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John D. Vaughan

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Jack Vaughan is a partner in the firm’s corporate practice group. Mr. Vaughan has extensive experience in advising businesses and entrepreneurs in a variety of commercial, corporate and financial transactions, both nationally and internationally. He has represented businesses, funds, shareholders, management and acquirors in all aspects of merger and acquisition transactions public and private, including purchases and sales of divisions, management buy-outs, carve-outs roll-ups, and ESOP and distressed buy-outs. He works with clients in all phases of their business, including initial and follow-on investments, joint ventures and commercial relationships and work out in distressed situations. He has represented issuers (both public and private), agents and investors in a variety of equity financing transactions, including private placements, and venture capital and other privately negotiated transactions. His representation of borrowers and lenders has involved senior and mezzanine debt, secured and unsecured facilities, foreign currencies, and syndicated and direct facilities. His experience has involved a wide variety of industries, from core manufacturing, to service industries, to healthcare to high-tech.

Mr. Vaughan joined K&L Gates in 1999.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • New York County Bar Association
  • Represented publicly traded, global storage and information management services company in its acquisition of Chinese operations in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong, Qindao, Dalian, Chengdu and Wuhan.
  • Represented publicly traded, provider of technology and infrastructure in the energy industry in the carve-out sale of its global capital services business to a financial purchaser.
  • Represented producer of foreign language television content in its joint venture acquisition of FCC broadcast licensees throughout the South and Southwest U.S.
  • Represented publicly traded, global health and well-being company in its acquisition of a privately held global leader in tooth whitening products.
  • Represented management in a management buyout of an on-line, international, luxury travel agency from a private equity investor.
  • Represented heavy equipment distributor in its acquisition of a privately held construction machinery and equipment distributor.
  • Represented a global, consumer electronics company in the sale of its Mexican manufacturing operations to a foreign strategic buyer.
  • Represented private equity fund in its sale of its programatic TV ad provider to global cable TV provider.
  • Represented private equity investor in purchase of a controlling interest in a publicly traded, Chinese-based, video-on-demand company.
  • Represented private equity investor in serial investments in security screening technology company.
  • Represented a publicly traded, financial services company in structuring complex, European litigation financing.