Justin M. Top

Justin M. Top

Associate, Mergers and Acquisitions


Justin Top advises public and private companies, private equity firms and portfolio companies on U.S. and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, carve-outs, strategic investments, securities offerings and other corporate matters.

Notable representations include:

  • Honeywell in its pending $4.95 billion acquisition of the global access solutions business of Carrier Global Corporation
  • Brookfield Infrastructure in its $13.3 billion take-private of Triton International Limited
  • TOM FORD in its acquisition by The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. at an enterprise value of $2.8 billion
  • Mayne Pharma Group Limited in its $475 million sale of Metrics Contract Services to Catalent, Inc.
  • vTv Therapeutics in an investment into the company by, and collaboration and license agreement with, affiliates of G42 Healthcare
  • Permira Funds and its portfolio companies in several transactions, including:
    • the sale of its portfolio company LSNE to PCI Pharma Services
    • the acquisition of OMNI Orthopaedics Inc.
  • The Blackstone Group in its sales of:
    • Exeter Finance to an investor group led by Warburg Pincus
    • Stearns Lending to Guaranteed Rate, Inc.
  • Fortress Value Acquisition Corp. II in its $2.5 billion business combination with ATI Physical Therapy
  • Funds advised by Apax Partners in their sale of ECI Software Solutions to affiliates of Leonard Green & Partners
  • Greentech Capital Advisors in its sale to Nomura Holdings, Inc.
  • OFG Bancorp in its $550 million acquisition of Scotiabank’s Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands banking operations
  • Highbridge Capital Management in its acquisition of assets from Pernix Therapeutics, which was structured as a Chapter 11 credit bid
  • WABCO Holdings Inc. in its $7 billion acquisition by ZF Friedrichshafen AG



  • J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School, 2018
  • B.A., Kenyon College, 2014


  • Illinois
  • New York

Justin M. Top

Associate, Mergers and Acquisitions