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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

1285 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK, NY 10019-6064, USA
Tel:
Work +1 212 373 3000
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Fax +1 212 757 3990
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www.paulweiss.com
Beijing, Hong Kong, London, New York, Tokyo, Toronto and 2 more

John M. Scott

Tel:
Work 212-373-3574
Email:
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Work Department

Corporate, Capital Markets & Securities, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity Transactions

Position

http://www.paulweiss.com/professionals/partners-and-counsel/john-m-scott.aspx

Education

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1987 cum laude; B.A., New York University, 1982


United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

Private equity buyouts

Within: Private equity buyouts

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP has a significant foothold in the large-cap market through marquee client Apollo Global Management, and is also extremely prominent in the middle market. It has impressed in take-private and public company transactions, thanks in part to its renowned litigation resources that are frequently relied upon in such deals. It also has a formidable finance practice that supports the private equity transactions team. In 2017, the firm advised Apollo on its $2.2bn acquisition of ClubCorp, the largest US owner-operator of private golf and country clubs. It also advised Apollo alongside Vistria Group and Najafi Companies, as a consortium of investors, on their $1.1bn acquisition of Apollo Education Group. In the middle market, the firm maintains a strong connection to General Atlantic and, among a multitude of deals, it advised the private equity firm on the $440m sale of its ownership stake in TriNet Group to Atairos Group. Other key clients include 3G Capital, Oak Hill Capital Partners, Oaktree Capital Management, Crestview Partners, CI Capital Partners, Kohlberg & Co and KPS Capital Partners. The team ‘goes above and beyond for its clients’, is ‘extremely responsive’ and its ‘industry knowledge is first rate given the breadth of the firm’s platform in private equity’. The partners are ‘excellent’ and its ‘deep associate bench stacks up with other top-tier firms’. The firm is also praised for its wider resources and expertise, including in litigation, tax, financing, benefits and funds structuring. Key partners include Taurie Zeitzer, who leads the relationship with Apollo, and Matthew Abbott, who has a close relationship with General Atlantic and is ‘one of the best private equity and M&A lawyers of his generation’ with ‘judgment and technical acumen that is second to none’. Angelo Bonvino has a fine record with firms such as Kohlberg & Co, KPS and Oak Hill, while Carl Reisner is the primary relationship partner for CI Capital Partners. Neil Goldman is ‘an extremely cool and collected lawyer’, ‘thoughtful’, ‘thorough’ and ‘focused on the issues that matter’. John Scott is also highly recommended. Attorneys mentioned are based in New York.

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