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John C. Ericson

John C. Ericson

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
New York, NY, USA

John Ericson is a Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where he is a member of the Firm’s Corporate Department. John represents underwriters and issuers in a wide variety of capital markets offerings. His extensive corporate finance experience includes high yield and investment grade debt offerings, IPOs and secondary offerings, acquisition finance and restructurings.

John’s transactional work spans several industries, including the consumer/retail, healthcare, manufacturing and telecommunications sectors.  He has advised:

  • the underwriters in the IPOs and/or secondary offerings of Planet Fitness, SiteOne Landscape Supply, ServiceMaster, Bright Horizons, Generac and other issuers,
  • the underwriters in debt offerings involving Hyatt Hotels, Universal Health Services, Neuberger Berman, AV Homes, General Cable Corporation, American Equity Life, Thompson Creek Metals Company and others, and
  • the underwriters or issuers in high yield and bridge financing for the leveraged buyouts of HCA, HD Supply, Immucor, Pinnacle Foods, Reader’s Digest, ServiceMaster and Sterigenics.

Fluent in Portuguese, John’s work has often involved Brazilian and Portuguese companies, including transactions by Pharol/Portugal Telecom, BRF–Brasil Foods, DASA–Diagnósticos da América, EDP–Energias do Brasil, Embraer, JBS S.A. and Natura Cosméticos.

Born in the United States, John spent most of his first 18 years in Lisbon, Portugal. In 1993, he received a B.A. in Political Science from Amherst College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. After working briefly in Washington, D.C., for Congressman James A. Leach, John graduated in 1997 from Yale Law School, where he was an Articles Editor of the Yale Journal of International Law and a Co-Director of the Street Law Program. John is Co-Chair of the Firm’s Diversity Committee.


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