John Chinuntdet co-heads the firm’s Investment team and offers extensive experience in private equity and mezzanine finance.


John primarily represents institutional investors, hedge funds, business development companies, private equity groups, small business investment companies and sponsors in their buy-out, investment and finance transactions. He also represents companies in their merger and acquisition transactions, including representing stockholders in the sales of their companies. 

Representative Experience

  • Represented institutional investor as the selling controlling equity holder in the leveraged recapitalization of TriplePoint Capital valued at approximately $1,000,000,000
  • Represented business development company and its affiliates in connection with their investments in senior secured unitranche debt and preferred stock of Momentum Telecom to support its merger with IBBS
  • Represented business development company in connection with the management-led buyout of EarthColor, Inc., a commercial printer, in a transaction valued at approximately $210,000,000
  • Represented institutional investor in its investment in senior secured term notes, senior preferred units and common units issued by Delstaff, LLC in connection with a buyout of Westaff, Inc. sponsored by H.I.G. Capital, L.L.C
  • Represented founder in the formation of a debt and equity fund and capitalization of such fund by several large institutional investors
  • Represented fundless sponsor group in the leveraged recapitalizations and subsequent sales of several portfolio companies
  • Purchase by institutional investor of senior subordinated notes of OSI Group, LLC as part of an $850,000,000 leveraged recapitalization of such company
  • Purchase by institutional investor of senior secured notes of the Los Angeles Dodgers and its affiliates as part of a $455,000,000 leveraged acquisition
  • Represented numerous SBICs in their investment and lending activities



  • Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, 2011-2024; Securities/Capital Markets Law, 2011-2023; Banking and Finance Law, 2020-2024
  • Campaign Co-Chair, Wake Will! – Charlotte, NC
  • Fellow, American College of Investment Counsel (ACIC)
  • Reconnect Sponsor, Green Beret Foundation 
  • Past President, Association for Corporate Growth – Carolinas Chapter
  • Past Member, Wake Forest University Alumni Council
  • Past Trustee, The Chi Psi Educational Trust, Inc.
  • Life Member, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
  • Lifetime Associate Member, Pope and Young Club
  • Grey Ghost Sponsor, Bonefish & Tarpon Trust




  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Association


J.D., Southern Methodist University, 1991

B.A., Wake Forest University, 1988


  • North Carolina, 2002
  • Texas, 1992
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"John Chinuntdet is a proven asset to any transaction team! John has deep private equity experience, representing clients from billion dollar funds to smaller middle market SBIC's. He has a full command on the M&A process and has an unmatched frame of reference to assist clients through even the most difficult transactions. We would not be as successful as we are as investors without his guidance." - Best Lawyers, 2021 

Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, 2011-2024; Securities/Capital Markets Law, 2011-2023; Banking and Finance Law, 2020-2024

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