John Giouroukakis

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

John Giouroukakis

John Giouroukakis

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

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John Giouroukakis is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Giouroukakis is a member of the Corporate Department and has a broad practice centering on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and general corporate representation of both public and private companies. He has developed particular expertise in representing private equity firms and other financial investors in leveraged buyouts, investments and dispositions.

In recent years, he has represented a number of private equity firms and financial investors, such as Odyssey Investment Partners, Leonard Green & Partners, BC Partners, MatlinPatterson Global Advisers, Cinven Partners LLP and Southfield Capital Advisors; and public and private companies, such as Goss International Corporation, FTD Group, Intelsat, Dayton Superior Corporation, Hubbell Incorporated, Griffin Land & Nurseries, Monster Worldwide, Neff Corp., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., AMC Entertainment, Books-A-Million and Spencer Gifts.

In 2014, Mr. Giouroukakis was received New York Law Journal’s Lawyers Who Lead by Example Award: Pro Bono for his dedication and commitment to pro bono. He was also profiled by Law360 in the publication’s “Rising Stars” feature for his work on high-profile private equity transactions and selected a ‘40 Under 40 East M&A Advisor’ finalists by M&A Advisor in 2012 . He was also recognized as a key partner in Latham’s Private Equity practice by The Legal 500 US 2012. Mr. Giouroukakis currently serves on the firm’s Associates Committee.

Mr. Giouroukakis's representative M&A experience includes advising:

BC Partners Limited and another investor in the sale of their equity interests in Suddenlink Communications, a US-based cable operator, to Altice, for a total enterprise value of US$9.1 billion and their 30% equity investment in the acquisition by Altice of Cablevision Systems Corporation, a cable operator in the NY metropolitan area
US Renal Care in its merger with DSI Renal, creating the nation’s third largest dialysis provider and the related disposition by US Renal Care of certain of its clinics in Laredo, Texas to Satellite Healthcare
Leonard Green & Partners in its pending take-private acquisition of ExamWorks Group, Inc. for a total transaction value of approximately US$2.2 billion
Leonard Green & Partners in its take-private leveraged acquisition (together with TPG Capital and other coinvestors) of Life Time Fitness Inc. in a transaction valued at more than US$4 billion
Leonard Green & Partners in the sale of its portfolio company, Animal Health International to Patterson Companies, Inc. for approximately US$1.1 billion
Pexco LLC, a portfolio company of Odyssey Investment Partners, LLC, in the sale of its aerospace business to the TransDigm Group Incorporated for approximately $496 million
Cinven in its leveraged acquisition of Medpace, Inc., a leading contract research organization, for US$915.0 million
BC Partners in connection with its US$16 billion acquisition of Intelsat, its US$350 million preferred equity investment in Office Depot and its acquisition of ATI Enterprises
Leonard Green & Partners and CVC Capital Partners in connection with their US$2.8 billion leveraged buyout of BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc.
One Call Care Management, the nation’s leading provider of specialized cost containment services to the workers’ compensation industry and a portfolio company of Odyssey Investment Partners, in its sale to funds controlled by Apax Partners
US Renal Care in connection with its leveraged acquisition of Ambulatory Services of America, Inc. (ASA), a leading provider of kidney dialysis and other health services and the related disposition by US Renal Care of ASA’s radiation oncology centers to Vantage Oncology, LLC
XLHealth Corporation, a sponsor of Medicare Advantage health plans with a primary focus on Medicare recipients with special needs and a portfolio company of MatlinPatterson Global Advisers, in its sale to UnitedHealth Group, Inc.
Odyssey Investment Partners in a number of the leveraged buyouts, including the acquisitions of Integro Ltd., 4Wall Entertainment, Fischbein LLC, Cross-Country Pipeline Supply, L-Com, Pexco LLC, Integrated Power Services, BarrierSafe Solutions International, TNT Crane & Rigging, One Call Medical, Safway Services, York Insurance Services Group, Wastequip, Ranpak Inc., Neff Corp., Peninsula Packaging and the tank rental division of NES Rentals
Odyssey Investment Partners in the sale of its portfolio companies, Evergreen Tank Solutions to Mobile Mini, Inc. for US$405 million, Ranpak Holdings, Inc. to investment funds affiliated with Rhone Capital L.L.C., BarrierSafe Solutions International to Ansell Limited for US$615 million, TNT Crane & Rigging to First Reserve, Neff Corp. to Lightyear Capital, Pro Mach to The Jordan Company, York Insurance Services Group to ABRY Partners and Aviation Technologies, Inc. to the TransDigm Group Incorporated for US$430 million
Leonard Green & Partners in connection with its equity investment in Animal Health International and its acquisitions of RestorixHealth, Inc., Packers Sanitation Services, United States Infrastructure Corporation, CCC Information Services, CHG Healthcare Services, US Renal Care, Tank Holdings, The Container Store, Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc. and Aspen Dental Management, Inc.
Authentic Brands Group LLC in connection with the acquisition of the intellectual property assets of Juicy Couture
FTD Group in connection with its US$800 million sale to United Online
AMC Entertainment, JP Morgan Partners and Apollo Management, L.P. in AMC's acquisition of Loews Cineplex Entertainment Corporation

