John Evangelakos is co-head of Sullivan & Cromwell’s cybersecurity group, the firm’s IP and technology group and a member of the firm’s M&A group. Mr Evangelakos has led transactions in a wide variety of industries, including in the technology, cybersecurity and financial services sectors.
Mr Evangelakos’s clients have included AkzoNobel, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Axel Springer, Barclays, Eastman Kodak, Intercontinental Exchange and Microsoft. He represented Intercontinental Exchange in its acquisitions of NYSE Euronext for $8.2 billion, Interactive Data Corporation for $5.2 billion and Standard & Poor’s Securities Evaluations and Credit Market Analysis businesses, Axel Springer in its acquisition of Business Insider – a leading digital offering for business news – and Eastman Kodak in the $527 million sale of its digital imaging patent portfolio to a consortium organised by Intellectual Ventures and RPX Corporation, which was pivotal to the restructuring and emergence of Eastman Kodak Company from bankruptcy.
Mr Evangelakos has been recognised as a leading lawyer in leveraged buyouts and private equity by The Best Lawyers in America (2008 to 2017), a leading lawyer in M&A by New York Super Lawyers (2007 to 2016), a recommended transactional IP lawyer in the IAM Patent 1000 (2014 to 2017) and in the patent licensing and transactional category of The Legal 500 United States (2014 and 2015).
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