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John Arbuckle

‎Director at BofA Merrill Lynch , BofA Merrill Lynch

John joined Merrill Lynch’s industrials group as a Summer Analyst in 2004. John began his career with the firm in Chicago where he remained through late 2013. In late 2013, he relocated to London to support the European investment banking effort with a focus on M&A.

Selected M&A and Structured Transactions Experience Includes: (1) Sale of CeramTec to BC Partners, (2) Sale of Netafim to Mexichem (3) Sale of Bilfinger’s Building and Facility Business to EQT, (4) IPO and tax-free Spin-Off of Ferrari, (5) Sale of Johnson Controls’ Global Workplace Solutions Business to CBRE, (6) Acquisition of a Controlling Stake in Amrest by Finaccess via public tender, (7) Acquisition of British Car Auctions by Haversham Holdings (a Marwyn Backed SPAC), (8) Tax-free Spin-Off of Hertz Equipment Rental from Hertz Global Holdings, (9) Sale of Gates Global to Blackstone, (10) Sale of John Deere’s micro-drip irrigation business to FIMI, (11) Withdrawn sale of Cooper Tire to Apollo Tyre, (12) Acquisition of a 20% stake in China Auto Rental by Hertz Global Holdings, (13) Acquisition of Dollar Thrifty by Hertz Global Holdings, (14) Acquisition of Tomkins by Onex, among others.

John holds a bachelor’s degree (Magna Cum Laude) from Boston College in (i) Finance, (ii) Economics and (iii) Corporate Reporting and a MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in (i) Finance, (ii) Marketing and (iii) International Business.