Nick Luongo, Local Co-Chair of the Washington, D.C. Corporate Department, guides private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies on their most sophisticated cross-border transactions.

Mr. Luongo leverages a sophisticated understanding of highly regulated industries and his commercial perspective to advise clients on mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, and general corporate matters across a broad range of sectors, including:

  • Energy and infrastructure
  • Chemicals and applied materials
  • Healthcare
  • Aerospace and defense
  • Consumer products

He forges trusted relationships with clients and unlocks the firm’s robust platform to devise creative solutions across the corporate life cycle.

A recognized leader within the firm, Mr. Luongo has served on the Income Partner & Counsel Committee and the Recruiting Committee. He also serves on the board of St. John’s College High School in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Luongo maintains an active pro bono practice, including advising on nonprofit 501(c)(3) formation.

Mr. Luongo’s representative clients include:

  • The Carlyle Group
  • SK Capital Partners
  • GTCR
  • Riverstone Holdings
  • Stellex Capital Management 

Mr. Luongo’s experience includes representing:

  • SK Capital in its acquisition of Milestone Environmental Services
  • X Energy in connection with investments made by Ares
  • SK Captial in the recapitalization of Ecopol S.p.A.
  • SK Capital and its portfolio company Archroma in the carveout acquisition of the Textile Effects business of Huntsman comprising assets and entities in 30 countries
  • The Carlyle Group, Stellex, and portfolio company Titan on selling Titan, a bi-coastal leader in ship repair services and marine and heavy complex fabrication, to a Lone Star Funds affiliate 
  • Niacet and SK Capital Partners in Niacet’s US$1.015 billion sale to Kerry GroupSK Capital in the acquisition of Seqens Group Holdings and its combination with Wavelength Pharmaceuticals
  • Riverstone in the US$2.685 billion carve-out acquisition of Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation's bulk liquid storage business
  • The Carlyle Group, Stellex, and portfolio company Titan in acquiring Huntington Ingalls’ San Diego shipyard assets
  • SK Capital in the US$775 million acquisition of Performance Products & Solutions, a PolyOne Corporation business unit
  • Riverstone and its affiliated SPAC Silver Run II in acquiring Alta Mesa and Kingfisher with an initial transaction value over US$3 billion
  • The Carlyle Group and Stellex in acquiring Vigor Industrials and MHI Holdings and creating Titan Acquisition Holdings
  • SK Capital and its portfolio company Addivant in acquiring SI Group
  • The Carlyle Group in forming Millicent Pharma and acquiring assets from Allergan
  • Starr Investment Holdings in acquiring ACA Compliance
  • The Carlyle Group in its take-private acquisition with GTCR of Albany Molecular Research
  • The Carlyle Group in acquiring WellDyneRx
  • SK Capital Partners in acquiring Niacet 
  • Riverstone in the US$780 million sale of Wayne Fueling Systems to Dover Corporation
  • Riverstone and its affiliated SPAC Silver Run in the US$1.5 billion acquisition of a majority stake in Centennial Resource Production
  • Riverstone in acquiring Wayne Fueling Systems from General Electric Company
  • Global Jet Capital, The Carlyle Group, GSO, and AE Industrial Partners in acquiring the aircraft lease and loan portfolio of GE Capital Corporate Aircraft in the Americas, representing approximately US$2.5 billion of net assets
  • The Carlyle Group in the US$1.9 billion sale of Veyance Technologies to Continental AG
  • Riverstone Holdings, First Reserve Corporation, and Dresser Holdings in the US$3.1 billion sale of Dresser to General Electric Company
  • The Carlyle Group and MultiPlan in the US$3.1 billion sale of MultiPlan Holdings to affiliates of Silver Lake Partners and BC Partners in one of the largest secondary buyouts of 2010
  • SK Capital in the take-private of TPC Group
  • Riverstone Holdings in selling Calgary-based portfolio company Shelter Bay Energy in a stock-for-stock transaction valued at C$1.3 billion
  • Riverstone Holdings in the C$503 million sale of Calgary-based portfolio company CanEra Resources
  • GTCR in acquiring Merlin Media
  • SK Capital in acquiring Chemtura’s antioxidant and ultraviolet stabilizers division
  • The Carlyle Group in its US$6.3 billion leveraged buyout of Manor Care
  • MultiPlan in acquiring Viant
  • AxleTech International in its sale to General Dynamics
  • Riverstone Holdings in Dresser’s leveraged buyout
  • Riverstone Holdings in equity investments in both Shelter Bay and CanEra Resources
  • The Carlyle Group in its investment in the US$10.3 billion leveraged buyout of The Home Depot’s supply business
  • The Carlyle Group in its investment in Hertz's US$15 billion leveraged buyout
  • X-energy, a leading developer of small modular nuclear reactors and fuel technology for clean energy generation, on its de-SPAC business combination with Ares Acquisition Corporation, a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company
  • Archroma, a leader in sustainable specialty chemicals and solutions and an SK Capital Partners portfolio company, on acquiring Huntsman’s textile effects business
  • SK Capital Partners on acquiring Ecopol, an Italy-based biodegradable film manufacturer
  • SK Capital Partners on acquiring Milestone Environmental Services, a carbon sequestration company
  • SK Capital Partners on acquiring Saint-Gobain’s crystals business

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia
  • Massachusetts


  • JD, Boston University School of Law, 2001
  • BA, Yale University, 1998