Martin LLP, a Stamford, Conn.-based law firm, said Monday that John Capetta has joined the firm to lead its Private Equity Practice Group. Capetta joins from Kelley Drye & Warren, where he was chair of the firm-wide Private Equity Practice Group.
August 4, 2014 – Martin LLP is pleased to announce that John Capetta has joined the firm to lead its Private Equity Practice Group. John’s arrival further strengthens Martin LLPs’ national Corporate Practice. John joins the firm from the international law firm of Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, where he started his career and was chair of the firm-wide Private Equity Practice Group.
“We are pleased to have John joining us,” says Christopher Martin, Managing Partner at Martin LLP, “John’s more than 20 years focused exclusively in the private equity space will further strengthen our growing corporate practice. It is an exciting time for our firm as we continue to expand.”
John has 34 years of experience in the area of mergers and acquisitions, including the representation of financial and strategic buyers, sellers (entities and individuals), and management in public and private acquisitions and divestitures and joint ventures.
“I am pleased to be joining Martin LLP.” says John. “I am looking forward to helping the firm grow its sophisticated M&A, VC and corporate practice, and to increasing the firm’s PE presence with the support and encouragement of the attorneys there. Kelley Drye has been a terrific home to me and a setting in which I was able to help build a high quality, high touch PE practice, and I plan to continue to work with many of the great lawyers there with whom I have worked over the last 34 years, as a supplement to the attorney resources I will have access to at Martin LLP.”
John has represented a wide range of private equity firms, portfolio companies and portfolio company management, most notably Credit Suisse Private Equity, DLJ Merchant Banking Partners, Tailwind Capital Partners and Warburg Pincus.
John earned his J.D. cum laude from the University of Connecticut where he served on the Connecticut Law Review as a Notes and Comments Editor. He graduated with a B.S. in Accounting magna cum laude from Providence College and is admitted to practice in Connecticut and has begun the process of applying for admission on motion in New York.
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