John Garrett

John Garrett

John GarrettSenior Counsel

John Garrett has more than thirty-five years of experience in private equity as both an investor and an attorney. Mr. Garrett joined the Firm in 2004 as a board member, is now the Firm’s Senior Legal Counsel and has served as a Senior Advisor to the Firm since 2015.

Mr. Garrett was previously a Managing Director at Meritage Funds, a family of private equity investment funds based in Denver. During his sixteen-year tenure at Meritage, Mr. Garrett had direct involvement in approximately $500 million of venture capital and growth equity investments and served as a director or board observer at various Meritage portfolio companies.

Prior to Meritage, Mr. Garrett was an attorney in private practice specializing in private equity as a partner with Kirkland & Ellis in its New York City and Denver offices and as head of the corporate and securities practice group of a prominent Denver law firm. Mr. Garrett’s legal practice encompassed a wide spectrum of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buy-outs, restructurings, spin-outs and divestitures, public and private securities offerings and commercial finance.

Mr. Garrett is a graduate of Florida State University and received his law degree from Georgetown University.

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