- Capital Markets & Investments
- Business Development Companies
- Private Investment Funds
- Securities & Corporate Governance
- Mergers & Acquisitions
|Contact Info||Telephone: 202.383.0515|
|University ||University of Richmond, B.S.B.A., cum laude Beta Gamma Sigma|
|Law School||Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.|
|Admitted||1999, Virginia; 2000, District of Columbia|
|Born||Baltimore, Maryland, June 22, 1974|
John Mahon works with a wide array of private equity firms and other financial sector participants in connection with the establishment and operation of business development companies (BDCs), registered closed-end funds and other similar public and private vehicles that comply with complex regulatory structures, including the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Investment Advisors Act of 1940 and the Dodd-Frank Act. With more than a decade of experience, John has been involved with more than 70 debt and equity offerings, including 20 initial public offerings (IPOs), reflecting an aggregate of over $7 billion in total proceeds.
A member of Sutherland's Corporate Practice Group, John practices in securities law and mergers and acquisitions. He regularly provides guidance to many New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and NASDAQ-listed companies in connection with ongoing corporate governance and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reporting and compliance matters. John routinely handles issues involving tender offers, proxy solicitations, going-private transactions and beneficial ownership reporting obligations.
Sutherland represents ING Global Advantage and Premium Opportunity Fund in a $345 million IPO.
Sutherland represented an ING closed end fund in connection with a $345 million initial public offering.
Sutherland advises Solar Capital Ltd. in $105 million IPO.
Sutherland advised a business development company in its $105 million initial public offering.
Sutherland represents Goldman Sachs & Co., Wells Fargo Securities and Morgan Stanley in connection with New Mountain Finance Corp.'s $100 million IPO.
Sutherland advised as underwriters' counsel for a business development company, New Mountain Finance Corporation, in connection with its IPO. The offering raising approximately $130 million in total gross proceeds including proceeds from a concurrent private placement.
Awards and Rankings
Selected for inclusion in Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers® "Rising Stars" (2013)
Recipient, Securities and Exchange Commission Capital Markets Award (2002)
Adjunct Professor, George Washington University Law School
Chair, Corporate Finance Committee, Corporation, Finance and Securities Law Section, District of Columbia Bar
Member, Business Law Section, American Bar Association
Public Company Acquisitions Experience
Sutherland advises on $650 million acquisition of business development company.
Sutherland was called in for its legal experience to provide counsel on the $650 million acquisition of a publicly traded business development company.
Sutherland advises on $1 billion acquisition of ship leasing company.
Sutherland advised a client on the $1 billion acquisition of a container ship leasing company by a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company.
Sutherland counsels on $110 million acquisition of medical technology company.
Sutherland counseled a client on the $110 million acquisition of a medical technology company by a publicly traded medical equipment manufacturer.
Sutherland advises on $150 million roll-up acquisition of food brokerage business.
Sutherland advised a client on the $150 million roll-up acquisition of a food brokerage business by a publicly traded business development company.
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
The Volcker Rule: The Rising Appeal of Registered Investment Companies and BDCs
Brian Barrett,Steven B. Boehm,Cynthia M. Krus,John J. Mahon,Harry S. Pangas, January 16, 2014
On December 10, 2013, the U.S. Federal Reserve, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and the Securities and Exchange Commission issued final rules implementing Section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street...
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