J. Cory Tull is a corporate partner and Co-Deputy Office Managing Partner in the Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Tull’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions and other complex business transactions, including leveraged buyouts, global carve-outs, joint ventures, divestitures, controlling and minority investments, and other strategic transactions, as well as general corporate governance and transactional matters. He has extensive experience representing private equity firms as well as private and public companies in domestic and cross-border transactions in an array of industries, including consumer products, sports and entertainment, manufacturing, financial services, aerospace and defense, and technology.

Mr. Tull served on the firm’s Associates Committee, a global committee comprising partners and associates tasked with managing associate reviews and evaluations, and policies affecting associates and associate bonus allocations, as well as making partnership progression recommendations. He also served on the firm’s Recruiting Committee, ensuring the firm acquires the highest level of talent.

Mr. Tull's representative experience includes:

  • The Carlyle Group in its take-private acquisition of ManTech International, a leading provider of innovative technologies and solutions for mission-critical national security programs, at an enterprise value of approximately US$4.2 billion
  • The Carlyle Group in its investment in Litmus Music, a platform formed to acquire and manage music assets, including both music publishing and recorded music, across genres, geographies, and vintages
  • A consortium of Capitol Meridian Partners, Declaration Partners (backed by the family office of David M. Rubenstein) and 22C Capital in acquiring LMI, a provider of technology-enabled management consulting, logistics, and digital and analytics solutions to the US government
  • The Carlyle Group in its acquisition of StandardAero, a leading global provider of repair and maintenance services to the aerospace and defense industries, from Veritas Capital
  • The Carlyle Group in its US$140 million investment in The NORDAM Group, a leading independent aerospace manufacturing and repair company
  • Platinum Equity in its US$2.1 billion sale of BlueLine Rental, one of the largest equipment rental companies in North America, to United Rentals, Inc
  • SK Capital Partners and its portfolio company Addivant, in the acquisition of SI Group, a leading global developer and manufacturer of performance additives and intermediates
  • Vogue International and The Carlyle Group in the sale of Vogue International to Johnson & Johnson for US$3.3 billion
  • The Carlyle Group in connection with its US$4.9 billion leveraged acquisition of DuPont’s Performance Coatings business
  • Capitol Acquisition Corporation Ill in its combination with Cision at an enterprise value of approximately US$2.4 billion
  • Global Jet Capital, an aircraft financing provider capitalized by investment funds managed by Franklin Square Capital Partners (sub-advised by GSO Capital Partners, a Blackstone company), The Carlyle Group and AE Industrial Partners, in its acquisition of the aircraft lease and loan portfolio of GE Capital Corporate Aircraft in the Americas, representing approximately US$2.5 billion of net assets
  • Multiple transactions for the owners of the NHL’s St. Louis Blues, including the current ownership group’s 2012 acquisition of the team and arena, and other subsequent corporate and financing transactions
  • The Carlyle Group in its investments in, and the subsequent sale of its interests in, Beats Electronics and Beats Music, which Apple acquired for approximately US$3 billion
  • Riverstone Holdings in the approximately US$780 million sale of Wayne Fueling Systems to Dover Corporation
  • Revolution Growth in multiple transactions, including investments in Sweetgreen, Inc. and Sportradar AG
  • Riverstone Holdings in the acquisition of Wayne Fueling Systems from General Electric Company
  • SK Capital in the acquisition of the antioxidant and ultraviolet stabilizers division of Chemtura Corporation
  • Platinum Equity in its sale of NESCO, a provider of fleet equipment rentals, sales, and services for the North American electrical transmission and distribution market, to an affiliate of Energy Capital Partners
  • BWAY (a Platinum Equity portfolio company) in its acquisition of Ropak Packaging from UK-based LINPAC Group
  • Riverstone Holdings, First Reserve Corporation and Dresser Holdings, Inc. in the sale of Dresser to General Electric Company

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia
  • New York


  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 2009
    cum laude
  • BS, Georgetown University, 2004