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John A. Marzulli, Jr.

John A. Marzulli, Jr.

Shearman & Sterling LLP

New York, NY, USA

Mr. Marzulli, a member of Shearman & Sterling’s M&A Group in New York, focuses his practice on international corporate finance with an emphasis on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, defensive assignments, privately negotiated acquisitions and divestitures of stock and assets, joint ventures and related corporate governance matters. His clients include financial institutions, strategic/corporates, private equity sponsors and their financial advisors. He is a past Chairman of the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Mergers, Acquisitions and Contests for Corporate Control. In 2009 Mr. Marzulli was named by The Lawyer as one of 25 “Transatlantic Elite”. He has been ranked by Chambers and Partners, IFLR1000, Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal (Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Governance). Mr. Marzulli joined the firm in 1980 following a federal district court clerkship and became a partner in 1988. From 1990 to 1996, he was based in London as head of the firm’s U.K. M&A practice.

Relevant Experience Includes Representation of:

  • GE Capital in the pending sale of its GE Asset Management business to State Street, in the $2.5 billion sale of a portfolio US, Canadian, Mexican and Brazilian aircraft leases and related aircraft and aircraft loans to Global Jet Capital, its attempted acquisition of Honeywell International, and its acquisitions of Harmon Industries Inc., Greenwich Air Services and UNC, as well as the divestiture of its Global eXchange Services business to a private equity consortium
  • Legg Mason in the pending acquisition of an approximately 83% ownership stake in real estate investment firm Clarion Partners, and in its acquisition of Citigroup’s worldwide asset management business
  • ARX Holding Corporation, the parent company of American Strategic Insurance Corporation (ASI), in its sale of a majority interest to The Progressive Corporation
  • Albemarle Corporation in its $6.2 billion acquisition of Rockwood Holdings
  • Service Corporation International in its acquisition of Stewart Enterprises, Inc.
  • The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. in its acquisition of the Investor Relations, Public Relations and Multimedia Solutions businesses of Thomson Reuters (Markets) LLC and Thomson Reuters Global Resources, its acquisition of FTEN, Inc., in the creation of a joint venture with SharesPost, Inc. to form The NASDAQ Private Market LLC
  • The Dow Chemical Company in its acquisition of Rohm and Haas
  • Merrill Lynch in its acquisition by Bank of America, its acquisitions of Petrie Parkman & Co., Herzog, Heine, Geduld, Mercury Asset Management, Smith New Court and McIntosh Securities and the sales of its Global Energy Markets business and its Mortgage Origination& Servicing Business
  • Transaction Committee of the Board of Directors of Huntsman Corp., in its aborted sale to a portfolio company of Apollo
  • LMA International N.V. on its sale to Teleflex Incorporated
  • Basic Chemical Solutions LLC in connection with its sale to Univar, Inc.
  • Northgate Capital in its sale of a majority interest to Religare Enterprises
  • BAML Capital Partners in its acquisition of Strategic Partners Holdings, Inc. and its acquisition of Provo  Craft  &  Novelty;  Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity on  its acquisitions of NPC International and Convermex
  • Mittal Steel Co. N.V. in the simultaneous acquisition of LNM Holdings N.V. and merger with International Steel Group Inc. to create the world’s then largest steel company
  • ABB Ltd. on the sale of its upstream Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals business to a private equity consortium
  • NBC Universal on its acquisition of the Bravo Company cable television programming service from Cablevision, the restructuring of its investments in Ion Media Networks and Paxson Communications Corp. and its sale of four TV stations to Media General
  • Fiat on its strategic cooperation agreement with General Motors Corp., and Fiat and New Holland on the acquisition of Case Corporation and the formation of CNH Global
  • Novartis AG on its acquisition of the over-the-counter consumer medicine business of Bristol Myers Squibb, the acquisition of the adult nutritional supplement business of the Mead Johnson division of Bristol-Myers Squibb, itssale of its oncolytic adenovirus technology to Cell Genesys, as well as its predecessor Sandoz on its merger with Ciba Geigy to form Novartis and on its acquisition of Imutran Ltd.
  • Raffles Holdings Ltd. on its acquisition of Swissôtel AG from the SwissAir Group
  • The Rank Group Plc on the sale of its 50% interest in Universal Studios Escape to Blackstone Capital Partners III L.P.
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays Capital, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, Greenhill & Co., and Perella Weinberg Partners when acting as financial advisors

Bar Admission

New York
New Jersey


New York University School of Law, J.D., Order of the Coif, 1978

Middlebury College, B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1975

Professional Affiliations & Business Activities

American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Member

Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Member

Committee on Mergers, Acquisitions and Proxy Contests, Chair, 2008 to 2011; Member 2006 to present

Committee on Securities Regulations, Member 2002 - 2005


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