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John Chaparro

Managing Director

John is a managing director at Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips in New York. With an over 30-year background in both M&A and strategic advisory services across healthcare, medical technology, software and technology clients, John is a member of Oaklins’ healthcare and TMT teams. He has a distinguished track record in advising owners and investors in HCIT, including UnitedHealth/Optum, Warburg Pincus and Francisco Partners. Most recently, he advised Sling, Inc., a SaaS platform for the management of shift-based workforces in the healthcare and hospitality industries, in its sale to Toast, Inc. (NYSE: TST) and Golden Hour Data Systems, Inc., a market-leading provider of information systems for fixed and rotary wing air ambulance system operators globally, in their sale to Zoll Data Systems, a subsidiary of publicly traded Asahi Kasei. He has also been recognized for his work in leading industry transforming software transactions in the oil & gas software field, including the US$100 million+ recapitalization of Seismic Micro Technologies, Inc. with leading technology growth investors TCV Partners and JMI Equity, and the US$100 million sale of Earth Decision Sciences SA of Bordeaux, France, to Houston-based Paradigm Technologies BV.

For many years, John was managing director and co-head of M&A advisory services for Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., where he originated and executed transactions representing in excess of US$6 billion in value. Many of these transactions were in healthcare, HCIT and enterprise SaaS software. Earlier in his career, John worked in venture and growth equity at Canaan Partners and as an M&A lawyer at Brobeck Phleger & Harrison in Silicon Valley. He was also a director of business development for a large energy company’s operations in Australia and Southeast Asia, and served as the COO of an early pioneer in the mobile electronic software field. In 2020, John served as CFO and head of strategy for a pioneering cardiac ischemia company, Angel Medical Systems. John has a joint JD/MBA from Stanford University’s Law School and Graduate School of Business, and a BS from the University of California, San Diego.

 John Chaparro
New York, United States


Work phone
+1 212-651-2563


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