John W.Magruder

Associate

Washington + 1.202.879.3983

John Magruder advises clients on antitrust issues associated with mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures, including counseling on premerger notification, gun jumping, interlocking directorates, and trade association conduct. John's practice focuses on premerger notification compliance and counseling under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act, having assisted clients navigate the process in hundreds of transactions.

John's experience comprises a number cross-border transactions and spans a wide variety of industries, including software, electronics, health care, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, energy, financial services, and defense.

John is a member of the American Bar Association's Section of Antitrust Law, contributing to a number of the Section's publications, including Antitrust Law Developments (Eighth), Premerger Coordination (Second), and the Health Care Mergers and Acquisitions Handbook. He has also written extensively about the HSR Act, providing up-to-date guidance reflecting the most recent changes and commenting on the impact of HSR-related enforcement actions and significant regulatory developments.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2015, John was an antitrust attorney with the DC Attorney General's Office, where he investigated and litigated antitrust, false claims, and fraud cases.

Experience

  • PolyOne acquires Clariant color and additive masterbatch business for $1.5 billionJones Day advised PolyOne Corporation in the $1.5 billion purchase of Clariant’s global color and additive masterbatch business.
  • Integrated Medical Professionals sold to Lee Equity PartnersJones Day advised Integrated Medical Professionals, PLLC, a multi-specialty physician group specializing in urology, radiation oncology, and pathology, in its acquisition by Lee Equity Partners.
  • Freudenberg acquires Low & Bonar PLCJones Day represented Freudenberg SE, the global technology group, in connection with the £107 million takeover offer by group member, FV Beteiligungs-GmbH, of Low & Bonar PLC via a Scheme of Arrangement.
  • NVIDIA acquires Mellanox Technologies for approximately $7 billionJones Day advised NVIDIA Corporation in its acquisition of Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., an Israel-based leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage.
  • OUTFRONT Media completes $400 million PIPEJones Day advised OUTFRONT Media Inc., one of the largest providers of advertising space on out-of-home advertising structures and sites in the United States and Canada, in connection with its $400 million private placement of 400,000 shares of Series A Convertible Perpetual Preferred Stock to affiliates of Providence Equity Partners LLC, who led the purchase, and to affiliates of Ares Management Corporation.
  • FlaglerCE sold assets to Alta Equipment Holdings Inc.Jones Day advised FlaglerCE Holdings, LLC in the sale of substantially all of its assets to Alta Equipment Holdings Inc.
  • CoStar Group to acquire RentPath from Chapter 11 bankruptcyJones Day is advising CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGP), the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics, and online marketplaces, in connection with its $588 million acquisition of RentPath from a Chapter 11 bankruptcy process.
  • J.F. Lehman acquires Integrated Global ServicesJones Day advised long-standing client J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading middle-market private equity firm focused exclusively on the aerospace, defense, maritime, government, and environmental sectors, in the acquisition and related financing of Integrated Global Services, Inc. ("IGS").
  • Alcoa sold Gum Springs, Arkansas, facility to Veolia for $250 millionJones Day advised Alcoa Corporation (NYSE: AA), a global leader in bauxite, alumina, and aluminum products, on the $250 million sale of its Gum Springs, Arkansas, waste treatment facility to Veolia ES Technical Solutions.
  • PGT Innovations acquires NewSouth Window SolutionsJones Day advised PGT Innovations, Inc., a national leader in premium windows and doors, including impact-resistant products, in connection with its $92 million cash acquisition of NewSouth Window Solutions, subject to adjustments.
  • Milliken & Company acquires Borchers from The Jordan CompanyJones Day advised Milliken & Company in its acquisition of Borchers Group Limited, a global specialty chemicals company known for its innovative high-performance coating additives and specialty catalyst solutions, from The Jordan Company, L.P.
  • Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma acquires late stage biopharma companies and forms alliance with Roivant Sciences Ltd. worth $3 billionJones Day advised Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd. ("Sumitomo") in an acquisition of late stage biopharma companies and formation of alliance with Roivant Sciences Ltd.
  • CORSAIR® acquires SCUF Gaming®Jones Day advised CORSAIR® in connection with the acquisition and related financing of high-performance controller pioneer SCUF Gaming "SCUF®" and its extensive patent portfolio.
  • Bad Boy receives investment from The Sterling GroupJones Day advised Bad Boy, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-performance zero-turn riding lawn mowers, in its cash and stock sale to The Sterling Group.
  • Verint Systems announces intent to separate into two independent companiesJones Day is advising Verint® Systems Inc. ("Verint") in connection with its announced intent to separate Verint into two independent companies: one of which will consist of its customer engagement business, and one of which will consist of its cyber intelligence business.
  • Western Digital sells IntelliFlash™ business to DataDirect Networks, Inc. (DDN®)Jones Day advised Western Digital Corp. in the sale of its IntelliFlash™ business to DataDirect Networks, Inc. (DDN®), a global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) and multi-cloud data management.
  • Directional Aviation Capital sells 50% interest in SIMCOM Holdings, Inc. to CAE Inc.Jones Day advised Directional Aviation Capital (DAC), one of the largest, fastest growing, and most innovative corporate aviation service companies globally, in connection with the $85 million sale of a 50% interest in SIMCOM Holdings, Inc. to CAE Inc.
  • BBA Aviation sells Ontic for $1.365 billionJones Day advised BBA Aviation plc ("BBA") in the sale of its Ontic business to an investment fund affiliated with CVC Capital Partners for $1.365 billion.
  • HOERBIGER Group acquires Deublin CompanyJones Day advised HOERBIGER Group, a privately-held industrial company headquartered in Switzerland, on the acquisition of Deublin Company, the leading manufacturer of rotating unions in the world.
  • NRC Group Holdings acquired by US Ecology, Inc. for $966 millionJones Day advised NRC Group Holdings Corp. (NYSE American: NRCG) in its acquisition by US Ecology, Inc., a leading North American provider of environmental services to commercial and government entities, pursuant to an all-stock transaction that values NRCG on an enterprise value at $966 million.
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