John J.Mitzel


Minneapolis + 1.612.217.8920

John Mitzel represents private equity funds and their portfolio companies in transactional matters. He has experience in mergers, acquisitions, corporate restructurings, and other strategic transactions. He also advises private equity firms and their portfolio companies on corporate governance and general business law matters.

Prior to attending law school, John earned a master's degree in applied economics and worked as a data analyst.


  • Direct lender provides $100 million term loan facility to designer and developer of enterprise softwareJones Day advised a direct lender, as administrative agent, collateral agent, and sole lead arranger, in connection with a $80 million senior secured term loan facility and $20 million senior secured delayed draw term loan facility provided to a designer and developer of enterprise software, the proceeds of which were used, in part, to finance the acquisition of a data technology provider.
  • ABB acquires controlling interest in InCharge EnergyJones Day advised ABB Ltd. in the acquisition of a controlling interest in InCharge Energy from existing shareholders.
  • American Pacific Group acquires Gym Launch and Prestige LabsJones Day advised American Pacific Group, a San-Francisco Bay Area-based private equity firm, in the acquisition of Gym Launch, a provider of coaching programs and business training materials to help gym owners increase revenue and improve profitability, and Prestige Labs, a provider of premium fitness and health supplements.
  • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners acquires Omega PackagingJones Day advised Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Comar of Omega Packaging, a manufacturer of injection and blow molded products serving the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, sports nutrition, and skin care markets.
  • Dorilton Capital portfolio company acquires A&A TransferJones Day represented Dorilton Capital in the acquisition by portfolio company MEI Rigging & Crating, LLC of A&A Transfer, LLC, a leading full-service industrial rigging, storage, and hauling company in the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia area.
  • Dorilton Capital acquires Homestead HospiceJones Day represented Dorilton Capital in the acquisition by portfolio company Traditions Health, LLC, a national hospice and home health provider, of Roswell, Georgia, based Homestead Hospice, a multi-state provider of hospice services.
  • Skyworks Solutions acquires Infrastructure and Automotive business of Silicon Laboratories for $2.75 billionJones Day advised Skyworks Solutions, Inc., an innovator of high-performance analog semiconductors, in connection with its acquisition of the Infrastructure and Automotive business of Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ: SLAB), a leading provider of silicon, software, and solutions, in an all-cash asset transaction valued at $2.75 billion.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires MDoutlookJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Clinical Education Alliance, LLC (CEA) of MDoutlook, a provider of precision intelligence solutions that help life sciences companies develop and commercialize therapeutics and diagnostics in oncology.
  • Follett sells Follett School Solutions to Francisco PartnersJones Day advised Follett Corporation in the sale of Follett School Solutions to Francisco Partners.
  • Bespoke Capital Acquisition Corp. combines with Vintage Wine EstatesJones Day advised Bespoke Capital Acquisition Corp., a TSX listed special acquisition company ("BCAC"), on its business combination with Vintage Wine Estates, one of the fastest growing U.S. wine producers.
  • Skyworks Solutions completes $1.5 billion Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented Skyworks Solutions, Inc., a leading manufacturer of highly innovative analog semiconductors, in connection with its registered public offering of $500 million of 0.900% Senior Notes due 2023, $500 million of 1.800% Senior Notes due 2026, and $500 million of 3.000% Senior Notes due 2031.
  • Verint Systems separates into two independent companiesJones Day advised Verint® Systems Inc. ("Verint") in the separation and spin-off of its cyber intelligence business, Cognyte Systems Ltd.
  • KeyBanc Capital Markets-led syndicate completes $1.1 billion Senior Notes offering, including inaugural issuance of SOFR Senior Notes, by KeyBankJones Day represented KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, RBC Capital Markets LLC, and the other agents, in connection with KeyBank National Association’s (“KeyBank”) offering of $750 million aggregate principal amount of Fixed-to-Floating SOFR Senior Bank Notes due January 3, 2024 and $350 million aggregate principal amount Floating SOFR Senior Bank Notes due January 3, 2024 in a transaction exempt from registration pursuant to Section 3(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933.