Alexander B. Johnson

Alexander B. Johnson

Partner, New York

Email alex.johnson@​

Phone +1 212 918 3030

Fax +1 212 918 3100

Practice groupCorporate

Alex Johnson is a leading M&A lawyer who heads the New York Mergers and Acquisitions group and is a member of the firm's Mergers and Acquisitions Leadership Team and Private Equity Leadership Team.

Alex regularly advises clients on U.S. and cross-border mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions, as well as on a variety of other corporate matters, including joint ventures, strategic investments, spin-offs, financings and recapitalizations.

Alex has been recognized for his work by Chambers, New York Super Lawyers, and the Legal 500. Alex 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. Alex has also served as an adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Law, where he taught a class on mergers and acquisitions.

Awards and recognitions

2009-2012, 2016-2017

Media and Entertainment: Corporate (New York)
Chambers USA


Mergers & Acquisitions
New York Super Lawyers


Top 50 M&A Dealmakers in the Americas
Global M&A Network


Media, Technology, and Telecoms: Technology: Transactions
Legal 500 US


Media, Technology, and Telecoms: Telecoms and Broadcast: Transactional
Legal 500 US


Mergers, Acquisitions, and Buyouts
Legal 500 US


M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Private Equity Buyouts
Legal 500 US


Mergers, Acquisitions, and Buyouts: M&A: Large Deals ($1bn-5bn)
Legal 500 US


M&A Adviser, 40 Under 40

Education and admissions


J.D., Fordham University School of Law, cum laude, 1996

B.A., Boston College, cum laude, 1993

Visiting Student, University of Oxford, 1992


Member, American Bar Association

Member, Committee on Negotiated Acquisitions, American Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

New York

Representative experience

The Anschutz Corporation on the US$5.8bn acquisition of Regal Entertainment Group by Cineworld Group plc.

Easterly Acquisition on its pending US$2.2bn merger with Sirius International Insurance Group.

Google on its US$550m investment in, its acquisition of LogMeIn's Xively business, its acquisition of Lift Labs, and various other transactions.

21st Century Fox on its pending US$910m stations acquisition from Sinclair, its US$1.1bn sale of stations to Oak Hill, its acquisition of TrueX, and various other transactions.

21st Century Fox on a number of joint ventures, including its National Geographic Partners joint venture with the National Geographic Society and its EndemolShine Group joint venture with Apollo.

One Rock Capital Partners on its acquisitions of FXI, Robertshaw, Island Energy, Dixie Electric, Airxcel, Compass Chemicals, Summit Research Labs, and various other transactions.

WindRose Health Investors on its acquisitions of HCCA International, Avadyne, and Woodbury Health, its investment in MDsave and myNEXUS, and various other transactions.

Actis on its sale of Anthelio Healthcare Solutions to Atos SE.

News Corporation on its acquisition of Checkout 51, its sale of The Weekly Standard, and various other transactions.

HarperCollins Publishers on its C$455m acquisition of Harlequin Enterprises and its acquisitions of Thomas Nelson, Inc.; Zondervan; and other publishing companies.

Martek Biosciences on its US$1.09bn acquisition by Royal DSM N.V.

Viacom on its acquisition of WhoSay.

Hearst Corporation on its Verizon Hearst Media Partners joint venture, its acquisition of Litton, and its investments in Complex Media and Lightbeam Health Solutions.

Norilsk Nickel Group on its US$6.3bn acquisition (initially hostile) of LionOre Mining.

Condé Nast, Hearst Magazines, Meredith Corporation, Rogers Communications, and Time Inc. in connection with an investment by KKR in Next Issue Media.

Onexim Sports on its acquisition of a controlling stake in the New Jersey Nets basketball team and an interest in the Barclays Center.

Office Depot on its US$690m sale of its interest in Office Depot de Mexico to Grupo Gigante.

Trizec Properties on its US$8.9bn acquisition by The Blackstone Group and Brookfield Properties.

Formation of Hulu and its joint venture among Fox, NBC Universal, Disney, and Providence Equity.

NBC Universal on its sale of Los Angeles-based television station KWHY-TV to Meruelo Enterprises.

UnitedHealthcare on its US$775m acquisition of Fiserv's health business.

On2 Technologies on its US$120m acquisition by Google in a stock-for-stock merger.

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