John O'Loughlin


John O'loughlin

John O'Loughlin is counsel in Weil’s Corporate Department and is based in Washington, D.C. His practice is devoted to product safety and environmental law.

John advises clients on a wide range of administrative and regulatory compliance matters, with a particular focus on health and safety issues. He represents corporations in administrative proceedings before regulatory agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). He also counsels clients on how to minimize and allocate risks in mergers, acquisitions and financing transactions.

John is recognized as a leading lawyer for Environment: Mainly Transactional in D.C. by Chambers USA and is recommended for Environment: Transactional by Legal 500 US.

John was educated at Towson University and Richmond University in London. He holds an M.A. from Boston University’s international relations program in Brussels and a J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law, where he was a member of the moot court board and served as Associate Editor of the Maryland Law Review. Prior to becoming a lawyer, John was a national security consultant for the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy.

Key Representations

  • Represented MSP Recovery, LLC in its $32.6 billion business combination with Lionheart Acquisition Corp. II, a SPAC sponsored by Lionheart Equities.
  • Represented Churchill Capital Corp III, a SPAC sponsored by Churchill Capital Group, in its $5.7 billion merger with MultiPlan, Inc. that has an enterprise value based on the transaction of approximately $11 billion.
  • Represented athenahealth, Inc. in its $5.7 billion sale to Veritas Capital and Evergreen Coast Capital (an affiliate of Elliott Management Corporation) and planned combination with Virence Health.
  • Represented TPG Pace Solutions Corp., a SPAC sponsored by TPG Pace Group, in its $4.5 billion business combination with Vacasa LLC.
  • Represented Froneri International Limited (a joint venture between Nestlé and PAI Partners) in its $4 billion acquisition of Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream Holdings, Inc.
  • Represented Gores Metropoulos, Inc., a SPAC sponsored by affiliates of The Gores Group and Metropoulos & Co., in its $3.4 billion merger with Luminar Technologies, Inc.
  • Represented GS Acquisition Holdings Corp II, a SPAC sponsored by an affiliate of Goldman Sachs, in its $2.6 billion business combination with Mirion Technologies, Inc. (at the time, a portfolio company of Charterhouse Capital Partners).
  • Represented Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc. in its $2.5 billion sale to Performance Food Group.
  • Represented Magellan Health, Inc. in its $2.2 billion merger with Centene Corporation.
  • Represented Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division in its acquisition of a significant stake in Zaxby's Operating Company L.P.
  • Represented Fortress Value Acquisition Corp., a SPAC sponsored by Fortress Investment Group, in its $1.5 billion business combination with Secure Natural Resources and MP Materials.
  • Represented Ardian in its acquisition of a majority stake in Florida Food Products, Inc., in a transaction that valued Florida Food at more than $1 billion.
  • Represented American Securities in its $825 million acquisition of the Life Sciences Business of NN, Inc.
  • Represented EQT Partners in its sale of Dorner Manufacturing Corporation.
  • Represented Lee Equity Partners, together with Twin Point Capital, in the acquisition of Alliance Corporation.
  • Represented Silver Lake Sumeru in its sale of Velocity Technology Solutions, Inc.
  • Represented Hayfin Capital Management, together with EW Healthcare Partners, in a $100 million convertible preferred equity investment in MiMedx Group, Inc. and Hayfin, as lender, in the concurrent provision of $75 million term facilities for MiMedx; and its acquisition through a credit bid of substantially all the assets of Avadim Health, Inc., via a 363 asset sale in a chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding.
