John I. Sanders

Associate, Milan

Biography

Overview

John I. Sanders is an associate and practices in the areas of M&A, Private Equity, Corporate and Equity and Debt Capital Markets.

John regularly assists public and private companies in connection with mergers and acquisitions, asset purchases, and public and private debt and equity offerings. John also has substantial experience representing public and private investment funds.

In addition to practicing law, John is an adjunct professor of law at Wake Forest University School of Law. He teaches courses related to public and private investment funds.

Prior to joining White & Case, John practiced in the Winston-Salem, North Carolina office of another international law firm.

Bars and Courts
North Carolina State Bar
Education
JD
Wake Forest University School of Law

Winston-Salem, NC

MBA
Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA 

BA in History; Minor Economics
Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC

Languages
English
Italian

Experience

  • Goldman Sachs International and Mediobanca - Banca di Credito Finanziario S.p.A., as joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners, and Mediobanca - Banca di Credito Finanziario S.p.A., as sponsor, in connection with the initial public offering of SECO S.p.A. on the STAR segment of the Milan Stock Exchange, in which approximately 40.45% of the company's ordinary shares were offered, for a total amount of approximately €160 million.
  • Ruffini Partecipazione S.r.l. in connection with the placement of 8,200,000 ordinary shares of Moncler S.p.A. corresponding to a total amount equal to approximately €400 million. The placement was carried out through an accelerated bookbuild offering to institutional investors.
  • Philogen S.p.A. in connection with its initial public offering on the Mercato Telematico Azionario (MTA), organized and managed by Borsa Italiana for a total value of approximately €76 million.
  • Sofima Holding S.p.A., a newly established company controlling IMA S.p.A., in connection with a €1,280 million high yield bonds issuance of senior secured notes, issued in two tranches, in the context of the mandatory tender offer on all the outstanding shares of IMA S.p.A. The Notes have been offered and sold pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S under the US Securities Act and listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.
  • doValue S.p.A. in connection with the issuance of its €265 million senior secured 5% notes. The proceeds are being used to refinance the €265 million senior secured bridge facility loan granted to doValue S.p.A. in June 2020. The notes have been offered and sold pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S under the US Securities Act and listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.
  • GVS S.p.A. in connection with its initial public offering on the Milan Stock Exchange, in which 40% of the company's ordinary shares were offered, for a total amount of approximately €570 million.
  • Morgan Stanley as sole bookrunner in connection with the offering of 2,000,000 ordinary shares of the Italian listed company Reply S.p.A. sold by its controlling shareholder Alika S.r.l. through an accelerated bookbuild offering to institutional investors.
  • International Game Technology Plc in connection with the issuance of its US$750 million 5.25% senior secured notes due in 2029. The notes have been offered and sold pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S under the US Securities Act and listed on Euronext Dublin.
Publications

Spoofing: A Proposal for Normalizing Divergent Securities and Commodities Futures Regimes, 51 Wake Forest L. Rev. 517 (2016)

Break from Tradition: Questioning the Primacy of Self-Regulation in American Securities Law, Michigan Business & Entrepreneurial Law Review, Volume 7, Issue 1 (2017)

In re ProShares: Second Circuit Deprives Investors of Meaningful Disclosure, Wake Forest Intellectual Property Law Journal, Volume 17, Number 4 (2017)