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John Egan

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Goodwin

Position

Partner Co-Chair, Technology & Life Sciences

Career

John Egan, a partner in and co-chair of the firm’s Technology Companies & Life Sciences Group, focuses on corporate securities, venture capital, growth equity and technology enterprises. Mr. Egan's practice involves early and late-stage venture financings, growth equity and leveraged recapitalizations, IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic licensing and the general representation of public and private emerging growth companies. Mr. Egan works with clients in industries ranging from enterprise software, networking, security and business services to communications, media and life sciences. He also represents numerous venture capitalists, private equity investors and investment banks and has extensive experience in intellectual property and licensing issues. Mr. Egan is a key contributor to the Goodwin Procter Founders Workbench, an online resource for start-ups, emerging companies and the entrepreneurial community. He rejoined Goodwin Procter in 2005.

Education

J.D., 1984 Boston University School of Law A.B., 1981 Brown University


United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)

Within: M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)

Goodwin advises both buyers and sellers in transactions, including asset deals, stock deals, mergers, joint ventures and bankruptcy deals, and has longstanding experience in the technology, life sciences, business services, real estate, financial services and healthcare sectors. The firm also has a robust private equity practice. It advised EPR Properties on its acquisition of CNL Lifestyle Properties, together with co-buyer Och-Ziff Real Estate; and acted for biotechnology company Delinia in its sale to Celgene Corporation, which planned to expand its inflammation and immunology pipeline with Delinia’s preclinical-stage regulatory T cell therapy. Large deal matters included acting for biopharmaceutical services company PAREXEL International in its sale to Pamplona Capital Management; and assisting Albany Molecular Research with its sale to affiliates of The Carlyle Group and GTCR. Boston-based Mark Bettencourt advises private and public companies in the software, internet, digital media, robotics, communications, and networking equipment and information services industries; and Stuart Cable currently serves as chair of the M&A and corporate finance practices for the firm’s technology and life science business units. Other highly rated Boston practitioners include Joseph Johnson III, John Egan III, John Haggerty and John LeClaire. Silicon Valley-based Lawrence Chu, Joshua Klatzkin in Washington DC, Andrew Weidhaas, who divides his time between Los Angeles and New York, and Los Angeles-based Stephen Lee are also experienced practitioners.

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Venture capital and emerging companies

Within: Venture capital and emerging companies

Goodwin is an established leader in Boston, but has also achieved considerable success in the Bay Area, where Anthony McCusker, Jonathan Axelrad, Richard Kline and Caine Moss are among the leading names. New York, Washington DC and Los Angeles are also key centers of strength for the practice. The firm earns accolades for its work in the life sciences sector and is a growing force in tech. It advised Qualtrics International, the experience management software company, on its $180m financing led by Insight Venture Partners and Accel Partners. It also represented Cybereason in a $100m investment from SoftBank and advised WePay on its sale to JPMorgan Chase. Boston-based Bill Schnoor and John Egan are co-chairs of the technology practice, while Mitchell Bloom and Kingsley Taft are co-chairs of the life sciences team.

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United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Technology: transactions

Within: Technology: transactions

Goodwin has extensive experience structuring domestic and cross-border commercial transactions involving technology and IP assets. The practice’s scope of work includes standalone technology transfer transactions and other strategic technology transactions arising from private equity and venture capital investments, public offerings and private financing, as well as M&A deals, joint ventures and strategic alliances. The team acted for Trooly, a background-check start-up, in its sale to Airbnb; and assisted Sencha, which develops and licenses software frameworks and tools, with its sale to Idera. Equity capital market highlights included advising the underwriting syndicate on the $3.9bn IPO of camera company Snap, the creator of the Snapchat app; and acting for JP Morgan Securities, Goldman, Sachs & Co and Morgan Stanley & Co as lead book-running managers in the IPO of global hotel search platform trivago, which raised approximately $330m. John Egan, William Schnoor, Stuart Cable and Stephen Charkoudian are notable Boston contacts; and in Silicon Valley, Lawrence Chu, who leads the firm’s West Coast technology M&A practice, Michael Russell, Anthony McCusker and William Growney Jr are also highly rated. Andrew Goodman in New York and Jason Breen in Los Angeles are other names to note.

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