  • Represented Healthcare Merger Corp., a SPAC sponsored principally by Shulman Ventures and MTS Health Partners, in its merger with SOC Telemed in a transaction that implies an initial enterprise value of $720 million.
  • Represented Oak Hill Capital Partners and its portfolio company EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants (EPIC) in the merger of EPIC and JenCap Holdings, LLC (a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group); and EPIC in its acquisition of Prime Risk Partners Inc.
  • Represented Quest Diagnostics Inc. in its acquisition of Blueprint Genetics Oy.
  • Represented CVC Growth Partners in its acquisition of a majority stake in Icario, Inc.
  • Represented Clearhaven Partners in its acquisition of Wowza Media Systems, LLC.
  • Represented PSP Investments, as a participant, in a $390 million Series D funding round for Grail, Inc.
  • Represented TCV, as lead investor, in a $200 million Series C funding round for Capsule Corporation.
  • Represented Thompson Street Capital Partners in its acquisition of a majority stake in SmartProcure, Inc. and SmartProcure, Inc. in its acquisition of Fedmine, LLC.
  • Represented Mudrick Capital Acquisition Corporation, a SPAC sponsored by Mudrick Capital, in its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Hycroft Mining Corporation, with an initial enterprise value of approximately $537 million.
  • Represented Vander-Bend Manufacturing, Inc. (a portfolio company of Aterian Investment Partners) in its acquisitions of Swiss Precision Machining, LLC and of substantially all the assets of TMK Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Represented Aquiline Capital Partners in its acquisition of Ontellus.
  • Represented Blackstone in its acquisitions of Deca Dental Holdings LLC and majority stakes in Certified Collectibles Group LLC and ZO Skin Health, Inc.; and its investment in Hotwire Communications.
  • Represented Apollo Infrastructure in its acquisition of Lendlease (US) Telecom Holdings LLC (n/k/a Parallel Infrastructure).
  • Represented Pioneer Metal Finishing, LLC (a portfolio company of Aterian Investment Partners) in its acquisitions of Electrochem Solutions, Inc., Indianhead Plating, Inc. and Pilkington Metal Finishing LLC.
  • Represented Montagu Private Equity in its $490 million acquisition of the original equipment manufacturing (OEM) and tissue processing businesses of RTI Surgical, Inc. and its acquisition of ISI Emerging Markets Group Ltd.
  • Represented PSG in its acquisitions of Next Glass, Inc. and SchoolStatus LLC,; its acquisitions of majority stakes in Dental Intelligence, Inc., Kenect, LLC and Singlewire Software, LLC; its significant investment in Semarchy SAS; and the sale of its controlling interest in Tribute Technology Holdings, LLC.
  • Represented TimeClock Plus, LLC (a portfolio company of Providence Equity Partners) in its acquisition of Inc. (n/k/a LLC).
  • Represented Cornell Capital in its acquisitions of INW Manufacturing LLC and PureStar; the business combination of Knowlton Development Corporation (KDC/ONE) and HCT Group Holdings Limited; the acquisition by INW Manufacturing LLC of Capstone Nutrition; and KDC/ONE in its acquisition of Zobele Holding S.p.A.
  • Represented Irving Place Capital Management and Agiliti Holdco, Inc. (f/k/a Universal Hospital Services, Inc.) in Agliti’s combination with Federal Street Acquisition Corp. (FSAC), a SPAC sponsored by Thomas H. Lee Partners, in a new holding company formed by FSAC named Agiliti Health, Inc. (n/k/a Agiliti, Inc.), having an implied enterprise value of approximately $1.74 billion.
  • Represented AMP Capital Investors in its acquisition of ITS ConGlobal.
  • Represented Campbell Soup Company in various matters, including its $6.1 billion acquisition of Snyder’s-Lance, Inc.; its $2.2 billion sale of Campbell International, Inc.; and its sales of Bolthouse Farms, Garden Fresh Gourmet and Kelsen Group A/S.
  • Represented Brookfield Asset Management Inc. in its approximately $4.8 billion acquisition of a 61.2% stake in Oaktree Capital Group, LLC, parent of Oaktree Capital Management, L.P., a hedge fund sponsor.
  • Represented inVentiv Health, Inc. in its $4.6 billion merger with INC Research Holdings, Inc. creating Syneos Health, Inc.
