John J. Allotta

Partner

Cleveland
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"[John is] 'my primary, go-to lawyer. He is very responsive, practical and thorough. He is a good negotiator and is a very good manager of the deal process.'"

— Chambers USA 2014

Overview

John Allotta's practice focuses principally on mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions. John has extensive experience advising private and public companies and private equity firms on complex business transactions, and his financing experience includes counseling clients in a variety of commercial financing transactions, including subordinated debt facilities. In addition to specific transaction-based work, John regularly advises clients in connection with a wide range of day-to-day commercial arrangements.

John is ranked in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business in Ohio Corporate/M&A and is a member of the Hiring and Recruitment Committee for the firm's Cleveland office.

Select Experience

  • Represented Blue Point Capital Partners in its acquisition of several portfolio companies, including Quality Synthetic Rubber, JTM Foods, Convergent Label Technology, Engineered Materials Solutions and Metal Technology Solutions, and subsequent related rollup acquisitions and sales.
  • Represented Cyprium Partners in several debt and equity transactions, including its acquisition of MC Assembly, its sale of Alpha Sintered Metals, and subordinated debt facilities with Hobbico, Inc., Stock Equipment, Advanced Decorative Systems and Empire Beauty Schools.
  • Represented TransDigm Group, Inc. in several of its acquisitions in the aerospace industry, including its acquisitions of Airborne Global, Arkwin Industries, GE Aviation's Electromechanical Actuation Division and Aero-Instruments.
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Experience

  • Represented Blue Point Capital Partners in its acquisition of several portfolio companies, including Quality Synthetic Rubber, JTM Foods, Convergent Label Technology, Engineered Materials Solutions and Metal Technology Solutions, and subsequent related rollup acquisitions and sales.
  • Represented Cyprium Partners in several debt and equity transactions, including its acquisition of MC Assembly, its sale of Alpha Sintered Metals, and subordinated debt facilities with Hobbico, Inc., Stock Equipment, Advanced Decorative Systems and Empire Beauty Schools.
  • Represented TransDigm Group, Inc., in several of its acquisitions in the aerospace industry, including its acquisitions of Airborne Global, Arkwin Industries, GE Aviation's Electromechanical Actuation Division and Aero-Instruments.
  • Represented Morgenthaler Partners in its acquisition of several portfolio companies, including RotoMetrics, Mark Andy and UAV Corporation, and subsequent related rollup acquisitions and sales.
  • Represented Talisman Capital Partners in connection with its acquisition of Terry's Tire Town.
  • Represented Lincoln Electric Holdings in several acquisitions, including its acquisitions of JW Harris, Vernon Tools, Gulf Wire Corporation and Techalloy.
  • Represented Eaton Corporation in several acquisitions of Argo-Tech, Pulizzi Engineering and Wright Line.
  • Represented CareFusion Corporation in its acquisition of Medegen.
  • Represented Sarnova, Inc., in connection with various rollup acquisitions, including DXE Medical, Progressive Medical, Blue Ridge Medical, Metropolitan Medical, CardioVascular Concepts, and Alliance Medical.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Chambers USA: Corporate/M&A in Ohio (2013 to 2017)
  • Ohio Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2005 to 2007, 2009 to 2010, 2012 to 2013)

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Admissions

  • Ohio, 2001

Education

  • J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 2001, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University, 1998, cum laude