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John T. Capetta

Partner, Business and Corporate Group

John is the head of the Private Equity practice at Martin LLP where he focuses on the representation of funds, portfolio companies and management in private equity transactions.

John has 35+ 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.  

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.

Prior to joining Martin LLP, John was at 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. 

Honors & Awards

Selected as one of the Best Lawyers in the Corporate Law area, 2009-2017
Listed in Super Lawyers, 2009-2017
Ranked as a leading practitioner in the Corporate/M&A area by Chambers USA, 2008-2012, and 2017


New York


University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., cum laude
Providence College, B.S. in Accounting, magna cum laude 


Areas of Practice

Private Equity and Private Investment Practice
Mergers & Acquisitions
Growth Companies
Corporate Finance
Private Securities Offerings
Joint Ventures


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