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Jonathan M. DeSantis

Jonathan DeSantis is a partner in the Capital Markets and Finance Groups. Mr. DeSantis’ practice focuses on advising investment banks and private corporations in a variety of finance transactions—including high yield and investment grade bonds, syndicated bank loans, tender offers and restructurings. He has worked on both the bank and bond side of leveraged buyouts and other investment-grade and leveraged acquisition financings and has represented investment banks and issuers in equity offerings.

Selected Experience


  • Tyco plc’s acquisition of Johnson Controls (Citibank)
  • The Southern Company’s acquisition of AGL Resources Inc. (Citibank)
  • Aetna Inc.’s acquisition of Humana Inc. (Citibank)
  • Halliburton Company’s acquisition of Baker Hughes Incorporated (Citibank)
  • Medtronic Inc.’s acquisition of Covidien plc (Bank of America Merrill Lynch)
  • Actavis plc’s acquisition of Forest Laboratories (Bank of America Merrill Lynch)

Leveraged Finance

  • Sycamore Partners’ acquisition of Belk (Bank of America Merrill Lynch / Morgan Stanley)
  • Credit facilities for Alliant Techsystems, Avon, Dean Foods, FTS International, Vista Outdoor
  • High yield bonds for Alliant Techsystems, Armstrong Energy, FTS International, Sealed Air, Steel Dynamics, Vista Outdoor


  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 2003
  • Dartmouth College, B.A., 1998, with honors
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