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John C. Godfrey

Tel: +1-212-373-3088
Fax: +1-212-492-0088

New York

1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019-6064
Fax: +1-212-492-0088

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John Godfrey is counsel in the Corporate Department and a member of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group. He regularly advises in the negotiation and structuring of mergers and acquisitions, dispositions and joint ventures on behalf of a diverse range of clients, including public and private companies, private equity funds, financial institutions and other entities.


John’s recent transactions include representing:

  • ADT Inc. in its investment from Google in connection with the companies’ establishment of a long-term commercial partnership
  • Air Methods Corporation in its sale to affiliates of American Securities LLC
  • Funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management in their acquisitions of The New Home Company and Diamond Resorts International
  • ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in its sale to Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
  • Chesapeake Lodging Trust in its sale to Park Hotels & Resorts Inc.
  • Crescent Communities in its sale to Sumitomo Forestry America, Inc.
  • Encana Corporation (now known as Ovintiv) in its acquisition of Newfield Exploration Company
  • Hemisphere Media Group in its pending take-private sale to a subsidiary of Gato Investments, a portfolio investment of Searchlight Capital Partners, including the company’s sale of Pantaya to TelevisaUnivision
  • The Medicines Company in its sale to Novartis
  • Mortgage Assets Management, LLC and its affiliate in connection with the acquisition of Ditech’s reverse mortgage business, Reverse Mortgage Solutions, Inc.
  • Mosaic Acquisition Corp. (SPAC) in its combination with Vivint Smart Home, Inc.
  • North Mountain Merger Corp. (SPAC) in its pending combination with Corcentric
  • Oakwood Homes in its sale to Clayton Properties Group, a division of Clayton Homes
  • Ply Gem Holdings in its sale to affiliates of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice
  • Qualcomm Incorporated in connection with its successful defense against the unsolicited offer and proxy fight from Broadcom
  • Reservoir Holdings, Inc. in its combination with Roth CH Acquisition II Co. (SPAC)
  • Searchlight Capital Partners in its pending acquisition, in partnership with fintech company Rêv Worldwide, Inc., of Netspend’s consumer business from Global Payments
  • Shutterfly, a portfolio company of funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, in its acquisition of Spoonflower
  • South Mountain Merger Corp. (SPAC) in its combination with Billtrust
  • Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. in its sale of its Global Auto Care business to Energizer Holdings, Inc.
  • Trine Acquisition Corp. (SPAC) in its combination with Desktop Metal
  • Virtu Financial in its acquisition of KCG Holdings and its sale of its fixed income trading venue BondPoint to Intercontinental Exchange

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