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Partner at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
John Evangelakos is co-head of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP’s cybersecurity and IP and technology groups and a member of the firm’s M&A group. Mr Evangelakos has led transactions in a wide variety of industries, including the technology, cybersecurity and financial services sectors.
Mr Evangelakos’s clients have included AkzoNobel, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Archipelago, Axel Springer, Barclays, Eastman Kodak, Intercontinental Exchange and Microsoft. He represented Intercontinental Exchange in its acquisitions of NYSE Euronext for $8.2 billion and the New York Board of Trade for $1.7 billion, and Archipelago Holdings in its sale to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in connection with the public listing of the NYSE. He also represented 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, as a leading lawyer in M&A by New York Super Lawyers and as a recommended transactional IP lawyer in the IAM Patent 1000, and has been listed in The Legal 500 United States for patent licensing and transactions.