Alexander B. Johnson

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Alexander B. Johnson

Alexander B. Johnson

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Biography

Alexander Johnson is a partner in Latham & Watkins’ New York office and a member of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Practices.

Mr. Johnson regularly advises corporations, private equity firms, and other clients on US and cross-border M&A and private equity transactions, as well as on a variety of other corporate matters, including joint ventures, recapitalizations, reorganizations, spin-offs, public and private investments, venture capital financings, and general corporate matters.

Mr. Johnson has represented a variety of private equity firms such as One Rock Capital Partners, WindRose Health Investors, Easterly Capital Partners, and Actis, as well as a wide range of public and private companies such as 21st Century Fox, Google, HarperCollins, Hearst, Hulu, News Corporation, Office Depot, NBC Universal, UnitedHealthcare, On2 Technologies, and Viacom.

He has been recognized for his work by Chambers USA, New York Super Lawyers, and The Legal 500 US. Mr. Johnson was also a recipient of The M&A Advisor’s 40 Under 40 award, and has been included on the Global M&A Network’s list of Top 50 M&A Dealmakers in the Americas. He has also served as an adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Law, where he taught a class on Mergers & Acquisitions.

Mr. Johnson’s representative experience includes advising the following clients:

One Rock Capital Partners on its acquisitions of FXI, Robertshaw, Island Energy, Dixie Electric, Airxcel, Compass Chemicals, Orion Foods, Monarch Landscaping, Summit Research Labs, its sale of a number of portfolio companies, as well as various other transactions
21st Century Fox on its acquisition of TrueX, its investment in Vice Media, its US$1.1 billion sale of stations to Oak Hill, its terminated US$910 million acquisition of stations from Sinclair, and various other transactions
21st Century Fox on a number of joint ventures, including its National Geographic Partners joint venture with the National Geographic Society and its EndemolShine Group joint venture with Apollo
WindRose Health Investors on its acquisitions of Basys, Shearwater Health, Avadyne, and Woodbury Health, its investment in MDsave and myNEXUS, its sale of a number of portfolio companies, and various other transactions
Google on its US$550 million investment in JD.com, its acquisition of LogMeIn's Xively business, its acquisition of Lift Labs, and various other transactions
Easterly Acquisition Corp. on its US$2.2 billion merger with Sirius International Insurance Group
Actis on its sale of its portfolio company Anthelio Healthcare Solutions to Atos SE
The Anschutz Corporation on the US$5.8 billion acquisition of Regal Entertainment Group by Cineworld Group plc
HarperCollins Publishers on its acquisitions of Harlequin Enterprises for C$455 million; Thomas Nelson, Inc.; Zondervan; and other publishing companies
Condé Nast, Hearst Magazines, Meredith Corporation, Rogers Communications, and Time Inc. in connection with an investment by KKR in Next Issue Media
Onexim Sports on its acquisition of a controlling stake in the New Jersey Nets basketball team and an interest in the Barclays Center
Hulu on its formation and joint venture among Fox, NBC Universal, Disney, and Providence Equity
News Corporation on its acquisition of Checkout 51, its sale of The Weekly Standard, and various other transactions
Viacom on its acquisition of WhoSay
Hearst Corporation on its Verizon Hearst Media Partners joint venture, its acquisition of Litton Entertainment, and its investments in Complex Media and Lightbeam Health Solutions
UnitedHealthcare on its US$775 million acquisition of Fiserv's health business
On2 Technologies on its US$120 million acquisition by Google in a stock-for-stock merger
Norilsk Nickel Group on its (initially hostile) US$6.3 billion acquisition of LionOre Mining
Office Depot on its US$690 million sale of its interest in Office Depot de Mexico to Grupo Gigante
Trizec Properties on its US$8.9 billion acquisition by The Blackstone Group and Brookfield Properties

Matter handled prior to joining Latham

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Alexander B. Johnson
Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP
Education
JD, cum laude
Class of 1996

Fordham University School of Law (commonly known as Fordham Law or Fordham Law School) is a part of Fordham University in the United States. The School is located in the Borough of Manhattan in New York City, and is one of eight ABA-approved law schools in that city.

BA, cum laude
Class of 1993

Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation. Boston College has experienced tremendous growth in recent years, including a 75 percent increase in undergraduate applications over the past decade, to more than 34,000 for the 2,250 seats in its freshman class. During the same period, an increase in voluntary giving from alumni has helped to move the University's endowment to approximately $1.9 billion. Boston College students have also earned more than 200 prestigious academic scholarships over the past decade, including 2 Rhodes Scholarships, 4 Marshalls, 9 Goldwaters and 162 Fulbright grants.

Attendee
Class of 1992

Oxford is a collegiate university, consisting of the central University and colleges. The central University is composed of academic departments and research centres, administrative departments, libraries and museums. The 38 colleges are self-governing and financially independent institutions, which are related to the central University in a federal system. There are also six permanent private halls, which were founded by different Christian denominations and which still retain their Christian character.

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Member
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Career History
Partner
2019 - Current

Latham & Watkins LLP is a full-service law firm. The firm offers services in the areas of finance, litigation, tax, banking, life sciences, private equity, real estate, government relations, employment law, and outsourcing. The firm practices in a spectrum of transactional, litigation, corporate, and regulatory areas. Latham & Watkins was established in 1934 and is based in New York, New York.

Partner
Prior

Hogan Lovells is an international law firm co-headquartered in London, United Kingdom and Washington, D.C., United States. It was formed on May 1, 2010 by the merger of Washington-based Hogan & Hartson and London-based Lovells. Hogan Lovells has around 2,500 lawyers and revenues of around US$1.8bn (£1.1bn). Hogan Lovells comprises two partnerships, Hogan Lovells US LLP (a US partnership which includes legacy Hogan & Hartson and Lovells offices in the US and Caracas), and Hogan Lovells International LLP (an international partnership which includes the bulk of the legacy Lovells firm and Hogan & Hartson's international offices in Europe and Asia).

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Prior

Hogan & Hartson LLP provides legal services. Its is specialized in areas include energy, government contracts, immigration, and litigation. The company has offices in across Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America. Hogan & Hartston was founded in 1904 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Transactions
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One Rock Capital Partners LLC purchases Innophos Holdings, Inc.

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Easterly Acquisition Corp. purchases Sirius International Insurance Group Ltd. from China Minsheng Investment Co., Ltd.

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Forum Merger Corp. purchases ConvergeOne Holdings Corp. from Clearlake Capital Group LP resulting in a new company ConvergeOne Holdings, Inc.

Awards & Honors
2012
The Legal 500 United States, Mergers & Acquisitions: Private Equity - Buyouts
2012
Chambers USA - America’s Leading Lawyers for Business - Media & Entertainment (Corporate)
2011
Chambers USA - America’s Leading Lawyers for Business - Media & Entertainment (Corporate)
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Alexander B. Johnson is affiliated with Latham & Watkins LLP, Hogan & Lovells LLP, Hogan & Hartson LLP

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