Nick Luongo, Local Co-Chair of the Washington, D.C. Corporate Department, guides clients on mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, and general corporate matters. In 2013, he was honored as a winner of The M&A Advisor’s 40 Under 40.

Mr. Luongo has developed particular experience in structuring and negotiating leveraged buyouts, cross-border transactions, acquisitions and dispositions of corporate divisions and equity investment transactions. He represents private equity firms and public and private companies in a variety of industries, including:

  • Energy & Infrastructure
  • Chemicals & Applied Materials
  • Healthcare
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Communications
  • Consumer products

His representative clients include:

  • The Carlyle Group
  • Riverstone Holdings
  • SK Capital Partners
  • GTCR
  • Stellex Capital Management

Mr. Luongo’s experience includes representing:

  • Niacet and SK Capital Partners in the US$1.015 billion sale of Niacet to Kerry Group
  • Riverstone in the US$2.685 billion carve-out acquisition of the bulk liquid storage business of Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation
  • The Carlyle Group, Stellex and portfolio company Titan in the acquisition from Huntington Ingalls Inc. of its San Diego shipyard assets
  • SK Capital in the US$775 million acquisition of Performance Products & Solutions (PP&S), a business unit of PolyOne Corporation
  • Riverstone and its affiliated SPAC Silver Run II in the acquisitions of Alta Mesa and Kingfisher with an initial transaction value over US$3 billion
  • The Carlyle Group and Stellex in the acquisitions of Vigor Industrials and MHI Holdings and the creation of Titan Acquisition Holdings
  • SK Capital and its portfolio company Addivant in the acquisition of SI Group, Inc.
  • The Carlyle Group in the formation of Millicent Pharma and its acquisition of assets from Allergan
  • Starr Investment Holdings in the acquisition of ACA Compliance
  • The Carlyle Group in its take-private acquisition with GTCR or Albany Molecular Research, Inc.
  • The Carlyle Group in the acquisition of WellDyneRx
  • SK Capital Partners in the acquisition of Niacet Corporation
  • Riverstone in the US$780 million sale of Wayne Fueling Systems to Dover Corporation
  • Riverstone and its affiliated SPAC Silver Run in the US$1.5 billion acquisition of a majority stake in Centennial Resource Production
  • Riverstone in the acquisition of Wayne Fueling Systems from General Electric Company
  • Global Jet Capital, The Carlyle Group, GSO, 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
  • The Carlyle Group in the US$1.9 billion sale of Veyance Technologies to Continental AG
  • Riverstone Holdings, First Reserve Corporation and Dresser Holdings, Inc. in the US$3.1 billion sale of Dresser to General Electric Company
  • The Carlyle Group and MultiPlan in connection with the US$3.1 billion sale of MultiPlan Holdings, Inc. to affiliates of Silver Lake Partners and BC Partners in one of the largest secondary buyouts of 2010
  • SK Capital in connection with the take-private of TPC Group, Inc.
  • Riverstone Holdings in the sale of Calgary-based portfolio company Shelter Bay Energy Inc. in a stock-for-stock transaction valued at C$1.3 billion
  • Riverstone Holdings in the C$503 million sale of Calgary-based portfolio company CanEra Resources Inc.
  • GTCR in connection with the acquisition of Merlin Media, LLC
  • SK Capital in the acquisition of the antioxidant and ultraviolet stabilizers division of Chemtura Corporation
  • The Carlyle Group in connection with Carlyle’s US$6.3 billion leveraged buyout of Manor Care, Inc.
  • MultiPlan in connection with its acquisition of Viant, Inc.
  • AxleTech International, Inc. in connection with the sale of AxleTech to General Dynamics Corporation
  • Riverstone Holdings in connection with the leveraged buyout of Dresser, Inc.
  • Riverstone Holdings in connection with equity investments in both Shelter Bay, Inc. and CanEra Resources, Inc.
  • The Carlyle Group in connection with Carlyle’s investment in the US$10.3 billion leveraged buyout of the supply business of The Home Depot
  • The Carlyle Group in connection with Carlyle’s investment in the US$15 billion leveraged buyout of Hertz 

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia
  • Massachusetts


  • JD, Boston University School of Law, 2001
  • BA, Yale University, 1998