John M. Caccia
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.

Bio

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 debt, energy, leveraged buyouts, venture, growth equity, fund of funds, mezzanine and distressed assets.

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 Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business. He also is recognized as a leading practitioner by The Legal 500 U.S. and The International Who’s Who of Private Funds Lawyers. Mr. Caccia recently has been profiled in Lawdragon Magazine, and he regularly speaks on the subject of private funds in the capital markets, including at Fordham University, New York University, Bocconi University in Milan, The Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and the University of Oxford.

Credentials

Education

  • LL.B., Dalhousie University, 1992
  • B.C.L., University of Oxford, 1991
  • B.A., Oxford University Jurisprudence, 1990
  • B.A., University of Toronto, 1988 (Honors with High Distinction)
  • Rhodes Scholar, 1988
  • Chancellor’s Medalist, 1988

Admissions

  • Ontario, Canada
  • New York

Languages

  • French

Experience

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

John M. Caccia

Partner, Investment Management
john.caccia@skadden.com