Additionally, experience prior to Simpson Thacher includes:

  • Marriott International, in its contested $13.6 billion acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts
  • A prominent private equity firm and several of its portfolio companies in multiple transactions, including acquisitions of public and private targets totaling over $4 billion
  • Euronet Worldwide, in its unsolicited topping bid for the acquisition of MoneyGram Financial
  • Various investment banks in multiple matters in connection with their role as M&A advisor
  • CACI International, in its unsolicited topping bid for the acquisition of CSRA Inc.
  • The Conflicts Committee of Navios Maritime Partners, and the Special Committee of Navios Acquisition, in connection with certain affiliate transactions
  • Neustar, in connection with its $3 billion sale to Golden Gate Capital, and in connection with various buy-side matters totaling more than $1.5 billion
  • Verisign, in connection with the sale of its iDefense business to Accenture

Jon has been listed in Chambers and Partners since 2018 in the field of Corporate/M&A and Private Equity in Washington, D.C. Additionally, Jon was named a 2018 BTI Client Service Super All-Star by BTI Consulting, one of six “standout attorneys who received recognition from multiple influential General Counsel and legal decision makers.” He was also named a 2016 “Rising Star” in the field of M&A by Law360. Jon is a frequent author and speaker and has published articles with, or been quoted in materials published by, The Wall Street Journal, LexisNexis, Law360, Bloomberg BNA, IFLR, Financier Worldwide, International Financing Review, PEI Magazine and The Harvard Law School Blog on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation.

Jon received his J.D. from Northwestern University and his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and New York.

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