John McGill’s practice focuses on corporate and financial transactions, particularly collateralized loan obligation (CLO) and other structured finance transactions.

His practice also includes public and private mergers and acquisitions, including significant experience advising financial institutions and private equity firms in acquisitions and divestments.

John also assists both domestic and foreign clients in addressing national security-related matters that arise in the context of transnational transactions. He has experience representing a broad-range of clients in foreign investment reviews before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).

John joined the firm in 1999.

Notable Experience

Structured Finance Experience

  • N M Rothschild & Sons in its acquisition of West Gate Horizons Advisors, an investment manager to CLO vehicles.

  • Underwriters (including Citigroup) and collateral managers (including Babson Capital and Invesco Senior Secured Management) in more than $14 billion of CLOs since 2014.

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CFIUS Experience

  • Alstom in its acquisition of Bombardier Transportation.

  • OpenText in its acquisition of Carbonite.

  • Ecology and Environment, Inc. in its acquisition by WSP Global.

  • A leading UAE sovereign wealth fund on CFIUS and other foreign investment matters in connection with several investments.

  • Samsung in connection with transactional and CFIUS matters relating to several cross-border acquisitions and divestitures.  

  • Several corporations and private equity funds on CFIUS and other foreign investment matters relating to acquisitions, divestitures, and investments.

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Publications