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Julia L. Petty
Julia L. Petty
Partner — Executive Compensation & Benefits
Partner — Executive Compensation & Benefits

Julia L. Petty

Julia L. Petty
New York

The Grace Building
1114 Avenue of the Americas
32nd Floor
New York, NY 10036

Julia L. Petty

Experience Highlights

  • Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corporation, a SPAC sponsored by an affiliate of Riverstone Holdings, in its $2.1 billion business combination with Hyzon Motors, a global supplier of zero-emissions hydrogen fuel cell powered commercial vehicles

  • Buckeye Partners and Nala Renewables in their acquisition of a majority interest in Swift Current Energy, a leading North American clean energy development and investment platform with a pipeline of over 6 GW of solar, wind and energy storage projects

  • Noble Energy in its $13 billion sale to Chevron

  • EVgo Services, an electric vehicle public fast charging network, in its business combination with Climate Change Crisis Real Impact I Acquisition Corporation, a SPAC

  • Apollo Global Management in the formation of a joint venture with Altius Renewable Royalties to accelerate the growth of Great Bay Renewables, a leading provider of renewable energy development capital in North America

  • Jonah Energy in an out-of-court restructuring involving a deleveraging of the company’s balance sheet by approximately $580 million through a rights offering, tender offer, and redemption of non-tendered notes, together with an amended and restated credit agreement of Jonah’s $750 million credit facility

  • The Lion Electric Company, a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles, in its $1.9 billion combination with Northern Genesis Acquisition Corp., a publicly traded ESG-focused SPAC

  • Management team of Arcis Golf in the acquisition by Atairos Management LP of a substantial ownership position in the company, with Fortress Investment Group LLC maintaining a significant ownership stake

  • Lilis Energy in an in-court sale process in which substantially all of the company’s operating assets were sold to Ameredev Texas LLC as part of its chapter 11 cases involving approximately $400 million in total liabilities

  • CTO Realty Growth, Inc. in its conversion to a real estate investment trust (REIT)

  • RiceBran Technologies in its proxy contest defense against LF-RB Group 

  • Khoros, a customer engagement software provider and a Vista Equity Partners portfolio company, in its acquisition of, a conversational AI platform for designing and managing chatbots

  • Fox Corporation in its $440 million acquisition of Tubi

  • The Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Taubman Centers, Inc. in Taubman’s $3.6 billion merger and joint venture with Simon Property Group

  • Vitamin Shoppe in its acquisition by Liberty Tax and in its defense against a full slate proxy contest by Vintage Capital and its agreements with Vintage Capital and Shah Capital regarding the composition of the Vitamin Shoppe board of directors

  • WellCare Health Plans in its $17.3 billion acquisition by Centene Corporation

  • Infineon Technologies AG in its $10.1 billion acquisition of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation

  • GlaxoSmithKline in its $12.7 billion joint venture with Pfizer to combine their consumer health businesses

  • Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Spectrum Brands in connection with the $10 billion merger of Spectrum Brands and HRG Group

  • Marriott Vacations Worldwide in its $4.7 billion acquisition of Interval Leisure Group, Inc. (ILG)

  • General Motors and GM Cruise Holdings LLC, GM’s autonomous vehicle (AV) business, in a series of transactions including a $2.25 billion investment from the SoftBank Vision Fund, at a $11.5 billion valuation and a $2.8 billion investment from Honda, at a $14.6 billion valuation

  • Strayer Education in its $1.9 billion merger of equals with Capella Education Company

  • Mead Johnson Nutrition in its $17.9 billion sale to Reckitt Benckiser Group plc.

  • Equity One in its $15.6 billion merger with Regency Centers Corporation, creating the preeminent shopping center REIT in the U.S.

  • Viking Global Investors as a lead investor in the $15 billion business combination of Ginkgo Bioworks and Soaring Eagle Acquisition Corp., a SPAC

  • Spartan Acquisition Corp. II, a SPAC sponsored by funds managed by an affiliate of Apollo Global Management, in its $1.3 billion business combination with Sunlight Financial, a premier U.S. residential solar financing platform

  • Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corporation III, a SPAC, in its $1.2 billion business combination with Solid Power, an industry-leading all-solid-state electric vehicle battery producer

  • Spartan Acquisition Corp. III, a SPAC, in its $3.14 billion business combination with Allego Holding B.V., a leading pan-European electric vehicle charging network

  • First Reserve Sustainable Growth Corp., a SPAC, in its $675 million business combination with EO Charging, a leader in electric vehicle fleet charging

  • Kadem Sustainable Impact Corporation, a SPAC, in its $175 million initial public offering of units

  • Funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management in its investment in the Arthur Kill Terminal project, a major offshore wind energy staging and assembly port under development in New York

  • TPG Growth and The Rise Fund in their majority investment in Greenhouse, a hiring software company

  • The Carlyle Group in a $374 million investment commitment to Amp Solar Group, a Canadian-based global renewable energy platform, to support its growth in core markets in North America, Japan, Australia, Spain and the UK

  • RLH Equity Partners in its investment in Astound Commerce, a global provider of digital commerce solutions

  • Growth equity investor in its lead investment in a $150 million financing round for a leading banking-as-a-service software platform in Latin America

  • Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in its major investment in Allied Universal

  • The Sun Products Corporation, a portfolio company of Vestar Capital Partners, in its $3.6 billion sale to Henkel Consumer Goods Inc.

  • Blackstone in its acquisition of Sabre Industries from The Jordan Company

  • Bain Capital in its acquisition of H.I.G. Capital’s stake in Surgery Partners, Inc.

  • Cerberus Capital Management in its acquisition of Staples’ European business

  • Cerberus Capital Management in its acquisition of the North American operations of Avon Products, Inc. and investment in Avon’s remaining international business

  • Sycamore Partners, in its $2.7 billion acquisition of Belk, Inc.


  • Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Associate Editor, Northwestern University Law Review
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.S., Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
  • Legal 500 U.S., Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits, executive Compensation & Retirement Plans: Transactional, 2021, “Rising Star,” 2021
  • New York

Betting on the Upside, Why Affirming River Road Favors Distressed Debt Speculators over the Rehabilitation of Businesses, 107 Nw. U.L. Rev. 1881 (2013)