John M. Caccia

John M. Caccia, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

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Listed in International, Securities and Corporate Finance


Law School: LL.B., Dalhousie University, 1992

School: B.C.L., Oxford University, 1991; B.A., Oxford University Jurisprudence, 1990

School: B.A., University of Toronto, 1988 (Honors with High Distinction) Rhodes Scholar, 1988 Chancellor's Medalist, 1988

State/Provincial Admissions: Ontario, New York

Languages: French

John Caccia represents sponsor and investor clients in the formation and capitalization of a broad range of United States and offshore private funds, and related financing, acquisition and disposition transactions.

Mr. Caccia’s practice focuses on the representation of sponsors in structuring, negotiating and capitalizing private funds and other investment vehicles, as well as the formation of related U.S., offshore and multinational investment advisory and management entities of private funds. He represents sponsors in the formation and capitalization of funds active in U.S. and international debt and equity markets with a broad range of institutional investors and other investors, including funds with investment mandates covering leveraged buyout, venture, growth equity, fund of funds, mezzanine and distressed asset transactions.

Mr. Caccia also represents private funds in structuring and negotiating portfolio investments and dispositions, investment joint ventures, financing, co-investments and significant strategic initiatives.

Mr. Caccia has represented sponsors and investors in a wide range of transactions reflecting particular opportunities generated by shifts in the global private funds and capital markets landscape. Such transactions include the formation of a $4.6 billion hybrid fund offering investors exposure to a broad range of assets with one class for investors seeking private equity-like economics and terms and a second class having terms representative of a hedge fund-like investment, and the formation of a $1.3 billion secondary private equity fund of funds. Mr. Caccia also has represented the sponsors of a leading boutique investment banking business organized to include a platform for private equity and hedge fund sponsorship, and prominent sovereign wealth entities in the deployment of approximately $3 billion in hedge funds and private equity funds.

Mr. Caccia repeatedly has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and is recognized as a leading lawyer by The Legal 500. He also was listed in The International Who’s Who of Private Funds Lawyers 2014. Mr. Caccia regularly speaks on the subject of private funds in the capital markets, including at New York University, Bocconi University in Milan and the University of Oxford. He lectures on private funds as part of the graduate Masters in Law and Finance offered jointly by the law faculty and the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford.

Law Clerk to the Honorable Mr. Justice Charles Gonthier, Supreme Court of Canada (1992)

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