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John Giouroukakis
Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP
Education
JD with cum laude
Class of 1997

Founded in 1835, New York University School of Law has a record of academic excellence and national scholarly influence. One of the first law schools to admit women, it has been long committed to welcoming students of diverse backgrounds, people who had been discriminated against by many other institutions. Located on the University's campus in Greenwich Village, NYU Law has been a leader, and continues to be, in areas such as law and business, clinical education, public service, interdisciplinary colloquia and global studies.

BA with magna cum laude
Class of 1994

Boston University (most commonly referred to as BU) is a private research university located in Boston, Massachusetts. The university is nonsectarian, but is historically affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The university has more than 4,000 faculty members and 29,000 students,and is one of Boston's largest employers. It offers bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctoral degrees, and medical and dental degrees through 18 schools and colleges on two urban campuses. The main campus is situated along the Charles River in Boston's Fenway-Kenmore and Allston neighborhoods, while the Boston University Medical Campus is in Boston's South End neighborhood. BU also operates 75 study abroad programs in over 33 cities in over 20 countries and has internship opportunities in 10 different countries (including the United States and abroad).

Career History
Partner
Current

Latham & Watkins LLP is a full-service law firm. The firm offers services in the areas of finance, litigation, tax, banking, life sciences, private equity, real estate, government relations, employment law, and outsourcing. The firm practices in a spectrum of transactional, litigation, corporate, and regulatory areas. Latham & Watkins was established in 1934 and is based in New York, New York.

Boards & Committees
Member, Associate Committee
Current

Latham & Watkins LLP is a full-service law firm. The firm offers services in the areas of finance, litigation, tax, banking, life sciences, private equity, real estate, government relations, employment law, and outsourcing. The firm practices in a spectrum of transactional, litigation, corporate, and regulatory areas. Latham & Watkins was established in 1934 and is based in New York, New York.

Member, Board of Directors
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Everybody Wins! New York is devoted to promoting children’s literacy through shared reading experiences with caring adults. Everybody Wins! partners with corporate and community volunteers to increase academic and life prospects for underserved children throughout the New York metropolitan area. Everybody Wins!’ signature program, Power Lunch, pairs volunteers with children in elementary schools for weekly reading and mentoring during lunchtime. In Power Lunch, as in all of the organization’s programs, everybody wins! - the students, their schools, the volunteers, their companies and ultimately, society.

Political Donations
$350
2010

Representative from New York's 12th Congressional District

$300
2010

Minority Leader at Office of the Senate Minority Leader, Charles Schumer

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Blackstone Corporate Private Equity, Leonard Green & Partners LP purchase MDVIP, Inc. from Summit Partners LP

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Sonoco Products Co. purchases Peninsula Packaging LLC from Odyssey Investment Partners LLC

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Altice SA purchases Cequel Communications Holdings I LLC from CNL Fund Advisors Co., BC Partners Ltd., AlpInvest Partners BV, ATP Private Equity Partners

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