Doug Giannantonio joined Ropes & Gray in 2018 as an associate in the private equity transactions group. Doug represents private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in a wide range of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, strategic investments and corporate governance matters.
Prior to joining the firm, Doug was a corporate associate in the New York office of another premier U.S. law firm, where he advised public and private companies in connection with M&A, capital markets transactions and credit facilities.
Matters include representing:
- Kohlberg & Company in connection with its acquisition of EN Engineering, a leading utility services firm.
- Silver Lake Partners, and its portfolio company LightBox, in connection with LightBox’s acquisition of Real Capital Markets, a global marketplace for commercial real estate.
- American Industrial Partners in its acquisition of General Electric’s Current, powered by GE business unit, a leading provider of energy efficiency and digital productivity solutions for commercial offices, retail stores, industrial facilities and cities.
- New Mountain Capital in its acquisition of emids, a global leader in health care IT.
- Partners Group in its investment in GlobalLogic, a leader in digital product engineering services.
- A private equity sponsor in connection with its investment in an ear, nose and throat (or “ENT”) medical practice.
Matters prior to joining Ropes & Gray include representing:
- Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY) in connection with the divestiture of its Cellulose Fibers pulp mills to International Paper (NYSE: IP) for $2.2 billion.
- AGL Resources in connection with its merger with the Southern Company (NYSE: SO) with an enterprise value of approximately $12 billion, creating one of America’s leading U.S. electric and gas utilities companies.
- A private equity sponsor in connection with the carve-out sale transaction of its portfolio company’s marketing services business.
- A publicly-listed multinational information and analytics company:
- in its acquisition of an academic software company.
- in its formation of a joint venture focused on providing client hosting and infrastructure services.
- Cincinnati Bell in connection with its $350 million Rule 144A / Regulation S high-yield debt offering.
- The initial purchasers, led by Wells Fargo Securities and J.P. Morgan Securities, in connection with the 144A / Regulation S high-yield debt offering of Itron, Inc., a leading technology and services company dedicated to the resourceful use of electricity, natural gas and water, the proceeds of which were used to finance Itron’s acquisition of Silver Spring Networks, Inc.
- Credit Suisse, as administrative agent, in connection with $3.1 billion in credit facilities to CBRE, a publicly-listed commercial real estate services and investment firm.
- DreamWorks Animation in connection with its $450 million senior secured credit facilities.
- Rock-Tenn Company (n/k/a WestRock) in connection with $4.3 billion in credit facilities, the proceeds of which were used to finance Rock-Tenn’s acquisition of MeadWestvaco Corporation.
- JD, Columbia Law School, 2014; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; Articles Editor, Columbia Science and Technology Law Review
- BS (Biomedical Engineering), with Distinction, Duke University, 2010