Alex Johnson advises companies, private equity firms, and other clients on a broad range of M&A and private equity transactions, as well as a variety of other corporate and restructuring matters. His work includes US and cross-border acquisitions, dispositions, take-private transactions, carve-outs, joint ventures, co-investments, recapitalizations, restructurings, and public and private investments.

Mr. Johnson has represented a variety of private equity firms such as One Rock Capital Partners, WindRose Health Investors, Easterly Capital Partners, Assured Healthcare Partners and Actis, as well as a wide range of public and private companies such as Google, HarperCollins, Hearst, Hulu, Office Depot, 21st Century Fox, NBC Universal, UnitedHealthcare, On2 Technologies, and Viacom.

He has been recognized for his work by Chambers USA, New York Super Lawyers, and The Legal 500 US. In 2021, he was named a M&A Client Service All-Star by BTI Consulting Group based on a survey of US corporate counsel and executives. Mr. Johnson was also a recipient of The M&A Advisor’s 40 Under 40 award, and has been included on the Global M&A Network’s list of Top 50 M&A Dealmakers in the Americas. He has also served as an adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Law, where he taught a class on Mergers & Acquisitions.

Mr. Johnson has represented clients in a range of corporate matters, including:

  • One Rock Capital Partners in a number of transactions, including:
    • Its US$4.3 billion acquisition of Nestlé Waters North America
    • Its acquisition of the tire additives business of Eastman Chemicals
    • Its acquisition of Therm-O-Disc, a subsidiary of Emerson
    • Its acquisition of the Process Solutions business of Newell Brands
    • Its US$932 million take-private acquisition of Innophos (NYSE: IPHS)
    • Its acquisitions and subsequent dispositions of Dixie Electric, Airxcel, Compass Chemicals, Monarch Landscaping, and Summit Research Labs
  • WindRose Health Investors in a number of transactions, including:
    • Its acquisition of Terrapin Pharmacy
    • Its acquisition and subsequent disposition of Basys
    • Its acquisition and subsequent disposition of MyNexus
    • Its acquisition and subsequent disposition of Avadyne
  • Easterly Acquisition Corp. (a SPAC) in its US$2.2 billion merger with Sirius International Insurance Group
  • The Anschutz Corporation in the US$5.9 billion take-private acquisition of Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) by Cineworld Group plc
  • Google in a number of transactions, including:
    • Its US$550 million "PIPEs" investment in (Nasdaq: JD; HKEX: 9618)
    • Its acquisition of LogMeIn's Xively business
    • Its acquisition of Lift Labs
  • Hulu in its formation and joint venture among Fox, NBC Universal, Disney, and Providence Equity
  • Actis in its sale of its portfolio company Anthelio Healthcare Solutions to Atos SE
  • Shazam Entertainment in its sale to Apple
  • Hearst Corporation in a number of transactions, including:
    • Its Verizon Hearst Media Partners joint venture
    • Its acquisition of Litton Entertainment
    • Its investments in Complex Media and Lightbeam Health Solutions
  • Trizec Properties (NYZE: TRZ) in its US$8.9 billion take-private acquisition by The Blackstone Group and Brookfield Properties
  • 21st Century Fox in a number of transactions, including:
    • Its acquisition of TrueX 
    • Its National Geographic Partners joint venture with the National Geographic Society
    • Its EndemolShine Group joint venture with Apollo
    • Its investment in Vice Media 
    • Its US$1.1 billion sale of television stations to Oak Hill
  • HarperCollins Publishers in a number of transactions, including its C$455 acquisition of Harlequin Enterprises
  • UnitedHealthcare in its US$775 million acquisition of Fiserv's health business
  • Condé Nast, Hearst Magazines, Meredith Corporation, Rogers Communications, and Time Inc. in connection with an investment by KKR in Next Issue Media
  • Onexim Sports in its acquisition of a controlling stake in the New Jersey Nets basketball team and an interest in the Barclays Center
  • Norilsk Nickel Group in its (initially hostile) US$6.3 billion acquisition of LionOre Mining (ASX: LIM)
  • Office Depot in its US$690 million sale of its interest in Office Depot de Mexico to Grupo Gigante
  • Caesars Entertainment (NYSE: CZR) in its US$9.4 billion acquisition by Harrah's
  • Various private equity portfolio companies and other businesses on debt and capital structure restructurings, dividend recapitalizations, distressed acquisitions and sales, and similar transactions

*Certain of the above matters handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • New York


  • JD, Fordham University, 1996
    cum laude
  • BA, Boston College, 1993
    cum laude