  • Represented Antin Infrastructure Partners in its acquisition of FirstLight Fiber and in FirstLight Fiber’s acquisition of Maine Fiber Company.
  • Represented Advent International in its acquisitions of Culligan International Company, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Definitive Healthcare, LLC, an approximately 50% stake in RxBenefits, Inc. and a 45% stake in Conservice, LLC; the acquisition by its affiliate AI Beauty Holdings of bareMinerals, BUXOM and Laura Mercier; its majority investment in First Watch Restaurants, Inc.; its sale of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf; in Culligan’s $1.1 billion take-private acquisition of AquaVenture Holdings Limited, its acquisition of TWH Filtration Industries, Inc. including its principal subsidiary Paragon Water Systems Inc. and OASIS Corporation and its sale to BDT Capital Partners, with Advent reinvesting on a minority basis; Distribution International in its $1 billion sale to TopBuild Corp.; and Sovos Brands in its acquisition of Birch Benders, LLC.
  • Represented Berkshire Partners, together with WCAS and Tetrad Ventures (GIC), in a sizable minority investment in U.S. Anesthesia Partners, Inc. with physician shareholders of U.S. Anesthesia retaining a majority stake and together with Warburg Pincus, in the recapitalization of Consolidated Precision Products.
  • Represented Eli Lilly and Company in its approximately $8 billion acquisition of Loxo Oncology, Inc. and its $1.1 billion acquisition of Dermira, Inc.
  • Represented Centerbridge Partners in its sale of P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Inc.
  • Represented EQT Partners and its portfolio company Sivantos Pte. Ltd. (n/k/a WS Audiology A/S) in its acquisitions of TruHearing, Inc. and Clearwater Clinical Limited and WS Audiology A/S in its acquisition of the assets of My Hearing Centers, LLC.
  • Represented Genstar Capital, LLC in its acquisitions of Arrowhead Engineered Products, Inc., Marcone Appliance Parts Center, Inc., Pretium Packaging, LLC and Tecomet, Inc. and Arrowhead Engineered Products, Inc. in its acquisition of Red Hawk, LLC.
  • Represented Knowlton Development Corporation (a portfolio company of Cornell Capital) in its acquisition of Benchmark Cosmetic Laboratories, Inc.
  • Represented Thomas H. Lee Partners and Broad Street Principal Investments, a private-equity affiliate of Goldman Sachs & Co., in the acquisition of CTI Foods Holdings from Littlejohn & Co. LLC.
  • Represented Thomas H. Lee Partners in its acquisition of 1-800 CONTACTS from WellPoint and Intermedix Corporation in its $460 million sale to R1 RCM Inc.
  • Advised Sweden-based Investor AB on the international aspects of its acquisition of Sweden-based Permobil, which has an enterprise value of $783 million from Nordic Capital Fund V, L.P.
  • Counsel to Sanofi in its $11.6 billion acquisition of Bioverativ Inc.; its $3.7 billion acquisition of Principia Biopharma Inc.; its $3.2 billion acquisition of Translate Bio, Inc.; and its acquisition of Pluromed.
  • Represented Avista Capital Partners and its portfolio company BioReliance in the $350 million sale of BioReliance to Sigma-Aldrich.
  • Represented Avista Healthcare Public Acquisition Corp. in its acquisition of Organogenesis Inc. and its proposed merger with Envigo International Holdings, Inc., an early stage non-clinical contract research organization.
  • Represented OMERS Private Equity in its acquisition of TurnPoint Services and in credit facilities to finance OMERS' acquisition of Great Expressions Dental Company.
  • Represented Morgan Stanley, as lead bookrunner, in a $1 billion senior notes offering by DENTSPLY with proceeds to fund a portion of its $1.785 billion acquisition of Sweden-based Astra Tech, manufacturer and marketer of dental implants, abutments and surgical medical devices.
  • Represented OPE Accelerated (a portfolio company of OMERS Private Equity) in term and revolving financing supporting OMERS’ acquisition of Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers.
  • Represented Snow Phipps Group in its acquisition of DecoPac, Inc.

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